In a sneak peek of ‘Teen Mom 2’ Jenelle and Barbara finally sit down to really discuss when and if Jenelle will regain custody of her 5 year old son Jace. For those that don’t remember Jenelle signed custody of Jace over to Barbara before Jace was even a year old.
The conversation between Barbara and Jenelle and Nathan doesn’t take long to go downhill. Babs start talking about Nathan’s excessive drinking that has gotten him multiple DUIs. “I’m trying to have a simple adult conversation with him… I’m trying to tell him and you that it’s a huge concern… Every time I try to talk to Nathan he goes on the defense.“
Nathan comes back into the room and tells Barbarra that she is being disrespectful to him and he wanted to remove his child from the room. He also brings up how Barbara raises Jace and the fact that he was dropping “F bombs” at 4 years old. Barbara simply says, “That’s not from me baby.”
Nathan finally addresses his drinking problem by basically saying he doesn’t have one. “I will admit when I do drink, which it’s very rare that I do, I drink a bit too much. That’s why I try to cut down, that’s why I don’t drink very often.“
Barbara admits that she never wanted to take custody of Jace and that it was Jenelle’s decisions and actions that led to that. Jenelle disagrees and says that she was “forced” to sign over custody. (Jenelle also admitted on Twitter that CPS was involved at that point and she didn’t have a choice anymore.) Barbara explains that Jenelle was gone for days at a time and doing drugs and that’s why things went down the way they did.
Finally though Barbara tells them to start looking for a house and schools and once they are settled they can start transitioning Jace into living with them full time. It breaks Babs’ heart but she admits that it’s time for Jenelle to step up.