Gary Shirley Breaks Silence on Amber Portwood’s Pregnancy News (UPDATE)
UPDATE (11/10/17 at 10:50 a.m. ET):
The Teen Mom OG dad, who shares 9-year-old daughter Leah with his ex, has quite an interesting take on Amber's growing family.
“I think she is less controlled now,” he tells In Touch.
“With Matt [Baier], I think she needed to take time to heal, but it's her life, not mine.”
Whatever you say, Gary!
Keep scrolling for more on Amber and Andrew's baby news, her official announcement, and more!
UPDATE (11/4/17 at 10:20 a.m. ET):
The mom to be herself has spoken — Amber Portwood really is expecting her second child!
The Teen Mom OG star broke her silence on the pregnancy news via an interview and an official Instagram announcement that proves just how happy she is to be starting a family with her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon.
The 27-year-old thanked her fans for their support during this exciting time while captioning a photo on Instagram that said "we're pregnant" written in the sand.
"Thank you everyone for all the kind words," she wrote.
"I'm very excited for my future with Andrew and our little family we are starting together! Love always."
She also spoke to Us Weekly about the unexpected news.
“When I first found out, I was a little scared,” she revealed. “I just kind of sat down and thought about it and realized that it was a big step in my life and it was a good thing actually, and I was really happy within 30 minutes.”
The mom of one also admits that once the initial shock wore off, she and Andrew were "both very happy" and are "enjoying their time" together.
So much so that she is now off the medications she was taking for bipolar and borderline personality disorder that would've prevented her from carrying a healthy fetus.
“I wanted to see if I was just unhappy because of the things that were going on in my life at the time with him, and I realized after weaning myself off that I actually am OK,” she said of her tumultuous relationship with Matt Baier.
"It’s manageable as long as you have a healthy lifestyle and healthy people around you.”
For more on Amb's exciting news, keep on clicking!
UPDATE (11/3/17 at 9:02 a.m. ET):
Amber Portwood's ex was just as in the dark about her pregnancy news as we were.
The dad of five has been hibernating in Las Vegas since he and Amber split this summer, but was still able to comment on his ex's exciting news.
"You're kidding!" a blindsided Matt said, according to The Ashley.
“Amber is a great mother. If this is what she wants then I’m extraordinarily happy for her and I wish them nothing but the best.”
The 46-year-old also revealed he plans to text Amber "congrats," but has since moved onto a new lady friend himself. All's well that ends well, right?!
For more on Amb's pregnancy shocker, keep clicking through!
UPDATE (11/1/17 at 10:49 a.m. ET):
We no longer have to speculate — Amber Portwood does in fact have a bun in the oven.
Rumors hit this morning that the Teen Mom OG star is expecting her second child, and now, it's all been confirmed.
Though the mom to be hasn't commented herself, People reports the reality TV star is "telling people" she is expecting her second child, her first with Andrew Glennon, whom she's only been dating since June.
For more on Amb's baby news and the dead giveaways she was pregnant, keep on clicking!
Original story (11/1/17 at 10:09 a.m. ET):
Amber Portwood has been out of the spotlight for a hot minute — could it be because she's expecting?!
A new round of Teen Mom pregnancy rumors are perculating that the OG is pregnant with her second child and her first with new boyfriend, Andrew Glennon.
And if you take a look at the evidence, this rumor could in fact be true.
They made things official in August on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet, and, despite Andrew's semi-shady past, they seem to be loving life together...and moving very quickly.
Now, the 27-year-old just might be pregnant, according to sources!
The first piece of evidence is that Amb, mother to 8-year-old daughter Leah with her ex, Gary Shirley, hasn't been posting her usual full-body shots on social media lately.
Could it be because she's got a baby bump?!
Plus, Amber was notably missing from last weekend's Teen Mom 2 Season 8 reunion show taping, which some OG stars, including Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and even Amber's ex, Gary, attended.
As this Reddit thread points out, the Never Too Late author never misses a paid appearance — why wasn't she in Los Angeles with the rest of her castmates, huh?
And the Indiana gal is aware she's been kinda MIA lately, taking to Twitter on October 26 to assure fans she's okay.
Hi loves! I know I've been MIA however I just want to say I'm happier than ever and focusing on family sending love everyoneAmber Portwood (@AmberLPortwood) October 26, 2017
She also tweeted out the promo for the new season of TMOG, which premieres later this month!
Then there's also this tweet from The Ashley's Reality Roundup, where she neither denies nor confirms Amber's pregnancy news.
Yes. I swore off outing pregnancies after the last Jenelle one...so I'm not commenting.The Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) October 30, 2017
But I will say it was a big topic at the reunion. Speculation etc. My only comment....for nowThe Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) October 31, 2017
This is the site that broke Jenelle Evans's third pregnancy news last year via that leaked police report, so it's likely Ashley wants to stay out of it this time if the news is in fact true. Hm...
On the contrary, though, there are a few things to consider when really pondering whether or not the mom of one is pregnant.
Firstly, she's said in the past she doesn't really plan to have another child until she's at least 30 years old — that's two and a half years from now, though as Teen Mom has proved time and time again, accidents do happen!
Also, as she revealed on TMOG Season 6, Amber is on a series of medications including anti-depressants and mood regulators that prevent her from carrying a healthy fetus.
Her mental health has been one of her main priorities at this point, and we highly doubt she'd throw it all away for her unborn child, right?!
For now, file this one under "speculation" until we get more information. But tell us if you think Amber is pregnant or not in the comments below!
Teen Mom OG premieres Monday, November 27 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.