‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood said she wanted to leave all her troubles and demons behind and has decided to focus on being a good mom to her little toddler, and her ex, Gary Shirley is impressed with her post-prison progress.
Amber Portwood admitted that her daughter Leah was the main inspiration to get out of jail and so far she is making so much progress in her relationship with her child. Amber’s toughest critic, her ex, Leah’s dad Gary Shirley actually sees her making progress – but she still has some work to do before she’s everything Leah needs.
Gary Shirley: Amber Portwood Is A Better Mom After Prison
Amber seems to have turned a new leaf since her 17-month stint in prison. The mom to Leah has been more focused on rebuilding a relationship with her now 5 year-old daughter. Though she missed out on a lot of precious moments while she was in jail, Amber believes that the time she spent in prison has helped her become a better mom. “Before prison, I was not worried about Leah,” Amber confessed. But now all that has changed and even ex- Gary Shirley is noticing the change in her.
“I feel like she has her daughter in mind more,” Gary admitted to OK! Magazine.
Gary, while supportive, isn’t giving Amber a glowing parenting review. “I think she’s still adjusting to being out of prison. She needs to accept Leah at the age she is, versus the age she was when Amber went away.”
Amber Portwood & Gary Shirley Getting Along For Their Daughter
We are glad to see that Amber and Gary have decided to put their differences aside for the sake of their daughter. The little family actually was seen at a local showing Disney on Ice and Leah, sitting on her moms lap, seemed to be enjoying the show. Though Amber is on the right path, Leah will still remain in Gary’s custody for the time being.
“It’s going to stay the way it is to protect Leah,” Gary told OK! Magazine.
We are still glad to see him being supportive of Amber’s progress.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Do you think Amber is going to be a good mom?
— Stephanie Sengwe
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