Amber Portwood
Amber and Leah


Anderson, Indiana


Gary Shirley (2008)


Leah Shirley (Daughter) with Gary



Amber Portwood (born on May 14, 1990 from Anderson, Indiana) is an 18-year-old girl who is pregnant by her boyfriend of two and a half years, Gary Shirley.

Amber's episode focuses on her struggles with Gary's immaturity, the tension between both of their families, and her longing for her brother to return from duty in Iraq.

On November 12, 2008, she gives birth to her first child, daughter Leah Leann Shirley.

Amber was later selected to star on "Teen Mom". Although she and Gary became engaged over the course of filming, they would ultimately separate.

MTV aired footage of Amber striking Gary in the head and face in 2010 and she was arrested for domestic violence. She was later sentenced to 5 years in jail for drug possession after she failed to attend court-ordered rehab; she was released after serving 17 months at Rockville Correctional Facility.

In December of 2011, Gary was granted full custody of Leah. Since being released from prison, she and Gary share 50-50 custody of their daughter.

In 2014, Amber met Matt Baier, an unemployed former radio DJ. They became engaged and were supposed to get married in October 2016, but after multiple postponements of their wedding, they split in June of 2017.

As of 2017, Amber is dating Andrew Glennon, whom she met while filming the reality TV series "Marriage Boot Camp" and they are expecting a baby boy named James in 2018.