Amber Portwood Net Worth
Who is Amber Portwood?
Born in Indiana, U.S.A. on May 14, 1990, Amber Portwood is a TV personality who first appeared in the MTV documentary-style reality series “16 & Pregnant” in 2009, which highlighted the stories and adversities of pregnant teenage girls in their high schools. Amber gave birth to her daughter, Leah when she was merely 18 years of age with her boyfriend Gary Shirley. She was later selected to be starred on the MTV reality series “Teen Mom”, which covers the story of 4 women (including Amber) faced with teen pregnancy as they explore their lives.
Despite the public revelation of her ginormous pay from the MTV show “Teen Mom” in 2011, which was around $280,000 per annum, her net worth is estimated to be as meagre as $10,000. This doesn’t come as a surprise to her followers as she has a demonstrated history of drug abuse, legal turbulences and even having to financially aide her ex-boyfriend Gary, who currently has the custody of their daughter, Leah, for child support. Amber has a stupendous fan following of 1.3 million on Instagram and 828 thousand on Twitter, the credit to which also partly goes to her recently launched online boutique, beforeverhaute.com.
Being impregnated at the age of 18 and giving birth to a child is an unimaginably challenging thing to do. Amber had to drop out of her high school when she discovered she was pregnant with her boyfriend, Gary Shirley, a friend of his brother, Shawn Portwood. Her relationship with Gary was full of hurdles as she struggled to adjust with him. In 2012, Amber was convicted of possession of illegal drugs and domestic violence against Gary and was imprisoned for 5 years. Though she came out in just 17 months, she ended up losing her daughter’s custody to her ex-fiancé, Gary. In 2014, Portwood met Matt Baier, an author and DJ, and their relationship lasted until August 2017. She was then engaged with Andrew Glennon, a cinematographer based in Malibu, California and soon revealed the news of her being pregnant with Andrew’s son, which she fondly called ‘James’.
Primarily known for teen pregnancy and featuring on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom”, Amber Portwood has been in the news for quite a lot of things. From having a sloppy and violent relationship with her first boyfriend to serving a prison sentence to being accused of clandestine planned pregnancy by her co-star Farrah Abraham, Amber has always been in controversies for some reason or the other. However, an undeniable aspect of it all is her struggle with her mental health and clinical depression. She had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder and has been on medications ever since. Portwood, in an interview, said she wanted to help and empower people suffering from drug abuse and addiction.
Political & Business Affiliations
During the 2016 Presidential Elections, Amber was considerably vocal about supporting Clinton which shows her inclination towards the Democratic school of thoughts. She launched her own online boutique by the moniker beforeverhaute.com in 2017 in which she puts up her own fashion choices for sale as a proprietor. Although there were many controversies around the online store, including some alleged scamming and bogus whistleblowing but Amber managed to tackle all of them professionally. She continues to cater to the needs and preferences of her followers and sends them daily motivation and love.
Amber Portwood has earned hundreds of thousands of followers and admirers by sharing her life story on the social and television media. It’s true she has had her ups and downs but what matters the most is how she handled them. Having so many people to influence, apart from being a privilege, is a big responsibility and knowingly or not, people look up to her, not just for her fashion choices but for things as big as critical life decisions. From her journey until now, it can only be said that teen pregnancy does things to the mind should not be glamourized at any cost.