<p><span></span>It looks as if Gary Shirley has finally made the right choice regarding the two women in his life: his daughter Leah and her mother, <em>Teen Mom</em> star Amber Portwood. "Gary loves Amber, but he wants custody of Leah," Jordan Sanchez, who's been best friends with Gary since he was 14, tells <em>Life & Style</em>. In fact, he's already moved out of the apartment he and Amber used to share in Anderson, Ind. Says Jordan, " Leah is with Gary almost all the time."</p>
With a possible domestic battery charge pending, Amber has a very real chance of going to jail for hitting Gary in front of their daughter. To cope, Jordan thinks Amber has turned to medication. He says she has a prescription for the addictive and powerful anti-anxiety drug Klonopin, often used to relieve panic attacks. Side effects can include severe drowsiness and dizziness. "I worry that she could be abusing it," Jordan says. "I've seen her take multiple Klonopin at a time. There are days where she sleeps until 7 o'clock at night."
Jordan says Amber's problems are extremely serious. "Gary has told me that Amber is bipolar," Jordan tells Life & Style. "It's gotten pretty bad. Gary told me that there have been several instances where Amber would say to him, 'Come home or I'm gonna kill myself,' and he'd fall right into her trap."
But since Amber's aggressive behavior has taken a turn for the worse, Gary has moved out and is the one doing most of the caring for Leah. "Amber's always beating on him, verbally and physically. What normal person would stay in a relationship like that?"
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