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Teen Mom’s Amber: Living Without Child Is “Lowest of the Low”

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In the new Us Weekly (out now), Teen Mom star Amber Portwood opens up living without her 2-year-old daughter Leah.

A post Thursday on incorrectly stated the child was taken away from her by Child Protective Services.

She and ex-fiance Gary Shirley actually both agreed that the girl is better off living with her father at the moment. 

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"Child Protective Services agreed it was safer for her to stay at Gary's because of all the photographers outside my house," says Portwood, 20, whose now-infamous physical attack on her ex led to a domestic abuse investigation by police in her Anderson, Ind., hometown.

Portwood — who is currently taking meds to cope with anxiety and depression — tells Us Weekly being away from her girl "is the lowest of the low. Every night she's been saying, 'Where's Mommy?'"

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"I feel like everything is spinning out of control, and I'm trying to put the pieces back together," she tells Us Weekly. "I have to get myself better so when I get my baby back, she sees her mom as happy as can be."

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For more from the Teen Mom stars — including whether Maci would ever get back together with Ryan; Farrah's battle with the family of her baby's father and whether Catelynn is cutting ties with her mom — pick up the new Us Weekly today!

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