Barbara Evans Explains Why She Banned Jenelle From Seeing Jace

Jenelle Evans, Jace

This doesn't look good for Jenelle Evans. The Teen Mom 2 star was banned from seeing her son Jace, after she reportedly tested positive for marijuana while pregnant with her daughter Ensley earlier this year.


Jenelle's mom Barbara Evans opened up to Radar Online about the court documents filed by Nathan Griffith's mom in order to try to get custody of Kaiser, 3. Babs has had full custody of Jace, 7, almost his entire life, and Kai's other grandma apparently thought it was in his best interest that they have a similar custody situation.

Nate's mom, Doris Davidson, claimed that Jenelle was investigated by the Department of Social Services after her baby girl Ensley (with fiancé David Eason) tested positive for pot after Jenelle gave birth to her in January.

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Babs told Radar, "That's a fact ... I have Jace, so when something like that happens, they contact me." She continued, "That's the reason we were going to court. I can't send him over there when that's happened [Ensley testing positive for drugs]. I don't want to put him in that atmosphere."

Last May, Jenelle lost her years-long custody battle with Barbara over Jace, when a judge decided that the child should remain in his grandmother's primary custody. Jenelle did receive greater visitation rights, including weekends and time during the summer. It was reported that before the hearing, Babs kept Jenelle from seeing Jace for several weeks.

"I knew all along [about Ensley] and never exposed it until the day of court in May," Barbara said. "And the baby was born in January. All that time I never opened my mouth."

MTV cameras were present at the court house before and after the hearing, and Babs wondered to Radar if MTV will decide to air any of the footage. "I'm very curious if MTV will air the footage of me from the day I went to court with Jenelle," she said. "After court I was talking to one of her girlfriends, Jamie, asking her 'what do you think about this decision.' I told her, 'You just don't know all that's going on.' I said, 'If you people only knew this true story. This is not about me or her, this is about Jace's life.' They filmed that."

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"Everybody thinks that I held Jace back ... that's the reason why," Barbara explained. "Well, nobody knew it. I was contacted about the investigation and told about it in court."

Jenelle's mom also lamented that she doesn't have a relationship with Kaiser or Ensley. "She won't let me ... I can't see either one of them," she said. "She did that a long time ago. Same situation. She won't let me see them. Then she says to me 'You don't want to see your grandkids,' but I told her 'Last week you told me you would have me arrested if you came on your property.'"

It's upsetting to hear that Jenelle was allegedly on drugs when she gave birth to Ensley, especially after she seems to have turned her life around from her hard-partying younger days. We hope this whole family can learn to get along eventually -- the kids deserve it.

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