Jenelle Evans: I'm Changing My Life To Get Jace Back

Wed, December 7, 2011 11:17am EDT by 21 Comments
Jenelle Evans

Jenelle Evans

Jenelle continues to fight with her mom Barbara Evans — who has custody of her son Jace, 2. But Jenlle admits in a new interview, that Jace is the reason she has been trying so hard to get her life back on track.

Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has one goal in life now — to get custody back of her 2-year-old son Jace Evans. Jace currently lives with Jenelle’s own mother Barbara Evans, who has custody of him. But Jenelle has spent the last year fighting her marijuana habit, going to rehab to get clean, taking parenting and anger management classes and trying to finish off her double stints of court-mandated probation. Jenelle feels that she’s getting back on the right path, and doing so all for Jace, she tells Us magazine.

“I’m doing everything in the right direction,” Jenelle tells Us. “I’ve learned how to control my anger.”

Jenelle made the decision to enter rehab. “My life just started spiraling out of control, my emotions were running wild and I didn’t know how to slow them down,” she admits. “I was having trouble quitting marijuana. I just had to get away from all the drama. If I hadn’t gone, I’m pretty sure I’d be in jail.”

Rehab helped Jenelle learn how to control her anger. “Now when I have problems with people, I confront them about it, but I’m civil instead of yelling,” she shares. “I learned it’s better to leave than have Jace watch me argue with my mom.”

But despite Jenelle’s improvement, Barbara isn’t ready to hand Jace over. “She’s just really scared of me getting custody back, because I’m so close,” reveals Jenelle. “She’s going to do anything in her power for me not to get him back.”

“Jenelle continues to struggle with motherhood,” says Barbara.

Jenelle and her mom continue to fight. They don’t watch the show together because “it results in an argument,” notes Jenelle. And Barbara refuses to go to therapy with Jenelle: “She claims she doesn’t need it and that I’m the one that needs it.”

Still, Barbara hopes that Jenelle will continue to improve. “I’m hoping the situation gets better,” says Barbara. “I can never give up on my daughter, and it’s important to me that Jace has a close relationship with his mom.”

HollyMoms — do you think Jenelle is close to getting Jace back?