‘Teen Mom’ Star Amber Portwood Opens Up About Coparenting Son James With Andrew Glennon

Following their July 2019 split, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon are coparenting their 22-month-old son James.

“I see James fairly a lot,” the Teen Mom OG star revealed to Us Weekly. “I am trying to coparent the best way that I can.”

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Portwood went on to say things are going “great” so far, telling the outlet, “I get a lot of people tell[ing] me after my days with him: ‘I can tell that you saw James today because you just have that smile on your face.’ When I hear that, I’m like, ‘Yeah. It’s just the truth.’”

The MTV reality star, who also shares her 11-year-old daughter, Leah, with ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley, broke up with Glennon in July 2019 after she was arrested for domestic battery against him. Portwood hit him “while he was holding” James during an argument, according to the police. While she had a no-contact order with her son, it was lifted on July 25, and the Teen Mom star was granted supervised visits.

In October 2019, Portwood was granted a plea deal, receiving one felony charge and one year of probation.

Following the incident, the MTV star “kept trying to convince” herself she would one day see James again. “Just something in my heart told me, ‘Amber, you’re going to be back with your son one day. And it doesn’t matter if it’s one day a week, two days a week, three days a week, four days a week,’” Portwood told Us Weekly.

She added, “It was hard work in the beginning. I had a lot of people that were probably against me, obviously, but that’s OK. I just kept trying to focus on myself and my son and my family and I got him back as much as I can right now.”

The new season of Teen Mom OG begins on Tuesday, March 17 on MTV.

Brittany R

Brittany R

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