Amber Portwood is not hiding her reality.
The Teen Mother OG star opened up about her sexuality — one thing she’s by no means talked about publicly — on Tuesday evening’s episode of the MTV collection. Whereas sitting down along with her producer David, the fact TV persona mentioned a ebook she’s presently writing, explaining that it’ll reveal a complete new aspect of her in comparison with her first launch:
“It’s about my life. The actual s**t. [My first book Never Too Late] was PG-13. I simply bought out of jail. I used to be on parole. I used to be simply introducing myself again into the world.”
A sound motive to not get into the deep, nitty-gritty facets of her life. However now that point has handed since that 2012-2013 stint in jail (for drug possession prices), she’s able to get actual — for herself and her family members.
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One of many largest reveals within the ebook is that she’s bisexual — and has had a reasonably lengthy relationship with a girl earlier than! Amber mused:
“Persons are most likely going to be a bit shocked that I’m bisexual, that I’ve had a relationship with a girl for eight months earlier than. I believe I used to be about 20.”
In accordance with the 31-year-old, her ex Gary Shirley is aware of about her sexuality, however her youngsters don’t. That stated, 12-year-old Leah (inset, above) and 3-year-old James (who is just not featured on the collection per dad Andrew Glennon‘s request) are the principle motive she’s even sharing her reality now!
“Leah and James are literally a extremely, actually huge issue. I don’t need them to ever suppose it’s dangerous and I don’t need them to have a look at different people who find themselves like this like dangerous. Who am I to take a seat right here and conceal eternally, which is what I used to be truly planning on doing in any case. I used to be going to go to the grave with this.”
Wow. It’s so cool to know her mini-me’s impressed this main act of vulnerability. Them attending to see her dwell her most genuine life will certainly assist them do the identical — and what a terrific present to present your youngsters!
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Whereas she’s talking as much as set an instance for Leah and James, the little ones have been additionally a part of the rationale she saved quiet for thus lengthy, Portwood admitted:
“There was a lot happening again then that I didn’t wish to put any extra stuff on the household. I believe I used to be simply ashamed on the time as a result of it wasn’t as open then. Folks have been nonetheless utilizing the f-word… Another excuse why I waited is as a result of I didn’t wish to say something due to Leah.”
Within the episode, the fact TV vet additionally got here out to her mom Tonya by way of FaceTime, expressing:
“I’m shaking proper now actually. I’ve been bisexual. I’m very interested in males, however I’m additionally equally very interested in ladies as properly, like each.”
Awww! So wonderful they caught that second on digicam! Only a bit late for Nationwide Coming Out Day, too (which was Monday, btw)!
Fortunately, Tonya couldn’t have been extra supportive, providing love and recommendation for when Amber does lastly resolve to talk to Leah on the matter. She shared over the cellphone:
“Don’t be ashamed of it. I believe she will deal with it. I believe she shall be okay with you. She’d somewhat hear it from you than any person else. You’re my child regardless. I really like you, child.”
Awww! Simply the response so many individuals wish to hear once they come out to their households. We’re positive the pre-teen shall be able to embrace her momma every time that point comes, too.
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[Image via Amber Portwood/Instagram & MTV’s Teen Mom/YouTube]