Amber Portwood, the troubled teen mom from MTV's hit show Teen Mom, has (finally!) lost custody of baby daughter Leah and not a moment too soon. A judge ruled that recent events in Amber's life have made her home life unsafe for her 2-year-old daughter, and Gary Shirley -- Leah's father -- is now the sole custodian.
So bad were the circumstances, in fact, that even Amber agreed that Leah wasn't safe. Rumor has it that Amber had an affair with a neighbor's boyfriend, which sparked two acts of vandalism, one against her home and one against her car.
Child Protective Services believed that Portwood's home was an unsuitable living situation for a baby, though she will have visitation rights. And all I have to say is this: What took them so long?
Amber has been a hot mess for months. Between beating her boyfriend (she is facing trial for that) and appearing in the tabloids for sleeping around, posing nude, neglecting her child, and generally messing up almost constantly, it was time that someone somewhere take her child away.
The fact is, there were cameras recording a lot of Portwood's actions and they weren't healthy or normal. There were many times MTV should have stepped in or called the police and they didn't.
But maybe in the end, her notoriety will help baby Leah. In any other real life case, she would just be your stereotypical trashy mess, but because she is on television, people are paying attention and maybe more willing to reach out and help Leah.
Maybe reality television will save her life.
Do you think Amber deserved to lose Leah?
Image via MTV