Well, that was fast!
Less than 24 hours after the world learned that Jenelle Evans had been fired from Teen Mom 2, it seems producers have already found a replacement!
The Ashley's Reality Roundup is reporting today that Jade Cline will be joining the cast of the long-running reality series.
The decision comes as a shock to many fans, some of whom are vocally wondering who the hell Jade is.
So here's a little background about TM2's newest star, as well as some surprising info about MTV's snap decision.
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Jade is currently one of the stars of MTV's Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. And it seems the news that she's been tapped replace Jenelle did not come as much of a shock.
Waiting in the Wings
Apparently, producers have been filming with Jade for several weeks, preparing for the possibility that Jenelle might get fired.
The Chosen One
“The network plans to move Jade from ‘Young and Pregnant’ and she will be the fifth girl on ‘Teen Mom 2,” a production source told The Ashley.
Preparing In Advance
“Jade has been filming for ‘Teen Mom 2’ and the other ‘Young and Pregnant’ girls aren’t currently filming," the insider claimed.
Ace In the Hole
At first, the 21-year-old -- who is mother to Kloie Kenna Austin -- was being filmed “just in case” anything were to happen with Jenelle.
Yes, filming for Teen Mom 2 Season 9B has been underway for several weeks, and instead of Jenelle, a camera crew is now following Jade.
“The other [‘Teen Mom 2’] girls started filming around when Jade did,” the source said.
That's Why They Make the Big Bucks
“They figured if Jenelle wasn’t let go, they could move the Jade footage over and use it on ‘Young and Pregnant,'” the insider added.
Jade is one of the more scandalous members of the TMYP cast -- fans might remember the controversy that ensued when she posted and deleted a selfie in which she appears to be doing cocaine.
The rest of the Teen Mom 2 cast has yet to weigh in on the casting choice ... but we're guessing they feel that anyone is better than Jenelle.
Justice For Nugget
As you've likely heard by now, Jenelle was fired on Tuesday following a week of scandal that centered around the death of her dog, Nugget.
David the Dog Killer
Nugget was shot and killed by Jenelle's volatile husband, David Eason.
TV's Most Hated Couple
The gruesome crime led to widespread calls for Jenelle to be fired. (David was already let go by producers last year.)
David frequently meddled with production staff which made it nearly impossible to compile usable footage of Jenelle.
Interestingly, that same meddling made the decision to fire Jenelle much EASIER for her bosses!
Gone For Good
Sources have claimed that Jenelle is hoping to mount a comeback, but it seems unlikely she'll ever again appear on MTV.
So now Jenelle is out and Jade is in. Will fans embrace another new addition to the Teen Mom 2 cast?
It's Been a While
The last newcomer was Briana DeJesus, and many fans still haven't embraced her!
The Upper Hand
Fortunately, the Indiana native has the same advantage as Briana -- she really doesn't seem to care what people think!