IN THIS ISSUE: Jenelle is Leaving Her Baby Behind
Teen Mom Jenelle Evans has given up hope of getting custody of her little boy, Jace, and is ready to leave her hometown for a new life at college without him. âShe wants Jace back,â Jenelleâs best friend, Tori Rhyne, tells OK! exclusively.
âBut she feels like she has to wait and do it right, or she will lose custody of him permanently. She told me that when she has her life together, a job, some money and a house for Jace, then she will fight her mom for her baby.â
All those things may take years, however. In the meantime, Jace will only know his
real mother as a visitor to the home heÂ hares with his grandmother Barbara â and it breaks Jenelleâs heart.
âShe canât let herself love Jace too much or ond with him too much because she knows she canât be any kind of a mother to him,â explains anÂ insider. âIf she lets herself feel too much for him, sheâll just lose it and cry for days.â
Jenelle plans to move an hour away from Oak Island, N.C., to attend classes at Cape Fear Community College this summer. âShe told me sheâs going to let her mother keep custody of Jace while she finishes college and gets her degree in film editing,â saysÂ Tori.
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Though it hurts her to leave Jace behind, Jenelle knows itâs for his own good. âIf she had to do it all again, Jenelle says she probably would have waited to become a mom. Itâs not like she feels that having Jace ruined her life or anything; in fact, he saved it,â says Tori.
âIf she hadnât had Jace, she told me, she would probably have been just another high school dropout, living at her motherâs house with no job. Because of Jace, Jenelle went back to school, graduated early and now plans to attend college.â
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