“Teen Mom OG” followers accused MTV star Amber Portwood of utilizing medicine. Some folks mentioned she was “slurring” her phrases and having a tough time retaining her eyes open on the October 5, 2021 episode season 9.
The unique poster on Reddit questioned if one thing else could possibly be inflicting Portwood’s signs. “Maybe she has an sickness inflicting power fatigue /s. The slurring, the eyes struggling to remain open, her voice drifting off,” they wrote.
Not everybody was satisfied.
“She’s not sober,” one fan said. “I ponder if she will get drug examined to see her youngest? She’s both abusing meds prescribed to her, I’m guessing she has each uppers and downers if she does, and if she does not, she’s on some type of opiates. You can clearly see she is not sober, and the way she’s performing with Leah is a large signal as properly.”
“Oh no child that is medicine lol,” one other viewer agreed. “I do not understand how these producers can do it. How are we simply gonna show up week after week and sit on her musty ass sofa and act like all the pieces is all good?! I simply could not -insert TikTok sound no, instantly no, I’ve seen what I have to see.”
Some folks got here to Portwood’s protection, saying it could be the treatment she takes for her bipolar dysfunction that makes her appear dazed. “Bipolar meds are intense and will certainly do this to her. They are all very sedating!” they mentioned.
Portwood, 31, has been having a tough time connecting along with her daughter, 12-year-old Leah Shirley. The preteen lower off contact along with her mom for months after she publicly slammed her stepmother, Kristina Anderson, calling her a “homewrecker” and a “whore” on Instagram dwell. Portwood’s ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley pushed Leah to present her organic mom one other probability. Although Leah wasn’t able to forgive Portwood, Shirley and Anderson invited Portwood over to make amends.
Portwood Said Her Reunion With Leah Was ‘Awkward’
After months of not talking, Portwood and Leah noticed one another once more. During the October 5, 2021 episode, Portwood mentioned she would proceed to inform her daughter she cherished her, even when Leah rolled her eyes and walked away.
“I’ve been ready for this. This is what I wished,” Portwood mentioned throughout a sitdown with a “Teen Mom OG” producer. “I am unable to wait to see Leah. I do not care if she seems at me and rolls her eyes and goes upstairs. I do not give a f***. As lengthy as I see her and say, ‘I like you, bye.’ We’re nonetheless shifting someplace. She’s not going to hate me without end.”
When the reunion did happen at Shirley and Anderson’s home, Portwood mentioned the assembly was uncomfortable.
“I actually felt type of effective. I believe with Leah, it was a bit awkward for her with me being there. But I believe with time, it will likely be a bit higher,” Portwood defined throughout a FaceTime name to her mom, Tonya Portwood. “I simply attempt to clarify to her I’ve been there earlier than, however in the present day my mother is my finest good friend. You can hate me proper now. That’s okay. I perceive.”
Portwood Said She’s ‘Been’ With Women
In a preview for an upcoming episode of “Teen Mom OG,” Portwood appeared to inform her mom she was bisexual.
“I’ve been bisexual,” she mentioned within the sneak peek. “I used to be going to go to the grave with this.”
It wasn’t the primary time Portwood has alluded to her sexuality. In a “Teen Mom” Special in 2014, famous by The Sun, Portwood opened up about her time in jail. She mentioned the Netflix sequence “Orange Is the New Black,” which depicts lesbian relationships, is “so true.”