Back in 2012, Jenelle began dating “sexy Marine” Gary Head. The two even moved into a condo together. “Gary had a lot of anger issues and my history of taking such abuse led to a dangerous mix,” she wrote. “We started getting into fights about any little thing. He even proposed to me once during an argument.”
After on-and-off dating for only six or seven months, he asked for her hand in marriage. “I was so used to f***ed up relationships I was willing to put up with his short fuse just to have someone in my life,” she wrote. “All of that came to an end when he finally snapped and laid hands on me during an argument.”
She explained that their fight began when he wanted to go to the club without her and when she called him, a woman answered, which led her to go to the club and confront him. She found him with a bevy of woman. She checked his phone after returning home and found texts of him inviting women to their condo.
“He grabbed my phone and threw it against the wall, destroying it and with all my chances of calling my friends or family for help,” she penned. “He started screaming at me and I kept on crying. The next thing I knew, I couldn’t breathe. Gary had attacked me. He jumped from the bed, looped his blanket around my throat and pulled it tight. He kept screaming at me to stop crying while choking me the whole time. Just when I thought I was going to pass out, or even outright die, he finally released me.”
After she punched him in the back, she claims he began to hit her “over and over and over.” She wrote, “I ended up with bruises everywhere. I don’t know how long he would’ve gone on hitting me if the police hadn’t arrived.”
Her ex-fiance and fellow MTV co-star, Nathan Griffith, was arrested back in March 2015 after one of their fights turned physical.
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