Teen Mom‘s Amber Portwood says life has not been easy since her daughter went to live with her father. In an interview with Us Amber opens up about how she is coping with being away from Leah, 2, and the circumstances surrounding their separation.
The young mom says that being apart from her daughter “is the lowest of the low. Every night she’s been saying, ‘Where’s Mommy?’
“I feel like everything is spinning out of control, and I’m trying to put the pieces back together,” she says. “I have to get myself better so when I get my baby back, she sees her mom as happy as can be.”
Although it was at first thought that the child was taken away from her by Child Protective Services, she and ex-fiance Gary Shirley actually both agreed that Leah is better off living with her father for her own safety, at least for now.
“Child Protective Services agreed it was safer for her to stay at Gary’s because of all the photographers outside my house,” says Portwood, who was once investigated by police because of a physical attack on her ex.