Teen Mom: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Amber Portwood
Amber Portwood has become a reality TV star after appearing on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and then being chosen to appear on the super successful spin-off series Teen Mom. Amber has had one of the craziest and most tumultuous stories on the show which has detailed her split from her daughter’s father Gary Shirley, domestic abuse cases, a drug addiction and a stint in prison. After many years of ups-and-downs Amber finally seems to be pulling everything together as she remains sober and fights for custody of Leah, yet more drama has found her as she is now engaged to 43-year-old Matt Baier who seems to have his fair share of skeletons in the closet. As a reality star, fans have had an inside look at Amber’s life but there is still lots we don’t know about her. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Teen Mom OG‘s Amber Portwood.
10. Vivid Offer
Adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment offered Amber a $500,000 deal to star in her own x-rated film. Vivid is the same company that struck a deal with Amber’s fellow Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham who has never been able to escape her decision to make the tape. Fortunately Amber wasn’t persuaded by the amount of money and turned down the offer.
Through her own personal struggles, Amber has had to deal with quite a bit of tragedy in her life. When she was only five years old, Amber’s younger sister, Candace, died of sudden infant death syndrome. Amber has spoken about the event saying she still remembers it. “I remember a stretcher coming in, I remember my mom screaming, I remember her on the edge of the bed, I remember my dad.” Then in 2014 Amber’s father Shawn Portwood Sr. passed away at the age of 50. Amber spoke about the death on Teen Mom revealing he died after undergoing liver surgery.