As you’ve likely heard by now, Amber Portwood is in a considerable amount of trouble.
The troubled Teen Mom OG star stands accused of assaulting boyfriend Andrew Glennon while he was holding the couple’s 1-year-old baby.
Glennon claims Portwood threw a shoe at his head, ran after him with a machete, and attempted to break down a door after he locked himself in a bedroom with baby James.
Obviously, this is not the first time that Amber has been arrested on assault charges, and most folks who are familiar with her explosive temper have little doubt as to the veracity of Andrew’s claims.
But despite the fact that she very likely engaged in some truly monstrous behavior, Amber has quite a few supporters.
At her first court hearing on Thursday, Amber was joined by several of her co-stars, including Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Cheyenne Floyd.
Lowell has taken flak for her support of Amber, but neither she nor the other Moms have shown any indication of backing down from their position.
But for all their loyalty, the stars of TMOG will never have the title of Amber’s Biggest Supporter.
No, that title goes to Amber’s brother, Shawn Portwood — aka Bubby — a man whose ultra-close relationship with his sister has often been described by fans as creepy, inappropriate — and just flat-out icky.
Shawn spoke with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup this week, and not surprisingly, it seems he’s 100 percent in Amber’s corner:
“This whole thing is a setup and it has been from the beginning, the more I read about what’s going on,” Shawn told The Ashley.
“It’s amazing that [Andrew’s]trying to get her to pay for literally everything so that he doesn’t have to pay for anything.
"[He’s] fighting for full custody [and] he’s trying to get her to pay for his insurance.”
Seems like an odd motive, considering Glennon comes from money and enjoyed a lucrative career as a TV producer before he met Amber.
But Shawn is going all-in on the "Andrews as gold digger" narrative:
“[Andrew’s] trying to get her to pay child support,” Shawn continued.
“He’s trying to get her to pay for everything and make it to where the only thing he has to do is literally just look after the boy. It is not fair and she doesn’t deserve what’s happening to her.”
Shawn went on to claim that Andrew repeatedly lied to Amber over the course of their relationship:
“Apparently he said he had a lot of things that Amber recently come to find out it weren’t true,” he said.
In recent weeks, Amber has accused Andrew of cheating on her, but it seems Shawn is suggesting there’s even more going on than just the infidelity.
Whatever the case, we’re sure to find out a whole lot more about Portwood and Glennon’s relationship as their custody battle unfolds in the weeks to come.
And in case you’re wondering — yes, the legal drama is being filmed for Teen Mom: OG.