Former teen star Amber Portwood is determined to mend her relationship with her estranged daughter Leah whom she revealed she has not seen nor spoken to for a while.
According to People, during Tuesday’s episode of “Teen Mom OG,” Amber Portwood reunited with her 12-year-old child Leah following months of no communication.
The 31-year-old revealed she visited Leah at her dad Gary Shirley’s house and brought along her son James whom she shares with ex Andrew Glennon.
Amber Portwood arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Portwood explained her visit was off-camera because she could not film with Gary while adding it was the first time being around her daughter in a long time, saying:
"It was my first time around Leah since giving her space. I loved seeing her and her brother together again. This has been hard for both of us, and I want to build our relationship back."
MTV star Amber Portwood attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Gary and his wife Kristina Shirley had invited Portwood and her toddler son to come over to their house for a friendly gathering, and she agreed.
Ahead of the visit, she told her producer Dave that she could not wait to see her daughter and that she had been longing to see her for a while. After the visit, Portwood described the experience as awkward but is hopeful things will get better with time.
In last week's episode of the MTV series, the Indiana native penned an emotional letter to her little girl apologizing for her past transgressions.
“I am so sorry for the things I did that kept us apart. I never wanted to hurt you.”
Portwood shared not a day goes by without thinking about her child and that she would never stop trying to fix their relationship and will always love her.
Despite pouring her heart out, the reality star revealed Leah did not respond to the apology, but Gary told her that they did watch the video of her asking for forgiveness.
Portwood expressed she desperately wants a relationship with Leah because she is losing more time with her, but the pre-teen does not seem interested.
Meanwhile, Gary told his wife that Portwood apologized for many things that were way too much for Leah to digest and that it was not easy for her to forget it all.
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