Television personality Amber Portwood rose to fame in 2009 on the wildly popular reality series “16 and Pregnant” (via IMDb). She later appeared on the spinoff “Teen Mom OG,” where she continued to document the struggles of raising her daughter, Leah, at such a young age.
Throughout her time in the spotlight, the 31-year-old has been open about her anger issues, her battle with depression, and her tumultuous relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, who is the father of Leah, her first daughter.
Since her split from Shirley, Amber Portwood’s relationship with her ex has become much more complicated. On the most recent season of “Teen Mom OG,” the reality star expresses her issues with Shirley’s new wife, Kristina (via The Sun). Amber Portwood believes Kristina doesn’t take care of Leah and feels it has caused a rift between the mother-daughter duo. She wrote in a post on Instagram, “She’s an opportunist who puts pictures of my daughter on her Instagram for clicks. I feel bad for her personally.”
Teen Mom OG: Amber Portwood Is Missing Her Daughter, Leah
During the season 10 premiere of MTV’s “Teen Mom OG,” Amber Portwood shared a much-needed update on her relationship with her firstborn, Leah (via People). She said in a confessional, “Leah and I are still struggling with our relationship. My relationship with her has changed a lot. I haven’t seen her in quite some time.”
Although Amber Portwood is upset that she is losing touch with her 12-year-old, she feels that Kristina, the wife of Leah’s father Gary Shirley, is to blame.
At one point in the “Teen Mom OG” reunion special, Amber Portwood said, “I can’t trust your wife and she has sat there and got in the way of me and my daughter over and over and over again as you have tried to push me towards my daughter.”
Currently, Amber Portwood is very upset about comments made by Leah last season. The preteen asserted that Portwood “just birthed” her and later “left her”.
However, Amber Portwood feels that someone is putting these ideas into her head. As a result of their differences, Portwood has not even been able to talk to her daughter on the phone. “All I do is text Leah all the time,” she said. “I don’t understand why I’m getting treated this way right now. I’m not going to give up on her.”