Speaks for her friend. Catelyn Lowell came in defense of Amber Portwood after the latter lost custody of their 4-year-old son James.
“I love you. I’m so sorry this is happening and SO undeserved,” he said overcome chaos The 30-year-old co-author wrote via Instagram on Thursday, July 28, commenting on a post about the situation that Portwood, 32, shared earlier that day.
“He needs you in his life and what they decided is so wrong on so many levels,” the Michigan native continued. “YOU [know] Your truth and all the hard work you’ve put in. Don’t let ANYONE think otherwise! I am here for you forever and ever.”
Earlier this week a judge granted his father sole legal and primary custody of James. Andrew Glennon. The little one will be moving to California from Indiana to live with his father, 38.
“I’ve worked so hard to better myself and improve my relationships with my kids,” Portwood said Us weekly in a statement following the court ruling on Wednesday, July 27. “While I’ve always been open about my past substance abuse and struggles with mental illness, a person should have the opportunity to redeem themselves and not be tied down to their past issues.”
the previous 16 and pregnant star adding that she “spent years rebuilding bridges and did everything that was asked of her,” “including filing 21 negative drug tests and conducting multiple psychological assessments.”
She added: “If your path hasn’t been perfect but you’ve worked hard to become a better, more stable and caring person today, then keep doing what I will do. I will never stop fighting for my children who I love dearly.”
According to court records obtained by The sunthe judge advised Glennon “to seek and consider the mother’s opinion before making important decisions regarding the child’s medical treatment, upbringing and religion.”
For his part, the videographer didn’t hold back when reacting to his victory. “We survived the nightmare,” he said E! news On Wednesday. “Now we can live the dream.”
The ruling ended the custody battle that began in July 2019 when the Never late The author was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly wielding a machete in Glennon, which she was dating in 2017. Three months after her arrest, the Teen Mom OG star pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery and intimidation.
Portwood is also the mother of 13-year-old Leah, who she shares with her ex Gary Shirley. Their strained relationship was documented in the last season of Teen Mom OGwhich aired last year.
“It really breaks my heart that Leah and I are drifting apart,” the Native American said on a September 2021 episode of the reality series. “I really think if I could go to therapy with Leah it would bring us closer together. “
Earlier this year, Portwood said Us that her relationship with the teenager was beginning to improve. “I can’t speak for Leah, but when we’re together now it’s day and night,” she explained in January. “It is simply beautiful.”