Who Is Mike, the Guy Amber Portwood Dated on Teen Mom?
During tonight's series finale of Teen Mom, we met Amber Portwood's new boyfriend Mike. The two shared a romantic Italian dinner, Lady and the Tramp-style, while Amber opened up about her teenage pregnancy and legal woes.
We half expected Mike to run for the hills, but he stuck around and listened to Ambs with an open mind. And to say our gal was smitten is an understatement. She went back for seconds — and we're not just talking about unlimited salad and breadsticks!
So what's the deal with mystery Mike? According to E! Online, he was 22 when they started dating in the fall of 2011.
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"He's a gorgeous man. We haven't spent a day apart since we met. He's different than any of my other exes," Amber told E! in December 2011. "I always knew I wouldn't be with [baby daddy] Gary [Shirley] for the long term. But with Mike, I know he's the one. We never fight. He balances me out."
Unfortunately, things with Mike didn't go as smoothly as Amber had hoped. On Nov. 18, the couple was involved in a dispute at an Indiana IHOP in which another customer accused Amber of attacking her.
"I was with Mike, and yes, we did go have a couple of drinks," she admitted. "But I was not drunk. We were sitting by ourselves, laughing, and talking and my legs were up on his, just having a good time. Suddenly, I hear this couple make these racist comments."
"I looked over and said, 'Excuse me, but why are you starting drama? Please do everyone a favor and keep your comments to yourself.'"
When the comments didn't stop, Amber got up and told the girl to "shut her f—ing mouth."