A week after she was charged with domestic assault and battery, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood learned today that her 2-year-old daughter Leah will become a ward of the state.
RadarOnline.com reports that an Indiana court made the decision this afternoon during an emergency child placement hearing. Though Leah will continue to live with her dad Gary Shirley, the Indiana Department of Child Services will monitor her well-being and the reality star mom’s progress.
Following the hearing Amber went to Gary’s home for a supervised one-hour visit with her daughter. The former couple reportedly left the courthouse arm-in-arm.
Today’s news is the latest development an ongoing saga. Last week’s assault charges against the 20-year-old MTV star stemmed from repeated incidents in which she reportedly choked, slapped and kicked her ex – at times in front of their daughter.
Leah went to live with Gary – apparently with Amber’s approval – in October.
“I feel like everything is spinning out of control, and I’m trying to put the pieces back together,” she said earlier this month. “I have to get myself better so when I get my baby back, she sees her mom as happy as can be.”