“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood was noticed with a brand new man after popping out as bisexual. The MTV persona had simply arrived in Los Angeles for the “Teen Mom OG” reunion when The Sun captured photos of her with an unknown man.
The outlet requested Portwood, 31, the way it felt to be her “true self” after she revealed she was queer. “It’s wonderful,” she mentioned.
Portwood added her household was encouraging. “They’re nice with it,” she informed The Sun. “They’re very supportive.”
The Indiana native beforehand mentioned ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley could be embarrassed.
“I do not assume he’ll be very open. He’s gonna assume it is gonna be dangerous for Leah and issues like that,” she mentioned. “He does 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.”
Portwood Hinted Her Relationship With Leah Was Improving
As far as her future plans, Portwood informed the publication she had a “few issues occurring” however would not present any teasers about what was to return. “You guys will see,” she mentioned.
Aside from the interview, the “Teen Mom OG” star has been open about going to highschool at Purdue University and dealing on her second e-book, the place she elaborates on a severe relationship she had with a lady for eight months.
Before Portwood completed speaking to The Sun, she famous that her relationship with 12-year-old daughter Leah was “going actually good.”
Although the individual’s id was a thriller at first, The Sun later revealed the individual was a member of MTV’s crew.
Portwood Was Accused of Fabricating a Storyline
Most of Portwood’s segments have featured her relationship with Leah and her paternal household. Though Portwood has one other baby — a 3-year-old son, James — he isn’t allowed to seem on “Teen Mom OG” due to her custody settlement with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
With not a lot else to debate aside from Leah, some followers suspected Portwood was searching for a brand new storyline when she got here out as bisexual.
Despite the criticism, Portwood mentioned in an Instagram video that most individuals had been supportive.
“It’s nonetheless somewhat bizarre for me however this wasn’t pretend guys. It’s not for the show,” Portwood mentioned.
“Plenty of the individuals who I’ve been working with for the final 13 years did not even know this till I did what I did,” she continued. “I simply felt it was time as a result of I’m at all times speaking about being genuine… If I carry on saying that I’m sincere and genuine [but] I do not offer you guys every thing then I do not really feel that means.”
Portwood added she’s identified that she was bisexual since she was a preteen.
“I’ve been coping with — I actually do not know tips on how to say it [in front of people] as a result of it is nonetheless sort of scary — being bisexual and being attracted [to women] since I used to be 12,” she mentioned within the video. “But not likely appearing on it till I used to be older, clearly. And popping out on the age of 31 after so a few years… it took quite a bit and I simply need to thank all of my followers and my supporters.”