Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley had an up and down relationship for years on Teen Mom, but now that the couple are starring on Teen Mom OG, things are much different between them. Now, instead of dating each other, they’ve both moved on to new relationships — very serious ones at that.
Currently, Amber Portwood, who shares 6-year-old Leah with Shirley, is engaged to a man named Matthew Baier. Portwood and Baier began dating last year, following Portwood’s release from prison in November 2013, and became engaged during filming.
Shirley, meanwhile, began dating Kristina Anderson while Portwood was behind bars, and the two are now expecting their first child together (Anderson also has an older daughter from a previous relationship).
Although Amber Portwood has admitted that seeing Shirley move on with Anderson hurt at first, she eventually moved on.
“I think [Matt] helped me get completely over him,” Amber Portwood explained to OK! Magazine on March 30.
“It was months before that though that I actually made the decision to not want to have the relationship with Gary anymore. It was just really hard to move forward with somebody and trust another man and actually feel like I can love another person. I never thought I’d find somebody that I loved more than Gary, and obviously I was wrong. I love this man more than anything.”
Once Amber Portwood began dating Baier, she intentionally kept the relationship secret from fans, and expected Baier to do the same. Not only did the couple refrain from sharing photos, they also didn’t reveal any details or confirmation of their relationship until many months had passed.
“He went through this five or six month test where he didn’t post anything about us on Twitter. He didn’t talk about us, and he passed.”
Also during her interview, Amber Portwood revealed her daughter’s reaction to Shirley and Anderson’s baby news.
“Boo was excited. It’s going to be her little sister.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, a source recently claimed Amber Portwood is planning for a televised wedding to Baier.
“[Amber Portwood] really likes the idea of a TV wedding,” an insider told In Touch Weekly earlier this month. “It’s going to be such a special moment in her life and Amber really wants to share it with her fans.”
For more of Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley, tune into Teen Mom OG on Monday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV.
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