A serious change. Teen Mother 2 alum Jenelle Evans was awarded custody of son Jace, 13, after greater than a decade of her mother, Barbara Evans, being in command of her eldest son’s care.
“My mother and I made a decision collectively to grant full custody again to me as a result of we wish to construct our relationship again as mom and daughter,” Jenelle, 31, completely instructed Us Weekly in an announcement on Saturday, March 18.
The previous MTV character shares Jace with ex Andrew Lewis. Jace will stay along with his mom and her husband, David Eason.
“Additionally, my mom agrees it’s time for Jace to be again along with his siblings and dwelling with a mom and father,” Jenelle continued. “She additionally thinks it’s vital for Jace to be round a father determine to study ‘boy issues’ and have ‘males speak.’ She has seen the best way David dad and mom my youngsters and she or he is aware of we’re in a position to deal with it. We wish to all get alongside for the sake of the youngsters and like I stated earlier than, constructing again our relationship as mom and daughter. We’ve got formally signed the papers on Thursday, March sixteenth on the courthouse, it’s a performed deal!”
The fact TV star is in a secure relationship with Eason, her supervisor stated. “Jenelle and David are positively collectively and issues between them are nice. They’re a cheerful household and they’re fully nice,” August Eager instructed Us in an unique assertion on Saturday.
Quickly after Jace’s September 2009 beginning, the North Carolina native — then 17 — gave authorized custody of her eldest youngster to her mother.
MTV viewers watched as Jenelle and Barbara fought over Jace for years whereas the Teen Mother 2 cameras rolled, with Barbara steadily complaining that her daughter didn’t do sufficient to look after him and Jenelle accusing her mother of not permitting her to mum or dad him. All through the drama, the Learn Between the Strains creator’s substance abuse and rocky romantic relationships solely precipitated extra pressure between her and her mother — and impacted her relationship with Jace.
In 2017, the YouTube character — who can be mother of son Kaiser, 8, whom she shares with ex Nathan Griffith, and daughter Ensley, 6, whom she shares with Eason — gave the impression to be at a secure place in her life. She and Eason had bought property, lately turned dad and mom to Ensley and have been about to get married. Barbara, nevertheless, wasn’t invited as a result of she didn’t really feel snug giving Jenelle custody of Jace.
“I can’t forgive somebody that’s simply not going to offer me again my son, so, and it’s nonetheless happening. It hasn’t been resolved,” the previous MTV character defined to Us on the time. “And if I had custody of him now possibly I might have invited her, however I’m not for the time being.”
Two years later, extra drama rocked the Eason house when Jenelle’s husband shot and killed their household canine, Nugget, after he bit Ensley. After the Might 2019 incident, Jenelle and David briefly misplaced custody of their youngsters. Their custody was reinstated two months later.
“I’m ecstatic to regain custody of my children,” Jenelle completely instructed Us on the time. “All through this lengthy course of and closing resolution, I’m excited to be transferring ahead and persevering with to point out America I’m a great mum or dad.”
Two years later, Jenelle defined that Jace was dwelling along with her and Eason extra typically amid the coronavirus pandemic as a result of the teenager’s conduct “wasn’t one of the best at my mother’s home,” she revealed in a YouTube video on the time.
“We gave him many, many, many probabilities, and instructed him he higher behave, and my mother simply — she was fed up,” the OnlyFans content material creator shared. “And she or he known as me and she or he stated, ‘Yeah, that’s it, he’s misbehaving once more. I don’t understand how he’s going to do his schoolwork and go if he retains it up.’”
Join Us Weekly’s free, day by day e-newsletter and by no means miss breaking information or unique tales about your favourite celebrities, TV exhibits and extra!
With reporting by Sarah Jones