Amber Portwood just breaks my heart. Amber recently returned to prison to serve out the remainder of her original five year sentence. Amber was originally enrolled in a state funded drug rehabilitation program in lieu of serving time but she decided to leave the program and spend the rest of her time behind bars.
Well, Amber is speaking out about what led to her decision – and tragically it was a suicide attempt. Amber claims she became so depressed in her drug treatment program she over-dosed on pills and decided the program wasn’t for her, opting instead for a jail term.
This isn’t the first suicide attempt by the Teen Mom star. She attempted suicide last year and and announced that she had been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.
Speaking to Good Morning America from jail, Amber explained the circumstances. “I had taken 30 Suboxone [a drug used to treat opioid addictions] within 3 days. The depression took over. I would take 4 or 5 at a time.”
It deeply saddens me to report this news, as I take it as a sign that Amber Portwood has given up hope. The Teen Mom star was just sentenced to five years in prison after asking an Indiana judge to reimpose her original sentence.
Amber has had a string of legal issues – most of them related to her substance abuse – recently she was participating in a drug treatment and sobriety program in exchange for serving jail time, but after she was kicked out of the program for missing too many requirements after a gallbladder surgery she decided to do jail time instead of campaigning to be reinstated.
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been a wreck for a while now and is desperately pleading with a judge to send her to prison!
Amber was offered a second chance by the judge back in January. She could’ve avoided prison if she successfully completed a drug rehab program. Amber has been in and out of jail and is now requesting that she be sent to prison so she can serve the time and get clean.
During a routine hearing yesterday, Amber admitted to the judge she would always “be a bad girl” and that she hasn’t been clean at all since starting the program at the beginning of the year. Amber told the judge she couldn’t stand the drug program and wanted out. The only alternative for Amber is prison.
Amber was taken into custody and will sit in the county jail until her sentencing – which could be up to five years per the original agreement.
This makes me so sad for her that she thinks the only way to help herself is prison. She clearly has had some deep problems all along, but how much of it is related to the pressures of being in the media spotlight at such a young age?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK MTV IS TO BLAME FOR ANY OF AMBER’S ISSUES? DO YOU THINK PARTICIPATING IN TEEN MOM IS TOO MUCH FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT?
One batch of pseudo wealthy, formerly adolescent moms are walking off into the sunset (and probably heading on to another reality show, let’s be real) on the final season of Teen Mom, which will premiere on June 12.
In the below trailer, it’s evident this season will be just as dramatic as the ones before. Amber Portwood will have to discuss her rotating court and prison appearances; Catelynn Lowell continues to deal with her dysfunctional mother; Maci Bookout still has feelings for her baby daddy, and Farrah Abraham decides to leave her toxic mother. And also continue to be the worst.
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is already back in jail! The 22-year-old was picked up on Thursday for a drug court violation.
According to the Indiana Herald Bulletin, Amber was not fulfilling the obligations of the drug court program while she was recovering from surgery. Amber entered the drug court program February 16th as part of her probation. The court granted her leniency while healing from surgery but apparently Amber’s recuperation was exceeding the time limits deemed acceptable.
Amber’s over-worked attorney Evan Broderick said, “I think things came to light that she could have been doing more.” He wouldn’t say why Amber had surgery, but said it was not serious. Mr. Broderick revealed Amber is in jail for recovery and could be out as early as next week once the court reviews her case. “It’s not uncommon to give a sanction in jail to get them back on track,” Mr Broderick added. She has not been terminated from the drug court program.
Speaking out on her behalf is her mother Tonya Portwood, who blames the court for the mishap. “They got it wrong,” Tonya insists to RadarOnline. “She had surgery, and basically she was on bed rest for a couple of days.”
Remember when Amber Portwood was evicted while in jail for allegedly lying about her income to qualify for low-income state subsidized housing? Well, the government of Indiana is reportedly furious that the Teen Momtrainwreck star conned them and they want their money back! Amber was renting a home subsidized by the state’s Rental Housing Tax Credit Program. A program that provides lower-income housing for those in need.
Amber under-estimated her income by about $270,000 to qualify for the program, claiming she made only $10k last year. Unfortunately, Amber earned a whopping $280,000. Sadly, I imagine most of it was spent on legal fees! Upon learning of her income discrepancy scam, the company she was renting from promptly evicted Amber.
And took the matter to court! Predictably Amber never even bothered to reply to the company’s lawsuit, which accused her of lying about her income. In response an Indian judge ruled in the company’s favor and according to TMZ, ordered Amber pay the company $673 within 30 days or face further legal action. Oh, Amber…
According to a new report, MTV has already renewed the Teen Mom 2 series for a fourth season, even though the third season has yet to air!
Radar Online reports the cast just wrapped up filming season 3 and the girls are happy a fourth season is in the works. “The girls are excited for a fourth season because they weren’t sure if it was going to happen for them. Jenelle and Leah still have great story lines, but Kailyn and Chelsea’s weren’t as strong, so they were worried,” a source tells Radar.
The source continues, “They finished filming the third season and the reunion already — and the show won’t even air until late this year probably. But they’ve kicked off filming the fourth season which will probably be their last.”
It’s also likely, that just like the original Teen Moms, season four will be the last for this cast as well. “They’ve been talking to the girls from the original Teen Mom since MTV just announced this upcoming season, their fourth, would also be their last,” adds the source.
In other Teen Mom news, single ladies - today is your lucky day! Yes, your dreams are finally coming true, as you can now enter a contest to win a date with the one and onlyGary Shirley!
The Matty P Radio Hour Show has decided to host a dating competition to win the heart of “America’s #1 Baby Daddy.” The Starcasm blog reports that on Thursday, March 29 at 8/7c, Gary will be taking some time off from beingAmber Portwood’s full-time baby daddy to guest star on the show with three women vying for his love!
A big bummer, however, to all the millions of underage girls who are interested in this special date as you do have to be 18 years old to enter. So if you’re over 18 and desperate, feel free to shoot an email to MattyPRadioHappyHour@yahoo.com, with the subject line “Gary Date.” You should also include a photo of yourself and why you deserve this date!
The latest issue of OK! Magazine states that things are very shaky with the couple, adding that they in fact broke up earlier this year, but shortly got back together.
“It’s a daily struggle for them to get along right now,” a source tells OK!. “He is under a lot of pressure at work and he brings it home with him.”
The source continues, “They usually make up pretty quickly, but the constant bickering is really wearing on Jeremy. He’s been complaining to his friends about it so much that everyone is wondering if he’s going to break up with Leah permanently.”
Another issue for the couple, is their lack of trust. Leah, 19, is reportedly very suspicious of Jeremy, 22 (perhaps those reports of him with strippers has to do with it) while Jeremy believes Leah’s not over her ex-husband and father of her twins Corey Simms, and has accused her of still being in love with him.
“Her paranoia really stresses Jeremy out and it’s pushing him away,” reveals the source. “She needs to loosen up the reins a little, but the problems aren’t all Leah’s fault. Jeremy is a typical guy and he can be really insensitive sometimes.” As reported, Leah also suffered a miscarriage earlier this year.
Moving on to troubled Teen MomAmber Portwood, who is now reportedly considering getting into porn. Yikes.
According to Reality Weekly, Vivid Entertainment offered Amber $500,000 last year to star in a porno movie. Amber of course turned down the offer, but sources close to her are now claiming she has had a change of heart and is considering it due to her mounting legal fees.
Even worse for Amber, 21, who revealed in court that she earns $280,000 a year from MTV, the network just announced last week that the upcoming season of her Teen Mom series will be the last.
“Her paycheck from MTV only goes so far, and she’s really worried it will soon all be over,” a source tells Reality Weekly. “And Amber hasn’t gotten any other offers as far as TV shows or promotions.”
But unfortunately–or fortunately–for Amber, Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch says his company is no longer interested in having Amber display her talents on screen.
“We would not be willing to pay Amber $500,000 anymore,” Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven tells the HollywoodLife. “I don’t believe she is as popular as she once was. She was more of a novelty.”
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