Teen Mom star Amber Portwood received a five-year jail sentence earlier this morning. Left to care for her 3-year-old daughter Leah is her ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley. Gary has had full custody of Leah since August of last year after Amber became suicidal.
The single dad has been keeping fans waiting for his statement since the news broke, and he is finally speaking out.
"Today was an unfortunate one to say the least." Gary writes, "Determined to be the best and bring the best to Leah."
Gary also hopes that critics and fans of the show won't be too hard on his baby mama. "Now isn't the time to bash or express hate on someone as the damage has already been done." Amber sure has a long road ahead of her.
Gary has been an amazing dad to Leah, and now that she needs him more than ever, he is sure to step up to the plate and get her through this difficult time in the best way possible.
For now, fans can catch Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley in Teen Mom season 4 which debuts one week from today.