Jenelle Evans ‘devastated’ after losing custody bid


Jenelle Evans is speaking out on yesterday’s court hearing in regards to custody of her son Jace.

Evans verified earlier reports that her mom Barbara still has primary custody of Jace and that there’s a new visitation schedule now in place. Jenelle clarified that she will have her oldest son on the weekends, holidays and during the summer season.

She said:

“I’m not restricted to when my mom says I can have my son anymore and at the moment that’s all I care about. I just want to spend time with my son. He will be home one day but today wasn’t the day, sadly… I’m really happy we could come to a decision for Jace but it doesn’t change my feelings towards my mom. She still isn’t giving up my son to me but I will fight again in the future when the time is right. I’m happy but devastated at the same time that I didn’t take it to trial. But in the world of Jenelle, you learn to pick and choose your battles.”

Jenelle claims that the judge admonished Barbara after deciding to retain her designation as the primary custodian. “Barbara, you need to start thinking about the child and not yourself in the future,” the judge allegedly said.

Jenelle also told E! News that her relationship with David Eason was a factor, “Another big deal to the judge is that we weren’t married, but he knew we were engaged,” she stated.

The custody order is already in effect and Jenelle is excited about spending time with her son during Memorial Day Weekend after having been apart for five weeks.

Jenelle said that she will probably readdress the arrangement in a year, but as for now she wants to focus on the newfound time she has with Jace.