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SO, what are Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham up to lately? MTV answered that on a very special reunion show last night.

It's only been like two months, but you gotta fill airtime somehow.

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  • She is "happier" now but still clashes with her mom on how to parent Sophia.
  • Farrah went to visit Derek's grave for the 995th time, and did not cry. Phew.

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Amber Portwood is battling hard to stay sober.

Hard as it is for the former Teen Mom star, she's making progress in prison. Four months after choosing to serve a five-year jail term instead of completing a drug program, the 22-year-old admits she's not normal but is turning a corner.

Slowly. Painfully.

Dangerous Amber

“Right now I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing with my life,” Amber Portwood wrote in a statement read on the Teen Mom reunion show. “I guess I got lost.”

“I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates. You live and you learn and that’s real ... I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother.”

“My No. 1 priority right now in life is dedicating my life to being sober. And to show my daughter that people make mistakes but you can always come back."

In her case, she will come back in May 2017 (or perhaps sooner based on good behavior behind bars), thanks to her 2011 felony drug possession conviction.

Here's hoping whenever she gets out, she's clean. For good.

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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.

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For Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham, this chapter of their cartoonishly animated book of MTV life is over.

The final episode of Teen Mom aired Tuesday night, marking the end of an era (error?) for the fab four who started it all on 16 & Pregnant.

Where did they leave things as the curtain bowed?

Let's find out in our final Teen Mom +/- recap!

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Farrah Abraham finished her first quarter of school! With straight A's! Plus 20.

She really missed Sophia, though, and made it clear she doesn't want to send her away like that anymore. She cried about this a lot, as Sophia makes her very emotional.

The little girl even noticed, calling her a "cry baby." Plus 10.

"Mommy you're a bad person." - Sophia. Plus 50.

Have you seen Farrah's "On My Own" music video? That's funnier and more revealing than anything a filler episode can really offer. Plus 50.

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Maci Bookout apparently needs a reality check.

Having agreed to have their own celebrations for son Bentley's birthday, and with him in a serious relationship with someone else, she must be totally over her baby daddy Ryan Edwards this time right? Mostly? Maybe? A little?

Let's find out in this week's recap!

Maci and Ryan

Mace decides to celebrate Bentley's b-day at Pump It Up ... and promptly urges the toddler to call Ryan and invite him to the shindig. Oye. Minus 10.

Bentley left a voicemail. When Ryan returned the call, Maci handed Bentley the phone and had him ask again. Girl reeks of desperation at this point.

Ryan couldn't go, and while he's far from Dad of the Year, we give him a pass here ... remember Maci Bookout crashing his family vacay? Plus 20.

Upon picking up Bentley, Ryan received an earful from Maci while his GF Dalis seethed beside him. Think Maci will learn from this? No? Minus 15.

Having been dumped last week, Farrah Abraham and her mom wash their hands of Daniel. "That's a bad sign," Debra says. No kidding. Plus 5.

SIDE NOTE: You have to watch Farrah Abraham's "On My Own" music video. It defies description. Don't quit your day job Farrah ... whatever it is.

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The terrible twos can be tough to handle ... at least for those of us who can't just ship their kid off to grandma's for a few weeks and let her deal with it.

Such is the (tough) life for Farrah Abraham.

You could see that coming from the second she said she was going to school full time and far from Iowa. What led her to make this major life decision?

Find out in THG's Teen Mom recap!

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Sophia is just too much for Farrah. Minus 10. The little one will be better off at home with her grandparents, but the whole situation could be prevented.

Farrah is just too busy, studying mixology and horseback riding, barbecue and cattle ... oh wait, that's just to go to Texas with her boyfriend. Minus 10.

At least he's mom-approved this time. Plus 5.

Will Farrah and Daniel still be together when Sophia returns? Do you want them to be? You want her to be happy, but take her role as mom seriously.

Score it Even until further notice, we guess.

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With multiple stints in jail from failing to adhere to terms of her probation, followed by a five-year prison sentence, Amber Portwood has had a rough 2012.

The Teen Mom star's downward spiral makes Jenelle Evans look stable. But is she really barred from seeing her daughter until 2017, as rumors suggest?

Fortunately, Amber's brother Shawn tells E! she's in a "mandatory reception period" where she can't see Leah, but after that, visitation should resume.

Dangerous Amber

"They are in the process of transitioning her from one place to another," Shawn Portwood said. "After that, it's only a matter of time before she sees Leah."

The Indiana Department of Corrections concurred, saying Amber is "currently going through an intake and diagnostic process and is not allowed visitors."

There will be no exceptions during this period, typically 2-3 weeks, even those permitting Amber to see her daughter, due simply to "normal protocol."

"The purpose of this is to get them ready for the facility that they will be assigned to," he adds. "Once she is there she will then be allowed visitors."

Shawn notes that his sister "has to undergo therapy" and reiterates that "when she is done with processing then she will be able to see Leah."

"She is not being treated any differently than anyone else."

As it turns out, Amber might not have to serve out her entire five-year sentence. With good behavior, it could be cut in half with parole. Here's hoping?

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Teen Mom had a beach party last night, all across this great nation.

Maci Bookout invited herself along on vacation with baby daddy' Ryan Edwards' family, as we saw on last week's installment, while Amber welcomed Gary and Leah to Malibu rehab center, and Farrah showed off her fake boobs in Florida.

Catelynn Lowell? No beach for her. Just Butch!

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After 90 days behind bars, Tyler's dad is out of jail and crashing again at his son and stepdaughter's place, after testing positive for drugs or violating a restraining order / contacting his ex-wife. We forget.

Honestly it's way too hard to keep track with Butch these days. Minus 20.

Wouldn't you know, guy promptly breaks his curfew. Shocker. Minus 4.

"Dude, it's almost midnight and I'm sitting up waiting for my 50-year-old father," Tyler laments. When Butch does show up, the next day, Tyler tells him that the next time he decides to pull that he's kicking him out. Way to be, Ty. Plus 14.

Amber Portwood, meanwhile, is disappointed to learn that and Gary can't be around Leah at the same time. Gotta love restraining orders. Minus 42.

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She may be behind bars, but Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship with her 3-year-old daughter, Leah.

Or at least she was, before she chose prison over her child.

It's this sad turn of events that makes the final season of Teen Mom so gut wrenching. On tonight's episode, her time in rehab in Malibu, Calif., is chronicled.

Gary Shirley's ex-fiancee receives a visit from Leah and her father, but their reunion doesn't exactly go off without a hitch, thanks in part to a court order.

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The Aeropostale-shirt-wearing Gary was shocked to find out that he's barred, legally, from being in the same room with his ex and daughter simultaneously.

"I brought Leah with me but I guess we can't be together," he says, and after an embrace, the couple part ways so Amber Portwood can visit with Leah.

"This is where Mommy's been living for a while," Portwood tells her.

Despite her recent legal troubles, Portwood has vowed to keep up her relationship with Shirley and their little girl as much as possible while behind bars.

Good luck with that, given your five-year sentence. Hopefully Jenelle Evans and Gary Head take note, because they're heading down the same road.

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Teen Mom continued its depressing final season last night by delving deeper into the struggles of the fab four we know, love, love to hate, and sympathize with. It's a very complicated relationship ... something they all know plenty about.

Come along for THG's +/- recap!

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Catelynn and Tyler receive their caps and gowns for the big graduation. Plus 20 for these two. They've battled through a lot and deserve due credit.

Especially since that rumor that Tyler got Catelynn Lowell pregnant again is false.

Tyler wonders if Butch will be able to attend ... does he really want that? Minus 5. Poor kid. Talk about being dealt a bad hand but playing it well.

Maci surprisingly agrees to let Bentley go with Ryan Edwards' family on vacation. Ryan surprisingly agrees to let Maci come too ... with girlfriends. Plus 5.

Spoiler alert: There's no way that's going to end well. None. Take it to the bank.

Farrah's dad moves her stuff to Florida, then notes that he'd consider moving there too if he could get a job. Farrah? Not happy with this. Minus 17.

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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
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