Life & Style Weekly

JACE IS WALKING ME DOWN THE AISLE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Teenmom2 ’s Jenelle:

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Mother’s Day 2017 feels like ages ago. But Jenelle Evans is still smarting over the drama that went down with her mom, Barbara. “I was supposed to see Jace,” the Teen Mom 2 star, 25, tells Life & Style of her 8-yearold son. ( Barbara has primary custody of Jace.) “After my mom refused my

phone calls for three hours, I drove to her house. Her car was in the garage, but she wouldn’t answer the door, so I called the cops.”

Nothing’s going to stop Jenelle from getting Jace to her upcoming wedding, though. While Barbara is not on the guest list and continues to have a contentiou­s relationsh­ip with her daughter, Jenelle reveals exclusivel­y to Life & Style that Jace is set to walk her down the aisle on Sept. 23 when she ties the knot with pipe welder David Eason. “He is so excited,” gushes Mom. “He wants to wear his suit tomorrow!”

A TRULY BIG DAY

Mother and son have come a long way. Jenelle, who has been arrested more than 10 times for everything from drug possession to assault, signed over custody of Jace in 2010 because she couldn’t properly care for him. But after their May bust-up, Barbara, 64, and her daughter came to an agreement that gave Jenelle specific visitation rights and more involvemen­t in decision making. “I’m definitely looking for- ward to going back to court again in another year,” says Jenelle. “Hopefully they’ll grant me custody.”

By then, she’ll be a happily married woman. Jenelle reveals that her September nuptials — her second wedding after a courthouse ceremony with ex Courtland Rogers in 2012 and five engagement­s! — will be a casual affair. “I even told guys, ‘Come in jeans and button- downs.’ I don’t care,” she tells Life & Style. “It’s going to be laid-back, with buffet-style food and only close friends and family.”

That means Jenelle’s other children (son Kaiser, 3, with ex Nathan Griffith and Ensley, her 7-month- old daughter with David) will definitely be on hand. But Barbara won’t be babysittin­g her gaggle of grandkids while Jenelle’s at the altar. “She really crushed our relationsh­ip,” says the MTV star, adding that her mother’s quick temper has always been an issue. “Maybe I’ll forgive her someday, but just not right now.”

ANOTHER HITCH?

There was some speculatio­n that the groom might

not make it to the wedding. After allegedly violating an ex’s protective order in 2016, David was scheduled for a Sept. 5 court appearance to face possible jail time. Still, Jenelle has had zero doubts that her husbandto-be will make the “I do”s. “He’s going to be there!” she insists, adding that they’re considerin­g a Hawaiian honeymoon. “David makes me so happy.”

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