Troubled star Amber Portwood will not be present as the cast members of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 head to NYC this weekend to participate in a reunion special.
Amber's mom, Tonya, tells E! that the judge overseeing her daughter's probation denied permission for her to leave Anderson, Ind., to participate in the event.
"He thinks it will interfere with her program," says Tonya.
Probably right. But despite the setback, Amber isn't sweating it too hard. It wasn't long ago before it looked like her filming days were done altogether.
Last week, she was released from the Madison County correctional facility where she had been since December after being busted for drug possession.Portwood is staying with her grandparents as she attends eight months of rehab at Sister 2 Sister Ministries (which won't let her film Teen Mom there).
If she were to violate her strict probation in any way, Amber Portwood faces a maximum of five years in prison on her felony drug-possession charge.
Her baby daddy, Gary Shirley, posted on Facebook that he and their 3-year-old daughter, Leah, are flying to New York to participate in the special.