Last month, we reported on a surprising development in the life of a notorious former Teen Mom star:
After handing the boy over to his mother shortly after he was born, Jenelle Evans regained custody of her 14-year-old son, Jace.
The news surprised Jenelle’s harshest critics — of which there are many — and many people predicted that the situation would end badly.
But three weeks after announcing the change of custody, Jenelle says Jace has adjusted to his new life as well as expected.
One thing that concerned outside observers was whether Jace would be able to get along with his stepfather, David Eason.
After all, Jenelle testified under oath that David abuses his children and often fears for their safety.
Jenelle also alleged that Eason broke his collarbone in a fight, but she later described the incident as a “drunken misunderstanding”.
Either way, despite the chilling circumstances, it seems all is well on The Land — at least, according to Jenelle.
“David teaches him how to hunt, fish, fix dirt bikes, or give Jace dating advice,” Evans recently told E! News.
“Jace needed a father figure and I can tell how happy Jace is to have one,” she added.
Jenelle explained that she and David were unhappy with the peers Jace spent time with while in Barbara Evans’ care.
“We also didn’t like the crowds he was hanging out with, so now he’s in the countryside,” Jenelle said.
“He loves to ride a mountain bike and has been working on it recently. He wants to sign up for dirt bike races in the future.
Jenelle says that these days she and Jace are “closer than ever and doing much better.”
Unfortunately, it seems his relationship with Barbara hasn’t improved.
“My relationship with my mom has improved a bit, but to be honest, she’s still a bit controlling,” she said.
“I think it will take time for him to get used to this change.”
Jenelle says that despite their differences, she and Babs were able to work out a new custody agreement without involving lawyers.
“I struggled for a while and was waiting for my day in court to speak, but I’m glad we can compromise instead of throwing everyone’s names under the bus in trials,” she said. declared.
“Trials are very scary and I don’t suggest it. Definitely try co-parenting and mediation before fighting in court.
Well, it looks like Jenelle is feeling optimistic about this new situation – we just hope Jace is optimistic too.