Amber Portwood is no longer hiding her truth.
The Teen Mom OG star opened up well-nigh her sexuality — something she’s never talked well-nigh publicly — on Tuesday night’s episode of the MTV series. While sitting lanugo with her producer David, the reality TV personality discussed a typesetting she’s currently writing, explaining that it will reveal a whole new side of her compared to her first release:
“It’s well-nigh my life. The real s**t. [My first typesetting Never Too Late] was PG-13. I just got out of prison. I was on parole. I was just introducing myself when into the world.”
A valid reason not to get into the deep, nitty-gritty aspects of her life. But now that time has passed since that 2012-2013 stint in jail (for drug possession charges), she’s ready to get real — for herself and her loved ones.
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One of the biggest reveals in the typesetting is that she’s bisexual — and has had a fairly long relationship with a woman before! Amber mused:
“People are probably going to be a bit shocked that I am bisexual, that I have had a relationship with a woman for eight months before. I think I was well-nigh 20.”
According to the 31-year-old, her ex Gary Shirley knows well-nigh her sexuality, but her children don’t. That said, 12-year-old Leah (inset, above) and 3-year-old James (who is not featured on the series per dad Andrew Glennon‘s request) are the main reason she’s plane sharing her truth now!
“Leah and James are unquestionably a really, really big factor. I don’t want them to overly think it’s bad and I don’t want them to squint at other people who are like this like bad. Who am I to sit here and hibernate forever, which is what I was unquestionably planning on doing anyways. I was going to go to the grave with this.”
Wow. It’s so tomfool to know her mini-me’s inspired this major act of vulnerability. Them getting to see her live her most pure life will surely help them do the same — and what a unconfined souvenir to requite your kids!
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While she’s speaking up to set an example for Leah and James, the little ones were moreover part of the reason she kept quiet for so long, Portwood admitted:
“There was so much going on when then that I didn’t want to put any increasingly stuff on the family. I think I was just red-faced at the time considering it wasn’t as unshut then. People were still using the f-word… Another reason why I waited is considering I didn’t want to say anything considering of Leah.”
In the episode, the reality TV vet moreover came out to her mother Tonya via FaceTime, expressing:
“I’m shaking right now honestly. I have been bisexual. I’m very attracted to men, but I’m moreover similarly very attracted to women as well, like both.”
Awww! So wondrous they unprotected that moment on camera! Just a bit late for National Coming Out Day, too (which was Monday, btw)!
Thankfully, Tonya couldn’t have been increasingly supportive, offering love and translating for when Amber does finally decide to speak to Leah on the matter. She shared over the phone:
“Don’t be red-faced of it. I think she can handle it. I think she will be okay with you. She’d rather hear it from you than somebody else. You’re my victual regardless. I love you, baby.”
Awww! Just the reaction so many people want to hear when they come out to their families. We’re sure the pre-teen will be ready to embrace her momma whenever that time comes, too.
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[Image via Amber Portwood/Instagram & MTV’s Teen Mom/YouTube]