‘Teen Mom OG’ star Amber Portwood loses custody of son James

Amber Portwood believes her mental illness was “used against” her after she lost custody of 4-year-old son James to ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.

Shortly after news broke through The Sun on Tuesday that the cameraman, 38, was given full physical and legal custody of the little one, Portwood, 32, went live on Instagram.

In addition to telling her followers that she was “staying positive” and going to “fight” this, the “Teen Mom OG” star argued that she shouldn’t be held responsible for mistakes from her “past” as long as she works on herself better.

The MTV personality, who has spoken of her struggles with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, gushed about her “wonderful” relationship with her and Gary Shirley’s 13-year-old daughter, Leah.

Portwood claimed James also enjoys their time together and said he repeatedly told her, “I love you.”

Amber Portwood and son James
She claims her mental health issues were “used” against her in the decision.

According to the ruling, Glennon will now be able to move their son from Indiana to his home state of California – but Portwood has been given overnight visits with James, starting at three days a month.

The judge recommended that she and Glennon take monthly drug tests, and also asked the light and camera technician to “examine and consider the mother’s opinion before making important decisions regarding the medical treatment, education and religion of the mother.” the child.”

Andrew Glennon and Amber Portwood
The former couple welcomed James in May 2018.
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Portwood gave birth to James in May 2018, a year before she and Glennon called it quits.

The former couple broke up in July 2019 when the reality star was arrested for allegedly attacking him with a machete. Glennon was subsequently given primary physical custody and shared joint custody with Portwood.

The Indiana resident pleaded guilty in October of that year to domestic violence, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and domestic violence committed in front of a child under the age of 16.

She was put on probation and ordered to take parenting classes.

Because the exes then had a lengthy custody battle, Portwood was allowed to visit her youngest child three times a month without supervision.

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