<p><span></span> The 20-year-old <em>Teen Mom</em> star is formally charged with two counts of felony domestic-violence battery</p>
As Life & Style reports in its current cover story, on newsstands now, Teen Mom's Amber Portwood has allowed 2-year-old daughter Leah to stay with her father, Gary Shirley, because Amber claims she's too overwhelmed to handle day-to-day care of the little girl. Now that police in her hometown of Anderson, Ind., have formally charged Amber with two felony counts of domestic battery and one misdemeanor count stemming from violent attacks on Shirley, she's in danger of losing custody altogether.
If convicted, Amber faces a $10,000 fine and up to three years in jail.
But even the threat of jail time and losing custody of her daughter isn't stopping Amber's self-destructive behavior.
"Amber's not in any rush to get Leah back," an insider close to the 20-year-old reality star, tells Life & Style. "Amber's dating all these guys, she has all this fame, she has all this attention. That's what she wants. She wants to party. She's not a very good mother right now."
However, while Amber lives it up, those close to her fear Teen Mom has nearly destroyed her life. Says a second insider: "If she had said no to the show, none of this would be happening."
Calls to Portwood's attorney were not immediately returned.
In a statement, MTV tells Life & Style: "We are cooperating with all parties and hope for a quick and fair resolution that allows everyone involved to move forward in a positive manner."
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