Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is reportedly far from pleased that Gary Shirley is dating Kristina Anderson, and was with her while Amber was locked up.
Amber recently tweeted that she “can’t stand” having “liars” in her life, and there’s no secret who she’s calling out, albeit not by name: Baby daddy Gary.
Shirley, meanwhile, claims she lied when she accused him of cheating on her while she was doing her 17 months in prison, insisting he did no such thing.
Radar Online previously reported that Gary Shirley and Kristina Anderson are expecting a baby together, but this has not been independently confirmed.
Baby on board or not, they're an item, and Gary says he told her as much the Indiana correctional facility she called home, just days after they started dating.
She tells a different story, however, as do some of her friends.
“Gary was parading Kristina all over town, and they even went on vacation together,” a source close to the Never Too Late author reveals this week.
“Meanwhile, Amber knew absolutely nothing about it. She was telling everyone that she was so excited to be back with Gary when she got out.”
So who to believe in this latest Amber Portwood drama?
Some friends and family members even saw Gary and his new girl canoodling in public, but didn’t have the heart to tell the incarcerated star the truth.
“I didn’t want to hurt her and make her more upset than she already was,” a friend says. “I just told her to avoid Gary because their relationship was toxic.”
While she’s furious with her ex, the recovering addict is determined to take the high road to protect her relationship with Leah, the duo's five-year-old girl.
Although Shirley has full custody of their daughter, and has since Portwood went to prison, she has regular visits and even overnights with her.
“If she makes Gary mad, he might prevent her from seeing Leah,” the source says. “Gary is manipulative, conniving and totally capable of keeping Leah away."
“Amber is keeping her head up and is just trying to make up for lost time with Leah,” the source goes on. “Her daughter is her number one priority.”
We'll have to watch Teen Mom online next year to see the latest behind the scenes drama between them, as the reality show is set to return to MTV.