Jenelle Evans: It’s OK, I Didn’t Want Custody of Jace Anyway!
Earlier this week, Jenelle Evans had her big court date concerning the custody of her oldest son, Jace.
And it did not go well.
Jace has been living with Jenelle’s mother, the lovely Barbara Evans, since he was just a few months old. Jenelle signed over custody to her, and she’s been raising him ever since.
But for the past several months, Jenelle’s been going on and on about regaining custody of the boy, and on Wednesday, the final decision was made.
Instead of going to trial, Jenelle and Barbara opted for mediation, and they agreed on an official set of terms.
According to the new agreement, Barbara maintains full custody, but Jace will stay with Jenelle every other weekend, and for a while during his summer breaks.
They also came up with a handy set of rules for when Jace is with either of them: things like drug use, excessive drinking, and the physical punishment of Jace by anyone but Jenelle or Barb are no longer allowed.
Once again, this was all decided on in mediation. Jenelle agreed to every bit of this.
But, as she revealed in a Twitter rant this morning, all is not as it seems.
In her first tweet, Jenelle made a reference to a quote Barbara had made in a statement, a quote about how she’d agreed to the mediation because she was scared of going to trial.
“It would have been awful for her,” Barbara said, adding that “There are a lot of things that people don’t know about Jenelle.”
“‘Jenelle was afraid of her secrets being exposed,'” our favorite Teen Mom trainwreck tweeted. “No there’s a reason and plan behind every action I make.”
“Funny I was ready with my lawyer and my mom kept offering me an agreement when I wanted to go to trial,” she continued.
“But thanks Barbara for the new book idea. Let’s see who has secrets.”
She also claims that when they left mediation, a judge said “Barbara from this day forward… you need to think about the child and not yourself all the time.”
“Should have taken it to trial but it’s ok… always have to remain positive.”
When asked why she didn’t go to trial, Jenelle said that “there’s always a plan behind my decisions.”
And when someone told her to grow up, she wrote “Nope it’s about the truth. He should be with his mom, judge didn’t even hear our case cuz we settled. I’m not the bad one, you’ll see.”
So this is all just pure craziness, but let’s try to break this down.
In this wacky little rant, which was quickly deleted, she keeps playing the victim, saying that she wanted to go to trial and the judge didn’t even hear her case.
But she agreed to the new visitation agreement. If she wanted to go to trial, she could have, she just had to refuse to budge on her request for full custody.
It’s wonderful that she was able to work this new deal out with Barbara, because it’s definitely what’s best for Jace, but she’s acting like she was somehow wronged.
What’s this plan she keeps talking about? If she really wants full custody, then what kind of plan would have stopped her, besides Barbara’s claim that she’s scared of an actual trial?
And does she really expect us to believe that a judge told Barbara to stop thinking about herself all the time?
So many questions, so few answers.
Guess we’ll just have to wait for Jenelle’s Babs tell-all to figure it all out!