“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans has reportedly lost custody of her three children—with a North Carolina judge heavily restricting her in-person contact with them.
After four days of testimony, a Columbus County judge determined that there were circumstances at Evans and David Eason’s home that posed a credible risk to her three children—Kaiser, 4, Jace, 9, and Ensley, 2. Kaiser’s father, Nathan Griffith, was one of the people who testified about the conditions at his ex’s home, according to TMZ.
Sources told the tabloid that Kaiser was “extremely fearful” of returning to his mother’s home and accused Eason of mistreating him. They said the boy’s concerns influenced this week’s ruling.
Meanwhile, an insider told E! Online, “Jenelle was stunned that the judge did not give her back the kids.”
The reality star lost custody amid allegations that Eason had fatally shot her French bulldog for biting their toddler daughter. While the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reportedly alerted Columbus County Animal Control, officials told The Blast that there’s nothing they can do as they handle abuse claims concerning animals that are alive.
Eason’s daughter, Maryssa, 11, was also removed from the residence following the court order, according to InTouch Weekly.
Child Protective Services had ordered Kaiser to stay with his father and Jace and Ensley to stay with Evans’ mother, Barbara.
Sources told TMZ and E! that the couple was granted one-hour supervised visits once a week. They were reportedly ordered to complete parenting classes, counseling, and regular drug testing.
A source went on to tell E! that Janelle is “focusing on getting her kids back and she is focusing on working on her marriage.”
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