'Teen Mom' OG Reunion 2018: Amber Portwood Breaks Down Over Ex Gary Shirley's Backlash About Her As Mother
Amber Portwood Breaks Down
Shirley’s comments about Portwood’s motherhood were too much for her to handle during the reunion special. While she is pregnant with her second child with longtime boyfriend Andrew Glennon, she had a message for Shirley and his wife Kristina who has also blasted her.
Portwood, who called into the reunion via Skype, told host Dr. Drew she didn’t feel comfortable with what Shirley and Kristina had to say about her as a mother. She pointed out her state of depression she experienced after her split with ex-fiance Matt Baier made it unfair for the two to blast her mothering skills.
“I’m really hurt because the last thing I want is for people to look at me like that person because it’s not me,” said Portwood as she spoke on Shirley’s statement that she wasn’t there for Leah after her split with Baier.
Portwood said that such accusation and criticism that she was depressed and couldn’t emotionally be there for her daughter have really made her feel bad.
“I’m trying as hard as I can and as long as Leah knows that I love her with all my heart,” said Portwood.
She added that she knows she doesn’t have to be a flawless mother, but only wants her daughter to know that she’s there and that she loves her.
“I can’t keep defending myself as a mom, anymore,” added Portwood. “I don’t know what to do.”
Gary And Kristina Have A Lot To Say
This wasn’t the first time Shirley and his wife made comments about Portwood’s life choices. Shirley also said earlier this year that Portwood had moved on way too soon with Glennon after her wedding with Baier was called off last year.
Shirley said Portwood should not have gone to another relationship but should have used that time to spend with Leah. Portwood went off on Twitter hours before the episode aired. She accused Shirley and Kristina of using her for money and said they would have lived in the “ghetto” if it wasn’t for her.
Thankfully, at the reunion, Shirley seemed to sympathize with Portwood and said the problems they experienced with one another were a long time ago. He implied he wouldn’t hold them against her and vowed to never stop her from seeing Leah.
Teen Mom OG airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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