“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood blasted ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley on nationwide TV. Portwood got here out as bisexual to her producer and mom, Tonya Portwood, within the October 12 episode of “Teen Mom OG.” The MTV character revealed ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley already knew she was bi. Portwood determined to return out in her new e book, which she’s able to publish.
“I’m able to … open up about some secrets and techniques I’ve been holding,” she stated in avoice over.
“People are most likely going to be a bit shocked that I’m bisexual, that I’ve had a relationship with a girl for eight months,” Portwood, 31, instructed her producer. “I’m actually scared proper now.”
Portwood did not suppose Shirley would react nicely to her popping out publicly.
“I do not suppose he’ll be very open. He’s gonna suppose it is gonna be unhealthy for Leah and issues like that,” she stated.
When the producer appeared stunned at Portwood’s reply, she remained steadfast in her response.
“Absolutely. What do you imply? He would not even just like the considered going to remedy to assist our relationship out or something like that so that is simply one other embarrassment to them,” she added.
Portwood Wanted to Come out for Her Children
While Portwood claimed Shirley did not approve, she wished to return out for her youngsters, 12-year-old Leah and 3-year-old James.
Leah is Portwood’s daughter with Shirley and James is Portwood’s son with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
“Leah and James are literally a very huge issue why. I do not need them to ever suppose it is unhealthy and I do not need them to suppose different people who find themselves like this are unhealthy,” she stated. “Who am I to sit down right here and conceal perpetually? Which is what I used to be truly planning on anyway. I used to be going to go to the grave with this.”
Leah and Portwood aren’t on talking phrases, with the “Teen Mom OG” star admitting that her first go to with Leah in months felt “awkward.”
Portwood Also Came out to Her Mother
Portwood did not need her mother, Tonya Portwood, to search out out she was bisexual by studying her second e book. She determine to present her a fast FaceTime name, which was captured by MTV’s cameras.
“I’m very drawn to males however I’m additionally equally drawn to girls as nicely,” she stated.
Tonya Portwood wished to know why her daughter waited till she was 31 to return out. Earlier, the “Teen Mom OG” star instructed her producer she was 20 when she had a relationship with a girl.
“There was a lot occurring again then that I did not wish to put any extra stuff on the household,” Portwood confessed to her mom. “I feel I used to be simply ashamed on the time as a result of it wasn’t as open then People had been nonetheless utilizing the F-word.”
Tonya Portwood was supportive. “If that is what you need then do not be ashamed of it,” Tonya Portwood instructed her daughter.
Portwood was anxious about her personal daughter’s response. “The cause why I waited, the explanation why I did not say something was due to Leah,” she stated.
“I feel she will be able to deal with it,” Tonya Portwood stated. “I feel she’ll be okay with you. You’re my child regardless. [Do] you perceive that? I really like you, child.”