Maci Bookout Gets Real About Amber Portwood After Custody Loss

“Teen Mom” star Maci Bookout did not maintain again when she was requested about her co-star, Amber Portwood.

Portwood misplaced custody of her son, 4-year-old James, after preventing a prolonged battle along with her ex-fiance, Andrew Glennon. A choose decided Glennon can transfer to California with James, leaving Portwood with out her son Indiana.

Since the ruling, Bookout has been ensuring to test in on her good friend, who can typically isolate herself.

“She’s form of a loner, however, like, in a great way,” Bookout informed Us Weekly. Portwood “will not be essentially gonna be the one which calls or reaches out when she’s having a foul day.”

Typically, Bookout and Portwood speak often on the telephone and do not actually textual content, however issues have modified because the court docket dominated in opposition to Portwood. “In the previous few months … it is actually simply been about checking in and ensuring [she’s OK],” Bookout informed Us Weekly.

Portwood would not have custody of her daughter, 13-year-old Leah. A choose awarded custody of Leah to Portwood’s ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, in 2011 after Child Protective Services stepped in. Portwood continued to battle for custody of Leah, however in 2016 she agreed Shirley may have main custody of Leah.

“Ok..I’m the one who informed Gary I’d pay him cash,” Portwood tweeted on the time. “And I additionally stated he may have main as a result of he is nearer to her college.”

Bookout Is Making the Extra Effort

Bookout goes out of her option to test in on Portwood as a result of she is aware of her good friend goes by way of a troublesome time.

“I simply really feel like when someone that you simply’re near goes by way of such a tough time, like she is, if I take into consideration her, I’m texting her,” Bookout informed Us Weekly.

“Because I’m like, I by no means know if there is a second when she actually wants someone to test in and I do not wanna not check-in,” she continued. “And I really feel prefer it’s necessary for the individuals which can be near her to try this.”

Shirley Testified on Portwood’s Behalf in Her Custody Hearing

Portwood requested Shirley to be a personality witness for her in her custody listening to for James.

She figured it might look good to the choose to have an ex-boyfriend testify on her behalf since she and Shirley have been capable of mend their relationship and are available collectively for Leah’s sake after years of preventing.

“It’s good popping out of your mouth, trigger clearly you are gonna be trustworthy they usually’ll see that,” Portwood informed Shirley throughout an episode of “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.”

“Hell, I’ve completed approach worse to your a**,” she continued. “I do not even understand how you cope with half the stuff I did again within the day.”

“I respect you actually doing this for me,” she continued. “This is painful, serious about James being away from me. I’m scared.”

Portwood wasn’t the one one afraid of the result. Shirley and his spouse, Kristina Anderson, was apprehensive of how the custody battle may have an effect on Leah.

“Leah has been excellent with James they usually have a bond if he is taken away — it is going to disappear,” Shirley stated. “I’m fearful of the worst-case situation.”

“My factor is you bought a brother-sister bond that is there so I hope they do not take that away,” Shirley added.

To discover out what occurs subsequent, do not miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.


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