Barbara Evans Opens Up About Her Strained Relationship With Jenelle

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Their relationship is broken, and honestly, it looks like it may never be repaired. Barbara Evans recently opened up to Radar Online about her estranged daughter, Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, and it sounds like she doesn't think it can be fixed either -- and she's worried for her grandchildren.

  • It all started when Jenelle signed custody of Jace over to Babs when he was a baby.

    As we saw on her episode of 16 and Pregnant, and early Teen Mom 2 days, Jenelle loved to party, and was seldom there for her infant son Jace, now 8. Barbara asked her to sign over custody of Jace, which Jenelle readily agreed to at the time, although she has since said that she feels like she was tricked.

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  • They've had a contentious relationship for as long as we've known them, but it got progressively worse as Jenelle started fighting for custody.

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    As Jenelle began to clean up her act, and go on to have two more children (Kaiser, 3, with Nathan Griffith, and Ensley, 9 months, with husband David Eason), she wanted custody of her eldest son back. Barbara refused, and the two have been battling it out in court for years.

    Several months ago they came to an agreement where Babs remained Jace's guardian and primary caregiver, but Jenelle was granted visitation rights. But it may have cost Barbara any hope of reconciliation with Jenelle.

  • Babs believes that Jenelle's relationship with David is only making it worse.

    Barbara, 61, told Radar Online of her daughter's marriage to Eason, "I think once he puts that ring on her finger he's going to have so much control over her. She's going to be choked to where she won't be able to breathe. He'll have so much control, more so than he does now."

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    She confessed that she believes her relationship with her daughter "is gone," and said, "This is a Jenelle I've never seen. Someday it's going to bite her in the a** to do this to me. It's heart-wrenching to me."

  • She also admitted that she's worried about Kaiser's safety around David.

    "I'm not worried about Ensley because it's David's child," she explained. "I'm very much so worried about Kaiser. I don't think David likes Kaiser ... because he's a clone of Nathan. She says it's none of my business. They won't let me see Kaiser."

    We really, really hope that Babs is just upset about her estrangement from Jenelle, and doesn't really think that David would hurt Kaiser. We've definitely seen him have some moments on the show, but for the most part, he seems to treat Kai like one of his own.

    The only thing that's clear is that this whole situation is a big, sad mess.