Everything We Know About Jenelle Evans’s Custody Battle with Nathan Griffith & His Mom (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About Jenelle Evans’s Custody Battle with Nathan Griffith & His Mom (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About Jenelle Evans’s Custody Battle with Nathan Griffith & His Mom (PHOTOS)

As is the case with most Teen Mom 2 custody battles, things are getting seriously fired up between Jenelle Evans and Nathan Griffith and his mom, Doris Davidson.

Allegations have been spreading left and right since we first learned the mom of three allegedly ingested weed while pregnant, leading Doris to file for emergency custody of Jenelle’s second son, Kaiser.

But since it can be hard to keep track of all the crazy headlines, we’ve compiled all the latest updates for you in the slideshow above.

So take a deep breath, flip through the slides, and just keep in mind — most of this is alleged until proven otherwise.

Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

Everything We Know About Jenelle Evans’s Custody Battle with Nathan Griffith & His Mom (PHOTOS)
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It all began with court docs

It all began with court docs Credit: Twitter

All of the drama came to light when Doris, Nathan’s mom, filed court documents demanding emergency custody of her 3-year-old grandson, Kaiser. Why, you ask?

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It all began with court docs

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All of the drama came to light when Doris, Nathan’s mom, filed court documents demanding emergency custody of her 3-year-old grandson, Kaiser. Why, you ask?

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Ensley allegedly tested positive for marijuana at birth

Ensley allegedly tested positive for marijuana at birth Credit: Twitter

In the papers, Doris claims Jenelle’s daughter Ensley tested positive for THC, an ingredient found in marijuana, upon her birth at the hospital, implying Jenelle ingested the drug while pregnant.

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Ensley allegedly tested positive for marijuana at birth

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In the papers, Doris claims Jenelle’s daughter Ensley tested positive for THC, an ingredient found in marijuana, upon her birth at the hospital, implying Jenelle ingested the drug while pregnant.

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Jenelle was under CPS investigation for four months

Jenelle was under CPS investigation for four months Credit: MTV

Though the newborn wasn’t taken away from her mother, The Ashley reports Child Protective Services investigated the family’s home from the baby’s January birth up until May 2017.

Jenelle was under CPS investigation for four months

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Though the newborn wasn’t taken away from her mother, The Ashley reports Child Protective Services investigated the family’s home from the baby’s January birth up until May 2017.

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She got off the hook by obtaining a “medical marijuana” card

She got off the hook by obtaining a “medical marijuana” card Credit: MTV

However, the site claims Jenelle, who has a history of substance abuse, got off easy by obtaining a medical marijuana card from a “shady” doctor in Los Angeles, which technically proved she was ingesting the drug for medicinal purposes.

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She got off the hook by obtaining a “medical marijuana” card

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However, the site claims Jenelle, who has a history of substance abuse, got off easy by obtaining a medical marijuana card from a “shady” doctor in Los Angeles, which technically proved she was ingesting the drug for medicinal purposes.

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She fought hard to keep this all off ‘Teen Mom 2’

 She fought hard to keep this all off ‘Teen Mom 2’ Credit: MTV

The mom of three also made sure none of this negativity aired on Teen Mom 2’s current Season 8, as this season she preferred to focus on her family life, like her baby’s birth, her new home, and hers and David Eason’s upcoming wedding.

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She fought hard to keep this all off ‘Teen Mom 2’

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The mom of three also made sure none of this negativity aired on Teen Mom 2’s current Season 8, as this season she preferred to focus on her family life, like her baby’s birth, her new home, and hers and David Eason’s upcoming wedding.

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But the cast and crew all knew about it

But the cast and crew all knew about it Credit: MTV

And apparently nobody is happy the reality star got off scot free again.

“She hasn’t changed,” a source told The Ashley.

But the cast and crew all knew about it

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And apparently nobody is happy the reality star got off scot free again.

“She hasn’t changed,” a source told The Ashley.

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Jenelle locked her sons outside in the heat

Jenelle locked her sons outside in the heat Credit: instagram

In a separate filing, Doris claimed she once found Kaiser, older brother Jace and their pitbull locked outside of Jenelle’s home on a very hot summer day, with nobody supervising the children.

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Jenelle locked her sons outside in the heat

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In a separate filing, Doris claimed she once found Kaiser, older brother Jace and their pitbull locked outside of Jenelle’s home on a very hot summer day, with nobody supervising the children.

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Jenelle blames her mom for Doris’s filing

Jenelle blames her mom for Doris’s filing Credit: MTV

"Doris made accusations but I can tell you that Barbara has a lot to do with them…,” Jenelle said in a statement to E! News.

“Doris threw her own son under the bus by admitting that he has pending felonies and possibly on drugs. Her emergency filing was against me and Nathan both."


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Jenelle blames her mom for Doris’s filing

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"Doris made accusations but I can tell you that Barbara has a lot to do with them…,” Jenelle said in a statement to E! News.

“Doris threw her own son under the bus by admitting that he has pending felonies and possibly on drugs. Her emergency filing was against me and Nathan both."


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Nathan sides with his mother, obviously

Nathan sides with his mother, obviously Credit: Twitter

Kaiser’s dad denies such drug use and says he supports his mom’s decision to get the courts involved.

"The only thing I can say is that I agree with what my mom is trying to do for that amazing child of mine," he said in a statement to Real Mr. Housewife.

Nathan sides with his mother, obviously

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Kaiser’s dad denies such drug use and says he supports his mom’s decision to get the courts involved.

"The only thing I can say is that I agree with what my mom is trying to do for that amazing child of mine," he said in a statement to Real Mr. Housewife.

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Jenelle sends Doris “nasty” texts

Jenelle sends Doris “nasty” texts Credit: MTV

Newer court documents claim Doris filed the original custody request after she repeatedly got “nasty” text messages from Jenelle.

The papers insist Jenelle threatened Doris, telling her she would no longer be the supervisor during the toddler’s visits with his dad.


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Jenelle sends Doris “nasty” texts

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Newer court documents claim Doris filed the original custody request after she repeatedly got “nasty” text messages from Jenelle.

The papers insist Jenelle threatened Doris, telling her she would no longer be the supervisor during the toddler’s visits with his dad.


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Doris accuses David Eason of abusing her grandson

Doris accuses David Eason of abusing her grandson Credit: MTV

The child’s paternal grandmother recalled a few incidents of alleged abuse from his future stepdad, one in particular in which “Kaiser told her that David had punched him, and he mimed a blow to the head, over and over,” according to Hollywood Gossip.

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Doris accuses David Eason of abusing her grandson

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The child’s paternal grandmother recalled a few incidents of alleged abuse from his future stepdad, one in particular in which “Kaiser told her that David had punched him, and he mimed a blow to the head, over and over,” according to Hollywood Gossip.

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Barbara is keeping Jace from Jenelle

Barbara is keeping Jace from Jenelle Credit: MTV

Since Babs has primary custody of the 8-year-old, she is keeping him away from his mother until things get resolved.

“I can’t send [Jace] over there when that’s happened [Ensley testing positive for drugs]. I don’t want to put him in that atmosphere,” Barbara said, according to The Inquisitr.

Barbara is keeping Jace from Jenelle

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Since Babs has primary custody of the 8-year-old, she is keeping him away from his mother until things get resolved.

“I can’t send [Jace] over there when that’s happened [Ensley testing positive for drugs]. I don’t want to put him in that atmosphere,” Barbara said, according to The Inquisitr.

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Jenelle says the truth will come out

Jenelle says the truth will come out Credit: MTV

Though the mom of three hasn’t outright denied the claims, she insists on Twitter “the truth will come out” and wants everyone to remember that right now, all of these reports are merely allegations.

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Jenelle says the truth will come out

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Though the mom of three hasn’t outright denied the claims, she insists on Twitter “the truth will come out” and wants everyone to remember that right now, all of these reports are merely allegations.

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They’re going to court next month

They’re going to court next month Credit: MTV

Nathan revealed their court date is set for October 2, at which point they’ll likely revisit Kaiser’s custody situation. 

That seems like forever from now, though, and we know a whole lot will unfold in the interim!


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They’re going to court next month

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Nathan revealed their court date is set for October 2, at which point they’ll likely revisit Kaiser’s custody situation. 

That seems like forever from now, though, and we know a whole lot will unfold in the interim!


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Jenelle and David failed a drug test during the CPS investigation

Jenelle and David failed a drug test during the CPS investigation Credit: MTV

New disturbing info via The Ashley reveals both Jenelle and her future husband tested positive for some sort of substance in March, when the CPS was still investigating their home.

The New Hanover County Department of Social Services put in place a set of rules the parents must follow in order to keep baby Ensley. The couple most likely adhered to these regulations since the investigation concluded in May.

Jenelle and David failed a drug test during the CPS investigation

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New disturbing info via The Ashley reveals both Jenelle and her future husband tested positive for some sort of substance in March, when the CPS was still investigating their home.

The New Hanover County Department of Social Services put in place a set of rules the parents must follow in order to keep baby Ensley. The couple most likely adhered to these regulations since the investigation concluded in May.

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This CPS investigation was the real reason Jenelle and Barbara went to court in May

This CPS investigation was the real reason Jenelle and Barbara went to court in May Credit: MTV

Though from the outside it looked like just another hearing for custody over Jace, Babs has come clean, revealing a lot of why she and her daughter went back to court in May was because of these drug allegations.

“That’s the reason we were going to court. I can’t send [Jace] over there when that’s happened [Ensley testing positive for drugs],” Barb said. “I don’t want to put him in that atmosphere."

She added, “I knew all along [about Ensley] and never exposed it until the day of court in May. And the baby was born in January. All that time I never opened my mouth.”

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This CPS investigation was the real reason Jenelle and Barbara went to court in May

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Though from the outside it looked like just another hearing for custody over Jace, Babs has come clean, revealing a lot of why she and her daughter went back to court in May was because of these drug allegations.

“That’s the reason we were going to court. I can’t send [Jace] over there when that’s happened [Ensley testing positive for drugs],” Barb said. “I don’t want to put him in that atmosphere."

She added, “I knew all along [about Ensley] and never exposed it until the day of court in May. And the baby was born in January. All that time I never opened my mouth.”

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Babs claims Jenelle smoked weed while pregnant with Jace, too

Babs claims Jenelle smoked weed while pregnant with Jace, too Credit: MTV

“You should not be smoking weed when you’re pregnant,” she said. 

“She was friggin’ stoned the whole time [she was pregnant with Jace.] I don’t care what it is. It is illegal. She is irresponsible.”

Editor's note: This has not been confirmed.

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Babs claims Jenelle smoked weed while pregnant with Jace, too

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“You should not be smoking weed when you’re pregnant,” she said. 

“She was friggin’ stoned the whole time [she was pregnant with Jace.] I don’t care what it is. It is illegal. She is irresponsible.”

Editor's note: This has not been confirmed.

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As is the case with most Teen Mom 2 custody battles, things are getting seriously fired up between Jenelle Evans and Nathan Griffith and his mom, Doris Davidson.

Allegations have been spreading left and right since we first learned the mom of three allegedly ingested weed while pregnant, leading Doris to file for emergency custody of Jenelle’s second son, Kaiser.

But since it can be hard to keep track of all the crazy headlines, we’ve compiled all the latest updates for you in the slideshow above.

So take a deep breath, flip through the slides, and just keep in mind — most of this is alleged until proven otherwise.

Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.