“We endured the nightmare,” Glennon, 38, instructed E! Information on Wednesday, July 27, after the official courtroom ruling had been made. “Now we get to dwell the dream.”
In keeping with paperwork obtained by The Solar, an Indiana decide awarded Glennon major and bodily custody of James on Wednesday. The decide additionally granted the cinematographer’s request to relocate their baby to California.
Through the ruling, nevertheless, the decide suggested Glennon to “search out and think about the mom’s opinion earlier than making any main selections referring to the kid’s medical remedy, training and faith.”
Just some hours after the courtroom’s resolution, the MTV star expressed her grief concerning the ruling in an unique assertion to Us Weekly.
“I’ve labored so laborious to raised myself and enhance my relationships with my kids,” the 16 and Pregnant alum, 32, instructed Us. “Whereas I’ve at all times been candid about my previous substance abuse and struggles with psychological sickness, an individual ought to have the possibility to redeem themselves and never be tethered to their issues from the previous.”
The By no means Too Late creator continued, ”I’ve spent years rebuilding bridges and did every part that was required of me, together with submitting 21 detrimental drug checks and present process a number of psychological evaluations, in case your highway has not been good, however you’ve labored laborious to turn into a greater, extra steady and caring particular person as we speak, hold transferring ahead as I’ll. I’ll by no means cease preventing for my kids who I like greater than something.”
The previous couple, who dated from 2017 to 2019, have been locked in an ongoing custody battle for 3 years. Their authorized woes started after the Indiana native was arrested for home battery after allegedly wielding a machete on the California native whereas threatening suicide in July 2019. Three months later, Portwood — who can be mother to Leah,13, with ex Gary Shirley — pled responsible to 2 felony prices of home battery and intimidation, per the Indy Star.
Portwood’s strained relationship along with her kids has performed out over the Teen Mother OG for years. Throughout a season 9 episode in September 2021, the actuality star broke down in tears over the rising distance between herself and daughter Leah.
“It really breaks my coronary heart that Leah and I are drifting aside. I actually suppose if I may go to remedy with Leah, it could carry us nearer collectively,” she revealed. “I feel she’ll be happier in life to know a bit extra of what the previous was and the way I’m as we speak. It’s OK to have a mother that has been by this stuff. You shouldn’t be ashamed about it. Remedy is one thing that should occur.”
Whereas Portwood and Shirley break up custody of their daughter, Leah lives full-time along with her dad, stepmom Kristina Shirley and half-sister, Emilee. The teenager, for her half, beforehand opened up on the MTV sequence about why she didn’t really feel snug talking along with her mother.
“All she did was simply give start to me after which simply form of left,” Leah defined on the time.