Former “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Eason is speaking out after temporarily losing custody of her three children.
A judge ruled on Tuesday her three children, Jace, 9, Kaiser, 4, and Ensley, 2, should be removed from the home she shares with husband, David Eason.
The decision came amid concerns for the children’s safety after David allegedly shot and killed Jenelle’s French bulldog earlier this month while the children were in their care.
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Nugget… I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you’re not here, when I come home you’re not here, when I go to bed… you’re not here. You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back. #Heartbroken #Distraught 😓😪💔
In a statement to The Hollywood Gossip, Jenelle said that she is cooperating:
“I am currently following what my attorney has asked. I don’t want to speak publicly on the matter currently as that will jeopardize the possibilities of getting my kids back.”
The mother of three added:
“I ask everyone to have an open heart before they judge how the media is portraying me.”
David wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that he shot the dog because it snapped at their 2-year-old daughter, which left Jenelle distraught.
She previously stated that she was considering a divorce from him after the incident, but now appears to be sticking by his side.
Jenelle said in the statement:
“I love being a mother and David and I will get through this. We are staying strong and united.”
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#Family 💓 After this stressful reunion, I’ve been put through the ringer. To trust an entire group of people for years then they turn their back on you and treat you like a puppet is beyond words. Family is everything I need to make it through my hard times and I am truly #blessed for what I have today. Didn’t take many pictures but super happy my mom was there by my side to defend everything. Please don’t ever let anyone bring you down and be strong in whatever you do. #TeenMom2 #ReunionSpecial
The couple will allegedly have to follow several steps to get the three children back, including parenting class and drug testing.
In the meantime, Jace and Ensley are staying with their grandmother, Barbara, while Kaiser is staying with his father, Nathan Griffith.
It was allegedly Griffith’s testimony against Jenelle and David that helped persuade the judge that they may be a danger to the children, Dearly reported.
David was placed under investigation by local authorities and Animal Control after admitting to shooting the dog, though it’s unclear if the investigation is still ongoing.
Jenelle and her husband will reportedly head back to court on Tuesday.