Teen Mom's baby Leah needs new parents. Tuesday night, Gary Shirley, baby Leah's daddy and the parent who currently has custody of the tot, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Naturally, Amber Portwood was also in the car and the two were arguing.
Where was baby Leah at 1:34 a.m.? Let's assume she had a babysitter.
Look, I love the show Teen Mom as much as the next guy. I become emotionally involved with the people on both 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. They are good shows. But these aren't actors playing teen parents, these are real people. And these people have real babies.
What will become of baby Leah? Today it's just a suspended license, but what will it be next time? Drugs?
Let's see, they have already had domestic violence charges, custody disputes, public breakups, rumors of infidelity, and even rumors that Amber was dating a convicted child molester (they weren't true). Will this couple ever admit defeat? Will they ever say that it's better for their very young and impressionable child for them to call it quits?
It's hard to imagine that Leah will make it through all this unscathed. If she does, she will have beaten the statistics. Luckily, even though Shirley was irresponsible for driving without a license, he is also a loving parent. His values are crazy and his obsession with awful Amber unexplained, but his heart is in the right place.
Let's hope that counts for something.
What do you think will happen to Leah?
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