For the past two weeks, every time teen mom Amber Portwood’s baby, Leah, saw a young woman with brown hair, she called her “Mommy.”
“Leah would look around and say, ‘Amber, Amber, Mommy, Mommy,’ ” Andrew Swan, the best friend of the baby’s father, Gary Shirley, tells OK! exclusively. “It was breaking my heart.”
Then finally, on Oct. 31, Amber — who hadn’t talked to or seen her 2-year-old since Oct. 19 — swooped in to reclaim her child, spending Halloween with the tot and informing her ex Gary that she was ready to do what it takes to get her life together and find a safe new home for Leah. In fact, Amber believes she can do a better job than her ex when it comes to raising Leah, a source tells OK!.
She has Leah back, but has Amber really changed? She claims she’s a better parent than Gary, but Amber is still in danger of repeating her past.
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