Jenelle Evans, former reality star of MTV's "Teen Mom 2", continues the ongoing battle in court in an attempt to regain custody of her three children and stepdaughter as she stands beside her husband, David Eason.
According to Radar Online, Evans and Eason appeared in Columbus County Court today just one week after they lost custody of their remaining children, daughter Ensley, 2, and Maryssa, 11, who is Eason's daughter with his ex-wife, Whitney Rich. Evans' sons, Jace, 9, with ex-boyfriend, Andrew Lewis and Kaiser, 4, with ex-fiancee, Nathan Griffith, were previously removed from Evans' and Eason's marital home after it was made public that Eason viciously beat the beloved family dog, a French bulldog affectionately named Nugget, before shooting him.
Evans was almost immediately "let go" from the MTV reality show and a judge ordered that all four children in the couple's care be removed from their home. Jace has always lived primarily with his maternal grandmother, Barbara Evans, who has primary custody. But the 9-year-old often visited his mother and Eason's home, spending several nights with his half-siblings and stepsister. Now, Jace is 100% back in Barbara's care and little 2-year-old Ensley has recently been placed with Evans' mother as well.
Four-year-old Kaiser is living with his paternal grandmother, Doris and his father, Nathan Griffith while Eason's 11-year-old daughter, Maryssa has been placed with her maternal grandmother and rumor has it that her mother, Whitney Rich along with her husband Shane, are actively fighting for custody.
The purpose of today's court visit was reportedly for Evans to "find a solution to get her kids back." But as more information comes out about the court case, it seems that a solution might be harder and harder to find. Currently, Evans and Eason are allowed supervised visits with each child for no more than once a week for one hour. Evans is not allowed to see Jace and Ensley in her mother's home nor is she allowed to see Kaiser in Doris' home.
Making matters appear worse for the couple, sources have confirmed that Evans and Eason are not fighting for custody of Maryssa ever since the young girl reportedly burst out of the visitation in tears, running for the comfort of her maternal grandmother's arms.
Nevertheless, the couple is making moves to appear concerned for the other three children by apparently agreeing to a psych evaluation for Eason and signing up for parenting classes and marriage counseling. But reports from CPS may trump any "good intentions" from the couple.
“The judge heard testimony that David and Jenelle were constantly screaming and arguing, and the children were terrified,” according to a source from Radar Online. “CPS described the state of the home as horrific. It was filthy and there were holes in all of the walls.”
Another disturbing fact that the public is having trouble looking past is Evans' and Eason's apparent breezy attitude during this tumultuous time. Evans has been posting photographs of homegrown veggies and fruit from her own garden on Instagram and the couple also took a trip to Washington, DC after the judge's ruling.
We wish the best for all of the children (and animals) involved in Evans' and Eason's lives.