Amber Portwood has not all the time been the perfect mom.
In any case, there are solely so many occasions which you could assault your kid’s father in entrance of them whereas conserving your self within the operating for “Mom of the 12 months.”
Judging by what we have realized from “Teen Mother” and varied police experiences through the years, Amber has, at occasions, been neglectful of her kids, she’s positioned them in questionable conditions, and naturally there’s the beforehand talked about verbal and bodily abuse that she’s thrown at her boyfriends in entrance of them.
She shares 13-year-old Leah with Gary Shirley and three-year-old James with Andrew Glennon, and he or she hasn’t had custody of both of them for a very long time.
She has supervised visits with James that Andrew has stated she typically blows off, and whereas she and Gary have a way more amicable relationship and he or she might see Leah far more typically, she form of simply does not.
Amber has been accused previously of selecting relationships over her kids, with after all her most severe dedicated relationship being together with her sofa.
However based on a brand new interview she did with The Ashley’s Actuality Roundup, that is all altering!
She started by giving an replace on how issues are going with Leah, saying “We at the moment are at a degree that it’s a enjoyable relationship. We’re not what folks suppose anymore.”
If that is what’s really taking place — everyone knows Amber has a little bit of a penchant for fibbing — that is fantastic information.
Within the final season of Teen Mother OG, Leah actually did not need a lot to do with Amber, so if she feels comfy sufficient to have even only a “enjoyable relationship” together with her, then possibly she actually has been engaged on herself.
“She wanted her time,” Amber continued. “She wanted to know and deal with my previous.”
Since we final noticed them, she stated that Leah “ended up coming to me and saying, ‘I’ll by no means choose you.'”
“I stated, ‘I am glad you stated that as a result of I do not need you to guage anybody. I would like you to have an open thoughts.'”
She took a second to brag on Leah there, saying “My daughter is so amazingly sensible and a gorgeous particular person.”
That’s, after all, because of the parenting of Gary and his spouse, Kristina, however Amber nonetheless tried to level out her personal particular contribution to her upbringing.
“Even by means of my errors I can present to my very own youngsters, that that is what to not do,” she defined. “I feel Leah took some time to know.”
“She advised me she might see the change [in me]. I assumed that was lovely of her to say. What I did, I used to be going to remain current and never steer clear of her.”
The Ashley experiences that Amber stated that she’s actually been doing plenty of work in remedy, and that even claimed “I am only a totally different particular person in terms of understanding what a codependent relationship is, and actual love and that’s with my household.”
Talking of her household, she stated “Gary is nice, we’re associates. He has an awesome spouse, it is form of superb after we’re all collectively. James thinks of them as an uncle and aunt. Emilee [Gary and Kristina’s daughter] treats [James] like a brother. It is superb to see.”
That is good to listen to too, contemplating that she had a little bit of a falling out with Gary and Kristina final 12 months.
However now it looks as if that they are all so shut that she stated “Every time I get right into a relationship, they will need to be pleased with the blended household.”
Lastly, Amber touched on her new e-book, “So, You are Loopy Too?”, which comprises loads of scandalous tales, together with how she spent a lot of her early Teen Mother earnings on strippers and medicines and random boyfriends.
Fortunately, she does not suppose Leah has learn the e-book, however she did say that “Leah is aware of a few issues” that had been mentioned in it.
“She’s conscious of what my psychological diseases are and that could be a massive step,” she stated.
Amber has performed many, many horrible issues, too many to rely, actually.
But when she’s genuinely making an attempt to do higher for her kids, then that is actually superb information, and we hope she’s capable of keep it up.