Teen Mom Amber Portwood SLAMS ex Andrew Glennon for publicly claiming she HIT son James, 3, & demands full custody

TEEN Mom Amber Portwood slammed her baby daddy Andrew Glennon for publicly claiming she hit her son James, 3, and is now demanding full custody of their toddler. 

Amber, 31, and her ex-boyfriend Andrew, 37, have been in a nasty custody war over their son James, 3, since their split in 2019. 

In August, Andrew, who has primary custody of James, implied Amber hit their son, as he posted on his Instagram Story: “You hit your baby boy?… Really?!”

In court papers exclusively obtained by The Sun, Amber requested Andrew be held in contempt of court, which means he could face jail time or a fine, for making the cryptic post and is demanding primary custody of James. 

The court papers claimed: “On or about August 25, 2021, Mother informed Father that the parties’ child had a spot on the inside of the lip that appeared to Mother as a canker sore or cold sore. Mother took pictures and sent it to Father. 

"Father posted a statement on social media accusing Mother of hitting the parties’ child, and then subsequently deleted the post… screenshots of his post were made public.”

She claimed his statements “directly violate the provisions of the Mediated Agreement adopted on October 23, 2019 and the provisions of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines.”

The mom of two alleged his statements are “false and defamatory” and were specifically made to “harm Mother and her reputation."

She also accused Andrew of posting photos of James on social media, which is a “direct violation of the Mediated Agreement.”

Amber requested he be held in contempt of court for his violations and pay her attorney’s fees. 

Also, in February 2021, Amber, requested a modification of custody to include overnight visitation with James. 

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She claimed the parties were unable to reach an agreement in mediation, and requested a hearing in the matter. 

She is now asking for primary physical custody of James and for Andrew to have parenting time. 

A source close to Amber told The Sun of Andrew's abuse claim: "Obviously Amber was devastated by the implications. She’s scared that because of her past, people might believe it, but there is absolutely zero truth to it."


Andrew was granted primary physical custody of their toddler after Amber was arrested for domestic violence against him in July 2019. 

The exes share joint legal custody, allowing the Teen Mom OG star three unsupervised visits a week with James.

In Amber’s original request for just overnight visitation with James, she claimed there has been a “change in circumstances” that “warrant” an adjustment to their custody agreement.

She claimed that according to Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, parenting time is increased to include overnights when the child turns 3.

Amber claimed it is in the “best interest” of James that “the current parenting time be modified to include overnight parenting time.”

A judge ruled on Amber’s request in February by ordering the two to resolve their parenting issues out of court and in mediation within 60 days of the order. 

In court papers previously obtained by The Sun, the mediation that took place on May 24 was “unsuccessful.” 


Amber previously claimed in court papers that Andrew went against their custody agreement by refusing to let her see their son the week of Christmas. 

The Teen Mom OG star also claimed Andrew failed to complete the necessary intake documents and pay the retainer for the Parenting Time Coordinator. 

She requested Andrew be “held in contempt of court,” which could result in jail time or a fine, for failing to follow the court’s order. 

The Sun previously reported that an Indiana judge sided with Amber, as Andrew was found in contempt of court.

He was ordered to pay a fine of $250 for each and to pay $500 toward Amber's Attorney fees within 30 days of the court order.


Amber is also mom to daughter Leah, 12, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley.

On last season of the MTV show, Leah told her mother she didn’t want to work on their relationship because she has been inconsistent in her life. 

But in May, Amber revealed she was getting ready to see her daughter and son. 

She previously told The Sun that she has reconciled with Gary and his wife Kristina after she accused them of not helping her relationship with Leah. 

She said: “Me, Gary, and Kristina, are doing amazing actually. We literally just went to a fair, all of us together, the whole family.

“We are in a much better spot than we were. We are doing good and we are in contact. I see my kids so obviously I have to see them.” 

The season premiere of Teen Mom OG airs tonight at 8/7c on MTV. 

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