A significant 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 answerable for 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 need to construct our relationship again as mom and daughter,” Jenelle, 31, solely instructed Us Weekly in an announcement on Saturday, March 18.
The previous MTV persona shares Jace with ex Andrew Lewis. Jace will dwell 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 discuss.’ She has seen the best way David mother and father my kids and he or she is aware of we’re in a position to deal with it. We need to all get alongside for the sake of the kids and like I mentioned earlier than, constructing again our relationship as mom and daughter. Now we have formally signed the papers on Thursday, March sixteenth on the courthouse, it’s a executed deal!”
The fact TV star is in a steady relationship with Eason, her supervisor mentioned. “Jenelle and David are positively collectively and issues between them are nice. They’re a contented household and they’re utterly positive,” August Eager instructed Us in an unique assertion on Saturday.
Quickly after Jace’s September 2009 delivery, the North Carolina native — then 17 — gave authorized custody of her eldest baby to her mother.
MTV viewers watched as Jenelle and Barbara fought over Jace for years whereas the Teen Mother 2 cameras rolled, with Barbara ceaselessly complaining that her daughter didn’t do sufficient to take care of him and Jenelle accusing her mother of not permitting her to dad or mum him. All through the drama, the Learn Between the Strains writer’s substance abuse and rocky romantic relationships solely brought about extra stress between her and her mother — and impacted her relationship with Jace.
In 2017, the YouTube persona — who can be mother of son Kaiser, 8, whom she shares with ex Nathan Griffith, and daughter Ensley, 6, whom she shares with Eason — seemed to be at a steady place in her life. She and Eason had bought property, just lately grew to become mother and father to Ensley and have been about to get married. Barbara, nonetheless, wasn’t invited as a result of she didn’t really feel comfy giving Jenelle custody of Jace.
“I can’t forgive somebody that’s simply not going to provide me again my son, so, and it’s nonetheless happening. It hasn’t been resolved,” the previous MTV persona defined to Us on the time. “And if I had custody of him now possibly I’d have invited her, however I’m not for the time being.”
Two years later, extra drama rocked the Eason dwelling when Jenelle’s husband shot and killed their household canine, Nugget, after he bit Ensley. After the Could 2019 incident, Jenelle and David briefly misplaced custody of their kids. Their custody was reinstated two months later.
“I’m ecstatic to regain custody of my children,” Jenelle solely instructed Us on the time. “All through this lengthy course of and last determination, I’m excited to be transferring ahead and persevering with to point out America I’m a very good dad or mum.”
Two years later, Jenelle defined that Jace was dwelling together with her and Eason extra usually 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 possibilities, and instructed him he higher behave, and my mother simply — she was fed up,” the OnlyFans content material creator shared. “And he or she referred to as me and he or she mentioned, ‘Yeah, that’s it, he’s misbehaving once more. I don’t know the way he’s going to do his schoolwork and go if he retains it up.’”
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With reporting by Sarah Jones