Gary Shirley Dishes on Amber Portwood's New Boyfriend: Upgrade or Nah?

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Amber Portwood sure seems to love shoving her new boyfriend down our throats, huh?

She's been dating him for right about a month now, and we're already sick to death of hearing about the guy.

Amber Portwood at 2017 VMAs

But, to recap, her new beau's name is Andrew Glennon, and he lives out in L.A., where he's been working for several years in the television industry.

He had a gig on the most recent season of Marriage Boot Camp, and that's where Amber met him -- she was there trying to repair her ridiculously toxic relationship with Matt Baier.

They didn't get together then, but a couple of weeks after filming wrapped up, he reached out to her.

After chit-chatting for a minute, he flew out to Indiana to visit her, and it seems like they've been attached at the hip ever since.

It's a little alarming, considering that this is a lot like how her relationship with Matt began.

He approached her, she was receptive, he came to visit and he never, ever left.

Amber Portwood Reacts

But for now, we'll have to go ahead and give Andrew the benefit of the doubt.

After all, it's not like he could possibly be worse than Matt. Right?

(Please let that be right.)

Though they haven't been together very long, Amber is moving pretty fast with this guy.

He's already met her daughter, Leah, and she brought him out to Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards.

Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon

And according to Amber's ex and the father of Leah, Gary Shirley, she may be moving a little too fast.

"I don't know him enough," Gary says in a new interview with In Touch.

"I'm not saying she should've waited on him. I think she should've dated."

We're not exactly sure what that part means, but he also reveals that "I think the last time they talked -- I don't know what they're doing -- but I think he was trying to relocate or something."

Wait, so they're already talking about him moving out to Indiana?!

Forget the fact that they've only been dating for a month -- she's known him for three months, at best.

Andrew Glennon

After everything that happened with Matt, all the stealing and manipulating and possible cheating, she's really willing to bring a relative stranger across the country and into her home?

And on top of that, what's wrong with Andrew that he'd be willing to leave his whole career behind to be with Amber?

Last we heard, the film industry in Indiana isn't exactly booming.

There are no words for how ridiculous this is turning out to be -- but don't worry, Gary's got a few more.

"I think she should've stayed single longer and really gotten to know herself and get over someone before getting with someone else because that's how you do it, man," he wisely states.

Gary Shirley at 2017 VMAs

"The correct way."

He adds that "You don't need someone to make you feel like you're living."

When did Gary Shirley become Teen Mom's voice of reason?

It's hard to say -- but probably sometime around the time that he dug up the truth about Matt's many, many children and all the child support he'd been failing to pay.

It feels kind of weird to say this, but Team Gary.

Team Gary all the way.

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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 »
Anderson, Indiana
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Amber Portwood