Photos 16 and Pregnant's Teen Moms: Where Are They Now? Amber described herself as a "rebel" and "total party girl" who of course had never thought about having kids. She admitted she didn't really take the show seriously in the moment. So when I did it, I didn't take it serious.
Like, I didn't do anything they wanted. I answered the questions, that was about it. As chronicled on Sixteen and Pregnant, not long after they brought Leah home she exhibited trouble breathing and they brought her to a specialist—she ended up being alright but it was obviously a major scare all the same.
Gary moved out in Then, when Leah was 2, Amber took a swing at Gary's face and seemingly attempted to push him down some stairs—an altercation featured on the show that led to an investigation into Amber's behavior by both local authorities and state Child Protective Services and then domestic violence and neglect charges. A no-contact order was put in place preventing her from seeing Gary unless their daughter was present, and they couldn't live together.
Photos Teen Mom Stars: Then and Now In June , Amber pleaded guilty to two felony counts of domestic battery and was given the relatively light sentence of two years' probation and anger-management counseling, considering she was facing the possibility of three years in prison. But it would turn out that authorities, while searching Amber's house, had found drugs. Portwood was charged in December with felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as violating probation by not engaging in the sort of positive behavior the judge demanded of her at sentencing.
After ringing in the new year in jail , she pleaded guilty in January and was again given the benefit of the doubt with a five-year suspended sentence.
The judge also ordered her into rehab. In March , Amber skipped a drug test and was called back into court for a probation violation hearing, at which the judge ordered her to undergo daily drug testing for 30 days. Instead, she dropped out of rehab and in June , Portwood was ordered to start serving that five-year jail sentence.
News around that time. She is there because of who she is. I guess I just got lost. I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates. You live and you learn and that's real," she wrote in a letter from jail that was read during a Teen Mom reunion special that aired in September Which means I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother.
If Leah learns anything from me she should see how becoming a teen mom can change you. How everything is postponed. Portwood earned her GED while behind bars, participated in a substance abuse program and ended up being released early on Nov. News later about her time in jail, she said that "a lot of people knew who I was and I would get women yelling across the yard some crazy things at me.
But I would say after five to six months, everything seemed normal You just get used to it and you just learn to live in there. You want to do your time and you want to get out. Phil the following month. She said that fentanyl, a potent opioid that's been connected to an uptick in overdoses, was her drug of choice.
I opened up the patch and I would eat the patch. It's like a three-day patch. It's very dangerous, and I, um, I was using that the whole time I was in there. With a friend, or whatever she was. Amber eventually met Matt Baier, a single dad in his 40s who had also struggled with addiction to painkillers, on Twitter. He proposed in News after getting engaged. It's not perfect, but we're so happy together. I never thought I could find another man that could make me feel love again, honestly.
I feel more love for him than I ever have for anybody. It's hard to think about the past because I can't remember half of it," she also told us. I'm trying to be normal. But it hasn't been happily ever after for her and Matt. The reason I did it was because I wanted people to understand that just because something is in print doesn't make it true. And Amber fans continue to have their suspicions about Matt's true intentions, with one leaving this comment on Portwood's Instagram in reaction to this week's episode, in which he badmouthed her to a producer: A concerned viewer who admires how far you've come and continue to go In life.
So many things don't sit well with me and many other viewers but what baffles me is how he can name call you and disrespect women openly and then be completely fake to you in front of camera.
After he called you a psycho he told the production lady that he would fake it from here on out and went over to you, told you he loved you and asked you for a kiss. I think your gut feelings against marrying him yet resonate with a lot of people who truly care about you for good reasons despite being limited to viewing only what MTV shows us.
It shouldn't take so much convincing someone you're truly a good person if you really are one. Crossing my fingers you get to read this message and take something positive from it. I will not marry her now, ever. I will make that statement. She wants to marry her brother. That's who she wants to marry. F--k her, she just humiliated me on TV. So no wonder Portwood is on the fence about the whole sex tape thing.
That's right, we're at the sex tape portion of Amber's journey. I still have not made up my mind," Amber just told E! News about the offer she and Baier have from Vivid Entertainment to star in their own sex tape. I have a nice house, a nice life. I have everything I need. But I'm a business person. I doubt doing a sex tape at 26 is the right direction.
It's sad how hard Amber tries to be me. I've called most of my family and they told me they love me no matter what. There's no reason to think this business decision would lead to any different outcome. As for the one opinion that really matters, Portwood said she thinks Leah is just too young to be affected by it. I would hope no one would even think to tell her.
It would be something I'd do when she's the right age.