Sticking together. Amber Portwood was surrounded by love during her domestic assault hearing on Thursday, July 25. Several of the Teen Mom OG alum’s costars showed up for her scheduled court date, including Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Cheyenne Floyd as well as her former flame, Gary Shirley. Amber received some exciting news amid her legal troubles, as a judge reportedly lifted her no-contact order, allowing her to see her one-year-old son James shared with boyfriend, Andrew Glennon. Scroll through the gallery below for more details on her victory.
Amber, 29, had a full support system with her while appearing in Marion County Court on July 25. The reality star was there for a hearing, following her arrest for domestic battery against Andrew on July 5.
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Maci, Cheyenne, Catelynn and Gary showed up for the important hearing. Amber’s mom, Tonya, was also present, as well as Teen Mom OG producers.
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It looks like things are finally starting to look up for the reality star, as the no-contact order has been lifted, meaning she will be able to see her son again soon.
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“She has supervised visits only for the child,” the clerk told Radar. A judge sided with Amber, despite the state’s objections to having the no-contact order lifted. The order involving her ex still remains in place.
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Catelynn recently took to Twitter and explained why she’ll be sticking by Amber’s side through thick and thin. “There is always two sides to every story … u r only hearing one side sooo I love you @AmberLPortwood I’m on my way to you now,” she wrote.
Catelynn also noted how Amber was there for her during her own tough times. “When I went through all my crazy mental illness stuff my friend helped, me supported me, and loved me,” she wrote. “I’m going to do the same!”
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Amber is the proud mom of two children, James, shared with Andrew, and a 10-year-old daughter named Leah, shared with her ex, Gary, who showed up at court.
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Releasing a Statement
After the reality star’s arrest in early July, Gary took to Twitter with a thoughtful message. “My prayers are with @AmberLPortwood , Andrew and most importantly baby James,” he wrote at the time.
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Clearing the Air
“Idk any of the particulars, however I’m thinking of them,” Gary added. “And for all the questions and concerns Leah was/is currently camping with her best friend.”
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After a heated dispute with her boyfriend at their Indiana home, Amber was charged with one count of domestic battery, a felony count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and a felony count of domestic battery.
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Turmoil at Home
Amber and Andrew reportedly argued because he couldn’t get through traffic to see fireworks on July 4. “When they returned home, she hit him with a shoe while he held their son. He left so Portwood could cool off,” according to Radar.
Amber allegedly later threatened to kill herself and “took a handful of Klonopin,” but “regurgitated the pills” when Andrew said he was going to call the police.
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Afterwards, “She hit the door with the machete and kicked the door and broke the handle,” the report read. Amber denied taking the pills and using a machete, but admitted to hitting him with a shoe while he was holding their son.
Looking ahead, Amber and Andrew will have to return to court on Thursday, August 22, for a custody hearing.