The ‘Teen Mom’ star’s motivating force behind getting clean from drugs and learning to control her anger in order to be released from prison early was to be able to reunite with her daughter — and not miss out on any more of the girl’s childhood.
Amber Portwood‘s 5-year-old daughter Leah was a primary motivator for her to sober up and get out of Indiana’s Rockville Correctional Facility ahead of her sentence. Her supportive brother, Shawn Portwood, explained that Leah’s goal was to be able to finally be the better mother that Leah deserves.
Amber’s brother Shawn wants his troubled sister to leave the negative influences in Anderson, Ind. behind and move to Nashville, where he can take care of her. Good idea or should she be with Leah and Gary?
In an interview with E! Online, Teen Mom Amber Portwood‘s brother Shawn admits that although Amber is on the road to recovery in a rehab facility in Malibu, CA, he wants to make sure he has more of a hands-on role in helping her overcome her issues once she leaves. That means she needs to let go of her old life in Anderson, Ind. and start fresh in Nashville, Tenn.
Amber Portwood’s step-grandmother Marilyn tells HollyBaby.com that she didn’t even know Amber was in the hospital for a suicide attempt until she heard it in the news! And she talks about how Amber’s father is in need of a liver transplant!
Amber Portwood’s step-grandma Marilyn Portwood, who lives in Anderson, Indiana talked to HollyBaby.com today and revealed, “I didn’t even know my granddaughter was at St. John’s Hospital until I read about it in the local newspaper. No one even called me to tell me!
Amber’s dad doesn’t mind that she’s been charged with two counts of domestic violence — he actually laughs about it!
Like father like daughter — at least in Teen Mom Amber Portwood‘s case! The 20-year-old MTV star was charged Nov. 18 with two felony counts and one misdemeanor for domestic violence and battery, and it appears that Amber’s dad, Shawn Portwood, finds it endearing! RadarOnline.com spoke to Shawn about Amber’s new beau, Clinton Yunker, 23, and asked if he was concerned about her dating the mixed martial arts fighter. He laughingly responded, “Amber can handle herself. As we all know she does a little fighting herself.”
Amber’s dad says he hopes the couple reconciles, and eventually gets married — but is this a good idea?
When we last saw Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, she was physically assaulting boyfriend Gary Shirley on the Oct. 4 episode — but now Amber’s dad, Shawn, tells RadarOnline.com the pair is “doing just fine,” and has started going to couples counseling. “I think one day they will [get married],” he says. “It looks like they’re sure trying to work it out.”