Gary Shirley Blasted for ‘Forcing’ Amber Portwood on Leah

“Teen Mom OG” star Gary Shirley was accused of “forcing” ex-girlfriend Amber Portwood on their daughter, Leah.

Fans weren’t happy when Shirley reached out to Portwood after their 12-year-old mentioned she wasn’t curious about reconnecting along with her organic mom.

“Sneak peak for Amber. Gary forcing a relationship along with her onto Leah simply aint the enterprise,” one individual wrote on Reddit, sharing a section from the October 5 episode.

“This additionally irritates me as a result of Gary must hearken to Leah and respect her emotions, she does not need something to do with Amber proper now and it is extraordinarily comprehensible,” one other fan agreed. “Stop forcing it!”

A unique viewer mentioned Shirley ought to respect Leah’s emotions. “Gary must cease forcing Leah to just accept Ambiens nasty conduct simply because that is her mother,” they wrote. “He wants to present her area and time to course of the whole lot.”

Leah mentioned within the September 28 episode of “Teen Mom OG” she did not wish to converse along with her mother after she “damage” her stepmother, Kristina Anderson, by calling her a “homewrecker” and a “whore” on Instagram. Shirley tried to degree with their daughter, saying typically folks make errors, however Leah did not budge.

During a facet dialog with Anderson, Shirley mentioned Leah was reacting to greater than Portwood’s social media rant.

“For Leah, it is collected so many issues which might be arduous to neglect,” he advised his spouse.

Even although Leah remains to be upset, Shirley mentioned he is able to transfer ahead after Portwood apologized.

“It’s a begin,” he advised his spouse. “At some level, I would like Leah to have the ability to see [her half-brother] James. I would like to have the ability to see James. I do know that Amber’s going to see Leah, so even when it is a small begin I’d strive reaching out.”

Shirley Was Hesitant About Forgiving Portwood

Shirley nonetheless had some hesitation when it got here to permitting Portwood again into his household’s life.

“If we’re all getting alongside, it would make it simpler for Leah,” he advised Anderson, expressing some doubt. “My greatest concern is we’re gonna repair this after which it is a matter of time as a result of if her relationship is not repaired with Leah.” He frightened their daughter would stay offended along with her mom and “take it out on” him and Anderson.

Anderson was frightened about how the reconciliation between adults would have an effect on Leah.

“Just as a result of we apologized and get the whole lot out of the way in which, it doesn’t suggest that Leah’s relationship will in the end be fastened,” Shirley mentioned. “Leah nonetheless would possibly want time, I do not know.”

“But at the very least us — as mother and father — may be on the identical web page,” Anderson added. “I feel the whole lot got here crashing down without delay. We simply cannot hold happening this path.”

Shirley Said He Was ‘Done’ With Portwood

Shirley has recognized Portwood since they have been youngsters, but when they did not have a baby collectively he would need her out of his life.

“Honestly, if I may have it my means I might simply be carried out with it however that is not the case,” he advised Anderson on the October 5 episode of “Teen Mom OG.” “We have a child collectively and we’ve got to make it possible for that child is wholesome and pleased.”

Since Portwood apologized, Shirley determined it was time to maneuver ahead and forgive his ex.

In her apology video, Portwood advised Leah she was sorry for lacking out on her daughter’s milestones.

“To my stunning daughter,” Portwood mentioned final week. “I’m so happy with the younger woman you’ve grow to be. I do know I missed some essential instances in your life, instances {that a} mom mustn’t miss, whereas I used to be nonetheless attempting to know my very own life.”

“I’m so sorry for the issues that I did that stored us aside,” she continued. “I by no means ever needed to harm you. I take into consideration you on daily basis and I’ll by no means cease attempting to fix our relationship it doesn’t matter what it takes. I’ll all the time love you. You are my coronary heart it doesn’t matter what.”

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