According to a new TMZ report,Teen Mom “star” Gary Shirley spent $5,000 while out on a stripper bender!
TMZ reports Gary, baby daddy of the troubled Amber Portwood, went on a marathon strip club session earlier this summer and dropped $5,000 while in the strip club for 11 hours straight. Is this even possible? Wowzers.
Sources reveal Gary made it rain at the 24-hour gentlemen’s club in Miami, dousing the strippers with money from 1AM to 12PM. Sources also add that Gary began the evening in the VIP area before moving the action into somewhere more private aka the champagne room.
An edited pic of Gary with some of the strippers during his bender is below. View at your own risk. Here’s to hoping Gary is also setting some money aside for his daughter Leah’s college fund because surely those ‘Teen Mom’ checks aren’t going to last forever.
In other Teen Mom news, Farrah Abraham has a boyfriend! Farrah told Life & Style she is dating a normal guy (and hopefully non-fameseeker) named Daniel Alvarez, who she was set up on a blind date by a woman she met with while in an airport!
Farrah describes: “She said, ‘I have a friend you should go on a blind date with.’ It’s the most random way I’ve ever met somebody!” Farrah and David had their first date in June at PF Changs and he has already met her daughter, Sophia, Farrah gushes: “I introduced them right away. It’s like a perfect little family. He’s great with Sophia.”
More photos of Daniel below!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON GARY’S STRIPPER BENDER AND FARRAH’S NEW BOYFRIEND?
According to a new report,Teen Mom star Amber Portwood’s daughter is starting to suffer the consequences of her parent’s actions.
In Touch Weekly is reporting that 2-year-old Leah, who has witnessed Amber and her dad Gary Shirley get into a number of violent outbursts, is now starting to act out.
The first problem is Amber’s absence. As you know, Amber, who attempted suicide on June 14, is now in a rehab program in Malibu, California getting treatment for anger management and depression. Well Leah hasn’t been reacting well to Amber not being around.
Amber’s brother,Shawn Portwood, tells In Touch that Leah desperately clings to his girlfriend whenever they visit. “Because she can’t see my sister, she’s looking for that female figure,” he says. But without Amber around, Leah is beginning to act out. “She throws fits and bites and hits other children,” a family insider tells In Touch. “She can be a wild little girl.”
Even worse for Leah, her dad Gary, who has custody, hasn’t been around much, either. “Gary rarely spends time with Leah. Instead, he’s out at the bars almost every night,” a friend tells In Touch, adding that Gary bragged about hooking up with lots of different girls while downing drinks at his local Anderson, Ind., strip club, Hoosier Girls, on July 20.
With Amber in rehab and Gary, 24, letting loose, his mother Carol is the one caring for Leah though sources say Carol is hardly the stable parent little Leah so desperately needs. Fortunately, Amber seems to be making improvements in rehab according to her brother Shawn. “She is doing better. She is working out, kickboxing and has a whole new routine,” says Shawn.
Shawn adds that Amber could remain in treatment for up to two more months, stating that when she returns home, she can finally focus on what’s truly important: giving her daughter the stable life she herself never had. Shawn also reveals Amber is considering moving to Nashville to live near him once out of rehab to get away from all the negative influences in Indiana. Shawn believes Gary is a negative influence on Amber.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S DAUGHTER LEAH ACTING OUT? SURPRISED?
For most teens they fear their diary will end up passed around school, but in Teen Mom star Maci’s case her diary is being passed around the tabloids! Oops! Behaving like a typical teen Maci warbled her thoughts to her friend dear diary and apparently, accidentally left the diary on a table where boyfriend Kyle King happened to find it causing him to dump her.
In a new exclusive from OK Magazine they reveal just what shocking information Kyle discovered! After reading Maci’s thoughts, Kyle who believed Maci was in love with him, soon found out she still has a thing for ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards- who is her son, Bentley’s father.
According to a source: “Maci wrote that she’ll always love Ryan and that she really misses him. And how they’ve got great sexual chemistry.” Poor Kyle was ostensibly beside himself: “When he told Maci he’d read the diary, he was sort of crying. Maci tried to explain it, but it didn’t seem to matter. He left the apartment and they haven’t talked in, like, a week.” Maci’s innermost thoughts became fodder for public consumption when someone an enraged Kyle, naturally called the tabloids! Whatever happened to calling a friend?
Maci is furious with Kyle too – as the “devoted diarist” is shocked Kyle would read her private musings! Another insider Maci claims: “She told Kyle that it’s just words, that she’s with him now. It’s not like Maci wrote, ‘I want to marry Ryan and have more kids with him.’ It was more that a part of her will always love Ryan. Ryan’s the father of her son and whenever she looks at Bentley, he’s a part of Ryan, too.” Will this drama be on the upcoming season of Teen Mom? One can only hope. Meanwhile it appears this story is true as Maci, who typically denies tabloid stories on her twitter, has yet to deny this one.
In other ridiculous Teen Mom news, Gary Shirley – father of Amber Portwood’s daughter Leah -has started a Twitter page for his two-year-old daughter. What’s next Toddlers in Tiaras? According to Us Magazine, Shirley, who immediately came under attack for pimping out his toddler, responded saying: “You guys, it should be obvious that Leah has no contact with Twitter,” he wrote. “This is just a fun concept that will in no way affect Leah herself.”
Shirley further clarified it’s him Tweeting (just in case anyone assumed it was a two-year-old): “This is for her sayings, things she’s doing, etc. It’s all me tweeting!” He also claims Leah does not actually read the Tweets. Sadly, despite the controversy Leah already has almost 5,000 followers. No comment from mama Amber, who is currently visiting rehab after a suicide attempt, on whether or not she approves of Toddlers on Twitter.
Right Photo Credit: INFphoto.com
Do you think Kyle should have read Maci’s diary? Do you think Maci and Kyle will get back together? Would you put your two-year-old on Twitter?
Amber, 21, gave an interview to Star magazine in their current issue, during which she revealed her plans to check into a California rehab center to get the help and support she needs.
“I am going to rehab for anger control issues and depression,” Amber tells Star. “I’m on medication at the moment to help me just relax. I’m getting the help I need from friends, family and counseling.”
When asked why she tried to take her own life, Amber had a hard time answering that question. “I’m in a vulnerable state right now, and I know people want a lot of answers. Unfortunately, I don’t have those answers yet, and I’m working on myself to get them,” Amber admits, adding that rehab is something she needs “to do to get better.”
So how is Amber doing today while she awaits rehab? “Before I go to California, I’m pursuing help with a psychiatrist,” Amber states. “I’m stable, doing OK and getting the help I need.” She adds that her daughter Leah is keeping her strong.
The suicide attempt occurred on June 14 after Amber suspected her boyfriend Gary Shirley had been cheating on her. She told Gary she planned to take her life, leading to a 911 call from Gary. She was then taken to an Indiana hospital and put under a 72-hour hold. There are reports that cops found her with a rope around her neck, and that she had also taken some pills.
Meanwhile, RadarOnline reports there was a review this Wednesday regarding the custody arrangement between Amber and Gary, and no changes were made. Gary reportedly has primary custody while “Amber has supervised visits once a week.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON AMBER’S STATEMENTS? SHOULD SHE BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO SEE LEAH?
It is however her shocking revelation last summer, which managed to fly under the radar for some reason, that is making headlines today. See last summer Amber, 21, revealed to PEOPLE magazine that she has bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood.
“I take medication,” she said to PEOPLE at the time. “I haven’t [taken] anything today. Am I acting crazy? This is me though, and I like it.”
Amber revealed she was diagnosed back in 2008 after a going through a very depressing time following the birth of her daughter Leah. And despite admitting her disorder, Amber expressed doubts that the diagnosis was accurate. “I don’t think I’m bipolar, to be honest with you,” she said. “I’m just really outgoing. I think everybody thinks they’re bipolar these days. You’re a teenager, you have hormones. You’re gonna switch up every two seconds!”
Sources however add that Amber has been in therapy for two years.
Meanwhile, Amber’s on-off boyfriend Gary Shirley tweeted yesterday that Amber is doing better. “Amber is safe and getting the help she needs right now. Thanks for your prayers and support,” wrote Gary.
And more details are also now coming out about Tuesday’s events as it appears Gary also called 911 after Amber threatened to harm herself. She apparently thought he was cheating on her.
In the 911 call, Gary begged the cops to check on Amber stating she told him “she’s going to hang herself.” Gary added, “I just spoke with my girlfriend and she had said something to me … said she’s having a hard time with her life … call the police, they can find my body in the garage.”
As of today, Amber is still being evaluated at St. John’s Hospital in Indiana with a source stating that Gary visited her briefly on Tuesday afternoon. Amber’s hospitalization makes sense as those who threaten or attempt suicide are kept under a 72-hour hold.
Photo credit: SPLASH.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST?
UPDATE - Amber has now been released from the hospital, three days after her reported suicide attempt.
A bit of sad news to report today as Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is currently hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt which is now being confirmed by the Anderson Indiana Police Department.
According to a report by Star magazine via RadarOnline, Amber, 21, was rushed to a hospital emergency room after being found unconscious in her home with a rope around her neck. The just released police report states she “was depressed and threatening to end her life.”
Sources reveal that Amber, who is currently being treated at St. Johns Hospital in Anderson, Indiana, was found this noon and later admitted to hospital staffers that she had taken a cocktail of pills.
Gary Shirley, Amber’s on-off-on-again boyfriend and father of her 2-year-old daughter Leah, was the one who sent his mother to check up on her after he became increasingly concerned about her state of mind following a phone conversation.
Gary’s mom called the cops who ultimately discovered Amber unconscious on a couch. “It’s believed she may have taken an overdose of some kind of pill,” the source reveals. “She also may have tried to tie a piece of rope or string around her neck.”
Star is also reporting that Amber has since regained consciousness and has been stabilized since her admittance to the emergency room.
The timing of this apparent suicide attempt is a bit surprising since Amber just received a light sentence days ago for her domestic violence case involving Gary. A search for Amber’s official twitter page shows it has been deleted though it was still up and running on June 7th.
And just moments ago, Gary made the following tweets which seem to insinuate that Amber’s suicide attempt might have been over him -
“Never cheated on Amber.. She may have thought I did, but haven’t. I will always love and respect her even if we aren’t together.”
“Due to recent events, it was best that Amber delete her Twitter.. Appreciate all those who continue to support.”
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood finally faced the music yesterday in an Indiana courtroom regarding the domestic violence case against her.
Amber, 21, was arrested back in December for hitting her baby daddy Gary Shirley, 24, in front of their daughter Leah and in front of MTV cameras. And yesterday, Amber pled guilty to two counts of felony domestic battery.
Though she had been facing up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine, the judge decided to go easy on her. Madison Superior Court Judge David Happe suspended Amber’s two-year sentence, and placed her on two years of probation.
Also as part of her plea deal, the judge ordered Amber to undergo 30 days of inpatient therapy, obtain her high school diploma and put $10,000 in a college fund for her 2-year-old daughter. The prosecutors also dropped the most serious of charges against her — the felony child neglect charge.
And finally, the no contact order that prevented Amber and Gary from being around each other in the presence of Leah was also dropped as a result of the plea deal. So it appears Amber and Gary are once again free to be a disaster happy family. Meanwhile, you will be able to see more of Amber’s drama on the upcoming season of Teen Mom, which premieres July 5 on MTV.
TMZ is reporting that Gary, 23, was arrested yesterday in Indiana for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested at 1:34 AM for “driving while suspended” — a Class A misdemeanor — and taken to jail. He was held on a $3,000 bond and has since been released.
But get this, Amber was somehow involved in the arrest. See the arresting officer revealed in a police report that he only approached the vehicle after hearing Gary and his baby mama Amber screaming at each other inside a car.
The concerned officer approached the vehicle and says Gary introduced himself and Amber as the couple from “Teen Mom.” Yes he did. The officer then asked for some ID and after running a check on Gary’s license — it came back suspended, so he ordered Gary out of the car.
Oh but it gets worse better. The cop reveals in the police report, “I placed Mr. Shirley in two sets of handcuffs due to his size.” Ouch.
Gary’s lawyer Jeff Lockwood tells TMZ he is not concerned about his client getting a jail sentence since this is “a traffic violation and Gary doesn’t have a previous criminal history.” Gary’s mugshot is below -