Amber Portwood Plans to Fight For Joint Custody of Daughter Leah
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Amber Portwood Plans to Fight For Joint Custody of Daughter Leah

Have y'all heard the fantastic news? Teen Mom's Amber Portwood is a free woman! After serving less than two years of her five-year prison sentence at the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana, the 23-year-old reality star was reunited with her mom and brother on November 4 — and TMZ cameras were waiting to capture the emotional moment.

When approached by reporters, Amber remained cool, calm, and collected, revealing that her first order of business is getting a warm, home-cooked meal. "I'm gonna go get something good to eat," she said with a laugh. But that's not Amber's only post-prison plan…

When TMZ asked about 5-year-old Leah and whether she plans to fight for joint custody with baby daddy Gary Shirley, Amber replied confidently, "That's the goal. That's what's going to happen."

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Gary's too eager to start co-parenting. Prior to Amber's release he tweeted, "God I love not having diverse parenting issues. All will soon end, soon. Boo! Oh well I'm a good daddy!"

While Gary has been doing a phenomenal job raising Leah as a single dad, we can't fail to mention Amber's immense progress during her year-and-a-half long prison stint. Not only did she complete her GED, but she took anger management training and even taught her own anger management class!

It's clear that Amber's serious about staying clean and getting her life back on track. In fact, when asked about future plans she revealed, "I'm going to college!"

Though it might take a while for Amber to get joint custody of Leah, it won't be long before she can at least give her baby girl a hug. "Yes," she told reporters when they asked if she'll be seeing her daughter soon. "I'm going to have her tonight."

As far as we know, Amber was only able to see Leah once during her sentence (Gary drove Leah to visit Amber in prison back in May), so this reunion is bound to be an emotional one!

Do you think Amber will be granted joint custody of Leah? Tell us your thoughts below!

Source: TMZ

11.4.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Lindsay Dreyer
Related: Teen Mom, Gossip, News, Reality Gossip, TV, Amber Portwood, Leah Shirley, Gary Shirley

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