Remember a few days ago when people were still talking about how far Amber Portwood has come, and how she’s doing so much better these days?
Things change so quickly, don’t they?
To be fair, it’s not that difficult to see why so many people thought she’d turned her life around.
In the early days of Teen Mom, she was on insanely hard drugs.
She was high all the time, she didn’t treat her mental illnesses, and she assaulted Gary Shirley in front of their daughter, Leah.
Eventually she went to prison for a whole lot of things — drug stuff, plus that previously mentioned domestic violence.
She served 17 months of her five year sentence, and when she was released, she talked a lot about how much she’d changed, but it was hard to buy when she was with mega douchebag Matt Baier.
It was also hard to believe she was clean and sober when she kept drinking with him, and with her truly bizarre appearance on Marriage Boot Camp, many people believed she was back on drugs as well.
After leaving Marriage Boot Camp, she got with Andrew Glennon, a crew member on the show, and within literal days of the beginning of their relationship, she was pregnant.
But here’s where things seemed to take a turn.
After she gave birth to their son, James, it was very noticeable how different she was with him compared to with Leah when she was a baby.
It looked like Andrew did a great job of calming her down and helping her deal with her anger problems, and he also helped her with her postpartum depression.
“Wow, that Andrew is so good for her,” so many Teen Mom fans expressed. “She’s so different!”
Turns out, not so much.
Early Friday morning, Amber was arrested for domestic battery.
We still don’t have the full story, but around 3:00 AM, Andrew was holding James and Amber assaulted him.
He sent a text to 911, a cool new feature in their state, and the responder called police, saying “I received a text message from someone saying that their life and their son’s life is in danger.”
A few hours later, police arrived to arrest Amber, and she was taken to the local jail.
She stayed there all day, and there was some speculation that since the domestic battery charge was a felony, she’d stay there until Monday morning when she could see a judge.
She was finally released yesterday afternoon after being bonded out — all in all, she spent right around a day and a half behind bars.
She still has to see a judge on Monday morning, specifically at 8:30.
Now, we’re not legal experts or psychics or anything like that, but still, we get a feeling that this isn’t going to go so well.
Remember, this isn’t the first time Amber’s been arrested for domestic violence — she was originally arrested on three counts of it, sentenced to probation, and when she violated that probation, that’s when she went to prison before.
Indiana, where she lives, is one of the states that has the “three strike law,” which essentially says that if a person is convicted of a violent felony multiple times, they’ll have to serve the full sentence the third time around.
That makes it pretty clear that they take crimes like these seriously, don’t you think?
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get an update on what’s happening, but in the meantime, maybe we’ll get a day of rest in the midst of all this Teen Mom drama.
We can dream, right?