MTV star Amber Portwood cried to her daughter, 12-year-old Leah Shirley, in an emotional apology letter that she recorded and despatched to her ex, Gary Shirley. On the September 28 episode of “Teen Mom OG,” Portwood revealed she and her daughter have not spoken in months. The mother-of-two feared Leah may need even blocked her quantity.
“I’m taking faculty lessons and I’m actually proud with my grades to this point,” Portwood, 31, stated in a voice-over about attending Purdue University. “It’s been some time since Leah and I’ve spoken. I’ve been giving her area however I feel it is time to strive one thing new.”
The new episode featured an look by government producer Larry Musnik, who has sometimes appeared on “Teen Mom OG.”
“I really feel like I’m by no means going to win,” Portwood informed Musnik about her estranged daughter. “It’s been a few months, actually. I needed us to have an important co-parenting household that I believed we had till it grew to become bizarre. And then rapidly Leah began appearing bizarre and turning on me.”
Earlier within the episode, MTV performed a clip the place Portwood referred to Leah’s stepmother, Kristina Anderson, as a “homewrecker” and a “whore” throughout an Instagram rant in March 2021.
She additionally hinted that ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley cheated on her with Anderson whereas she was nonetheless in jail, primarily breaking apart their household.
“I went to jail. I obtained depressed and now for years I’ve been making an attempt and my daughter has not stayed with me for over 20 months,” she stated. “When I used to be in jail I used to be informed that after I obtained out I might have my household and all of the whereas I used to be being cheated on. When you are a whore, you are a whore. When you are a homewrecker, you are a homewrecker.”
Before that, Portwood insinuated that Shirley had been untrue to Anderson throughout a February 2021 diatribe. “Gary, should you and Kristina are so comfortable, then why not inform her about what number of instances you had referred to as me up and talked about sexual encounters that we used to have,” she stated. “How many instances did you sit there and say, ‘Oh, you are lacking huge daddy?’
Portwood Isn’t Giving Up on Leah
Even although Leah was ignoring Portwood, the Indiana native wasn’t prepared to surrender.
“Leah’s my daughter,” Portwood informed Musnik about making an attempt to get the preteen again. “This shouldn’t be her. She doesn’t ignore me like this. Even if I take accountability for each single wrongdoing I’ve ever achieved, it simply feels prefer it’s by no means sufficient.”
“All I can say is sorry and attempt to transfer ahead,” Portwood continued. “I am unable to sit right here and have her assume issues that are not true about me as a result of I’m her mom.”
Portwood Wrote Leah a Letter
Since giving Leah some area did not appear to be working, Portwood hope writing her daughter a letter would assist sort things between them.
“I’ve written a letter to her explaining how a lot I would like our actual relationship again that we used to have,” Portwood stated. “I’ll report it for her to see. I’m scared that on her telephone I’m blocked. I do not even know.”
“I might like to ship it on to Leah,” Portwood informed Musnik, deciding to ship it to Shirley as a substitute. “In reality, they will each take a look at it.”
“Hopefully this might be completely different as a result of she will be able to really see and listen to your phrases,” Musnik reasoned.
Portwood then grew to become emotional. “How many instances do I’ve to apologize? They do not hear me?” she requested. “I’m making an attempt.”