teen Mom alum amber portwood A new man has come into her life, us weekly could be particularly revealing – and despite only dating for a few months, things are heating up between the couple.
“His name is Gary. She met him four months ago on a dating app. “They’re taking their time getting to know each other, but it’s getting serious,” a source close to the MTV star tells us. WeAdding that he lives locally in the reality star’s hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The insider says Portwood’s new boyfriend, who is almost 30, doesn’t have kids of his own, but is “very family-oriented” and cares about his parents.
Gary is different from Portwood’s former castmates because he’s never watched her hit show teen Momreveals the insider, adding that it has allowed their blossoming relationship to be more authentic.
The source added, “The guys Amber dated before they met on social media were all fans of the show.” “This new man in her life has never actually seen Teen Mom, so she feels like she can finally date the way she’s always wanted.”
Portwood, 33, first appeared on 16 and Pregnant in 2009 before becoming a cast member. teen Mom And teen mom and, She returns to MTV for 2022 Teen Mom: Family Reunion and on 2023 Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,
Before her new relationship, Portwood’s romances have often made headlines. When fans first met Portwood on screen, she was in a relationship with gary shirleyThe former couple welcomed their daughter, Leah, in November 2008. Shirley regained full custody of Leah in 2011 following Portwood’s arrest in 2010 following a fight between the former couple.
These days, the source says, Portwood and Shirley are “amicably” co-parenting Leah, now 14.
Portwood welcomes her second child, son James, with ex Andrew Glennon In May 2018. The pair separated in 2019 after a dispute, and Glennon regained full custody of James in 2022. Following the verdict, Portwood got candid about her struggles and how she’s working on herself to move forward.
“I have worked very hard to better myself and improve my relationships with my children,” the reality star said in a statement. We those days. “Although I have always been open about my past substance abuse and struggles with mental illness, a person deserves a chance to redeem themselves and not be tied to their problems from the past.”
Glennon and James now live together across the country from their home state of Portwood, California. “It’s a tough situation,” the insider says of the arrangement. “She tries her best to navigate it.”