The Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has lost custody of her son James to her ex-boyfriend Andrew. Amber and Andrew had been battling a legal case for almost three years. Previously, Amber underwent a drug test (that came out negative) to gain custody of the child. Additionally, she was also accused of domestic violence. The legal battle continued, mostly in favor of Andrew. Finally, as the legal files are closed now, Amber has reacted after losing custody of her son. Let’s keep going in the article to better look at the custody case.
Teen Mom: Amber Lost The Legal Battle, Left Heartbroken & Devastated!
Finally, the files of Amber and Andrew’s child custody are closed. The judge granted custody to Andrew, leaving Amber in tears. Amber met Andrew almost a decade after she was featured on Teen Mom. The love story began, and the couple was blessed with a beautiful son James. The little boy was born in 2018 and is the second child of Amber. Everything was going fine, and suddenly, things started to mold in a different direction. Amber’s ex entered her life, creating chaos in her happy romantic life. Things turned worse when the Teen Mom was accused of domestic violence. Andrew filed for custody in 2019 following Amber’s arrest.
They had been fighting the legal battle for the last three years, and finally, Andrew received full custody of his child. Not only that, but he was also allowed to relocate to California with his baby. Andrew used her mental health as a prime tool to gain custody. Amber Portwood revealed this in an interview with E! News. She said that she is trying to be a better person. Moreover, she also argued that if someone has mental issues in the past, that should not be used as a weapon to punish them. The American television star said she had spent years building her bridges with her kids. She did everything possible to win custody and submitted 21 negative drug tests. Andrew also accused Amber of taking drugs when she was pregnant with James.
Teen Mom: Andrew Is Moving To California With James
Things seem to be in favor of Andrew, and he is finally moving to California with his child. After winning custody, Andrew is on cloud nine. He is very excited to finally start the new chapter of his life with his son. The past three were very hard for the American star. As per the court’s order, Amber’s ex-boyfriend has to seek James’ mother’s permission before making any major decision related to him. However, he is granted the sole legal and primary physical custody of the four-year-old son
In an interview, the 38-year-old shared his excitement, saying, “We endured the nightmare.” Also, the judge accepted his appeal to move to California with his son. Amber was heartbroken and devastated at one point, and only Andrew was enjoying the good days of his life. The former couple was in a relationship from 2017 to 2019. This was before the Indiana native’s arrest for beating Andrew and giving suicide threats to him.