Jenelle tells her mom she wants to get her life back on track so that she can be a good parent to Jace: ‘I realize I can’t take care of Jace on my own yet!’
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans does not want to turn out like her own father who walked out on her as a young child! That’s why Jenelle signed over primary legal custody and primary physical custody of her 17-month-old son Jace to her mom, Barbara Evans . Jenelle proclaims that by giving up custody “temporarily” of her child, she will be able to focus on getting back on track so that she can make a life for her and Jace. But, has Jenelle really been able to clean up her act? Since she signed away custody on June 10, Jenelle has been arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and breaking and entering. Does it sound like she’s living up to her promise?
“When you kicked me out, I realized I can’t take care of Jace on my own yet because I can’t even support myself,” Jenelle tells her mom in a Us magazine promo video for today’s (Jan. 25) episode of Teen Mom 2. “I am going to start making changes, but I’m going to sign over custody because I don’t want to go through all this court and all this money just to get the final decision from a judge.”
“I think that’s a wise decision Jenelle,” Barbara responds. “Don’t you feel like some of this pressure is taking over you?”
“I feel like I have more pressure because I need to get school done,” answers Jenelle. “I need to do everything to make it right to where I can get his custody back.” (Maybe this pressure is why Jenelle needed to smoke marijuana with her now ex-boyfriend Kieffer Delp?)
Jenelle admits that she wants to be a big part of Jace’s childhood. “Growing up, when I was with daddy, he used to tickle me, he used to bring me places, he used to buy me stuff and then he just completely stopped and stopped being around,” Jenelle explains. “It hurts to know that your parent just walks out on you. I’m definitely not going to be a parent like that.” It’s a good sign that she wants to break the cycle of abandonment in her life, but she still has landed in jail since she filmed this conversation with her mom.
“Now you have some kind of goal because you know that it’s important to do this so that you can be family with your son,” Barbara says to Jenelle. “This is like a new beginning. Let’s not fight so much anymore.”
They day they filmed this episode of Teen Mom 2 must have been a good day for Jenelle. But, how are we supposed to respond to her promise of getting her act together when she’s now facing a criminal trial?
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Watch the teaser video below!