‘Teen Mom’ stars support Amber Portwood after custody loss

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Amber Portwood’s “Teen Mom” family has her back. 

Leah Messer, Briana DeJesus and Cheyenne Floyd are sharing their support for the reality TV star after she lost custody of her 4-year-old son, James, to ex Andrew Glennon. 

“Amber is a very strong woman that doesn’t give up easily and she never will,” Messer, 30, tells Page Six during a virtual junket for MTV’s new series “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.”

“I’ve reached out to her just to support [her],” she adds. “She’s going to be OK.” 

DeJesus, 28, and Floyd, 29, are equally optimistic about their friend’s future.

“I love her and I feel like she’s going to be OK,” DeJesus says. “It’s a tough time right now. But if she continues to stay strong and keep her head held high, she will be able to conquer anything in life.”

Amber Portwood
Amber Portwood’s “Teen Mom” family is supporting her after losing custody of her 4-year-old son, James, to ex Andrew Glennon.
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Floyd elaborates, “Just piggybacking off of the girls, I think we all have reached out and are trying to show our support in different ways as best as we can.”

Messer, DeJesus and Floyd — who grew particularly close with Portwood, 32, while filming the recent “Teen Mom: Family Reunion” spinoff — will connect further with her on “The Next Chapter.”

It remains unclear if the new show — which condenses “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom 2” into one series — will cover Portwood’s recent legal setback. 

Leah Messer
“Amber is a very strong woman that doesn’t give up easily and she never will,” Leah Messer tells Page Six.

Last month, an Indiana judge granted Glennon, 38, both physical and legal custody of their son. While Portwood will get three overnight visits with James per month, her ex is planning to relocate their child to his home state of California.

“Amber is a strong woman and she is just going to have to make new adjustments to new circumstances,” Floyd notes. “She’s going to be great, she’ll be fine.”

Glennon and Portwood — who began dating in 2017 — welcomed James in May 2018. The pair split a year later when the “So, You’re Crazy Too?” author was arrested for allegedly attacking him with a machete. 

Andrew Glennon poses with son James
Last month, an Indiana judge granted Glennon both physical and legal custody of James.
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Portwood pleaded guilty to domestic battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old.

The “16 and Pregnant” alum — who has since been diagnosed with bipolar and borderline personality disorder, among several mental illnesses — was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend parenting classes.

Portwood has stated via social media she believes her mental health struggles were “used against her.”

Briana DeJesus, Cheyenne Floyd and Leah Messer chat with Page Six's Evan Real
Messer, Briana DeJesus and Cheyenne Floyd spoke with Page Six while promoting MTV’s new series “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,” also starring Portwood.

She previously claimed that she has gone through multiple psychological evaluations in order to prove herself, adding that “people who’ve done therapy, and taken classes, and made efforts to change should not continue to be punished for past mistakes.”

Portwood has vowed to “fight” against the ruling while remaining “positive.” 

Amber Portwood poses with daughter Leah
Portwood shares daughter Leah, 13, with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley.
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The MTV personality also shares daughter Leah, 13, with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley. They split legal custody, but Shirley, 35, has primary physical custody of the teen. 

“Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” — also starring Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Ashley Jones and Jade Cline — premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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