‘Crying in Tears of Joy’: Jenelle Evans Regains Custody of Her Children

‘Crying in Tears of Joy’: Jenelle Evans Regains Custody of Her Children
Jenelle Evans attends the Indonesian Diversity FW19 Collections in New York, on Feb. 7, 2019. (John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Jenelle Evans, former “Teen Mom 2” star, has regained custody of her three children after a month apart, multiple sources confirm.

“Crying in tears of joy,” the 27-year-old wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, July 3. Sources close to the case confirmed with TMZ, which broke the story, as well as Us Weekly, that Evans has now regained custody of her children.

“I am ecstatic to regain custody of my kids back!” she told E! News.

“Throughout this long process and final decision, I am excited to be moving forward and continuing to show America I am a good parent,” she added.

“I got all my kids back,” Evans wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of her and two of her children.

Evans and her husband, David Eason, have reportedly regained custody of 5-year-old Kaiser, 2-year-old Ensley, and Eason’s daughter, Maryssa.

“Jace is next,” Evans wrote on Twitter.

She also gave a shout out to her lawyer on Twitter, writing: “My lawyer is a beast. Would give him a shout out but he wants his privacy.”

In May, a judge ruled that Evans and Eason would not have custody of their children after Eason shot the family’s French bulldog, Nugget.

“Jenelle was stunned that the judge did not give her back her kids,” a source close to Evans told E! News at the time.

The children were staying with caregivers. Ensley and Jace were staying with Evans’ mother, Barbara Evans at the time.

Meanwhile, Kaiser was with his biological father, Nathan Griffith.

According to multiple sources, Child Protective Services took custody of Kaiser after he told school counselors about Nugget’s death.

Eason allegedly shot Evans’s dog, Nugget, after it bit their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, in the face, according to the report.

On May 1, Eason posted a video to his Instagram story of the dog snapping at Ensley’s face, according to People magazine. “I don’t give a [expletive] what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that [expletive] at all,” he wrote in the video, according to People magazine.

“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 whether or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME,” he added.

Later that same day, Evans confirmed the death of her dog in an Instagram post.

“Nugget … I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless…You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back,” she wrote, adding the hashtags #heartbroken and #distraught.

Following reports that Eason shot and killed their dog, Evans was fired from MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” show.

“She is very grateful and appreciative of the opportunity MTV have given her and her family for the last 10 years. It is sad to part ways in this matter but this isn’t the end of Jenelle Evans or her family,” a representative told People magazine on May 7.

Evans has appeared in “Teen Mom” since it made its debut in 2011.

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