Since the beginning of her reality TV run, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood has been really honest with the struggles she’s faced. From sex addiction to issues with the law, and even time spent in prison, she has let fans into her life in a way that is raw and honest.
Because of the different battles Amber has faced over the years, she and her exes have fought for custody of their children. But what’s happening now?
Teen Mom OG: Amber Portwood’s Relationship With Her Daughter, Leah, Is Currently Strained.
According to The Sun, Amber Portwood has partial custody of her son, James, but has not seen her daughter, Leah, in some time. Currently, Amber is in court fighting for more time with James. She wants full custody, but that may not happen, as her ex Andrew Glennon has claimed that Amber beat their child. Right now, Andrew has had primary custody of James since the couple broke up in 2019. But in August 2021, Andrew posted on his Instagram Story insinuating that Amber hit James. “You hit your baby boy,” the post said. “Really?!”
The Sun says that while Andrew has primary custody of James, Amber Portwood is allowed three unsupervised visits per week. Originally, she wanted to add overnight visits to the court order because she says it’s in her son’s “best interest,” but because of Andrew’s social media post, she now wants full custody.
In addition, Amber Portwood is also taking legal action against Andrew for his Instagram Story where he insinuated that she hit James. She called the post “false and defamatory” and said it was done to damage his reputation. In addition, Andrew posted pictures of James on social media, which she said is a violation of an agreement they made.
On an episode of Teen Mom OG that aired in September 2021, Amber Portwood said she hadn’t seen Leah in a while. “I haven’t seen her in quite some time,” she said in a confessional. “Leah and I are still struggling with our relationship. My relationship with Leah has changed a lot.”
Amber also shared screenshots from her phone showing text messages she had sent to Leah. They hadn’t been answered. “All I do is text Leah all the time,” she also said. “I don’t get anything back. Never. Not anymore.”