REAL REASON why 'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood lost custody of James, 4, to ex Andrew Glennon revealed
It's a bombshell verdict as the custody judge wrote that various considerations influenced her decision to grant Andrew Glennon, 38, exclusive custody of him and Amber's son James. Teen Mom Amber Portwood's court and deposition behavior were noted by the judge in her judgment awarding custody to her ex, according to The Sun.
The judge focused on Amber's most recent book, 'So You're Crazy, Too?' which was made public only a few weeks before her and Andrew's last custody hearings. "Amber discusses her significant history of substance abuse, her history of domestic violence, her volatile attitude and proclivity for aggression, her extensive mental health issues, and her belief that the in-patient facility she attended for anger management should have been for drug use," she wrote in the judgment.
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"Her fear that she will never have overnight parenting time with her son, that she finds herself canceling on her son more frequently than she would like, and the prospect of being released from probation soon concerns her because she will be unwatched and unchecked," the judge concluded, referring to Amber's concerns about the issues she addressed in her book. Also, the judge cited the Teen Mom OG star's outbursts during the case's closing phases earlier this year.
The judge also took Amber's actions during the last hearing dates in early March into account, writing in the ruling that "Mother had difficulties regulating her emotions at several points while testifying."
Amber speaks out
The Teen Mom OG star posted on Instagram speaking out for herself on the ruling. the post has a white square with black text on it. A statement written on the post reads, "I'm devastated and heartbroken by this outcome. I've worked so hard to better myself and improve my relationship with my children." Amber's statement continued, "While I've always been candid about my past substance abuse and issues with mental health, a person should have a chance to redeem themselves and not be tethered to their issues from the past."
She has been open about her struggles with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder over the years. "I've been living in a nightmare for so long, trying to prove myself.. I wouldn't wish this unbearable pain on any mother or father," her statement concluded.
American TV personality Catelynn Baltierra responded, "I love you. I’m so sorry that this is happening and SO undeserved… He needs you in his life and what they decided is so wrong on so many levels… YOU know ur truth and all the hard work you have done. DONT let ANYONE make you think differently! I’m here for you forever and always." Mackenzie wrote, "My love to you sweet Amber, everyone deserves the grace of a second chance. Especially when they put in the hard work of changing and we've all seen you put that work in. We know you love your kids and this is completely unfair. Don't give up. You are a queen and there are better days ahead. I am rooting for you."
The court presiding over Amber's custody case noticed key issues that were brought to light during the hearing, which contributed to ex-Andrew receiving full custody of his and Amber's son, according to the ruling, reported The Sun. The judge cited Amber's substance abuse history and added "While pregnant, Mother had someone with prior gang affiliation bring her marijuana and pain pills to the home." Amber allegedly agreed to "smoking marijuana prior to, throughout, and after her pregnancy with the child," she added.