Fourth Update 7/10 4:00pm An emergency custody hearing was held today. Gary Shirley and his wife were there to support Amber. She had an attorney with her. Another woman was there that news outlets said was a Teen Mom producer, But it looked like Amber’s mom to me. It is believed that the baby will be with Andrew with no visitation for Amber based on CPS testimony regarding her felony background and current charges.
THIRD UPDATE: 2:10 am Amber Portwood came after Andrew and the baby with a MACHETE! As usual, The Ashley has all the exclusive details here. Apparently, Amber was mad that the road was closed due to traffic and they were unable to get to the fireworks show. Should you even take a baby to a fireworks show?
SECOND UPDATE! 1:50 am ET TMZ is reporting that Amber Portwood has been charged with three felonies: domestic battery, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and domestic battery in the presence of a child. I’m not sure what the deadly weapon could be. But it sounds likely that Amber will go back to “gel” and Andrew will take the kid and move back to Malibu.
UPDATED! The Paternity Test requests seems to indicate that James is living with Andrew Glennon and not with Amber Portwood.
It seems that Amber Portwood’s arrest for domestic battery is going to have some serious repercussions for her. Andrew Glennon has moved out of the home he shared with Amber and into his own place, according to documents filed with the court. It is not clear at this time who is in possession of the child, James.
Today, Andrew filed multiple motions concerning his son. He is asking for full custody. The police report related to Amber’s arrest indicated that she hit him on the side of his head and his neck with a shoe. James was not injured in the attack. Andrew stated to police that Amber has struck him multiple times in the past. She has also threatened him with bodily harm on numerous occasions.
Is Andrew Glennon The Father?
He is also requesting a paternity test. To me that is the most interesting part of this story. Amber was still involved with Matt when she and Andrew began dating. At the time James was born there was some talk on the street that Matt could be the father. At the time Andrew never seemed to doubt the child’s paternity. This move seems to come at an interesting time.
It makes me wonder what the fight was that led to Amber clobbering Andrew with a shoe. Could one or the other of them have made a comment about the paternity of the baby? Based on my observations that baby is definitely Andrew’s. The kid isn’t even two years old yet and looks like a three year old. He’s big like Andrew.
So perhaps the request for a paternity test is necessary for the courts and was not a request by Andrew Glennon. Perhaps it is standard practice in child custody cases. It would be a real mess if the baby didn’t turn out to be Andrew’s. He is very bonded with little James and is the primary caregiver.
This is yet another sad custody case to add to the long list of reality show custody cases.