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20 photos that prove Amber Portwood has changed a lot since her reality TV debut

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Amber Portwood made her reality TV debut on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and followed up with years on Teen Mom and Teen Mom OG. Pic credit: MTV

Amber Portwood made her reality television debut starring on MTV’s hit show 16 and Pregnant in 2009.

When fans first met her, Amber was preparing for the birth of her first child, which she would share with her then-boyfriend Gary Shirley. She gave birth to their daughter Leah Leann Shirley in November of 2008.

Her time with the reality franchise was intense and included issues with domestic violence between herself and Gary.

Although the pair were briefly engaged, they split in 2011.

A new Leah! πŸ’« Teen Mom OG Leah Messer has changed a lot in the last 11 years she’s been on tv, and fans have praised her for overcoming adversity. πŸ‘Š 

Leah struggled with drug addiction for years after a botched spinal tap during a C-section in 2013 with her daughter, Addie. She documented her struggles in her book, Hope, Grace & Faith. 🌟 Now see how Leah is thriving with her gorgeous new photos and what fans have to say about her at our #linkinbio! 🌟 

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A new Leah! πŸ’« Teen Mom OG Leah Messer has changed a lot in the last 11 years she’s been on tv, and fans have praised her for overcoming adversity. πŸ‘Š

Leah struggled with drug addiction for years after a botched spinal tap during a C-section in 2013 with her daughter, Addie. She documented her struggles in her book, Hope, Grace & Faith. 🌟 Now see how Leah is thriving with her gorgeous new photos and what fans have to say about her at our #linkinbio! 🌟

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#teenmom #teenmomog #leahmesser #glowup #tranformation #overcoming #beforeandafter #teenmomfan #teenmomlife #kaillowry #kailynlowry #teenmom2fan #teenmomtea #JenelleEvans #ChelseaHouska #MTV #MTVTeenMom #kaillowry
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After her episode on 16 and Pregnant, Amber transitioned into the first season of the massive MTV hit Teen Mom. The show further chronicled the lives of the couples featured in the various episodes of 16 and Pregnant.

As fans know, the show moved on with a new cast for their follow up series Teen Mom 2. However, the network opted to bring familiar faces back, including Amber, with Teen Mom OG.

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In the latest season of Teen Mom OG, Amber asked her boyfriend, Dimitri, to take a lie detector test since she has such terrible trust issues.

Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood and boyfriend Dimitri
Teen Mom OG’s Amber Portwood asks boyfriend Dimitri to take a lie detector test. Pic credit: MTV

In 2019, Amber sat down with Dr. Drew for the Teen Mom OG reunion. During her segment, Amber discussed her ongoing legal battle after an alleged altercation with her boyfriend, Andrew.

Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood sits down with Dr. Drew for the reunion
Amber sat down with Dr. Drew for her segment of the Teen Mom OG reunion episode. Pic credit: MTV

In 2019, Amber was arrested in Indiana after an alleged altercation with her boyfriend, Andrew, while her infant son, James, was home as well.

Amber's mugshot following her arrest during the Teen Mom OG season
Amber’s mugshot following her arrest during the Teen Mom OG season. Pic credit: MTV

Amber decided to take a step back from social media and allowed someone in her life to start running her Instagram. In her last personal post, Amber shared a snap of her and her daughter, Leah.

Amber took to her Instagram to share this sweet throwback shortly after giving birth to her son James.

Amber gets back in the ring and back into her fitness shortly after James’ birth.

amber gets back to shape shortly after James' birth.
Pic credit: MTV

Amber tells her friend that the negativity of social media is getting to her during an episode of Teen Mom OG.

Amber tells her friend that social media negativity is too much for her.
Amber tells her friend that social media negativity is too much for her. Pic credit: MTV

During Season 8, Amber gave birth to her second child, baby James, nearly a decade after Leah’s birth.

Teen Mom OG star, Amber Portwood's daughter Leah meets her baby brother James for the first time.
Teen Mom OG star, Amber Portwood’s daughter Leah meets her baby brother James for the first time. Pic credit: MTV

During a therapy session, Amber’s therapist tells her that the issues she’s experiencing after learning that her daughter Leah has anxiety have more to do with her Borderline Personality Disorder than her Bipolar Disorder.

Amber and Andrew attend therapy
Pic credit: MTV

Amber shocked the MTV production team when she revealed that she was expecting her second child with her new boyfriend, Andrew.

amber reveals pregnancy to MTV production team
Amber revealed her pregnancy news, shocking the MTV production team. Pic credit: MTV

Always a lover of fashion, Amber seized the opportunity to attend the MTV Video Awards.

Amber had another boyfriend, Matt, take a lie detector test after rumors he had been unfaithful in Season 6. It turns out, he was.

Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood sits with former boyfriend Matt as she finds out the results of his lie detector test.
Amber Portwood sits with former boyfriend Matt as she finds out the results of his lie detector test. Pic credit: MTV

Amber started her own online store called Forever Haute in 2017. Many of her Instagram posts include her wearing the products sold.

For her 26th birthday, Amber was surprised with a party with her family and friends in attendance. During the party, she gave a speech thanking her friend, Nicole, who was her cellmate for the year and a half she was in prison.

Amber's family and friends threw her a surprise 26th birthday party.
Amber’s family and friends threw her a surprise 26th birthday party. Pic credit: MTV

Many of Amber’s posts to Instagram include Leah. Amber says she wants Leah to remember the little memories.

Amber bonded with her Teen Mom costars, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Baltierra, and called themselves the “3Stooges”.

After her stint in prison, Amber was featured on the Dr. Phil show to try and work out her anger issues.

amber on an episode of dr. phil
After serving her prison sentence, Amber was featured on an episode of Dr. Phil. Pic credit: CBS

In 2010, Amber and Gary attempted to rebuild their relationship and got engaged…again. Of course, it didn’t take long for things to fall apart again.

amber and gary get engaged
Pic credit: MTV

During an awkward family cookout with Gary’s family, Amber received a call from her brother, Shawn, who was currently deployed overseas. Amber got emotional because she had been having a rough time preparing for the birth of little Leah.

Amber talking to her brother during cookout
Pic credit: MTV

The first time viewers met Amber, she was pregnant with Leah. While her and Gary argued about many things, one of the first fights fans witnessed was after Amber had revealed to her family that Gary had purchased a play station.

Amber and Gary fight on 16 and Pregnant.
Amber’s family was mad at Gary for buying a Play Station instead of prioritizing and preparing for baby Leah’s birth. Pic credit: MTV


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