Jenelle Evans and her mother Barbara have been in a custody battle over Jace essentially since he was born… and it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon.
And even though the mother-daughter duo have had ups and downs in their relationship, it seems that things between them are particularly tense right now.
In fact, Barbara has reportedly barred Jenelle from seeing Jace!
“Jace is back with my mom, and I have filed to go to court and make the case private,” Jenelle told Us Weekly. “I did that for Jace’s protection because…he is old enough now to where, if it’s in the news, I don’t need him reading that or getting upset.”
She said that she and her mother are “currently not on talking terms” and only communicate when it has to do with Jace’s pick-ups and drop-offs.
“That’s about it,” she told the outlet.
Jenelle added that she and her mom had previously reconciled, but that they ended up reaching “a breaking point.”
“Because of Jace’s bad behavior, he was supposed to live with me,” Jenelle told Us Weekly. “Then she took that all back and acted like none of that ever happened. It’s really concerning to me.”
Jenelle added that she personally hasn’t had much trouble with Jace’s behavior.
“His behavior is always good here. They have so much land to play with and play on, and [there are] so many kids,” she said.
Jenelle explained that Barbara and Jace tend to butt heads a lot more than she and her son do.
Jenelle said she is hoping to regain full custody of her son, but knows that she would never cut her mother out of Jace’s life completely.
“I know in the past I’ve said that, but that was when I was young and mad,” Jenelle said. “I see how important it is for Jace to have that relationship with my mom, no matter how much I dislike her.”
But Jenelle’s bid for custody might be even harder now, since Barbara has reportedly banned her from seeing Jace.