And, for Jenelle Evans, it’s formally thrilling. To not point out life-changing.
On Saturday, the Teen Mother alum confirmed that she now has custody of her teenage son Jace… following over a decade of the kid residing underneath the care of Jenelle’s mom, Barbara.
We first heard this might be a strong possibility late final month.
“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 told Us Weekly on March 18.
“Additionally, my mom agrees it’s time for Jace to be again together with his siblings and residing with a mom and father.
“She additionally thinks it’s vital for Jace to be round a father determine to study ‘boy issues’ and have ‘males discuss.’”
That father determine, in fact, can be Jenelle’s violent, racist and homophobic husband, David Eason, so we’re undecided we totally agree with Barbara on this closing level.
Over time (and years and years), Jenelle and her mom clashed over the previous’s substance abuse issues, in addition to numerous points regarding Jace.
“Jace has turn into an excessive amount of to deal with for Barbara. That’s the primary purpose she’s permitting Jenelle to have custody,” a supply advised our mates at The Ashley a number of weeks in the past.
Final April, for instance of Jace’s troubling habits and the difficulties he was dealing with underneath Barbara’s roof, Jenelle claimed that her son set fire to his grandmother’s house.
On this earlier try to realize custody of her eldest child, the previous Teen Mother 2 forged member advised a decide that Jace is “liable to bodily damage” within the care of his grandmother, detailing on the time his “more and more worse habits issues that trigger him to be bodily aggressive, uncontrolled and unsafe.”
Quick ahead nearly a yr and Jenelle solely has constructive issues to say about her mother within the wake of this resolution.
“She has seen the best way David mother and father my youngsters and he or she is aware of we’re capable of deal with it,” Evans advised Us Weekly this weekend.
“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 now have formally signed the papers on Thursday, March sixteenth on the courthouse, it’s a executed deal!”
Evans gave start to Jace at age 17 and virtually instantly handed him over to Barbara.
Jace’s father, Andrew Lewis, has by no means actually been within the image.
Along with Jace, Jenelle additionally shares son Kaiser with ex Nathan Griffith and daughter Ensley with husband Eason.
Within the spring of 2019, Jenelle and David briefly misplaced custody of their youngsters after Jenelle’s husband shot and killed their household canine after he bit Ensley in Could of that yr.
Their custody was reinstated two months later.
Two years later, Evans defined that Jace was residing together with her and Eason extra typically amid the coronavirus pandemic as a result of the teenager’s habits “wasn’t the perfect at my mother’s home,” she claimed in a YouTube video again then.
“We gave him many, many, many probabilities, and advised him he higher behave, and my mother simply — she was fed up,” the OnlyFans content material creator shared.
“And she or he referred to as me and he or she stated, ‘Yeah, that’s it, he’s misbehaving once more.
“I don’t understand how he’s going to do his schoolwork and cross if he retains it up.’”
Jenelle’s supervisor, August Eager, additionally made an look in at the moment’s article after a months-long absence, telling Us Weekly how terrific and wonderful and excellent Jenelle and David are doing of their relationship.
“Jenelle and David are undoubtedly collectively and issues between them are nice,” he advised the tabloid on Saturday.
“They’re a contented household and they’re fully positive.”