Jenelle Evans temporarily lost custody of her children earlier this year and is still haunted by the dramatic custody battle she and David Eason went through in the weeks that followed.
During an interview on the Hollywood Life podcast on September 26, the Teen Mom 2 star said that she often has nightmares about the way in which Child Protective Services (CPS) acted toward her. The agency showed up at her North Carolina home in May, demanding she turn over her kids “for no reason.”
“I’ve been trying my best to just be the best mom I can. So it just gives me PTSD,” she explained.
Although Evans said there was “no reason” for CPS to take her children, including 10-year-old Jace, 5-year-old Kaiser, and 2-year-old Ensley, an investigation was conducted that targeted her husband David Eason and his decision to murder their family dog, an act that prompted CPS’s decision to ensure the safety of the couple’s kids.
Of Evans’ three kids, the youngest with whom she shares with Eason, he is also dad to 12-year-old daughter Maryssa, who he shares with ex Whitney Johnson and five-year-old son Kaden, who he shares with ex Olivia Leedham.
After Evans’ kids were taken from her and placed with relatives, she and Eason spent weeks in court fighting to get them back. The couple was ordered to attend parenting classes. Looking back, Evans said that she learned valuable lessons while attending those classes as well as anger management classes.
According to Evans, she and her husband realized during the sessions that they simply did not work well with their parents when it came to caring for their kids.
“We told her basically, me and him co-parentare good, but we don’t co-parent with the grandparent’s good. So we found different tools to deal with that and keep business-like attitudes and all that,” she said.
While Evans and Eason regained custody of some of their kids, Jace has remained in the custody of Barbara Evans, who has been caring for him since shortly after his birth. Kaden is currently living with his mother.
Following the murder of the family dog, Evans not only temporarily lost custody of her kids but she also lost her Season 9 gig on Teen Mom 2 after MTV confirmed they wouldn’t be working with her following the dog’s murder.
Teen Mom 2 is currently airing on MTV on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. As The Inquisitr recently revealed, Evans recently hinted that she may be returning to the show next season.