Amber Portwood called off her wedding with Matt Baier, but she hasn’t kicked him out of her life for good. The Teen Mom OG star canceled her engagement after having second thoughts about Baier’s past, but she is reportedly still living with him.
An inside source told Radar Online that Portwood’s relationship with Baier hasn’t ended despite their canceled engagement. Portwood is allegedly still thinking about their future together and hasn’t decided to end things for good — at least not yet.
“Amber has not made any final decisions just yet,” an insider stated. “The relationship is still chugging along now.”
Baier has been at the center of cheating rumors over the past few months. The reality star was accused of having several children with different women and reportedly failed a lie detector test on a future episode of Teen Mom OG. After he failed the test, Portwood called off the wedding but hasn’t pulled the plug on the relationship.
“She is saying it’s over,” the insider stated. “But they could get back together. They’ve gone through lots of ups and downs.”
On a recent installment of Teen Mom OG, Portwood told friends that she didn’t trust Baier. The comments, which occurred when Portwood was trying on wedding dresses, followed reports that Baier had at least nine kids from seven women over the years. Baier told Portwood that he’s only had two children with one of his exes.
Baier made the situation worse when he tried to get with Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham prior to his relationship with Amber Portwood. Baier refused to admit that he hit on Abraham until reports started to surface. In light of all the rumors, E! News reports that Portwood and Baier are trying to work out their differences and repair their romance.
“For the time being, Matt and Amber’s engagement is on hold,” a source told the outlet. “They are working on their relationship.”
Keeping secrets is bad enough for any relationship, but living your life in front of the cameras makes it even worse. For Portwood, her stint on Teen Mom OG has made her relationship with Baier even more strenuous. Are they doomed for a permanent split?
“A lot has come out through the course of filming and from various online stories. That has added extra pressure and made things difficult,” the source added. “They’ve both been open about their personal struggles, but it hasn’t been easy when their lives are under such heavy scrutiny. Despite their issues, they are still living together and are hopeful things can be fixed.”
Baier asked Portwood to marry him back in the spring of 2015. The couple was planning on tying the knot this coming October. According to the New York Daily News, their relationship seemed pretty strong until reports surfaced in April that Portwood physically abused Baier. Baier quickly put the rumors to rest and claimed that the allegations were unfounded.
“I can’t stand by and allow the media or anyone else to undermine the progress that Amber has made in turning her life around, or the relationship we’ve worked hard to build together,” Baier shared.
Portwood later released a statement of her own denying the abuse allegations. She also stated that she can’t wait to marry Baier in October. Of course, those plans have since changed, and the two are not walking down the aisle this year.
There’s no telling what will happen between Portwood and Baier in the coming months. It sounds like they are willing to make things work, but only time will tell if they can get over the trust issues.
Teen Mom OG airs Monday nights on MTV.
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