Amber Portwood’s ex Andrew Glennon responds to custody gain

Andrew Glennon is ready to celebrate after winning primary physical and sole legal custody of his and ex Amber Portwood’s son, James.

“We got through the nightmare,” the cameraman, 38, told E! News after Wednesday’s decision. “Now we are going to make the dream come true.”

Glennon’s request to move his little one was granted by an Indiana judge, according to court documents obtained by The US Sun.

However, according to the documents, the California resident will “must seek and consider the mother’s opinion before making important decisions regarding the child’s medical treatment, education and religion.”

Portwood, 32, addressed the news on Instagram Live Wednesday, claiming her mental illness had been “used against” her.

The “Teen Mom OG” star argued that mistakes from her “past” should not have been considered by the judge as long as she was busy improving herself.

Andrew Glennon and son James
The cameraman called the custody battle a “nightmare.”

Portwood, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, noted that she intended to “fight” the decision.

“A person should be given the opportunity to redeem themselves and not be tied down to their past problems,” the MTV personality explained to E! News. “If your path wasn’t perfect, but you worked hard to become a better, more stable and caring person today, then keep going as I will.”

Amber Portwood and son James
The “Teen Mom OG” star gave birth to her baby boy in 2018.

According to the former couple’s updated custody schedule, Portwood will have nightly visits with James each month, which will alternate between Indiana and Glennon’s home state of California.

The reality star was previously allowed three unaccompanied visits a month.

Andrew Glennon and Amber Portwood
Portwood and Glennon split in 2019.
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Portwood and Glennon have been battling for custody of James since they called it quits in July 2019 after two years of dating.

The lighting and camera technician was initially given primary physical custody, sharing legal custody with the “16 and pregnant” alum, who had been arrested for allegedly going after him with a machete.

When Portwood pleaded guilty to domestic violence, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and domestic violence committed in the presence of a child under 16 in October 2019, she was ordered to attend parenting classes.

She is also the mother of 13-year-old daughter Leah, who she shares with ex Gary Shirley.

The “So you’re crazy too?” The author told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she and the teen have an “amazing” relationship.

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