Speaking her actuality. Amber Portwood expressed her grief over dropping custody of her 4-year-old son, James, all through a Wednesday, July 27, courtroom ruling.
“I’ve labored so onerous to raised myself and improve my relationships with my children. Whereas I’ve always been candid about my earlier substance abuse and struggles with psychological illness, a person should have the prospect to redeem themselves and by no means be tethered to their points from the earlier,” the 32-year-old Teen Mom OG star talked about in an announcement to Us Weekly.
The Indiana native continued, ”I’ve spent years rebuilding bridges and did each little factor that was required of me, along with submitting 21 negative drug tests and current course of quite a few psychological evaluations, in case your avenue has not been good, nevertheless you’ve labored onerous to grow to be a larger, additional safe and caring particular person in the mean time, maintain transferring forward as I am going to. I’ll under no circumstances stop stopping for my children who I like larger than one thing.”
Portwood shared an identical assertion by Instagram on Thursday, July 28, together with that she was “devastated and heartbroken” by the ruling. “I’ve been residing in a nightmare for subsequently prolonged, making an attempt to present myself. I wouldn’t need this unbearable ache on any mother or father,” she wrote.
The very fact star’s ex Andrew Glennon was granted sole approved and first bodily custody of their son, in response to paperwork obtained by The Sun the similar day as a result of the courtroom ruling. James could be transferring from Indiana to California to reside with Glennon, 38.
In the midst of the ruling, the select recommended the cinematographer to “search out and consider the mother’s opinion sooner than making any essential decisions relating to the child’s medical remedy, coaching and religion.”
The earlier couple, who dated from 2017 to 2019, have been enmeshed in a custody battle for the earlier three years. Their approved drama began after Portwood was arrested for dwelling battery after allegedly wielding a machete at Glennon and threatening suicide in July 2019. That October, the 16 and Pregnant alum pleaded accountable to 2 felony charges of dwelling battery and intimidation, per the Indy Star.
The Under no circumstances Too Late author will also be mom to 13-year-old Leah, whom she shares with ex Gary Shirley. In a September 2021 episode of Teen Mom OG, she broke down in tears over her strained relationship alongside along with her daughter.
“It truly breaks my coronary coronary heart that Leah and I are drifting apart. I truly suppose if I may go to treatment with Leah, it would ship us nearer collectively,” the very fact star talked about. “We’ve already talked about treatment for Leah, nevertheless Gary wasn’t for it the least bit. Treatment is an efficient issue to get you and your mother once more collectively and having that mediator can get you to open up and understand a bit. I imagine she’ll be happier in life to understand a bit additional of what the earlier was and the best way I am in the mean time. It’s OK to have a mom that has been through these things. You shouldn’t be ashamed about it. Treatment is one factor that ought to happen.”
By January, the relationship had improved. “[Our visits are] actually going heaps increased,” Portwood knowledgeable Us on the time. “I can’t converse for Leah, nevertheless after we’re spherical each other now, it’s evening time and day. It’s merely beautiful.”