I could write a whole college paper on Amber Portwood. The teen mother who first appeared on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom got a lot of flack this year because of her abuse of her baby’s father Gary. Amber pretty much treated him like crap, called him fat, and slapped him like a rag doll—all in front of their baby, Leah. Amber was charged with domestic violence , and was temporarily barred from having custody of her daughter.
Now comes word that Amber is pregnant, again. Leah is now 2 and has a little brother or sister on the way.
This does not surprise me. Amber has shown signs of bi-polar tendencies while on the show, as well as low self esteem and the need to be the center of attention. Instead of focusing on improving her life for her and her child, she has gotten pregnant, again.
Much has been said about MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, but teen pregnancy is a reality in our world, no matter how much it is dramatized on television. On these shows, you see these teens struggle with being pregnant and having a child so young. But you also have to wonder if they are truly struggling—they are being filmed and paid by MTV. Like many teen moms not on television, they will never go hungry or not have a place to stay, I am sure.
All of this is coming from the tabloid, Star Magazine, but is reportedly true. There has been rumblings for a month or so that Amber was pregnant again.
The Huffington Post has also ran with the story.
Is Leah’s dad and Amber’s ex-fiancee Gary the father? I guess we will have to stay tuned.