Former “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans, 31, shared a long-awaited update on her thirteen-year-old son Jace via TikTok on Saturday, May 6.
Jenelle made a video in response to a fan comment that read, “Can we get an update on [Jace]. So happy he’s [where] he belongs[.] You have come so far.”
Jenelle gave fans a glimpse inside her everyday life with Jace as she filmed him and his half-siblings Kaiser and Ensley eating sandwiches and pizza at a restaurant. Jace chowed down a sandwich with banana, peanut butter, vanilla, and honey, while Kaiser and Ensley enjoyed pizza and soda. In the video, Jace wore a blue shirt and a baseball cap that said “Southport Market, Cape Fear, NC.”
Fans React to Jenelle’s Video of Jace
Fans loved seeing Jace hanging out with Jenelle and his half-siblings. They fled to the comment section to share their thoughts on the family outing.
“Awee how does it feel to have all your babies home in one place? Still so happy for you 🥰 🥰,” one TikTok user commented.
“You’re such a wonderful mom. I’m so proud of you. 🥰 🥰,” a second user wrote.
‘He [is] such a handsome young man! I’ve watched the show from the beginning…I’m so happy he’s back with you,” a third user added.
“His voice omg 🥲 he’s grown up so much!! Ugh it warms my heart to see him get to be with his family ❤️,” a fourth user chimed in.
Jenelle Was Granted Custody of Jace in March
Jenelle was granted primary custody of her son in March 2023 after a lengthy custody battle with her mom, Barbara Evans. Jenelle shared the news with Us Weekly on Saturday, March 18, telling the outlet, “My mom and I decided together to grant full custody back to me because we want to build our relationship back as mother and daughter.”
“My mother agrees it’s time for Jace to be back with his siblings and living with a mother and father,” she added.
Jenelle told the outlet that she and Barbara “officially signed the papers on Thursday, March 17 at the courthouse.”
According to Entertainment Tonight, Jenelle “signed over temporary custody” of her eldest son to her mother in 2010. In the years following her decision, Jenelle has been vocal about wanting to regain primary custody of Jace.
Jenelle Shares Backstory on Jace’s Name
Jenelle’s May 6 TikTok is not the first time her eldest son has been featured on her social media. On March 6, Jenelle participated in a viral TikTok trend in which parents reveal how they chose their child’s name. In the video, the “16 and Pregnant” alum revealed that she decided to name her son Jace after watching the MTV show Room Raiders.
“Jace : Liked the name from a guy on #RoomRaiders 😂🤦🏻♀️❤️,” she captioned the post.
Room Raiders was a reality dating show that aired on MTV from 2003 to 2009. Contestants would choose if they wanted to date someone based on what was in their bedrooms.
Fans loved hearing the backstory behind Jace’s name.
“Hahaha he’s named after an icon 😂,” one TikTok user wrote.
“Such a millennial thing to do 😂. Loved that show,” a second user commented.
“That’s deep,” a third user joked. Jenelle replied, “Very 😂.”