Jenelle Evans Is ''Stunned'' After She and David Eason Lose Custody of Their 3 Children

The judge made the temporary ruling in light of recent events involving the death of their family dog

By Cydney Contreras May 28, 2019 8:27 PMTags
Watch: Jenelle Evans Loses Temporary Custody of Her 3 Children

Jenelle Evans has temporarily lost custody of all three of her children.

According to a source close to Jenelle, a judge temporarily ruled that the Teen Mom 2 star will not regain custody of her three children Jace, 9, Kaiser,4, and Ensley, 2. "Jenelle was stunned that the judge did not give her back the kids," the insider tells E! News. "They are all for the time being remaining with their respective caregivers."

Barbara Evans confirmed to E! News that she has custody of Jace and Ensley. She adds, "Of course I would like for Jenelle to get them all back eventually, but certain things have to happen first."

As for David Eason's daughter, Maryssa, she remains in custody with her mother Whitney Johnson

David and Jenelle, along with the children's current caregivers, will return to court next Tuesday to "see what the next steps are as this is a temporary custody decision," the source explains. For the time being, the source shares that the pair will be allowed "one hour once a week of supervised visits. 

A rep for Jenelle tells E! News, "At this time we are cooperating with the judge and legal team from court. We have no comment at this time and appreciate the concerns regarding our client and her children. We will continue to cooperate with the court and their decisions."

Until their next court date, the source says that Jenelle is "focusing on getting her kids back and she is focusing on working on her marriage."

Watch: Jenelle Evans' Husband Breaks Silence on Dogs Death

The source adds that Jenelle is "completely crushed" by the judge's ruling. Moreover, the source says this "whole ordeal" has made Jenelle sick. A source previously told E! News that the legal drama "has been extremely draining" for Jenelle. "This was never expected. She is exhausted."

These custody hearings were initiated when her 4-year-old son Kaiser told his school counselors about the alleged murder of their family pet, a source previously shared. Child Protective Services then removed Kaiser from their North Carolina home, before eventually removing Ensley from the premises as well. 

At the time, Jenelle told E! News, "During this difficult time, I am focused on getting Kaiser back and cooperating with my legal team on the next steps to getting my children back."

- Reporting by Jessica Finn