Amber Portwood is heartbroken after losing custody of her 4-year-old son James to her ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
An Indiana judge has ruled that the child will move to California with his father after a difficult custody battle between the Teen Mom OG star, 32, and Glennon, a Portwood representative who has been confirmed to People.
“Amber is shocked by the judge’s ruling,” an unnamed source told the outlet. “She loves her son more than anything and has always tried to be the best mother for him. It’s not perfect, but that was really dramatic.”
The source added that the MTV star is now “considering what options she has to fight this” and feels frustrated at how far she’s come. Portwood is going to therapy to “make herself better,” and has been doing so consistently for three years, according to the insider.
According to court documents obtained by The Sun, the judge granted Glennon sole legal and primary physical custody of James, but ordered him “to seek and consider the mother’s opinion before making any important decisions regarding the child’s medical treatment, upbringing and religion.” “.
Portwood was granted overnight visits to James’s, beginning three days a month, the documents said.
Overnight stays have been introduced to help James adjust to his new schedule and it will rotate between Indiana, where Portwood and Glennon currently live, and California, where the latter will move into a family home with James.
In phase two, her attendance is increased to five days, and phase three is set at an indefinite number of days, with the document noting that “according to Indiana’s parenting guidelines, mother will be majoring in parental leave by a factor that varies by age.” of the child.”
The judge ordered both Glennon and Portwood to submit monthly drug tests for the next six months.
The court battle between the exes began in 2019 after the “Teen Mom” star was arrested for assaulting Glennon while holding her son. She was charged with domestic assault, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and domestic assault committed in the presence of a child under the age of 16.
In October 2019, Portwood was sentenced to two and a half years probation and ordered by the court to attend parenting classes.
She completed her probation, which included a 26-week Batterer’s Intervention Program and fines of over $1,000, according to The Sun.
In addition to James, Portwood also has a daughter, 13-year-old Leah, with ex Gary Shirley.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/teen-mom-star-amber-portwood-shocked-after-losing-custody-4-year-old-son-report-1835358?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution ‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood ‘shocked’ after losing custody of her 4-year-old son: report