Amber Portwood Biography
Amber Leann Portwood is a reality TV star and digital creator from Anderson, Indiana. She is widely known for appearing on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. 16 and Pregnant documented her pregnancy and first months of motherhood as a teenage girl. Teen Mom is the spin-off series of 16 and Pregnant which followed her and other young mothers as they faced the challenges of raising their children. Besides, Portwood is a convicted criminal for domestic violence against his boyfriend Gary Shirley and other crimes.
Amber Portwood Age | Birthday
Portwood is 33 years old as of July 2023. She celebrates her birthday on May 14 every year. Portwood was born on May 14, 1990.
Amber Portwood Parents
Portwood was born to his parents; Tonya Portwood (mother) and Shawn Edwin Portwood Sr. (1964–2014). She has a brother, Shawn Edwin Portwood Jr., a United States Army veteran, and a sister, Candace Portwood (1995–1996), who died in infancy. Portwood is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
Amber Portwood Height
Portwood stands at a height measurement of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).
Amber Portwood Husband, Boyfriend
Portwood has had several relationships and has two children. Her first boyfriend cum fiancé was Gary Shirley, whom she met in 2008 and got engaged to. They had a daughter, Leah Leann Shirley, on November 12, 2008. However, their relationship was tumultuous and marked by domestic violence, which led to their separation and custody battle over Leah.
Portwood’s second boyfriend was Matt Baier, an amateur DJ whom she met on Twitter in 2014 and got engaged to. They had a miscarriage while they were together, but they broke up in 2017 due to trust issues and cheating allegations.
Portwood’s third business boyfriend is Andrew Glennon, whom she met on the set of Marriage Boot Camp in 2017. They have a son, James Andrew Glennon, who was born on May 8, 2018. They later broke up, and Andrew Glennon has custody over their son James.
Amnber Portwood Children
Portwood has two children; a daughter named Leah Leann Shirley, born on November 12, 2008, which makes her 14 years old as of 2022, and a son named James Andrew Glennon, who was born on May 8, 2018, making him 5 years old as of July 2023.
Amber Portwood Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disoder
Portwood was diagnosed with bipolar and borderline personality disorder.
Amber Portwood Education, Job
Portwood dropped out of high school when she found out she was pregnant with Leah, but she later obtained her GED. Portwood’s main source of income is her appearance on Teen Mom 2, for which she reportedly earns $2800,000 a year. She has also written two books: “Never Too Late” (2014) and So, You Are Crazy Too?(2022), which are memoirs of her life and struggles. Additionally, Portwood is a digital creator.
Amber Portwood Teen Mom 2
Portwood an original cast members of “Teen Mom 2”, which premiered in 2011 as a spin-off of “Teen Mom”. The show follows the lives of Portwood and other young mothers who also appeared on “16 and Pregnant” as they cope with parenthood, relationships, careers, and personal issues. Portwood has been on the show for nine seasons as of July 2023, sharing her ups and downs with her fans and viewers.
Teen Mom 2 Cast
The other cast members of Teen Mom 2 in 2023 are:
- Ashley Jones
- Briana DeJesus
- Catelynn Baltierra
- Cheyenne Floyd
- Jade Cline
- Leah Messer
- Maci Bookout McKinney
Amber Portwood Net Worth
Portwood has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of July 2023, according to various online sources. She has accumulated her wealth from her TV career, book sales, endorsements, and social media presence.
Amber is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @realamberlportwood1__, with 1.7 million followers as of July 2023.