Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood loses custody of her four-year-old son James

Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood ‘loses custody of son, four,’ who will now have to ‘move from his mother’s Indiana home to California to live with his father’

Amber Portwood has lost custody of her four-year-old son James as her bitter three-year court battle with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon comes to an end.

An Indianapolis judge granted the 32-year-old Teen Mom OG star’s ex sole legal and primary physical custody of their child, according to a report by The Sun on Wednesday.

In addition, the judge approved the 38-year-old videographer’s request to move with James from Amber’s home state of Indiana to Glennon’s family home in California.

The latest: Amber Portwood has lost custody of her four-year-old son James as her bitter three-year court battle with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon comes to an end

The latest: Amber Portwood has lost custody of her four-year-old son James as her bitter three-year court battle with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon comes to an end

Sole custody:  An Indianapolis judge judge granted the 32-year-old Teen Mom OG star's ex sole legal and primary physical custody of their child, according to a report by The Sun on Wednesday

Sole custody:  An Indianapolis judge judge granted the 32-year-old Teen Mom OG star’s ex sole legal and primary physical custody of their child, according to a report by The Sun on Wednesday

Per the outlet, the judge ordered Glennon to ‘seek out and consider the mother’s opinion before making any major decisions relating to the child’s medical treatment, education and religion.’

Portwood and Glennon were both ordered to undergo monthly drug screenings for the next six months with the television personality also ordered to ‘participate in individual counseling with the counselor of her selection and follow any recommendations made by the counselor.’ 

However, the judge approved a new custody arrangement that will allow Portwood to have overnight visits with James for the first time since 2019.

Relocating: In addition, the judge approved the 38-year-old videographer's request to move with James from Amber's home state of Indiana to Glennon's family home in California

Relocating: In addition, the judge approved the 38-year-old videographer’s request to move with James from Amber’s home state of Indiana to Glennon’s family home in California

Order: Per the outlet, the judge ordered Glennon to 'seek out and consider the mother's opinion before making any major decisions relating to the child's medical treatment, education and religion.'

Order: Per the outlet, the judge ordered Glennon to ‘seek out and consider the mother’s opinion before making any major decisions relating to the child’s medical treatment, education and religion.’

The new arrangement will be rolled out in incremental phases and will begin with three days a month of visitation for Amber alternating between California and Indiana. 

The former couple’s custody battle began in July 2019 when Portwood was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after she was accused of assaulting Glennon while he was holding James. 

In October 2019, Portwood pled guilty to two felony charges of domestic battery and intimidation. She was sentenced to 906 days of probation and ordered to take 26 weeks of parenting classes.  

Teen mom: Amber is also mother to 13-year-old daughter Leah Leann, whom she shares with her ex Gary Shirley, 35

Teen mom: Amber is also mother to 13-year-old daughter Leah Leann, whom she shares with her ex Gary Shirley, 35

The 16 and Pregnant alum and Glennon began dating in 2017 and welcomed James in May 2018. 

Amber is also mother to 13-year-old daughter Leah Leann, whom she shares with her ex Gary Shirley, 35.

Portwood has a long history of legal troubles which include felony convictions for inflicting domestic battery on Shirley and drug possession.

Troubled: Portwood has a long history of legal troubles which include felony convictions for inflicting domestic battery on Shirley and drug possession. Seen in 2017

Troubled: Portwood has a long history of legal troubles which include felony convictions for inflicting domestic battery on Shirley and drug possession. Seen in 2017

After news of the custody ruling broke on Wednesday, the Marriage Boot Camp star took to Instagram Live to share her thoughts.

According to Page Six, Amber, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, slammed the court’s decision and said that her mental illness was ‘used against’ her.

She vowed to stay ‘positive’ and ‘fight this’ while telling her fans that she was working to improve herself and should not be punished for ‘past’ mistakes.

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