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Amber Portwood In ‘Unbearable Pain’ After Losing Custody Of Son James, 4

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Amber Portwood, 32, isn’t backing down. The Teen Mom OG star posted a susceptible assertion to social media on Thursday, spilling out her most private emotions after losing custody of her 4-year-old son Jack on Wednesday, July 27, to her ex-boyfriend and Jack’s father, Andrew Glennon. “I’m devastated and heartbroken by this final result,” the MTV star wrote through Instagram on July 28. “I’ve labored so exhausting to higher myself and enhance my relationship with my kids. Whereas I’ve at all times been candid about my previous substance abuse and points with psychological well being, an individual ought to have an opportunity to redeem themselves and never be tethered to their issues from the previous.” Amber continued, after referencing her previous struggles, asserting that she ought to be allowed to maneuver on from the previous.

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“Individuals who’ve achieved remedy, and brought courses, and made efforts to vary mustn’t proceed to be punished for previous errors. I’ve spent years rebuilding my bridges and did all the things that was required of me, together with finishing 21 damaging drug assessments and a number of psychological evaluations.” Amber’s assertion then turned in direction of the heartbreaking, opening up along with her most private ideas in regards to the court docket loss.

“In case your street has not been perfect, however you’ve labored exhausting to grow to be a greater, extra secure and caring particular person at the moment, maintain shifting ahead as I’ll [sic] and by no means cease preventing for my children who I like greater than something,” she concluded the assertion. “I’ve been dwelling in a nightmare for therefore lengthy, attempting to show myself. I wouldn’t want this insufferable ache on any mom or father.”

The custody loss got here after Amber was arrested for a home incident in 2019. She was later granted a restraining order in 2021 to maintain Andrew from “interfering with the parenting time.” The at the moment order provides him the chance to maneuver Jack to Malibu, California, from Indiana. It additionally transfers sole bodily and authorized custody of their baby to Andrew.

Amber’s followers flooded the feedback part with phrases of assist.  “I’m so sorry you’re going via this,” wrote one in all her 1.7 million followers. “You’ve come to date and ought to be so proud. Please know you have got a lot assist out of your followers.” One other opened up, thanking her for being a “function mannequin” to individuals who have skilled comparable points.

“I like you a lot Amber and I can’t think about how painful this should be,” reacted a fan. “Please know you might be an incredible function mannequin who actually helps individuals like me who’ve severe psychological well being points. Thanks a lot for sharing your tales, thanks a lot for being trustworthy and courageous. This too shall go.”

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