'Teen Mom' Amber Could Spend SIX MONTHS In Rehab — She's Scared She'll Never Get Leah Back!

Wed, June 29, 2011 10:25am EDT by 4 Comments

The troubled MTV star began a long stint at the Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu on Sunday, June 26, following her scary suicide bid this month.

And friends say Teen Mom Amber Portwood broke down when the time came to say goodbye to her two-year-old daughter Leah, because “she’s terrified she’ll never see her baby again.”

“Amber could barely hold it together,” an insider tells OK! Magazine. “She was crying so hard, it was scaring Leah. She’s really going to miss her baby and she’s scared that she’ll never get custody back.”

Earlier reports suggested Amber would spend 30 to 60 days at the rehab center, but sources now claim her stay could be as long as six months — and she’s worried Leah will forget who she is while she’s being cared for by dad Gary Shirley.

The source adds, “Six months is a really long time. Leah is only 2 years old. She wants to get help so she can be a good mom to Leah, but right now her child is really her only source of love in this world. She’s hysterical at the thought of spending so much time away from her.”

Experts tell OK! that Amber’s stint in rehab could help her regain custody of Leah from Gary — but only if she stays on the straight and narrow.

Family law attorney Vikki Ziegler explains, “It can be a double-edged sword. If a parent relapses during treatment or doesn’t complete the program, it could affect the court’s decision.”

Amber’s troubles all seem to stem from the legal mess that followed her fight with Gary that was captured by the Teen Mom cameras. At a court hearing on May 11, Gary was awarded custody of Leah, with Amber only allowed to spend two hours a week with her daughter. That prompted her downward spiral — which culminated with her horrible suicide bid on June 14.

Is rehab the right move for Amber — or is she causing more harm by separating herself from her daughter?

Weigh in, HollyMoms!

More on ‘Teen Mom’ Amber:

  1. Exclusive Interview With Amber’s Step-Grandma: I Don’t Approve Of Her Lifestyle!
  2. ‘Teen Mom’ Star Gary Shirley Is ‘Pro-Amber’ After Her Scary Suicide Attempt
  3. ‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood Admits: ‘I Am Going To Rehab’ After Suicide Attempt

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Liz

Posted at 6:57 PM on July 8, 2012  

I really hope she gets it together. I think rehab was a step in the right direction.

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Posted at 5:47 AM on June 10, 2012  

The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it won’t disappoint me as much as this one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, however I actually believed you would probably have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something you could fix if you were not too busy looking for attention.

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Danielle

Posted at 1:59 AM on July 16, 2011  

Amber is god damn mess!Take leah away from these fools and put her with a stable and loving family.She is the cutest little girl ever and she deserves to have a good family who will play and nuture her.She is adorable.Free leah!

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liz

Posted at 6:05 PM on June 29, 2011  

amber partying & cuzzing all the time ain’t making her any good or leah. omg her feet looke dicolorated if shes gonna tan she needs to tan all her feet cause it looks like she has a preoblem to her feet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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