AceShowbiz - This is such heartbreaking news for Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason. It has been reported that on Tuesday, May 28, the judge had ruled that the two former "Teen Mom 2" stars would not regain custody of her three children Jace (9), Kaiser (4) and Ensley (2), at least for now.
The ruling came after four days of explosive testimony which the pair, alongside others including Kaiser's dad Nathan Griffith, testified about problems in David and Jenelle's home. According to TMZ, the couple would have virtually no face-to-face contact with the kids for the time being as the judge decided that there were serious issues with both Jenelle and David which put the children at risk.
The children will now remain with their current caregivers. Under Child Protective Services, Kaiser is now staying with Nathan. Meanwhile, Jace and Ensley are both in the care of Jenelle's mom Barbara.
Adding insult to injury, The Ashley's Reality Roundup suggested that the judge said that Jenelle didn't do her job as a mother. The judge even said that "at this point, it doesn't matter if [Jenelle] left [David] or not, because she failed to protect her kids," according to a source.
"[Jenelle] was devastated and shocked," the source went on telling the site. "She was very confident that the judge would give them back the kids."
Jenelle and David are set to return to court on June 4 for the ongoing custody case. "At this time we are cooperating with the judge and legal team from court. We have no comment at this time and appreciate concerns regarding our client and her children. We will continue to corporate with the court and their decisions," Jenelle's manager Johnny Donovan said in a statement to HollywoodLife.com.
The custody battle arrives after David admitted to killing Jenelle's dog Nugget, prompting the Columbus County Sheriff's Office and County Animal Control to launch a joint investigation into allegations of animal cruelty. David insisted that what he did was right since the dog allegedly bit Ensley, writing, "I'm all about protecting my family, it is my life's mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isn't the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge wether or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME."