Followers of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom OG have seen star Amber Portwood expertise a number of ups and downs all through her time on the tv sequence. Additionally they witnessed how her hardships have heartbreakingly affected her relationship together with her daughter, Leah.
In 2008, Amber and her then-boyfriend of two-and-a-half years, Gary Shirley, came upon they had been anticipating a toddler collectively. The being pregnant led to Amber dropping out of highschool. Collectively, Gary and Amber, who had been engaged for a time, welcomed Leah Leann Shirley to the world on November 12, 2008.
Throughout filming of the Teen Mother OG season one finale and all through the second season in 2010, Amber exhibited violent habits in opposition to Gary, together with slapping, choking and kicking. The pre-taped episodes led to an investigation after the Anderson Police Division in Indiana acquired two nameless emails urging them to look into the incident, The Herald Bulletin reported on the time.
In December 2010, Amber was arrested on felony home battery and baby neglect prices stemming from the September 28 episode. Detective Mitch Carroll informed the outlet that Amber was dealing with baby neglect prices as a result of Leah was current through the filmed cases of home abuse.
“In response to police paperwork, on August 14, 2009, Portwood shoved Shirley in opposition to a wall, slapped him on the face and choked him,” Carroll mentioned, according to CNN. “The incident was witnessed by the couple’s 1-year-old baby who sat in a toddler seat on a close-by mattress.”
In June of that very same yr, Amber allegedly slapped Gary “5 instances, punching him 3 times and kicking him not less than as soon as,” and in July, “within the presence of their baby,” Amber allegedly slapped Gary within the face and punched him “a number of extra instances within the face and upper-body.”
In Might 2011, Gary was granted full custody of their daughter and went on to marry Kristina Anderson, with whom he shares a daughter, Emilee, in 2015, and have become an Indiana police officer in 2019.
Over time, Leah’s relationship with Amber deteriorated on account of her repeated run-ins with the regulation.
“Twelve years and she or he hasn’t actually accomplished something,” Leah mentioned throughout an episode that aired on March 30, 2021. “That’s form of been like Kristina’s spot … All [Amber] did was give delivery to me.”
Amber, who has struggled with substance abuse and psychological sickness since Leah’s delivery, continues to try to fix her strained relationship together with her daughter.
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