Teen Mom Jenelle Evans buys troubled Jace, 12, a bow and arrow for his birthday after Barbara says he ‘set fire to home’

TEEN Mom 2 alum Jenelle Evans bought her troubled son Jace, 12, a bow and arrow for his birthday.

The 29-year-old’s gift comes after his grandma Barbara claimed he “set fire to her home.”


Jenelle shared that she bought Jace a bow and arrowCredit: TikTok @jenellelevans
The troubled 12-year-old seemed happy with his gift


The troubled 12-year-old seemed happy with his giftCredit: TikTok @jenellelevans
Jenelle's mom Barbara previously claimed Jace 'set fire to her home'


Jenelle’s mom Barbara previously claimed Jace ‘set fire to her home’Credit: MTV

Jenelle took to TikTok on Wednesday to show fans the gift she bought her eldest son for his recent birthday.

After sharing that Jace “finally got his birthday present in the mail,” the TV personality explained that she bought him a bow and arrow.

She showed Jace happily holding the gift before she explained: “We had to get him a special left handed one because they didn’t have any of those in the store.”

Following clips showed the 12-year-old shooting the arrows, as well as Jenelle and her husband David Eason enjoying glasses of wine.

Additionally, the couple’s four-year-old daughter Ensley made an appearance as she cuddled with a new cat.

The video continued with the MTV star explaining that David, 33, set up a target for Jace and then “it was time to shoot.”

While turning the camera to herself, Jenelle concluded in a voiceover: “We had a great day and Jace was really excited he got to shoot his bow and arrow, so highly suggest it!”

Alongside the clip, the Teen Mom 2 alum wrote: “Testing out Jace’s birthday gift 👍🏼🎁 #BowAndArrow #LeftHanded.”

Jenelle shares Jace with ex Andrew Lewis, while she is also the mother to seven-year-old Kaiser with ex Nathan Griffith.


While many fans praised the TV personality’s parenting skills in the comments section, others might question if the potentially dangerous gift was the best idea.

Back in April, The Sun exclusively revealed that Jenelle claimed Jace set fire to Barbara’s home.

According to North Carolina court papers exclusively obtained by The Sun, Jenelle filed for sole custody of her troubled son Jace and asked the court to grant emergency custody to her on January 28, 2021. 

Barbara currently has primary physical and legal custody of Jace, while Jenelle has visitation with him every other weekend.

She previously signed over custody of her oldest son to her mother in June 2010. 


According to the custody filing, Jenelle claimed there has been a “substantial change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the minor child” that warrants a change in the custody agreement. 

The former Teen Mom 2 star also claimed Jace is “at risk of bodily injury” in the care of his grandmother, which is why she is filing for emergency custody. 

Jenelle alleged Jace has had “increasingly worse behavior problems that cause him to be physically aggressive, out of control and unsafe.”

In the filing, Jenelle noted an alleged incident on December 19, 2020 where Jace and Barbara “argued throughout the day.”

The court papers claimed: “The minor child physically assaulted [Barbara] twice causing injury to [Barbara.] The Minor child also burned the carpet because he was angry with [Barbara]. 

“The minor child has a history of starting fires in the home of [Barbara].”

Jenelle claimed her mother “did not contact the crisis line or seek any treatment or professional help for the minor child during this incident.”

The MTV star alleged Barbara reached out to Jenelle for help with Jace, while she also claimed she picked up Jace to bring him to live with her primarily at the consent of Barbara in December 2020. 

Jenelle and Barbara have had a troubled relationship over the years, which was heavily documented during their time on Teen Mom 2.

Jenelle is the mother to three children


Jenelle is the mother to three childrenCredit: Jenelle Evans/Instagram
She has had a rocky relationship with Barbara over the years


She has had a rocky relationship with Barbara over the yearsCredit: MTV

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