It’s been a rocky few years for Jenelle Evans, mom to 2-year-old Jace who is currently in the custody of his maternal grandmother, Barbara Evans. The Teen Mom 2 star has spent the last year taking parenting and anger management classes, battling her marijuana addiction, attending rehab and finishing off her court-ordered probation. She recently spoke with Us about trying to get her life back on track:
“I’m doing everything in the right direction. I’ve learned how to control my anger,” she explains. “My life just started spiraling out of control, my emotions were running wild and I didn’t know how to slow them down.”
I was having trouble quitting marijuana. I just had to get away from all the drama. If I hadn’t gone, I’m pretty sure I’d be in jail.
She claims rehab has helped her with her anger issues: “Now when I have problems with people, I confront them about it, but I’m civil instead of yelling. I learned it’s better to leave than have Jace watch me argue with my mom.”
However, though Jenelle may be making changes for the best, she says her mother still has her doubts: “She’s just really scared of me getting custody back, because I’m so close. She’s going to do anything in her power for me not to get him back.”
Barbara says her daughter “continues to struggle with motherhood”.
“I can never give up on my daughter,” she adds. “And it’s important to me that Jace has a close relationship with his mom.”
“I’m hoping the situation gets better.”