Details On Amber Portwood’s Machete-Filled Attack On Boyfriend

Last week, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was arrested for domestic battery after her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, called 911 during an alleged attack from Portwood. The couple’s son, James, was present during the time of the attack.

“Just after 3:00 a.m., on 7.5.2019, officers were called to [address] reference a disturbance. Officers spoke to the male victim who stated his live-in-girlfriend and he were having a disagreement,” an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department statement read. “During which time the female, later identified as Amber Portwood assaulted him, while he was holding their one-year-old child.”

Glennon apparently texted police for help, but it wasn’t clear on the details as to what happened.

“I received a text message from somebody saying that their life and their son’s life is in danger,” a dispatch recording from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

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Portwood was released from jail on a $2,000 cash bond, and was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor. The reality star has a history with violence, as well as a diagnosis of bipolar and borderline personality disorder, and to hear that she was arrested once again was sad. Portwood previously spent 17 months in prison on drug charges, but it had seemed like she turned her life around.

More Details Emerge

Now that a few days have gone by, more details are starting to come to light about what happened on the day of Portwood’s arrest. According to Marion Superior Court documents obtained by Radar Online, Portwood had a weapon on her at the time of the attack.

Her first charge is for domestic battery for “knowingly touching Andrew Glennon, a family or household member in a rude, insolent or angry manner.”

Her second charge is criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, after “[striking] the machete at and into a door, while Andrew Glennon was standing directly on the other side of the door, that created a substantial risk of bodily injury to Andrew Glennon.” This charge is a felony.

Portwood’s third charge, also a felony, is because she “knowingly touched Andrew Glennon, a family or household member, in a rude, insolent, or angry manner and Amber L Portwood committed said offense in the presence of a child less than 16 years of age, knowing that the child was present and might be able to see or hear the offense.”

According to Glennon, Portwood’s outburst was because he “dropped the ball” on plans so see the fireworks on the 4th of July.

“Mr. Glennon stated when he got inside the home, Ms. Portwood grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it. Mr. Glennon stated he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the side to avoid [the baby] getting hit with the shoe,” an affidavit obtained by The Ashley read. “Mr. Glennon stated he then left [the house] again with [the baby].”

Apparently, the Teen Mom star was also suicidal and threatening to kill herself.

“Mr. Glennon stated Ms. Portwood went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing,” the affidavit continued.

Because of these charges and Portwood’s mental state, Glennon has filed for full custody of their son. However, that doesn’t mean the couple is calling it quits.

“Andrew is doing it as a protective measure to ensure whatever happens with upcoming court rulings, their son will have the best outcome regardless,” a source explained. “Amber and Andrew still really care about each other and this is not the end of their relationship.”

Portwood is also mom to 10-year-old daughter Leah, whom she shares with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley. Shirley sent his wishes to Portwood and Glennon on Twitter after the news of Amber’s arrest broke.

“My prayers are with @AmberLPortwood, Andrew, & most importantly baby James, idk any of the particulars, however I’m thinking of them,” Shirley wrote on Twitter. “And for all the questions and concerns Leah was/is currently camping with her best friend.”

It sounds like Portwood is in serious need of treatment, and I hope she’s able to get the help she needs for the sake of herself and her kids.

Ben Higgins Reacts To Lauren Bushnell’s Engagement News

This week fans of the Bachelor franchise got to experience the sweetest proposal yet. One could even say this was the sweetest proposal in all of Bachelor history.

Country singer, Chris Lane proposed to his girlfriend, former bachelor alum, Lauren Bushnell. Fans got to witness the proposal in Chris’s new song Big, Big Plans. This song as you may guess was written for Lauren.

The video for this song starts off with Chris introducing the song to Lauren and then asking her if she is okay with him playing it for her with cameras recording. The video then takes fans through a video montage of Lauren in different aspects of her life. For example, at home with Chris, on tour with Chris, at various family gatherings, etc.

As these scenes progress they are followed by lyrics such as, “she don’t know I already bought a ring. Hid it in the bottom left drawer right beside the sink. A shiny emerald diamond on a brand-new band. Asked her mama for permission and her daddy for her hand. I got some big, big plans…” The video then ends with Chris getting down on one knee and proposing.

When asked about the proposal Chris told People, “I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” he continued. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual. I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to, but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”

Although everyone is excited for both Chris and Lauren many fans are left wondering what does former fiance and Bachelor star Ben Higgins have to say about all this.

Well Ben did comment on the engagement in his podcast Almost Famous, he explained, “Ultimately, we left that relationship, both of us, I think, saying, I hope life brings you a ton of joy, I don’t want you upset and alone forever. I hope you find a partner as soon as possible. I hope everything that you want in this world that’s healthy and good is given to you,’” he explained. “And that’s exactly how I feel. So ……. Lauren, congratulations!”

He continued to exclaim,“ We’re thrilled for you. You found a man that you love without any pressure and in a moment, after dating for a long time, you have said [yes] to spending your life with him and I could not be more excited for you. I want nothing but joy and everything you ever wanted that our relationship would’ve have brought you and Chris. Congratulations.”

Although, he did have one more wish for both himself and Lauren he told fans, “I hope for Lauren and myself, is that my life isn’t as closely tied to Lauren anymore. I hope that people aren’t reaching out,” he said. “I hope this is a chapter being closed completely because I don’t know Lauren anymore and my life isn’t tied to her.”

Well said Ben! I am happy to hear that he is supporting Lauren through this happy time and I congratulate Lauren and Chris on their engagement.

Everything You Need To Know About Kelly Ripa’s Feud With The Bachelor Franchise

This week on the most dramatic episode of Live With Kelly And Ryan yet, Kelly Ripa expresses her thoughts about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

On Tuesday’s episode of Live With Kelly And Ryan, Kelly Ripa let her feelings be known when Ryan Seacrest mentioned that the newest bachelorette, Hannah Brown, would be on the show later this week.

This introduction caused Kelly to respond with the following, ““You know how I feel about this show. It disgusts me. I thought that I was disgusted because I couldn’t stand the idea of 25 exceptional women fighting over one, ordinary fella, in my opinion. You know how I feel ladies! We are too special to be arguing over a guy.”” Words to live by.

However, Kelly didn’t stop at The Bachelor, she continued to say that she once rooted for a female version of the show, but, once said version did come out she was just as disgusted by it. She explained to the audience, ““I was like, how come they don’t have a woman with men fighting over her? How come they don’t do that show?'”.  She continued, “”I found that show just as creepy but in a completely different way,” she added. “”I was like, ‘ew, eww, ewww.'” I mean to someone who does not watch the show the concept can sound a little creepy.

Nevertheless, The Bachelor and Bachelorette’s creator, Mike Fleiss did not take kindly to Kelly’s lighthearted criticism. He tweeted, “Easy, @kellyripa … #TheBachelor franchise pays your salary!” To put it into context, The Bachelor franchise and Live With Kelly And Ryan share the same network, ABC.

Many other bachelor alumni have spoken out including the show’s host Chris Harrison. Chris also tweeted out “Look out #BachelorNation ⁦@KellyRipa⁩ is coming after you and your “disgusting” Monday night habit.”

Kelly has not responded to these tweets but do not worry she was not left defenseless. Grey’s Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo came to her defense. She tweeted, “Okay @fleissmeister… that’s some handle bro! Your show does NOT pay @KellyRipa salary.  Also we don’t attack successful women on our network and men certainly cannot take credit for their success.  Don’t get me started on your show cuz I’m a savage…. #bachelorsoooowhite”

As for Hannah Brown, who appeared on Live With Kelly And Ryan on Thursday, she addressed the feud more kindly. When Kelly jokingly said, “”I’m not sure if they told you backstage, I’m not behind this at all””.  Brown responded in a more friendly manner. She explained, ““Like you, I didn’t really follow the show, wasn’t a big fan [however] Being a part of the show, it’s not women fighting against each other””. Hannah continued, ““Some of my best friends came from the show and were really supportive. When you have a group of 30 people together, there’s going to be people who don’t like each other. That’s simple facts.””

Hannah also clarified that although it does not seem like it, ““Ultimately, it was one of the most empowering things I ever have done because I had to push myself and grow as an individual, and I did. I think that’s why I decided that I wanted to be The Bachelorette.””

Hopefully now that Hannah has clarified a few things all parties can put this feud to rest and save the drama for next week’s episode of The Bachelorette.

CPS Takes Aways Jenelle Evans’ Kids

By now, you’ve probably heard that Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason, shot and killed their family dog after he nipped at the couple’s daughter Ensley. The story has made headlines, and even resulted in Evans getting fired from Teen Mom 2, where she’s been a mainstay for years.

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“MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of ‘Teen Mom 2’ with him since,” a spokesperson for MTV said. “Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season.”

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The next big question was how this situation would affect Evans and Eason’s relationship. Evans made it clear that she was “considering divorce,” but wouldn’t say for sure what was going to happen.

“At this time, we are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what’s best for me and my kids,” she said shortly after this all happened. “[Divorce is] in thoughts, but nothing is finalized. … I’m too hurt and upset at the fact he did that. It’s taking time to get over this whole situation, and it’s making me feel he’s very cruel and doesn’t have a heart on many ends. David killed my dog Nugget because he snapped at my 2-year-old, Ensley. He doesn’t put up with that and those are his beliefs. He just took her and shot her in the woods … about two acres away from the house.”

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Both local authorities and CPS wanted to intervene with the family for the safety of the kids, but because of Eason’s public declaration that he’ll harm trespassers on his property, plus his love of guns, they have been hesitant to approach the house.

Now, however, the situation has reached new heights. Evans’ kids, Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley, have all been, or are in the process of being, removed from the home. Nine-year-old Jace, who lives with his grandmother who has primary custody, is not allowed back to Evans’ home until the investigation is complete. TMZ is also reporting that authorities are close to removing Ensley from the home, as well. She will be given to Barbara as well.

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As for 4-year-old Kaiser, Evans confirmed that he was taken from his daycare by his father Nathan Griffith’s mother, Doris. He’ll stay in Griffith’s care until the investigation is complete.

“Kaiser was taken from his daycare by his grandmother with no notice or call to me,” the reality star said to Us Weekly. “CPS told Doris to take Kaiser without my consent and still have no legal paperwork signed by the judge stating my kids are taken from me. Nathan and I have talked briefly regarding this situation. [He] and I are to appear in court later this month.”

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“Our current custody order is still in place,” Evans said of her arrangement with Griffith. “Nathan is to have supervised visits and only supervised by Doris. Surprisingly, me and Nathan have been getting along, so I’m willing to maybe let his visits be unsupervised. Me and Nathan have been in contact during all of this. He doesn’t want Kaiser taken from me. My legal team has been on this since it [occurred]. I’ve been fighting to get my son back, as they went behind my back and removed him without my consent.”

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Evans also revealed that divorce is currently off the table, and that marriage counseling is the way to proceed.

“My relationship with David now is still in a healing process, of course,” Evans explained. “We are going to start going to marriage counseling because he feels as if we both need it. I completely agree. Not considering divorce unless he refuses counseling with me.”

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Eason’s 11-year-old daughter, Maryssa, still lives with the couple, and it doesn’t appear as though that’s changed soon.

“David has full custody over her and still homeschools her,” Evans said. “Maryssa has been with us since everything has been going down. She is frustrated with the media she sees online about her father because she knows the truth what goes on in our household. At this time, I want to focus on what’s best for myself and my family. My lawyer has been advising me on what to do and what has gone wrong in this whole situation.”

Christopher Adkins, a family lawyer in North Carolina, spoke to Hollywood Life about the situation, though he is not currently working on the case. He did say, however, that this situation could be more drawn out than anyone intended, especially when it comes to custody battles.

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“In order to prove to CPS that the children will have a safe environment, they will have to show that there are no guns accessible, I don’t think this is an issue here but there are no drugs left out, they are completing some kind of anger management program, then that is when CPS feels comfortable to allow the children to return to their home,” Adkins said. “Additionally, if the fathers to Jenelle’s other kids made reports to CPS, it might be grounds to modify their current custody arrangement. So this could negatively affect her, and have her current custody order modified.”

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Personally, I think something needs to be done so that Evans finally realizes how serious this situation is, and how dangerous Eason can be. His temper has proven to be problematic in the past, but now it’s putting the family at risk.

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What do you think should happen to Evans and Eason?