Those who know who Jenelle Evans is likely know that her mother, Barbara Evans has had custody of her son Jace throughout. But will that last?
Reports of Jenelle fighting for custody were all the rage last year, but were derailed (or at least put on the back burner) by her run-ins with the law.
Of which there have been a lot. See below.
The 23-year-old Teen Mom 2 star insists she has been working hard to get her life back on track, however, so that she may be have custody again.
They’re not at odds over this in the least.
“We’re trying to work together, me and my mom, to try to come up with a solution,” Jenelle told Us Weekly of the fluid situation regarding Jace.
“We’ve been on very good terms lately."
"Especially because she sees that I’m just trying to get myself prepared for my future. And she sees that’s the most important thing to me right now."
"I think she appreciates that a lot.”
But when it comes to the specifics, Jenelle, who is also the mother of baby son Kaiser, 1, has not set any custody deadline for getting Jace back.
“I’m so busy with school and my externship,” the medical clinical student said of her goals. “I’m trying to tell my mother, my lawyer, and everyone."
"’Look, I know Jace is important right now, but, you know, my graduation is coming up in July.’ So I mean, that is just, it’s the no. 1 priority right now.”
The oft-maligned North Carolina native hopes to have a job working in a doctor’s office, urgent care facility, or a hospital once she graduates.
Barbara would like Jenelle to be working full-time, but Jenelle is like, "I want to do part-time because I’m so busy with Kaiser during the week."
"And then on the weekends I have Jace, so I’ll never have a break from anything. So I really just want to take that time to just spend time with Kaiser.”
Working moms have it tough.
Fortunately for Jenelle, it sounds like she and Barbara Evans are on the same page these days, which is not something you take for granted.
Evans is also back together with Nathan Griffith, Kaiser’s father … at least as of the time we wrote this. Check back in a couple of hours.