Amber Portwood Speaks From Jail: I Am Not Normal!

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Troubled Teen Mom cast member Amber Portwood stated the obvious in a statement from jail in which she said she is not normal - and needs to grow up.

Two weeks after the Teen Mom finale, she issued remarks from prison to coincide with the eunion special that aired Tuesday night on MTV with Dr. Drew.

In it, she talked about how she "got lost" in drugs and alcohol.

Amber Portwood, now serving a five-year sentence, writes:

Amber Portwood in Jail

"Right now I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life. I guess I just got lost. I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates."

"You live and you learn and that's what's real. "It was time for me to stop partying and realize that even though I'm 21, I'm not a normal 21-year-old."

"I'm a mother. I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother."

No arguments here, even though Portwood's voluntarily decision to serve out a five-year term in jail rather than comply with a court-ordered drug program is dubious.

After violating her probation stemming from a December 2011 arrest for drug possession, Amber's behind bars for a LONG time, but says it's for the best.

"My No. 1 priority right now in life is dedicating my life to being sober, to being a sober person," she writes, adding that she's doing it for Leah, 3.

"[I want] to show my daughter that people make mistakes but you can always come back. If Leah learns anything from me she should see how becoming a teen mom can change you. How everything is postponed," Portwood said.

She also hopes people learn from her mistakes.

"We made the show for a reason...some decisions change your whole life. If you don't want to take responsibility and use protection, don't have sex."

"One night can change your whole life into a sad story," noted Portwood, adding that the "mean person" viewers see on Teen Mom is far from reality.

"I want to show everybody I can do it and can start living a straight life and getting my family back in order," she concluded, and we wish her the best.


I got pregnant at 14 had my son Dalton at 15 (4-18-1999), married at 15, divorced at 18, then I had another son Bretlee(9-23-2006) It is not easy to be a teen parent but I am now going to be 29 on 10-4-1012. I am also raising my nephew Anthony (3-16-2006). All of the Dads are in prison, low lifes before that obviosly. I just want to say that it never get easier, but it does get better you are all so amazing and so strong I wish you all the best!!! email or im if you want to talk!!!


Amber, I hope everything works out for u!! I wish u could of asked for help earlier, u knw MTV would of helped u, but your on the right track. God bless u. Keep looking forward to the future. One day @ a time .


Amber really do u have any fucking idea how old leahs gona b wen u get out of the place...n u sed it was soooooo hard to jus leave her for 60 days in rehab ummm hello 5 yr. Is wayyy longer!!!! Do u reliase that!! Leahs gona b a hole new person wen u get out of jail shell b talking full sentences u can understand!!! N one of sentences will prob. B my mommy went to jail for 5 yrs!!!! Im jus saying do u have any idea wer gary could go in 5 yrs. He could move some place far away by the time u get out of jail or he could keep u from ur daughter..i mean i would..i wouldnt want my kid to go through this shit....u tell leah u love ger 24/7 but honestly i dont think u do..otherwise ur ass wouldnt b in a jail sell right now!! If u lovd her u n gary shouldnt have goten into hug fights like that n u could have shard custidy right now but no u give full custidy to gary i could go on foreva but watevr its ur life i dont give a shit!


Amber sweety I wish u the best. Honestly you admitting to haven a problem is the first step but 2nd u got to keep yourself strong to move on to bigger and better things in life..Believe me I knw the pressures of being a parent and a single parent of 3 boys at that...It can be hard but in the end it's all worth it.. So sweety take care and please realize life is to short to miss out on your children growing up. Good luck !!!


MTV must be proud of their accomplishments regarding the demise of the Teen Mom show "stars". Talk about manipulating people for their own gain, this tops the cake! MTV claims the Teen Mom show is an effort to show others that getting pregnant during your teen years should be avoided. The obvious total ruination of these poor unsuspecting, naive rubes, for the sake of high ratings says otherwise. Way to go, MTV! How utterly disgusting! As my mother used to say "You should be ashamed of yourselves!" Now go spend that money you made off these girls' misery and oh, yeah, have a good time! Why not do something useful, like have a show about how it's okay to be a bisexual girl and play with other girls instead of guys? You can't get pregnant that way and you grow up much more emotionally stable and balanced. One more thing, it doesn't destroy your life.


Hope she turns it around for her daughter's sake. Still will never get the choice she made to leave her daughter behind for 5 yrs in lieu of doing what you had to in order to stay in her life. Crazy.


Good luck Amber

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