If you’ve been a fan of Teen Mom OG for a while — or even if you just loosely follow reality TV gossip — you’re probably very familiar with Amber Portwood’s history with addiction.
But if you’ve somehow missed that tragic saga, know this: it was bad.
Going all the way back to her episode of 16 and Pregnant, things weren’t looking great for her. Even then, she didn’t exactly get along with her baby daddy, Gary Shirley.
She also admitted then that she never wanted to be a mother, so, you know … that wasn’t the best revelation.
Then, when Teen Mom began, we saw Amber struggle so hard in pretty much every aspect of her life. She couldn’t seem to get through a day without a breakdown.
We also saw her beat Gary more than once, and then there were all the very questionable parenting choices she made, like the time she let some guy she’d met at Walmart who had just gotten out of prison change baby Leah’s diaper.
As the seasons went on, her situation kept getting worse and worse, until finally she went to rehab.
Then, she said that she was going "for anger control issues and depression," but later she revealed that pretty much every time she was on TV, she was high.
Eventually she went to prison, even opting to stay there after being given the chance to go to rehab.
She’s been out a few years now, and even though she’s definitely made some bad choices along the way — for example, Matt Baier — it really seems like she’s managed to stay clean.
… Or has she?!
Over on Reddit, Teen Mom fans are speculating over Amber’s appearance in a recent episode. To be more specific, they’re speculating on the size of her pupils.
One user shared this screenshot of Amber alongside a screenshot of her cousin, and honestly, her pupils are pretty huge here.
If you’re new to the world, pupil size can be an indicator that someone is partaking in a wide variety of drugs — enlarged pupils like hers here are common with some substances, tiny pupils are common with others.
Considering Amber’s history, it’s easy to see an image like this and jump to the worst conclusion.
But if you just consider everything else, you may be able to come to a different conclusion.
As many Reddit users pointed out, Amber was on a few medications at this point to treat her mental health issues. Those kinds of medications will often cause changes in pupil size.
On top of that, she’s got those beautiful pale blue eyes, so with the contrast in color between her iris and her pupil, any change in size is going to be extra noticeable.
And on top of that, the kinds of drugs she liked back in the day are the kinds that make your pupils smaller, not larger like this.
There are many things that could affect her pupils, and obviously her psych meds are the most likely culprit.
Look, Amber has made plenty of mistakes over the years, and she continues to mess up time and time again. But ever since getting out of prison, it really does seem like she’s been able to stay clean.
Can’t we just let her have that?