For fans who have been following Jenelle Evans’ story for a while, it’s no surprise that she and her mother Barbara have a strained relationship. Ever since Jenelle was a teenager, she and her mother haven’t exactly seen eye-to-eye, and the tension on their relationship while they battled for custody of Jace certainly didn’t help.
Fans will also know that Jenelle has a very big day coming up: Her wedding to fiance David Eason. Even though many people would put differences aside and invite all of their family to their special day, so far, Jenelle still hasn’t invited Barbara to her wedding.
It shouldn’t be hard to guess why Jenelle chose to leave Babs off of her wedding list, but for those who need the full story, you’re in luck… Jenelle has opened up about why she isn’t inviting her mother.
Off the List
On Jenelle and David’s big day, there will be someone pretty important missing from the ceremony: Barbara. Although there’s been speculation about Jenelle’s decision, she’s now speaking out about how she made her choice.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Jenelle reveals what tipped the scale out of Barbara’s favor. It’s no surprise that Jenelle realizes that Barbara isn’t happy about it. “She’s very upset,” Jenelle said in the interview. “I know she is and she … makes side comments here and there saying, ‘Well, you’re not inviting me to your wedding, so I don’t even want to talk about it.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m not trying to hurt your feelings, I’m just telling you this is what I need to do to get ready.’”
For Jenelle, it all boiled down to her custody battle with Barbara over her first son, Jace. She said, “I can’t forgive someone that’s just not going to give me back my son, so, and it’s still going on. It hasn’t been resolved. And if I had custody of him now maybe I would have invited her, but I’m not at the moment.”
As for Babs, she’s spoken out herself about her reaction to the missed invite. She told Us that her relationship with Jenelle is “very, very strained right now, as it usually is. [Jenelle] hates me.”
Barbara isn’t the only member of the immediate family that didn’t make the invitation list either. Jenelle and David also decided not to invite David’s sister, Jessica, which shouldn’t be too surprising, considering that she and Jenelle have been feuding for some time now.
That said, even though Jenelle and David aren’t inviting some immediate members of their family, they’ve figured out a way for other members to play some important roles in their wedding.
“The smallest one, Kaiser, is going to be the ring bearer and my oldest son Jace, he’s going to walk me down the aisle and the two girls are gonna be the flower girls,” Jenelle told Us.
She hasn’t revealed what her wedding dress looks like yet, but she did share on Instagram that she picked it up already. “It’s very slim flitting and … it’s not poofy. I would say modern lace,” she told Us.
As for the venue and attire, she’s got that figured out too. “It’s like a rustic Southern theme and it’s gonna be laid-back,” she said in the interview. “I already told the guys … I was like, ‘You guys could come in jeans and a button up. It’s fine with me.’”
Check out her full interview here.
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