Amber Portwood May Not Regain Custody Of Leah

Amber Portwood May Not Regain Custody Of Leah

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood may lose custody permanently of her darling 2-year-old daughter, Leah, to ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley

The 21-year-old reality TV star – who is currently in a Malibu rehab facility after her June 2011 suicide attempt – may have a hard time if she decides to regain custody after recent events.

Gary’s attorney, Jeff Lockwood, tells Star magazine he believes that custody of lovely Leah will indeed be a permanent situation.

“I think custody will go to Gary,” Lockwood states. To regain custody, Amber would need to be “able to maintain a clean track record.”

This feat could prove to be an uphill battle for Amber. Not only was she hospitalized in June for a suicide attempt, she was also investigated by Child Protection Services and jailed on domestic abuse charges last year.

However, Gary does not plan on preventing Amber from seeing little Leah.

“We will aim for her to have a whole lot of visitations,” Lockwood reported. He also hinted at the fact that the dynamic duo may even move in together so Amber can still maintain full time mommy duties, even though she can’t have custody.

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  1. Anonymous

    This picture should be enough reasoning of what a fit mothers she is! On the phone while her child sits on the dirty concrete with crackers. Sorry but she’s a terrible, selfish mom!

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    • Anonymous

      Good lord! We know Amber’s not a good mom, but come on. It looks like they’re at the airport and Amber’s making a phone call. So her daughter’s sitting on the (dirty, omg!) sidewalk outside the airport. I’m sure she survived… Do we have to criticize her for EVERYTHING she does?

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  2. Gisele

    Selfish is right. She/Gary could have given that precious little girl a wonderful gift by choosing an adoption plan for her.

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  3. Anonymous

    My friend is actually a sound guy, and is filling in for someone on an episode of Teen Mom. He says that she, as well as Farrah, are as bad as they seem on tv. They also get paid about $100,000 an episode.

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  4. Tazina

    I also noticed that right away, lets her daughter sit on the dirty concrete while she is on her cell phone. Couldn’t she have found a better place to sit down and talk where her daughter is up off the ground? She is a poor excuse for a mom.

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  5. Anonymous

    What is this ‘woman’ doing that is so exhausting she needs to get energy from a Red Bull?

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  6. Anonymous

    I am not going to talk sh!t here on amber .. i was to a teen mom and as for me it was easy beacuse me and my husband worked great as a team together and we did what was right for our son .. Today we have 5 great kids who are our world , but getting back to amber , Beacuse she is letting her kid sit on the dirty floor and maybe be selfish that does not make her a bad mom .. she is a B don’t get me wrong , but i really do think she loves leah and its hard for someone teen moms to cope with being a mom at a young age ..
    Amber yes she selfish and is someonetime out of her mind , but she is human to and people handle things in their own way .. Look at casey anthony everyone thought she was a GREAT mom and blah blah .. u can’t jugde a book by its cover … Amber can be a good mom … we dont know

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  7. Sarah34

    Anonymous 7:26pm @ If she was a great mom or even a good one she would not have lost custody of Leah so many times and CPS wouldn’t be at her door all the time, what is this her 4th or 5th time losing custody she not taking being a mom seriously enough to get her Sh*t together and be the mom that Leah needs.

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    • Paige

      Anonymous 7:26pm Has a name PAIGE …..Amber is also on a TV and they do alot of sh!t for ratings .. I don’t know AMBER . nor does anyone else on this blog so who is anyone to Judge ?? Their ARE alot of moms that need CPS to come and take their kids away and don’t beacuse they don’t have a camera on them taping a reality show .

      Again ..SHE had CPS come for DOMESTIC violence beacuse of that lazy A$$ Gary .. not for hitting or not taken care of leah or letting her sit on the dirty floor eatting fishys…..so many people don’t take care of their kids and ” act ” like they do and something happends to them , hurt , dead , etc and cps never come to their homes or anthing before the Unthinkable has happend ..

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      • Anonymous

        No, do not blame Gary for Amber’s abuse. She has a serious problem with rage, and it may be only a matter of time before that rage turns on her daughter. THAT is why CPS is after her.

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  8. LaKesha

    Are you kidding me you great, wonderful, perfect moms? Have anyone of you never sat on the ground as a child or allowed your child to sit on the ground? Amber is not a perfect mom, but these reactions to this picture…ridiculous!

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  9. Gretchen

    Personally I hope she finds a wonderful foster-to-adopt home, since that won’t happen, I do hope her Grandma raises her

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  10. Ondine

    I predict nothing but more problems for Amber if she makes a deal w/ the devil and decides to live w/ Gary so she has 100% access to the baby girl. It is very obvious she cannot stand him and in fact has been moved to violence more than once while dealing w/ him. She has absolutely no affection for him so yes it would be a colossal mistake for her to live w/ him. I know she wants to live w/ her daughter but still, those 2 together are a nightmare. Neither Gary nor Amber can be a decent single parent w/out the assistance of THEIR mothers, the baby’s grandmothers. I’m w/ many on this site, I say put the little girl up for adoption and for Amber and Gary to have no further contact w/ each other at all. It’s a sad solution but is overall in the best interests of that innocent little girl who deserves a life so much better than the hand she has been dealt w/ these two losers as parents.

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  11. Paige

    personally i think all these ” teen moms ” have gotten alittle selfish and money happy …..

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  12. Anonymous

    I totally agree with LaKesha. Wow, she’s sitting on the concrete, call the police. She’ll survive, people.

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  13. Sarah34

    First off PAIGE if you don’t post your name how is someone supposes to know it, are we mind readers. CPS has only been called when they’re not filming and the DOMESTIC violence happen if front of Leah you don’t call that child abused.. Gary maybe a lazy A$$ but so is she.

    FYI you just Judge Gary Without knowing him by calling him a lazy A$$ remember your words “on TV and they do a lot of sh!t for ratings .. ”
    You don’t know Gary but you have know problem judging him.

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    • Paige

      sarah .. WHO ARE U????????????? AMBER AND GARYS NANNY ??????????????? HOW DO U KNOW WHO IS LAZY AND WHO IS NOT .. I HAVE WATCHED THE SHOW AND MY SISTER FRIEND KNOWS AMBER AND GARY BEFORE THEY EVEN HAD LEAH AND AMBER IS A B!TCH AND LAZY … GARY ACTS LIKE A GOOD DAD … BUT WHEN LEAH IS IN GARYS HANDS THAT LITTLE GIRL ALWAYS HAS A FILL DIAPER THAT U CAN RING OUT THE PEE AND SH!T ……. ” WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD ” GARY DOES NOT WORK AND IS LIVING OFF OF THE SHOW AND LEAH AND AMBERS BACK … i know my husband and i were young , but he went out got a job and did the right thing … THANKS

      PS WHO SAID U WERE A MIND READER ????? UR JUST THE “fyi ” that knows everything

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      • Come On America! It's about the CHILD!

        “GARY DOES NOT WORK AND IS LIVING OFF OF THE SHOW AND LEAH AND AMBERS BACK …”

        Hmmm…I can think of a lot of sports wives that do the same thing. So are you saying it is always bad, or just when the guy does it? Guys are supposed to work and support themselves, right? Women are supposed to get half of whatever he makes. But turn it around and suddenly it a horrible atrocity for a guy to be supported by a woman. Equality? Seriously?

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  14. popsykl

    leah is so super beautiful…..BOTH her parents are tools…..

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  15. Anonymous

    if she could be a good mom, then we would have seen that on tv by now. i know thay reality tv edits and just shows the viewers what can be interesting and all but come on, domestic violence towards your 300 lbs bf is ridiculous. calling your own mother names and yelling at her is also not cool! and she just made a lot of mistakes too much actually to make me conclude that she is just a bad mother. and gary isn’t a good dad too, but much better parent than amber. on almost all the episodes, you’d see leah walking or playing around while naked. can’t they just put clothes on her? can’t they fix her hair right so it’s out of her eyes and it won’t irritate them. geesh. they’re just doing teen mom for the money. that’s probably why gary would still let amber see leah, so he could still be part of the show. teen mom glorifies teen pregnancy. its crazy.

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  16. Come On America! It's about the CHILD!

    To regain custody, Amber would need to be “able to maintain a clean track record.”

    This is as telling as it gets in this country. If the father had done the same things, he wouldn’t get custody even IF he maintained a clean track record. Heck, even if he was a perfect father, he wouldn’t get custody in this country. We, for some reason, are always blinded when it is a mom and refuse to hold her accountable. Give her another chance…as if the baby is in a foster home just waiting for her to straighten out. WAKE UP! She is with her father, where she belongs!

    Amber is not ready for realistic relationship with an adult, in fact she is a domestic abuser. Anyone in their right mind would never even contemplate giving custody to a father who has a history of abuse. But when it’s a mother…well, if she isn’t caught for three months, then we should take the child from a safe environment with the father, and take a chance that she’ll be OK with her mother. Best interest of the child? Really? In what universe? Have we been so inundated with special interest propaganda that we’re willing to risk a child for current political correctness? Sick! History will not be kind to this sexist society, and all the pain they bring to our children in the name of a political platform.

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  17. Anonymous

    In reference to why is she drinking a redbull….what is she doing that is so exhausting….being a mom. It’s rewarding and wonderful, but even with the most well behaved children, emotionally and physically exhausting.

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