Living an authentic life. Amber portwood She took a powerful step forward when she revealed that she is bisexual despite feeling “really scared.”
During the episode of Tuesday, October 12, Teen Mom OGThe 31-year-old reality TV star revealed that he identifies as bisexual and was in a relationship with a woman when he was 20 years old.
“People are going to be a little surprised that I’m bisexual,” Amber said. “That I have had a relationship with a woman for eight months before.”
While speaking to the show’s producers, the MTV personality stated that he is following their 2014 book, Never too late, with a second memory that promises to have “real shit”, possibly including details of his sexuality and personal life.
the 16 and pregnant alum shared that her ex-fiancé, Gary shirley, with whom he shares a daughter, 12-year-old Leah is aware of his sexuality but does not think he is “very open” to it.
“I’m really scared right now,” Amber said. “I think he’s going to think it will be bad for Leah.”
“He doesn’t even like the idea of going to therapy to help our relationship, so this is just another embarrassment for them,” she added, possibly referring to Gary, 31, Leah and Gary’s wife. Kristina shirley.
When asked why Amber felt like coming out was important now, she said Leah and her 3-year-old son, James, whom she shares with her ex. Andrew Glennon, they were “a really big factor as to why.”
“I don’t want them to think it’s bad. I don’t want them to look at other people who are like that and think it’s bad. Who am I to sit here and hide forever? “She said.” Which is actually what I was planning to do anyway. I was going to go to the grave with this. “
Amber also made the decision to speak with her mother. Tonya portwood, who he called during the episode.
“I was calling you for a reason”, the Marriage Boot Camp Alum said. “I’m shaking right now, honestly. I have been bisexual. I am very attracted to men, but I am also very attracted to women. “
After Tonya asked her if it was a recent event or if she had felt this way for years, Amber admitted that the feelings were “over the years”.
“Is there a reason why you didn’t open up back then?” Tonya asked.
“There were so many things back then that I didn’t want to put any more things in the family,” Amber explained, possibly alluding to her. legal issues at the time. “I was embarrassed at the time because [people weren’t] as open then. My book that is coming out, I do not say blank that I am bisexual, but I do say that I have been with women. “
“If that’s what you want, don’t be ashamed of it,” Tonya said. “You are my baby anyway.”