Amber Portwood is currently sitting in an Indiana jail after making a very odd request at a hearing yesterday. The Teen Mom star asked the judge to send her to jail instead of continuing her drug treatment. She also admitted to being on drugs ever since she was sentenced to treatment back in February.
Many were left wondering, what led up to this decision? Us Weekly reports that her ex-boyfriend and daughter Leah’s father, Gary Shirley, were photographed walking together, hand-in-hand, outside the courthouse yesterday morning before she turned herself in.
Shirley appeared to be supporting Portwood’s decision. He has full custody of their daughter and wants nothing more than for her to get the help that she needs. Unfortunately, that may mean being in jail for 5 years which was the sentence she was ordered to serve if she didn’t complete her drug rehab program.
After leaving the courthouse, Shirley took to his Twitter account to express his emotions. “Leaving Anderson…need some cheering up,” he tweeted.