Things have been rough between Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans and her mother, Barbara Evans — and it all has to do with their custody arrangement over Jenelle’s seven-year-old son, Jace.

In Touch reported last week that the mother-of-three would now be able to spend time with her son on weekends, holidays, and during the summer months while Babs continues to hold primary custody — and in a new interview, Jace’s grandmother explained her side of the story.

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“I just want people to know that I’m not trying to keep Jace away from my daughter. I have to protect him from certain situations. I don’t hate my daughter,” Barbara told Us Weekly. “All of this was because I love Jace. Jace has a great life at my house: He’s going to school — he finishes in a couple weeks — he has friends now, he’s in Boy Scouts and he’s going to summer camp! He’s so excited for that.”

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“I think that in the end, our whole family will be very happy. My main concern was that my daughter and I would have a very drawn out court battle, and luckily that was not the case. I love her and don’t want to fight with her in a courtroom! It actually went much more smoothly than I could have hoped,” she added.

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Jenelle, however, has made clear that perhaps she could be a little happier with the outcome.

“I’m really happy we could come to a decision for Jace but it doesn’t change my feelings towards my mom. She still isn’t giving up my son to me but I will fight again in the future when the time is right,” she revealed last week. “I’m happy but devastated at the same time that I didn’t take it to trial. But in the world of Jenelle, you learn to pick and choose your battles.”

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Jenelle also shares a two-year-old son, Kaiser, with Nathan Griffith and a four-month-old daughter, Ensley, with her fiancé, David Eason.

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