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Teen Mom's Amber Portwood is breathing a sigh of relief since getting released from jail Tuesday, but she's still got a rough road ahead of her. The reality star spent 24 hours behind bars after being taking into custody on charges of felony domestic battery and neglect. She plead not guilty to both charges and was released on $5000 bail.
Portwood's violent outbursts against ex-fiance Gary Shirley were well documented on the MTV series and, according to a sheriff's department spokesman, the 20-year-old has now been ordered to stay away from Shirley.
But what about their 2-year-old daughter, Leah? Well, the protective order also barred Portwood from contact with her little girl, but Portwood's lawyer is optimistic that mother and daughter will be reunited.
"It's my understanding that Leah will be placed back with her," attorney Robert Schembs told People.com.
Even Shirley wants Leah back with his ex.
"The lady from (Child Protective Services) is going to go there and testify on Amber's behalf," Portwood's brother told E! News. "Gary is really upset. He wants to testify on Amber's behalf, too. He doesn't want the no contact rule at all. He wants Leah to see Amber."
It seems that, despite their violent history, Shirley is still in his ex's corner. "Oddly enough, Amber and Gary want to work things out in some capacity," the brother said. "They've been getting along great, and now this happens."
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