Amber Portwood Reunites With Her Dad After Release From Jail
Teen Mom's Amber Portwood made her triumphant exit from jail on November 4, and since then it's basically been a nonstop family reunion. Amber was greeted at the Rockville Correctional Facility by her brother, Shawn Portwood, and her mom, Tonya, and the three musketeers hit up Frisch's Big Boy for some noms. Amber hung out with her daughter, Leah, later that night, but she also found time to bond up a storm with her dad, Shawn Portwood Sr.
According to The Ashley's Reality Roundup, MTV flew Shawn in from Florida to see his little girl, and photographers snapped pics of Amber dropping her dad off at the Indianapolis airport after their visit. Amber looked great in simple blue jeans and a giant tribal poncho, while her dad sported a low ponytail, as ya do.
Papa Portwood didn't have much facetime on Teen Mom, and he's been extremely ill for the past few years. Starcasm rounded up Shawn Jr.'s GiveForward posting for his dad, where he writes, "My sister and I love my father more than anything. Life with him was a little rough at times, I must admit, but either way, he is our father. Growing up he tried but couldn’t be there for us like we would have liked. His daughter (our sister) Candice passed away from SIDS in 1996 and life went downhill for him. He began to drink and forgot about the things that were most important in his life. The thought of losing his baby girl weighed on him heavily. Then in 2004, my father and my mother separated, which did not help the situation."
Sadly, Shawn Sr. suffered from liver failure and he was given six months to live. The good news is that this dude turned his life around and has definitely out-lived the doctor's predicted timeline, though he was diagnosed with cancer and is now in remission. We're so glad that Amber got a chance to reunite with her dad — their brief day together must have meant so much to both of them!