It’s official! As of Wednesday (December 14) Teen Mom star Gary Shirley has been granted custody of 3-year-old Leah – his daughter with Amber Portwood.
“Today the Department of Child Services dismissed their case against both parents,” explains Gary’s attorney, Jeff Lockwood, to Hollybaby. “Now that DCS is out of the way, regular court order comes into play.”
Gary is the primary custodian, which means he has custody of Leah and Amber has visitation rights.
For now, Amber will see her daughter every other weekend and alternating holidays. There will also be an arrangement for time spent together during the summer months.
“Gary loves Leah very much. In my opinion, he still has strong feelings for Amber,” says Lockwood. “Whatever her struggles are, he wishes her the best and supports her, but his primary concern is protecting Leah.”
Proud daddy Gary took to Twitter after the case was settled: “Today amongst all days is the single greatest day for the rest of my life:)”