Teen Mom's Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley: Under Investigation, in Therapy

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Like her Teen Mom co-stars Maci Bookout and Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood has not had an easy time of it after giving birth at the tender age of 18.

Amber's in a totally different league, however.

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Police are investigating Portwood after she was seen hitting ex-fiance Gary Shirley on last week's episode of the MTV show that glorifies teen pregnancy.

Gary Shirley and Amber Portwood in happier, less violent times.

The Anderson Police Department in Indiana have now launched an investigation into the incident, in which Amber looked to be kicking her man as well.

"We were made aware of the domestic abuse following the episode that aired on MTV," Anderson Public Information Officer Mitch Carroll told reporters.

"Based on that there was a case drafted. The Department of Child Protective Services in Indiana notified us that they are aware of the incident as well."

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley are now seeking counseling.

Her father Shawn confirmed that she is doing everything she can to salvage her relationship with her on-off fiance and the father of her small child.

Shawn revealed that Amber and Gary have been in counseling for months, and he hopes that they get married, despite the aforementioned battle.

"It's my understanding they're doing just fine," Shawn said. "They're now going to couples counseling. It was their idea as a whole, them together."

Hopefully they work it out for the good of everyone involved.


Take your daughter and leave Amber in the dust! She is unstable and selfish! I just don't understand why it is just now being investigated? Are authorities trying to gather evidence to prove it happened? Well anyone who watches Teen Mom saw it! And it wasn't the first time she has hit Gary on camera! She smacked him in his face on the first season! If it was the other way around and Gary hit her, he would have been in jail a long time ago. The evil things that she says to Leah about Gary needs to be addressed as well. I don't think that Amber ever really wanted to have a kid, the lord knows she doesn't need one, she is always in bed and Leah is either crying in her crib, in her crib or completely unsupervised! This is abuse!!!!


gary u are a good guy, don't leave your daughter with amber she is depress. she does not seen fit to take care of the baby please get out that relationship is not healthy for leah. amber need to get help first and them maybe work on the retionship. amber i am not judging u but u need help.


Gary, Take it from me Amber is only going to get worse. You are a very sweet and caring guy who deserves better. Marriage isn't going to change her please, don't think that it will. Sooner or later her anger is going to be lashed out on Leah too. You need to get that little girl away from her. Take it from a mother of 4 raising kids isn't easy there are going to be moments that this little girl (Amber) is going to loose it with that innocent baby. I know you probably think Amber is the only one for you but, take it from someone who has kissed alot of toads, before I found my prince (married for 22 years) there is a deserving princess out there for you somewhere (Amber isn't the one). You're young sweetheart and have plenty of time to find the right girl, please don't rush into a mistake. Amber is a "bitch" and surely doesn't deserve you. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. YOU DESERVE IT.


i think amber just needs some very serious help ASAP before she loses her child... gery shoul try and move on she done told him she dont want him and she treats him like shit calling him fat and always putting him down is uncalled for i think she dose these things to make herself feel better


I think Amber should deffinitely try some parenting classes and some anger management. When she has her daughter she never seems to be playing with her or spending one on one time with her. Shes either in her bed, on her phone or sleeping. Gary is a real nice easy going guy that seems like he really cares for Amber. She has no right to put her hands on him and shes lucky he doesn't smack her back! If Amber was to get some real help I think her and Gary could work things out. Amber needs to get over thinking that shes too good for Gary also and realize that she really isn't a prize herself!


I thank Amber is a skank...shes nasty mean and gary dosent need her. i would take her baby if i was the father cause one day she will hit her child..if that bitch ever hit me i wouold wip her fat nasty ass. shes a whore....move on gary fuck the cunt. i dont hit girls but shes not a girl...she fuckin eveil


well i think amber is a bitch. she is not a good mom. I thought Ferrah wasnt a good mom but no one compares to amber. She hits Gary like if he was an animal. I think she should get arrested for domestic vilolence. Gary should take full custody.


I think Amber needs alot of help . Shes so angery all the time. Gary needs to go on with bhis life. She is bringing him down. He is a good dad and always has his daughter. By the way does Amber even have a job now? Dont think so. Honey worry about getting you GED and stop worring about a man. Ambers a jerk.


i saw this episode last night and it made me very uncomfortable. When i saw her punching and kicking him, i honestly wanted to swing at her. if he was doing that he would be in jail. she needs to go to jail and get some serious help. Im glad he took the baby, that was the smartest thing to do and that baby is not cared for properly. That young lady needs some serious help and i didnt enjoy that show ... Look how she keeps her home and the way she is with her child. I was a teenage mom and i was no where near that way. The child is not to blame for being born. poor Leah someone help her .. amber and gary need to grow up.


Why dosen't Gary call that girl he liked at the begining of the season? She seemed like a nice person. Dump Amber she can't even pass the GED test! She's dating a loser who was in jail and is now on a work release program!!! Good Pick Amber!!

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