Jenelle Evans recently revealed that she has regained custody of her eldest son Jace, 11, who was once under the guardianship of her mother Barbara.
The reality star, 29, felt compelled to address the current custody arrangements of all three of her children, after receiving an influx of mom-shaming comments from first-time Teen Mom 2 viewers.
The initial two seasons of the popular MTV reality series, which premiered in 2011, were added to Netflix just last month.
‘You are probably watching Teen Mom on Netflix right now as we speak and if you are, good. That was the old me,’ she began in a TikTok video. ‘That was the young me, the stupid me, the me that took risks.’
Talking to TikTok: Jenelle Evans opened up about regaining custody of her eldest son Jace, 11, after the first two seasons of Teen Mom 2 on Netflix, which first aired on MTV ten years ago
Jenelle was just 17-year-old at the time of Jace’s birth, with her entire pregnancy being documented on MTV’s 16 And Pregnant.
She continued: ‘Now, let’s not sit here ten years later and come to my page and hate on me for my mistakes that I learned from.’
After urging viewers not to ‘get caught up on the dumba** men’ she dated, the North Carolina revealed she now has custody of her firstborn child, who she shares with her ex Andrew Lewis.
‘I have custody of Jace. He lives with me now full-time,’ she said. ‘My kids are happy, they’re healthy. That’s all that f***king matters. But I totally get it, I would hate me too if I was watching me.’
Lots of change: After noticing an uptick in mom-shaming comments on her social media, the 29-year-old reality star opened up to her 995,500 TikTok followers about the custody arrangements of her three children and growth since becoming a mother at just 17
‘You are probably watching Teen Mom on Netflix right now as we speak and if you are, good. That was the old me,’ she began. ‘That was the young me, the stupid me, the me that took risks’
Evans continued: ‘But if you catch up with me now, I’m doing a lot better, you guys. Peace, love, happiness, b**ches.’
For most of her preteen’s life he has reportedly been in the custody of Evans’ mother, Barbara, as Jenelle has been arrested 15 times, battled a heroin addiction and been in and out of jail, according to Us Weekly.
In April 2019, the 16 and Pregnant alum and her husband David Eason lost custody of their kids, after he killed their French Bulldog, Nugget.
Complicated: She continued: ‘Now let’s not sit here ten years later and come to my page and hate on me for my mistakes that I learned from’ (seen with husband David Eason in 2017)
Eason alleged that the family’s pup lunged at and bit their daughter Ensley, three.
Following the tragic incident, their children were taken out of their custody and the couple briefly separated before reconciling earlier this year. She was then fired from her popular MTV program, in which she starred on for nearly one decade.
He had already been fired by Teen Mom producers in 2018 for posting homophobic and transphobic comments on social media.
Growth: After urging new viewers not to ‘get caught up on the dumba** men’ she dated, the North Carolina revealed she now has custody of her firstborn child, who she shares with her ex Andrew Lewis
David, 31, was arrested in June and charged with two misdemeanors, assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats, after allegedly brandishing a gun and threatening to kill Jenelle’s friend James Spivey.
Jenelle shares co-parenting responsibilities of her six-year-old son Kaiser with ex Nathan Griffith and her mother Barbara. David also has a daughter, Maryssa, 11, from another relationship.
In November, she asked fans to pray for little Kaiser, who had an ‘infected abscess in his groin.’
Dog killer: Last year, Jenelle’s husband David [pictured] admitted to fatally shooting her dog, Nugget, after the animal allegedly bit the couple’s daughter Ensley on the face
Late last month, she and Griffith reached a custody agreement over Kaiser which also required the help of Griffith’s mother.
The former Teen Mom star will retain primary physical custody of the child while the 33-year-old fitness enthusiast will get him every other weekend according to a Tuesday report from TMZ.
The site reports that the judge signed off on the custody arrangement, which includes a detailed schedule.
RIP: Jenelle seen here with the now-deceased dog, She’s still married to David, who admitted to slaying the animal
Kaiser will be spending the most time with his father over the summer as he will be with Nathan for six straight weeks when school is out for the year.
The two parents will share legal custody of the child as they also need to plan out exchange points between each other. They also cannot bash each other in front of Kaiser.
The youngster also can’t be more than 2 hours from his famous mother when visiting with Nathan.
In 2019, Nathan had vowed to get custody of their child last year as he claimed Jenelle was an unfit mother that was turning Kaiser against him.
Doting dad: Last year, Evans and ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith reached a custody agreement over her youngest son Kaiser, which required the help of Griffith’s mother