The 23-year-old mother of Leah, 5 — who served 17 months of a five-year sentence after failing to comply with her mandatory drug treatment program — had a run-in with baby daddy Gary Shirley’s ex, Kristina Anderson, as the reality star parents accompanied their daughter to an open house at her new school last night, an insider exclusively tells RadarOnline.com.
After attending Pendleton, Indiana’s East Elementary School ice cream social with little Leah, “Gary and Amber seemed to be having a heated conversation near the car,” an onlooker tells Radar. “Amber had her arm crossed. She definitely didn’t look happy.”
Just yards away, the insider spotted Anderson crying on a bench with her mother and daughter, Karly.
“It seemed like there had just been some sort of confrontation,” the eyewitness explains to Radar. “Now that Leah and Karly are going to the same school, I hope there won’t be constant drama between the parents!”
Leah is entering kindergarten this fall.
Portwood and Shirley once had a volatile relationship, resulting in the troubled Teen Mom star’s arrest in 2010 for assaulting her then-boyfriend. Now, both say they are platonically co-parenting for Leah’s sake— though there could be lingering feelings.
The drama could play out on MTV cameras: As Radar reported, Portwood, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell are in talks to star in an encore season of the original Teen Mom without their former costar, sex-tape queen Farrah Abraham.
Portwood will also release a tell-all book, Never Too Late, later this month.