Putting Kaiser first. Jenelle Evans’ 4-year-old son seemingly spent time with his dad Nathan Griffith’s girlfriend, Ashley Lanhardt, amid the former Teen Mom 2 star’s battle with child protective services.
“About the cutest thing EVER!!! I love @a_lynn423 and how she treats Kaiser so good,” Griffith, 31, captioned a video of Kaiser and Lanhardt blowing kisses in the car on Sunday, May 19, via Twitter. “He loves his Ashley. #smile #teamGriffith.”
Lanhardt added, “And I love my kaiser.. and my emery !! #teamgriffith.”
Griffith shares Kaiser with Evans, 27. The twosome called off their engagement in 2015. The former marine is also the father of 8-year-old Emery from a previous relationship.
After Evans’ husband, David Eason, made headlines for shooting and killing his wife’s French bulldog, Nugget, CPS launched an investigation into the couple. As a result, Griffith’s mother, Doris, picked up Kaiser from school on May 10 — and hasn’t been back to Evans and Eason’s home since.
“Kaiser was taken from his daycare by his grandmother with no notice or call to me,” Evans previously confirmed to Us. “CPS told Doris to take Kaiser without my consent.”
While Evans and Eason went to court on Thursday, May 16, to attempt to regain custody of her kids, they were unsuccessful. A source previously told Us that the duo’s 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, is staying with Eason’s mother. The 30-year-old’s daughter from a previous relationship, Maryssa, is also with her grandmother.
Evans’ eldest son, Jace, for his part, lives with the former MTV star’s mother, Barbara. While the 9-year-old frequently spent time with his mother, Barbara has stopped bringing him to Evans and Eason’s home in the aftermath of the dog incident.
“My mom is keeping Jace from me, nobody else,” Evans told Us on May 13.
The Read Between the Lines author also spoke to Us about her custody arrangement with Griffith.
“Nathan is to have supervised visits and only supervised by Doris. Surprisingly, me and Nathan have been getting along, so I’m willing to maybe let his visits be unsupervised,” Evans told Us earlier this month, noting that the exes had an upcoming court date. “Me and Nathan have been in contact during all of this. He doesn’t want Kaiser taken from me.”
She added: “I’ve been fighting to get my son back, as they went behind my back and removed him without my consent.”
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