Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood Addresses Rumors She’s Back on Drugs
The rumor mill hasn’t been too kind to Amber Portwood thus far in 2017. She’s already been accused of scamming her boutique’s customers, reportedly is getting evicted from her home, and owes thousands of dollars in unpaid rent.
Now there’s yet another pile of you-know-what to add to the Teen Mom OG star’s plate, and she’s not letting this one slide.
The latest buzz is the 26-year-old recovering addict is back to using drugs, a gossip item that began circulating out of nowhere.
But Amber is taking a stand and has issued a statement on the truth behind that rumor — and then some.
“It’s not true,” Amber told Real Mr. Housewife, the same blogger who is co-writing her fiancé Matt Baier’s upcoming book. “I’m simply on medication for my mental illnesses.”
She also addressed the other stories out there in the tabloids, mainly that she is scamming her customers.
“I just don’t want people to think that any of the rumors are reflective of my character as a person. People are saying other things, including that I’m scamming people through my boutique and that’s not true at all,” she continued.
“I don’t understand this. I don’t think people are remembering that I’ve been to the bottom. I would never do this.”
But relapse rumors are nothing new for Leah’s mama.
Back in July, another salacious rumor circulated that Amber suffered a miscarriage because she was using again.
She and Matt refuted this rumor (and others pertaining to his unpaid child support) on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s talk show, and it hasn’t surfaced again since.
However, the mom of one has been candid about how she still takes prescription pills for her bipolar disorder and depression, but needs to be careful since she has a past of addiction.
“It was bad, I was crying and I got really depressed,” Amber said on a 2016 episode of TMOG of her custody battle with ex Gary Shirley.
We’re glad to hear Amb is still clean and sober. Keep it up, girl!
Do you believe Amber is using again? Why do you think there are so many gossip stories out there about her right now? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Teen Mom OG returns Monday, April 17 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.
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