Amber Portwood is on her fifth month of a 5-year prison sentence, but her daughter Leah has no idea!
The Teen Mom's ex Gary Shirley says he just can't bring himself to explain the situation to his daughter. He says:
"I haven’t been able to say to her, that her Mommy’s in jail… When I tried to tell her, ‘Mommy’s in trouble,’ she got upset. So, I’ve said, ‘Mommy’s at work,’ or ‘Mommy’s on vacation.’"
But what about when she talks to her mom on the phone? Doesn't Amber talk to her about why she can't see her? Gary says:
"She actually said, ‘Can I come over to your house?’ I don’t really think Leah understands at all."
This isn't right, Gary. You have to tall the poor girl, sad as it is. 5 years is a long time, and she'll understand before you know it! Gary says:
"I’m sure one day Leah will see the show, or the kids at school will say stuff about us and she’ll find out everything that happened. I hope she’ll see that when people are young, they make mistakes. I hope she can learn from ours."
Gary, think about this! People forgive mistakes and get past being hurt. But if you lose the bond of trust with your kids, you have nothing.
Please, you have to tell her before she finds out some other way. That would only be worse.
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