Jenelle Evans has temporarily lost custody of all three of her children.
According to a source close to Evans, a judge temporarily ruled that the "Teen Mom 2" star will not regain custody of her three children Jace, 9, Kaiser, 4, and Ensley, 2.
"Jenelle was stunned that the judge did not give her back the kids," the insider tells E! News. "They are all for the time being remaining with their respective caregivers."
Barbara Evans confirmed to E! News that she has custody of Jace and Ensley. She adds, "Of course I would like for Jenelle to get them all back eventually, but certain things have to happen first."
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As for David Eason's daughter, Maryssa, she remains in custody with her mother, Whitney Johnson.
Eason and Evans, along with the children's caregivers, will return to court next Tuesday to "see what the next steps are as this is a temporary custody decision," the source explains.
The source adds that Evans is "completely crushed" by the judge's ruling. Moreover, the source says this "whole ordeal" has made Evans sick.
A source previously told E! News that the legal drama "has been extremely draining" for Evans. "This was never expected. She is exhausted."
These custody hearings were initiated when her 4-year-old son Kaiser told his school counselors about the alleged murder of their family pet, a source previously shared. Child Protective Services then removed Kaiser from their North Carolina home, before eventually removing Ensley from the premises as well.
At the time, Evans told E! News, "During this difficult time, I am focused on getting Kaiser back and cooperating with my legal team on the next steps to getting my children back."
- Reporting by Jessica Finn