Teen Mom

Amber Portwood

Full name: Amber Portwood
Date of birth: May, 14, 1990
Hometown: Anderson, Indiana
Children: Leah Leann Shirley (born in November 2008)
Baby daddy: Ex-fiance and on-and-off boyfriend Gary Shirley
Bet you didn’t know... Amber has a massive tattoo of her daughter’s face on her torso.

The transition into parenthood has not been an easy one for Amber Portwood... to say the least. The one-time teen mom dropped out of high school after finding out that she was pregnant with her daughter Leah, and her relationship with her former fiance/baby daddy Gary has been extremely volatile. After getting violent with Gary — in front of Leah — in an infamous fall 2010 episode of Teen Mom, Amber was arrested for domestic battery and neglect of a dependent on December 28, 2010; she spent one night in jail and was prevented from having any contact with Gary until February 2011.

Amber made her June 9, 2011, court date and pleaded guilty to two counts of felony domestic battery. The judge dropped her two-year sentence and the no-contact order that prevented her from seeing Gary when Leah wasn’t present, instead placing Amber on two years’ probation.

Despite the light sentence, Amber became depressed and threatened suicide on June 14, 2011. Gary supported Amber after her subsequent hospitalization, which turned into a summer stint in a Malibu rehab center. Now that she's out, she and Gary are officially dunzo.

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