Jenelle Evans Explains Why She Still Doesn't Have Custody of Jace

As fans of Teen Mom 2 know, there's one particular custody battle that's been going on for years. Jenelle Evans has been trying to win custody of her son Jace from her mom, but as it currently stands, Barbara Evans is still her grandson's legal guardian.


Jenelle recently opened up to Us Weekly about what's taking so long, and why she believes she's finally "ready" and "prepared" to regain full custody of her 7-year-old.

The pregnant reality star (she's currently expecting her third child) explained that she and Babs haven't even had a "real court date trial for Jace's case." Apparently it's been lawyers battling things back and forth, and Barbara's attorney pushing for continuations. Jenelle said, "She continued it three different times ... hopefully we get this all resolved in October when the court date comes."

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Jenelle shared that she has Jace every single weekend, and she's just "waiting to go to court" to get matters settled for good. She also has primary custody of 2-year-old Kaiser (her son with ex Nathan Griffith), and she's pregnant with her first daughter with boyfriend David Eason. 

She does have a troubled past checkered with multiple arrests and drug addiction, but she's cleaned up her game and done a 180 in the past few years, and seems to be a caring and involved mom these days. So why won't her mom relinquish custody of Jace?

Jenelle thinks it has more to do with her mom than her ability to care for her son. She explained, "I think she's just making up excuses because she's attached. Like right now, if I bring it up to her she's like, 'Well let's see what the judge says, well let's see what the judge says.' So she won’t even discuss it with me."

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She added that she wants to be nice about it, but it's super hard for her to wrap her mind around. She confessed, "I want to cuss her out every time I see her because she doesn't even want to talk to me about it. And at the same time I'm like, 'Why are you doing this? You're my mom!'"

It's totally a rough spot for both Jenelle and Barbara to be in ... hopefully they'll get their day in court soon, and a judge can make an unbiased decision about what's best for Jace. He is, after all, the one who really matters in all of this.


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