“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood mentioned her 12-year-old daughter, Leah, was being “unwelcoming” after she did not reply to her apology video.
Leah minimize off contact together with her mom after Portwood slammed her stepmother, Kristina Anderson, on Instagram dwell. After giving Leah “some house,” Portwood tried to make amends, however Leah wasn’t all in favour of reconnecting.
“I do not know what to do anymore,” Portwood, 31, mentioned on the October 5 episode of “Teen Mom OG.” “I’m nonetheless attempting however it’s very unwelcoming is all I can say. I despatched an apology video and I did not get a response.”
Portwood knew that her daughter noticed it, too. “I bought one thing from Gary that day saying they watched it,” she mentioned about receiving a message from her ex, Gary Shirley.
Portwood mentioned she had hoped “they might see the uncooked emotion of a human being that’s pouring their coronary heart out. I simply need my relationship with my daughter. She’s dropping time together with her mother and he or she’s not wanting time together with her mother.”
Shirley Reached Out to Portwood
Even although Leah wasn’t prepared to maneuver ahead together with her mom, Shirley talked to Anderson they usually determined it was time to provide Portwood one other likelihood.
“So Gary known as me and talked about us reconciling slightly bit and me bringing James over,” Portwood instructed an MTV producer on the October 5 episode of “Teen Mom OG.”
James, 3, is the son Portwood shares together with her ex-boyfriend, Andrew Glennon.
The “Teen Mom OG” star was wanting ahead to seeing her daughter once more.
“I can not wait to see Leah, even when she seems to be at me and rolls her eyes and goes upstairs,” she confessed. “I do not give a f***. As lengthy as I see her and get to say, ‘I like you. Bye!’ We’re nonetheless shifting someplace. It simply takes time. She’s not gonna hate me perpetually.”
The producer questioned if “hate” was the correct phrase to explain Leah’s emotion. Portwood corrected her assertion, saying Leah was most likely in “ache” and was experiencing “quite a lot of not understanding.”
“I was there,” Portwood mentioned about her presence in Leah’s life. “I wasn’t one of the best — self-medicating — however you possibly can’t clarify that to a child.”
The MTV star mentioned it was vital for all the kids to get collectively.
“You simply have to maneuver on,” Portwood mentioned. “It’s our obligation to cease speaking s*** about one another in the long run, regardless that there’s quite a lot of s*** to speak about.”
Portwood Said Her Visit With Leah Was ‘Awkward’
MTV wasn’t there to seize the second Portwood met with Leah for the primary time in months as a result of she introduced James, who is just not allowed to seem on-camera.
“I like seeing her and her brother collectively once more,” Portwood mentioned. “This has been actually onerous for the each of us and I wish to work to construct our relationship again.”
The MTV star claimed the reunion was “effective.”
“I believe with Leah it was slightly awkward with me being there. But I believe with time it will likely be slightly higher,” she mentioned. “I simply tried to clarify to her, I’ve been there earlier than, however right now my mother’s my greatest pal.”
Portwood rolled her eyes when Leah tried to speak to her mom about her absence. “She tried to say sure issues like, as soon as once more, I wasn’t there for 12 years. And I’m pondering in my head, ugh,” Portwood mentioned with a sigh.
Still, Portwood was optimistic in regards to the future: “I believe if we keep on monitor — which I do know we are going to — it’s going to be effective, truthfully.”