Former 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans and David Eason lose custody of their three children

Former 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans and David Eason lose custody of their three children

Reality TV personality Jenelle Evans and pipe welder David Eason have temporarily lost custody of their three children, a North Carolina judge ruled on Tuesday. "The judge told Jenelle that she failed to protect the children while they were in her care," an insider told Radar Online. The source added that Evans was "sobbing in court."

According to the outlet, Evans and Easons' two-year-old daughter Ensley and nine-year-old son Jace were placed in the custody of Evans' mother, Barbara. Meanwhile, four-year-old Kaiser, the son of Evans and ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith, has placed in his father's custody.  As for David Eason's eleven-year-old daughter, Maryssa, she will remain living with her mother,Whitney Johnson.

Jenelle Evans and David Eason Credit: Getty

"Jenelle was stunned that the judge did not give her back the kids," an insider told E! News. "They are all for the time being remaining with their respective caregivers." "At this time we are cooperating with the judge and legal team from court," Evans’ manager Johnny Donovan told Us Weekly. "We have no comment at this time and we appreciate the concerns regarding our client and her children. We will continue to cooperate with the court and their decisions."

Authorities removed the children from Eason and Evans' North Carolina home earlier this month due to a violent incident. Allegedly Eason shot and killed the family dog, Nugget, because it "snapped" at their toddler, Ensley. "Whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that sh*t at all," Eason wrote in a quickly deleted Instagram post . "I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me."

In the wake of that disturbing report, MTV fired Evans from Teen Mom 2. As for Eason, the network let him go back in Feburary 2018, due to homophobic remarks on social media. "MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since," a network spokesperson told Us Weekly. "Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season."

Following the horrific incident, Evans was reportedly considering divorce. After all, numerous studies have drawn links between the abuse of animals and violence against people, according to The Humane Society. Many people would consider a spouse killing the family dog a huge red flag. Yet the couple remains married, as of this writing. An inside told E! News that Evans is currently "focusing on getting her kids back and she is focusing on working on her marriage."

Eason and Evans tied the knot in  September 2017 after two years of dating.