“Teen Mom OG” star Amber Portwood posted an image along with her nephews on Thanksgiving. While the publish might appear innocuous, some viewers interpreted Portwood’s caption as being a dig at her 13-year-old daughter, Leah.

The mother-daughter duo has had a strained relationship since Portwood ditched Leah’s twelfth party. The drama was exacerbated when Portwood went on Instagram stay and accused Kristina Shirley, Leah’s stepmom, of being a “whore” and a “homewrecker” in March 2021.

“The love me and my nephews have is like we by no means parted,” Portwood captioned an image along with her two nephews on Thanksgiving 2021. “Wish I might show extra off the fam however they want some anonymity. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.”

Chatter about Portwood not directly throwing shade at her teenage daughter bubbled on Reddit.

“I ponder how Leah feels seeing this,” an unique poster wrote. Dozens of followers got here by way of with solutions to the OP’s query.

“Amber would completely publish a part of the refrain from good 4 u to attempt to shade Leah,” learn one remark.

“What a beeeotch,” mentioned a second social media consumer. “She’s taking a swipe at Leah being the anom fam. Yes, your mature daughter desires you to embarrass her along with your silly posts and rants.”

A 3rd individual claimed Portwood’s publish was an try to make Leah envious of her cousins. “This reads like a scorned ex-lover attempting to make the man who dumped them ‘jealous’ by taking pictures with new guys.. wow,” they mentioned.

Gary Shirley Went to Therapy With Portwood to Learn About Her Diagnoses

On the season finale of “Teen Mom OG,” Leah’s father, Gary Shirley, attended a remedy session along with her mom. The purpose was for Shirley to get a deeper understanding of her psychological well being.

“I’m glad Gary’s coming with me to my psychiatry session however I hope he takes it severely,” Portwood mentioned in a voice-over. “I need my relationship to be higher with Leah so I would like Gary to grasp my psychological diseases.”

Portwood’s therapist, Dr. Ronald Stachler, defined that Portwood has a analysis of borderline persona dysfunction. “Most of them have a historical past of trauma of their childhood,” he mentioned. “The main concern with a borderline persona dysfunction is a worry of abandonment.”

Portwood’s main analysis is bipolar dysfunction. “There are occasions that she feels very depressed and down and there are different occasions when she’s, um, bought plenty of power and kinda up,” Dr. Stachler mentioned. “People who stay with individuals who have bipolar dysfunction, it may be very complicated for them, as a result of they usually do not know what to anticipate day-to-day.”

Shirley Said Portwood Embarrassed Their Daughter

One of the issues Shirley introduced up in remedy was Portwood’s Instagram posts, which had been “embarrassing” for his or her daughter.

“I really gave my Instagram over to my supervisor,” Portwood informed Shirley. “A number of us — individuals like me — it is like burning bridges left and proper and that is one thing that I do not need to do with Leah.

“I used to be having a very manic episode and also you undergo mania for a few weeks, you discuss plenty of shit and like, you simply really feel horrible afterwards,” she mentioned about her Instagram rants. “And whenever you get down, you are like, oh man how do I repair this? Can I repair this? How do you clarify that to a 12-year-old.”

Portwood mentioned Leah in all probability appears like her mom left her behind.

“I believe she feels actually deserted, um, although I by no means meant to try this,” the “Teen Mom OG” star mentioned. “But I additionally assume that she does not perceive that plenty of the issues that I did was for her.”

Dr. Stachler requested Portwood to clarify what she meant by that.

“Well, I stored her away from plenty of issues that if she was round, she could be a unique youngster,” the Indiana native mentioned. “There was occasions the place Gary believes that I did not need to decide her up due to a person and actually I’d be getting, ya know, a pleasant bruise on my face that I used to be attempting to place make-up over and simply could not cowl it.”

“I assumed I used to be defending her however on the identical time — ya know, individuals say that properly you may have left sure individuals however it was actually arduous,” Portwood added, not clarifying which of her earlier companions she was referring to.