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Looks like Jenelle Evans's baby daddy, Nathan Griffith, is gearing up to be a dad for round three! This MMA fighter already has a daughter named Emery from a previous relationship, and recently had a baby boy named Kaiser with Jenelle — but what about Jenelle's son, Jace?

Nathan's been a part of this little dude's life for well over a year, and has definitely become a father-figure to him. Plus, Jenelle and Nathan are getting married sometime in the near future, so you better believe he wants to adopt Jace!

The problem? Jace currently lives with his grandmother, Barbara Evans, who's had custody of the little guy since his infancy. “I want custody of Jace,” Nathan tells OK! Magazine (via The Ashley’s Reality Roundup). “He listens to me and I’m a good role model for him. [Barbara] just yells at him.”

Barbara did a pretty amazing job raising Jace while Jenelle partied up a storm, but it makes sense that Nathan wants to be more involved in this kiddo's life.

“I look at him as one of my kids so I want him in a more structured and understanding home,” Nathan explains. “When he’s with Barbara it gives me an unsettling feeling in my stomach.”

Of course Nathan has lots of love for Babs (how could he not? She's flawless), but he seems pretty dead set on swooping Jace out from under her. “I love her and I respect her, but she hasn’t grown up yet — and I don’t like that,” Nathan says.


Hmm, last time we checked Babs wasn't the one getting tasered by the police after a DUI (yep, that would be Nathan), but we're sure he and Jenelle have shaped up to be amazing parents. And now that Jace is a big brother, it makes sense for him to live with his mom full-time!

Do you think Nathan should adopt Jace? Let us know in the comments!

Source: OK! Magazine via The Ashley's Reality Roundup