Andrew Glennon Speaks Out in the Aftermath of Amber Portwood's Arrest

Amber Portwood, Andrew Glennon
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We're still reeling from Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood's arrest on charges of domestic battery earlier this month, and now, her boyfriend is speaking out. In a new interview, Andrew Glennon opened up about Amber and what's happening in their relationship going forward. It's certainly a scary situation, and it doesn't seem like it's going to get better anytime soon.

  • Amber was arrested on July 5, after she allegedly assaulted Andrew while he was holding their 1-year-old son, James.

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    Amber Portwood

    According to a police affidavit, Andrew claims that Amber came after him with a machete, and even broke the door to the den, where he was hiding with James. The incident came after Amber allegedly became enraged over missing a Fourth of July fireworks show due to roads being closed. We may never know the full extent of what really happened, but it's pretty horrifying, especially because James was allegedly involved.

    Although Andrew has talked to fans about the incident on social media, this week is the first time he's speaking to the media.

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  • According to Andrew himself, his only concern right now is for his son. 

    “I need to do what’s right for James, and I need to take the right steps for myself,” Andrew told Daily Mail TV on Monday. "The future’s unknown. All I know is what I need to do, like, right now, and that is to provide James with a safe, secure happy environment.”

    We're right there with him. Regardless of what is happening with Andrew and Amber, James and his safety need to come first.

  • Andrew went on to say that there's a lot of healing that needs to happen next.

    And based on what he said, it sounds as if this is a truly difficult time for him.

    “If you could imagine having your whole world and everything that you love flipped upside down in a heartbeat, that’s it,” he said. “There’s gonna be a lot of healing that needs to be done and repairing between James and I. As far as relationships go in the future … a lot of healing has to be done for everybody.”

  • We definitely didn't see this coming. Amber and Andrew were doing so well! 

    But now, it sounds like they have a long road ahead of them, and we aren't too optimistic about them getting back together after this.

    Hopefully, Amber is able to get whatever help she needs. We want to see her happy and healthy -- and we want to see James safe. That's all that matters.