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Courtland Rogers, soon-to-be ex-husband of "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans, is speaking out about his ex's decision to have an abortion without telling him. Rogers said he is heartbroken and would have liked to have been included in the decision-making process.
"I did not know that Jenelle had gotten pregnant and she didn't talk to me about getting an abortion," Rogers told Radar Online in his first post-prison interview. Rogers was in jail for nearly a year, during which Jenelle found out that she was pregnant with his child, then made the decision to terminate the pregnancy. She explained everything on the new season of "Teen Mom 2," which is how Rogers found out about it in the first place.
"It's not fair that I found out about the pregnancy on a 'Teen Mom' commercial! I didn't know anything until I got out because I was trying to stay away from the drama. It breaks my heart," he continued. "It hurts a lot inside. The fact that I had a kid and I didn't even know I had a kid."
During the promo for the MTV series, Jenelle can be seen telling a friend that she felt it would be "selfish" to have a second child when she doesn't even have custody of her first child, Jace, who is in the care of her mother.
Jenelle maintains, though, that she "had someone tell him while he was in jail that I was pregnant, so he knew. But he didn't know I had an abortion, but he should have figured because I wasn't pregnant forever, so …" she told WetPaint.com. "I think he just wants a sob story. He just wants people feeling bad for him. He doesn't even take care of his own daughter."
"I would have been tremendously upset," Rogers said, when asked how he would have felt had he known sooner. "I would have liked to have had a say in what happened, at least have Jenelle talk to me. Anything would have been better than finding out from television."