Teen Mom: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amber Portwood
8. Prison Life
Amber ended up going to prison in March 2012 and served 17 months of a 5-year sentence. She has opened up the experience in her book and on the show, and always states it is the only reason she was able to get sober and has led her to getting closer to gaining custody of her daughter, Leah. Although she did it all for her daughter, it took a toll on their relationship, as Amber revealed afterwards that in the almost year and a half in prison she only saw Leah three times.
Back in 2013, Amber Portwood appeared in an episode of Dr. Phil where she freely admitted that she was always high on every episode of Teen Mom until she went to prison. “This is actually my first time on stage sober, so I’m really nervous,” she told Dr. Phil and then added, “every time you see me on that show, I am high.”