Gary reveals on Twitter that Leah is ‘officially’ his. Have Amber’s destructive ways finally caused her to lose custody of her daughter?
“Today amongst all days is the single greatest day for the rest of my life:)” Gary excitedly tweeted Dec. 14. “My daughter officially mine. More than before. Love you so much @leah_leann”
To celebrate, Gary is taking Leah on a trip. “so were hitting up some Disney in Florida to celebrate. :)” he wrote.
Gary’s attorney Jeff Lockwood predicted back in August that Gary would get full custody.
“I think custody will go to Gary,” Jeff told Star magazine at the time. Gary was seeking custody of Leah because he didn’t want her to be subjected to Amber’s destructive behavior. Amber has attempted suicide, battled assault charges in court and even gone to rehab — and most recently on Nov. 18, she got into a fight with a random stranger at IHOP.
But despite Amber’s mishaps, Gary also wants to make sure that she would be able to visit Leah as often as possible.
“We will aim for her to have a whole lot of visitation,” Jeff added.
HollyBaby.com has reached out to Amber, Gary’s attorney and Amber’s attorney Robert Schembs for comment, but we have yet to hear back. The Anderson Indiana court system could not give details on the case, as it’s “confidential.”
UPDATE: The 20-year-old told E! News: “Gary and I have joint custody and Leah only lives with him because they [CPS] felt she wasn’t safe with me when my house got vandalized.”
– Lindsey DiMattina & Anna Moeslein
More Amber Portwood News: