Matt Baier: I'm Not a Monster, I'm Just High!

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Look, Matt Baier is one of the creepiest characters to ever appear on reality television. That's saying a lot, but it's just a fact.

And if there were any doubts about that, they should have all been erased after the most recent episode of Teen Mom OG.

Matthew Baier Up Close

In this memorable installment, we saw Matt accompany poor Amber Portwood to Las Vegas to see their friends get married.

While there, the duo considered getting married themselves.

Amber decided to call her brother, Shawn, to get his take.

Suffice it to say, and understandably as well, he wasn't exactly down with the idea of his little sister getting married without her family present.

After thinking it through, Amber agreed, adding that it didn't feel right to marry right then, especially without daughter Leah by her side.

Fair, right? Well, Matt lost his damn mind.

Matt Baier Book Cover

Speaking to Amber, he went back and forth between guilting her and comforting her when his guilt made her feel bad. Total psycho move.

When she stepped away from his fiancee, however, he went off on an mTV producer and revealed his true colors ... which ain't pretty.

He said that he would never marry Amber after she humiliated him on TV, and he even claimed she wanted to marry her brother instead of him.

He also called Shawn a "f-cking f----t," which is just reprehensible. (Seriously, who even talks like that, regardless of context?!)

For the entire episode, Matt's behavior was alarming and inexcusable, but in a shocking new interview, he admits there's a reason for it all.

Earlier this year, he relapsed.

Matt Baier with Amber Portwood

Matt, who's said that he used to be addicted to the same things Amber was addicted to, tells People that "I had a drug relapse this year."

"For the first time, with prescription pills."

He says that for around two months he was "taking a good amount of pills and I was killing the pain," and that things got out of control

The Vegas trip was during that period.

When he saw the episode, he says he cried, because "That person that I was watching was not me, it's not who I am. I remember getting really upset."

"I felt a lot of shame."

Matt Baier with Amber

"Also, what I said is completely not how I feel and also it didn't make sense. I do know that I allowed myself to have my buttons pushed that day."

"I just don't remember it all that well," the controversial Teen Mom: OG fixture adds, insisting, "They just caught me on a really bad day."

"When I saw that piece of tape I had no idea that even existed - that wasn't me. I completely blacked out. I was selfish. I was rambling."

"I was not remembering things we had filmed just 20 minutes prior," Matt laments, either with deep regret or really committing to this lie.

"I was in a really, really bad place."

It's a little confusing, and suspect.

Portwood, Baier

He says he blacked out and doesn't remember anything, and even at the time, couldn't remember things that had happened minutes before.

Yet we SAW HIM GO TO A PRODUCER after his claims that he would never marry Amber, begging her to get that footage erased.

Specifically, he urged her to offer "oral pleasures" to someone who could get rid of the footage. (Yes, that was a real quote.)

Also, in Monday's aftershow, he didn't mention the relapse at all. In that version of events, he was "95% joking," or he was heartbroken.

About not being able to marry Amber right then, presumably? His story changes whichever way the wind blows, apparently.

But anyway.

Amber Portwood with Matt Baier Pic

The father of 7-9 (depending on who you ask) says that it was only a short while into his relapse before Amber became worried.

When she figured out that something was up, he told her the extent of things, and she advised him to "get help immediately."

"Amber is supportive, but she can be stern when it comes to stuff like this - she was pretty firm about it," Baier recalls.

One thing he wants to make clear is that he never took his pills when Amber's daughter, Leah, was around because:

"I would never - I never did drugs around my kids."

He says that since this disturbing episode, he went to a program, got sober again, and "Now I have zero desire for it."

Yikes.

If all of this is true, then Amber really needs to consider moving on from him, no matter how supportive she may be.

Remember, she had a very serious problem with her addiction, and it would be dangerous for her to be around this.

But on the other hand, if Matt is making this story up for some reason ... well, she still needs to consider moving on.

Basically, just run, Amber. It's about time.

Run hard, run fast, and don't look back.

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