Former ‘Teen Mom 2’ Star, Jenelle Evans Gives a Reason Why She Regained Custody of Her Children
Jenelle Evans and David Eason have been fighting to regain custody of their children. A judge has ruled that they will do so, but what led to the ruling? Find out what the Teen Mom 2 star said was the reason and more.
Jenelle Evans and David Eason previously lost custody of their children
Evans and Eason previously got into hot water because he allegedly shot and killed her dog, Nugget. She was fired from Teen Mom 2. They then lost custody of their children.
Her mother, Barbara Evans was given custody of their daughter, Ensley. Evans’ ex, Nathan Griffith was given custody of their son, Kaiser. Eason’s ex, Whitney Johnson was granted custody of their daughter, Maryssa.
Barbara Evans gave her reaction to the ruling. “Of course I would like for Jenelle to get them all back eventually, but certain things have to happen first,” she said.
The couple regained custody of their children
The couple reportedly regained custody of their children. Evans revealed that Jace will continue to stay with her mother, David regained full custody of his daughter, Maryssa, and Evans has primary custody of Kaiser. Their daughter, Ensley will also be back in their care.
Eason called the police to respond to Evans’ mother’s house shortly before the ruling. Evans later explained why she believed Ensley was in danger.
“David and I were on FaceTime with Jace when we heard my mom say to Ensley, ‘Come here, I have to take a shower.’ Then she took Ensley in the other room, and we immediately heard her screaming and crying,” the former reality star explained to Us Weekly.
“We asked Jace what was going on, and he said my mom locked Ensley in the bedroom so she can take a shower,” she said. “We told Jace to get the door open, and when he couldn’t get the door open, we called 911 for help because all we could hear was Ensley screaming.” It’s unknown whether this had an effect on their case.
Evans said the judge didn’t find evidence against them
Their former judge removed himself due to allegations that he was biased. A second judge handled the case and Evans revealed why she ruled that they regain custody after weeks of testimony.
“Today [was] the final day we were in court from 9am-6pm,” she told Champion Daily. “She didn’t find any evidence against us of neglect or abuse of any sort.” The mother claimed teachers of Ensley and Kaiser testified how they “were as parents for the past 2 years.”
She then addressed Child Protective Services. “With everything that was presented as evidence, the judge found that CPS only had ‘hearsay.’ What CPS presented didn’t stand up to the definition of abuse or neglect.”
What was her reaction to the judge’s ruling? “When the judge said her decision it was so ‘matter-of-fact’ tone and blunt that I was in shock but bursted out into tears immediately!” revealed Evans. She was sitting next to her husband for the moment and they “immediately began to hug each other while I was crying.”