Amber Portwood: Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, Dating Dude Named Mike Who's "The One"

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Troubled Teen Mom basket case Amber Portwood is opening up about her recent diagnosis with bipolar disorder, as well as a new man in her life.

One who she says is totally THE ONE.

"I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder three years ago. I struggle with it. I hate it. I grieve over it," the reality star told E! News in an interview.

Got (Port)Wood?

"When I went to rehab for two months, they diagnosed me with disassociative disorder too. It makes me black out. People don't understand what it's like."

Things are looking up, though. Thanks to Mike, 22.

"He's an absolutely gorgeous man. We haven't spent a day apart since we met. He's different than any of my other exes," admitted Amber Portwood.

"I always knew I wouldn't be with [baby daddy Gary Shirley] for the long term. But Mike, I know he's the one. We never fight. He balances me out."

Well ... we give it a month. But that's good to hear.

She adds, however, that she and Gary are on a better footing with each other these days ... at least there haven't been any 911 calls lately, okay?

"We're getting along fine, not fighting. Everything is finally good."

What's more, Amber's new guy of about a month, and he's already met her daughter, Leah, but not without a little trepidation on Portwood's part.

"Mike never dated someone with a kid, so I had to really judge him before I introduced him to Leah," she said. "He didn't really know what to do."

"I kind of had to show him. But then Leah started playing with his toes and drawing snow angels on his carpet and she took to him right away."

Amber also addressed the claim that the suicidal wreck attacked someone at an Indiana IHOP last month and recalled the alleged incident.

"I was with Mike, and we did go have a couple of drinks," she said. "But I was not drunk. We were sitting by ourselves, laughing and talking and my legs were up on his, just having a good time. Suddenly, I hear this couple make these racist comments."

"I looked over and said, 'Excuse me, but why are you starting drama? Please do everyone a favor and keep your comments to yourself."

Portwood claims the comments didn't stop, and at that point, "So that's when I got up and told her to shut her f--king mouth."

Amen, Amber. Way to set the record straight.

Please stay on your medication. Please.

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Amber Portwood Biography

Amber and Leah (Teen Mom)
Amber Portwood is a star on MTV's Teen Mom. She is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley, whose father is Gary Shirley, Amber's on-off fiance... More »
Birthplace
Anderson, Indiana
Full Name
Amber Portwood