Amber Portwood Update: Teen Mom and Fiance in Couples Counseling
Their violent fight was a wake-up call, Amber Portwood’s father tells Radar Online. After Amber hit, kicked and punched her on-again-off-again fiancé Gary Shirley in a recently aired episode of MTV’s Teen Mom, the couple entered counseling, and has been receiving help in the months since the incident.
The help, according to Amber’s father Shawn, was all their idea. “…they’re a young couple, they run into roadblocks and they get over it. Some people get help, some people don’t. In this case they’re getting help because they’re smart kids.”
As Twirlit first reported, a police investigation was launched after Amber violently attacked Gary in front of their young daughter Leah. Gary did not retaliate physically, just continually asking Amber, “Are you done?”
Shawn –who has apparently never actually watched an episode of Teem Mom – says Amber’s seemingly aggressive behavior is uncharacteristic of his 20-year old daughter. “It surprised me that it was even on TV and it was shown on TV, to be honest with you” he told Radar Online. “I think that MTV should’ve used better judgment, that’s all I’ve got to say.”
Now, Shawn reveals, he’s got a positive outlook for Gary and Amber’s future.
“I think one day they will [get married] hopefully. They might work it out and it looks like they’re sure trying to work it out.”
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