Amber Portwood Prison

Amber Portwood

It’s hard to believe that Amber Portwood is only 25 because she has lived through so much: teen pregnancy and motherhood, drug addiction, prison, reality television, dysfunctional relationships – and Gary Shirley! With all of the worst portions of her life reflected back to her via reality TV and social media, Amber is focused on moving forward.

Amber took a break from reality TV to spend time in prison. Since being released 2-years-ago she has been working hard to get her life together – including losing weight. As a bonus Amber found love (ish?) resulting in a bizarre engagement to much older man, Matt Baier, whom she calls “the love of my life.” Matt was recently exposed for having 7 secret kids, which the Teen Mom OG star vehemently denies. 

“He doesn’t have seven kids but he does have more than what people know because we decided to keep it private,” maintains Amber. “It’s nobody’s business.” Except you’re on the TeeVee there makin’ it our biznits. 


Amber Portwood tell-all

Amber Portwood is the latest Teen Mom star to pen a tell-all book about her troubled life. Unlike Kailyn Lowry and Farrah Abraham‘s memoirs, I truly think Amber’s book will be an interesting and honest account of her struggles.

Amber‘s tell-all, Never Too Late, is set to be released next month. “My book is to help others,” she tweeted. “I’ve had a book deal for years and haven’t used it because I felt there was no purpose… but now there is… love.”



Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is set to appear on Dr. Phil today. In her first televised interview since being released from prison, Amber opens up about her past drug use and anger issues, as well as her plans for the future.

In the preview clip, Amber admits to Dr. Phil that she was high the entire time she filmed Teen Mom.  "Every time you see me on that show, I was high, except for when I was on 16 and Pregnant," she shares. "This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I'm really nervous." 



After following Teen Mom train wrecks Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans, it's refreshing to read about a Teen Mom star who has worked hard to turn her life around and learned from her mistakes. I am proud of Amber Portwood for making the decisions she has to make a better life for herself and Leah.

In her first interview since being released from prison on November 4, Amber talked to In Touch about her pill addiction, prison life, and future plans. 

"Before prison, I never thought about Leah," admitted Amber. "I was addicted to drugs and didn't care about anything else. Prison saved my life – and gave me a second chance at being a mother." Note to Jenelle: the picture above is what a second chance as a mom looks like, not a positive pregnancy test.


Teen Mom, Amber Portwood leaves Frisch's Big Boy burger joint after eating her first meal with her family then heads home after being released from jail in Indiana

Amber Portwood shocked us when she asked a judge to send her to prison eighteen months ago.  Now, out on parole, the former Teen Mom star is making plans for the future and working on her relationship with her daughter.

In a recent interview, Shawn Portwood insisted his sister is clearheaded and sober now, adding that Amber's working hard to rebuild her life.

"Amber's focus is college," said Shawn. "Then she wants to start her own drug rehabilitation program." Sound crazy? Maybe not! Amber was released from prison after serving only seventeen months of a five year sentence mostly due to selflessly helping other inmates better themselves.



Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was released from prison Monday morning after serving 17 months of a five year sentence for drug possession and parole violations. Amber is out on parole and wants to go to college.

Following her release,  Shawn Portwood tweeted,  "Amber is out and looking better than she ever has because she is clean of drugs and healthy. Time to start a new chapter. I love you, sis." Later that night, he added, "After spending the day with her, I know she will be OK." 

Amber went from prison to a burger restaurant for lunch to her daughter Leah. Mom and daughter were reunited Monday night.  Gary Shirley has full custody of Leah currently, but Amber hopes to obtain joint custody soon.


Teen mom Amber Portwood released from jail at the Rockville Correctional facility and greeted by mother Tonya and brother Shawn along with MTV crew in Rockville Indiana

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood was released from prison this morning.

As you may recall, Amber was sentenced to five years in prison in January 2012 for drug possession and parole violations. When a court-mandated drug rehab program proved to be too hard for the trouble reality TV star, Amber shocked us all by begging a judge to send her to prison instead in May 2012. 

Amber was released from prison earlier than expected due to earning credits for good behavior and successfully completing a drug abuse program. Amber's mother Tonya and brother Shawn were present for her release. Ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley and daughter Leah were not.


Farrah Abraham Hosts The Sapphire Pool & Day Club

In today's Teen Mom news, two of the original cast continue to on their respective paths, and it's almost as if they've traded places.  Amber Portwood was the series' train wreck, and viewers watched her downward spiral that ended with an extended stay in the clink.  Now, however, Amber has worked hard to turn her life around for the sake of her daughter and herself.

On the other hand, her co-star Farrah Abraham is also a train wreck.  While she's not in jail, I'm sure she'd entertain the idea of starring in an adult movie focused on female inmates.  Of course, Farrah never disappoints, and she recently chatted about how she can't run from fame (it will find her!) and the caliber of her three (yes, three) veryveryveryvery successful suitors.  I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried!

Let's start with the positive, shall we?  Starcasm reports on a recent interview given by Amber where she talks about her progress while in prison and how hard she's working to get out of jail.


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