Andrew Lewis is back in his son Jace’s life— and this time, the long-lost Teen Mom 2 dad met up with his son in person.
The Sun reported on Tuesday (and The Ashley can confirm) that Andrew— who is the first baby daddy of Jenelle Evans— came face-to-face with Jace for the first time since Jace was a baby.
The Ashley can also confirm that the meeting took place in court last week, where Jenelle, Andrew and Jenelle’s mother Barbara had a hearing in regard to the open CPS custody case for Jace.
“Jace was happy about it,” The Ashley’s source tells her.
As The Ashley told you earlier this month, the budding relationship between Jace and Andrew had stalled. Although Andrew had spoken to the 14-year-old on the phone and written him a few letters, Andrew got lax in establishing his relationship with his son, causing Jace to “lose interest” in getting to know his dad.
Andrew was added to the CPS case for Jace last month, and was placed under the same gag order by the judge that Jenelle, Barbara and Jenelle’s husband David Eason were. Andrew was beamed into the CPS court hearing in December via video-chat but, according to The Ashley’s source, was “acting really weird” during the hearing and, at one point, was threatened by the judge to pipe down or get thrown out.
Andrew has apparently straightened up and is still part of the CPS case.
“His opinion may not carry much weight [with the judge], though, considering Andrew didn’t have any part in raising Jace,” the source said, adding that Andrew is not planning to seek custody of his son. “But he will get a chance to voice his opinions on what he thinks should happen with Jace.”
The Ashley can also confirm that Andrew has been given permission to have more visits with Jace, as well as continued phone communication.
Last April, Andrew stated in an interview with The Sun that his greatest desire was to see his son again.
“Please let me see Jace. That’s all I ever wanted,” Andrew pleaded during the interview last year. “Not just me– my family, my cousin, my nephew, my niece, my sister. Just let me see Jace.”
It’s unknown if Jace has spoken to any of his family members on Andrew’s side in recent months.
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