Teen Mom star Amber Portwood loses custody of son James to ex-Andrew Glennon. The ruling comes 2 years after Amber was charged with domestic battery.
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood and ex Andrew Glennon’s extensive custody battle has Andrew for years to gain custody of her son James. Amber has been open in regards to her mental health and has made steps to help herself, and helping others with bipolar once she was diagnosed. Her life has not been easy and her relationship with Andrew was no exception.
Their turbulent relationship ended in a horrific way when Andrew accused Amber of domestic violence while holding their son on the 4th of July. Leaked footage of the incident included audio and Ring camera footage. Andrew claimed Amber had swallowed an entire bottle of her medication, coming at him with a machete while he was holding their son. The world was horrified by her actions, and even though Amber denied the machete, the ring camera footage said otherwise. Amber was charged with domestic battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, and domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old. Amber was sentenced to 906 days of probation and a 26-week parenting class.
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The former Teen Mom couple’s custody battle started in July 2019. In July 2022 The Sun reported Andrew was granted sole custody and primary physical custody of their son James. If this wasn’t enough of a blow to Amber, Andrew was also granted the right to move James from Amber’s home in Indiana to his home estate in California. Amber stated in Teen Mom OG that this was the last thing she wanted, but unfortunately, the courts will allow this. While Andrew won full custody, it isn’t all bad news for Amber, she was granted overnight visitation which she hasn’t had since 2019. This will be a gradual introduction, which will alternate between Indiana and California. Andrew will also have to seek Teen Mom star Amber’s opinion before making decisions relating to James’ medical treatment, education, and religion.
Recently, Amber took to Instagram to express her hurt over the ruling. In an emotional Instagram live, Amber explained that she has worked incredibly hard to better herself and her relationship with her children. She went on to explain how open she has been about her past struggles and that she should have a chance to redeem herself. She is moving forward and expressed that she has submitted 21 negative drug tests and participated in multiple psychological evaluations, which she believed should be held in high regard by the court. Amber will continue to fight, and is currently looking into options as to how to appeal the ruling.
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While Amber has been through so much over the years, she is still bettering herself. This ruling was a shock for the star, but some Teen Mom fans believe she should be applauded for her hard work. While the future is unclear for Amber, she hopes to one day to regain custody of her son and move on with her life.