The custody battle between ‘Teen Mom OG’ star Amber Portwood and her ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon over their 4-year-old son James has a major update. July of 2022, the judge has ruled that Andrew, who now has sole legal and primary physical custody of James, may relocate from Indiana to California with their son.
Andrew had argued that he does not have opportunity for work in Indiana and that he would be able to find a suitable job in California where he plans to live at his mother’s 5-million-dollar estate. He asked to have Amber’s visitation limited to 10-hour visits that would take place in California. The judge ultimately decided that Amber and Andrew will take turns traveling for visitation and that Amber will be allowed overnights during that time.
The judge also ordered that Amber is to pay Andrew $52,266 (a lot less than the $125,000 he was demanding) in back child support, as well as $3,000 for his attorney fees. She also now has to pay Andrew child support in the amount of $624 a week.
“I’m devastated and heartbroken by this outcome,” Amber wrote on Instagram. “I’ve worked so hard to better myself and improve my relationships with my children. While I’ve always been candid about my past substance abuse and issues with mental health, a person should have a chance to redeem themselves and not be tethered to their issues from the past. People who’ve done therapy and taken classes and made efforts to change should not continue to be punished for past mistakes. I’ve spent years rebuilding my bridges and did everything that was required of me, including completing 21 negative drug tests and multiple psychological evaluations.“
“[I’ll] never stop fighting for my children who I love more than anything. I’ve been living in a nightmare for so long, trying to prove myself. I wouldn’t wish this unbearable pain on any mother or father.”