Watch Amber Portwood Walk Off Teen Mom Reunion After Slamming Gary Shirley's Wife

In part one of the Teen Mom OG reunion, Amber Portwood expressed her frustration with Gary Shirley’s wife Kristina before making a dramatic exit.

By Mike Vulpo Apr 21, 2021 2:19 AMTags

Amber Portwood can't seem to avoid the drama.

During part one of the Teen Mom OG reunion special, the MTV reality star faced a lot of questions from co-hosts Dr. Drew Pinskey and Nessa. One topic that came up was Amber's complicated relationship with her 12-year-old daughter Leah, whom she shares with ex Gary Shirley.

After looking back on a montage of clips that showcased the mother-daughter duo's estrangement, Amber decided to walk off set and make it clear that she isn't happy with Gary's wife, Kristina Shirley.

"Listen, I'm gonna stop this right now because we're going end this. I'm gonna end this on a positive note," she explained. "Thank you Gary, so much for that. I really enjoyed seeing that. That was amazing to actually hear you sticking up for me, but your wife is absolutely horrible at it."

The former 16 and Pregnant star continued, "Gary, I appreciate you. You know it. We've known each other for how many years? 15 years now and I'm gonna tell you right now, you are a great person. You've always been there for me when I've asked you to be there for me. You said I could trust you and I did trust you. But I can't trust your wife and she has sat there and got in the way of me and my daughter over and over and over again as you have tried to push me towards my daughter. So I'm going to head out and leave."

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While Gary assured his ex that Kristina simply views herself as a "bonus mom," Amber didn't believe it.


"I really hope that in the future we can have a good relationship," she shared. "But me and Kristina, it's not gonna be like that."

The dramatic reunion moment comes just weeks after Amber went on Instagram Live and slammed both Gary and Kristina. In her rant, the Never Too Late author claimed the couple wasn't the best parents for Leah. 

"I try to invest time with Leah all the time, all the time. It's all I ever do," Amber shared. "[Kristina] doesn't take care of my daughter. No, Gary does not clothe her, feeds her. Gary wouldn't have a job if it wasn't for me in the very beginning."

But in a previous episode of Teen Mom OG, Gary and Kristina talked to Leah about maintaining a relationship with her birth mom.

"I tell you it's very important that you spend time with your mom," Gary shared in the March 30 episode. "I don't want you writing your mom off and saying I can't have a relationship with her because at some point, you should have a relationship with her." 

Hear more from Gary and Kristina on part two of the Teen Mom OG reunion airing Tuesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. on MTV.