Amber Portwood Sparks Concern Among Fans After Losing Custody of Son
Last week, Amber Portwood lost custody of her son, James. The boy is now entirely under the care of his … Amber Portwood Sparks Concern Among Fans After Losing Custody of Son was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .
Last week, Amber Portwood lost custody of her son, James.
The boy is now entirely under the care of his father, Amber’s ex-fiancé Andrew Glennon.
The implications of the court’s decision are huge for Amber, as Andrew is an LA resident who had previously expressed a desire to permanently relocate to his hometown with James.
Amber had previously lost custody of her daughter Leah, who lives in Indiana with father Gary Shirley.
So Amber can attempt to move to California — which could be a challenge given her long criminal history — but doing so would force her to leave Leah behind.
Amber has spoken out about the judge’s decision on social media.
But fans are concerned by the fact that that post appeared nearly a week ago, and the usually-outspoken Portwood has been silent since.
“I’ve worked so hard to better myself and improve my relationship with my children,” Amber wrote on Instagram.
“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,” she continued.
“People who’ve done therapy, and taken classes, and made efforts to change should not continue to be punished for past mistakes.”
Amber has come a long way since her lowest point.
But the fact is, it was only three years ago that she was arrested for attacking Glennon with a machete while he was holding their kid.
“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,” Portwood’s Insta-rant continued.
“If your road has not been perfect, but you’ve worked hard to become a better, more stable and caring person today, keep moving forward as I’ll never stop fighting for my children who I love more than anything,” she went on.
“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.”
Amber concluded by expressing her belief that no one “should not be held accountable for mistakes from her past as long as she is working to better herself.”
Unfortunately for Amber, that’s not quite how accountability works.
Don’t get us wrong, we applaud her efforts to improve herself, but the fact is, many of her worst mistakes are pretty recent, and children and the justice system both have very long memories.
From the moment James tested positive for THC at birth, Amber was vulnerable to losing custody, and it’s a testament to her immense privilege that she’s been given so many chances.
Again, we admire Amber’s efforts to leave her problematic past behind her.
But self-improvement is a lifelong process, and forgiveness is never guaranteed.
If she stays on her current path, however, Amber’s children will one day understood how hard she worked for their benefit.
We can understand why Amber’s fans are concerned about her sudden silence.
But hopefully it’s merely a result of her realization that social media has caused a great deal of trouble for her in the past.
Amber Portwood Sparks Concern Among Fans After Losing Custody of Son was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip .