Will he finally get his father back?
Practically all of the Teen Mom stars have gone through fights for custody of their children. For Jenelle Evans, her fight over the custody of her son Jace is unique. Instead of fighting with the father of her child, she’s spent years trying to regain custody of Jace from her mother Barbara after signing it over to her while Jace was still an infant.
As for Jace’s father, he practically dropped off the face of the earth over the past few years. Although he has sporadically shown up at reunions and sent Jenelle a package or two for their son, a warrant for his arrest in North Carolina has kept him from visiting Jenelle and Jace too much. Andrew has been completely absent from Jace’s life in any other way, and, as far as the show reveals, he hasn’t called or written to Jace at all in recent years. Now it looks like that could all be changing.
It looks like a reunion between Jace and his father could be on the horizon. His father has recently revealed that he thinks about Jace “every day.”
Viewers who only recently began watching Teen Mom 2 may notice an absence in Jenelle’s life. Even though she is constantly at odds with her mother and her baby daddy Nathan over custody of her children, there’s someone key missing from the picture: Jace’s father.
Longtime viewers, however, know all about Andrew. He was in his twenties at the time that Jenelle got pregnant at 16, and their relationship didn’t last much longer. Since then, Andrew has been missing from Jace’s life almost entirely, and most fans figured he was just a deadbeat dad who refused the responsibilities of having a child. Now Andrew has resurfaced, and he’s asking for a chance to be in his son’s life again.
MTV recently aired a spin-off special about Jenelle Evan’s complicated dating history, titled “Jenelle Evans: The Ex-Files.” In the special, she went through all of her exes one by one, starting with Andrew, who had some updates to share about his life.
“I live in New York City, I am an event coordinator,” he revealed, adding, “I haven’t seen Jenelle in over eight years. I am single and I love being single. There’s no worries, there’s no drama and there’s no depression at all!” (Well, it must be easy when you have virtually no parenting responsibilities, Andrew!)
Not So Fast
Jenelle gave her side of the story and opened up with how she felt when she realized that she wouldn’t be getting support from her baby daddy in raising her son. “I felt really mad for Jace’s sake and for my sake that I was going to do this all by myself,” Jenelle said. “I was scared.”
The situation got even more complicated when Jenelle revealed to Andrew that she wasn’t sure Jace was his. “She waited until the last minute to say Jace may not be your son,” Andrew recalled. “I was scared when they called for the paternity test.”
But now, nearly a decade later, Andrew is claiming that he wants a relationship with his son. “I would love to have a relationship with Jace,” he said. “I dream about him every day. I think about him everyday. The reason I don’t Google him or look him up is because it’ll hurt me.”
Jenelle, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to agree. “I’d rather Andrew be completely out of Jace’s life instead of being in and out,” she said. “Maybe he should just stay out.”
As of now, it doesn’t seem that Andrew has made any attempt to get in touch with Jace, so it’s no wonder that most fans — and Jenelle, apparently — interpret this as empty words.
To be fair, Jenelle has enough on her plate right now. She’s currently facing rumors that she and David are facing a divorce after her husband changed his status to “It’s Complicated” on Facebook!
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