Jenelle Evans is trying to reestablish her broken relationship with her estranged son Jace.
The Ashley can exclusively reveal that the fired Teen Mom 2 star has been seeing her 14-year-old for the last few weeks, despite Jace previously wanting nothing to do with Jenelle. (Jace also wanted nothing to do with Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, who has a pending child abuse charge and a new “Assault by Strangulation” charge for his alleged assault of Jace last year.)
However, Jenelle’s visits with Jace are not happening at her home on The Land, as David is still banned from seeing or being near Jace.
“Jenelle does not have custody of Jace of any kind, but she is now allowed to see him and communicate with him,” a source tells The Ashley.
Sources confirm to The Ashley that Jace is still under CPS’s custody; however, his named legal caretaker currently is someone with ties to David. This has been the case since the end of December. (The Ashley is not naming the person or providing further details.)
“This is a temporary situation, as there are plans for Jace to go to another place long-term,” one source tells The Ashley. “Right now, he is out on the condition that he abides by all of the rules, and so does [his caretaker].”
The Ashley will confirm that the caretaker is not Jenelle, David or Jenelle’s mom, Barbara Evans.
“Jace has to be monitored 24/7,” the source said. “So far, [the caretaker] has followed the [CPS] rules, and there have been no issues. Jace is actually doing well.”
Since Jace moved locations, Jenelle has seen him a lot more.
“She only saw him a few times while he was [at his previous location], but since he’s been at [his current location], Jenelle has visited him and brought Ensley and Kaiser too,” the second source said.
Barbara— whom ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans know had custody of Jace from the time he was an infant until March of last year when Jenelle gained custody— is allowed to visit and call Jace as well. However, Barb and Jenelle are “very much still at odds,” according to one of the sources, who added that the estranged mother and daughter do not visit Jace at the same time.
Although Jace had previously sworn off seeing his mother, his attitude has “softened a bit,” according to the source.
“But regardless, he has been assured he will not go back to Jenelle’s home, and he does not want to,” the source said. “But as of right now, he’s doing well.”
As The Ashley previously told you, David (and Jenelle) have denied that David assaulted Jace. On Monday, David took to Facebook to proclaim his innocence in a series of posts, some of which have since been deleted.
“You can pray for my downfall all you want but you’re only hurting yourself,” he wrote. “I will always stand strong because I’ve always done what’s right, no matter what you heard. So not only do your words not hurt me but they give me even more encouragement to be the best man I can be for my family!”
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