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Amber Portwood Gets VERY Real About Past Drug Use

Amber Portwood is here to keep it real.

Like, very real.

Like, so real that the veteran Teen Mom star is opening up about her history of mental health problems and drug addiction and how her everyday life has been impacted by these traits, disorders and character flaws.

She did so as a guest on the Dopey Podcast, with bills itself as specializing in "The Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction."

Just how deeply did Portwood delve into her personal issues?

More deeply than ever before.

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1. Brief Background on Portwood:

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Amber first appeared on MTV during season 1 of 16 and Pregnant, way back in 2009. She has since appeared on all seven seasons of Teen Mom, which was later renamed Teen Mom OG and whose eighth season begins on October 1.

2. She Has Two Kids

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A nine-year old daughter named Leah and a son named James who was born in May of 2018.

3. Her Dating History:

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Ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley is the father of Leah, while Portwood was engaged to Matt Baker in 2017, prior to the pair calling off their wedding. She is now seriously involved with Andrew Glennon, the father of her second child.

4. Her Drug History:

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Okay, deep breath, here Amber goes in her podcast interview… “I have really horrible anger problems because I’m bipolar and borderline, which is not an excuse, but at the time I didn’t know it, so I wasn’t really taking care of myself or really understanding why I was feeling certain emotions,” Portwood said to give listeners some understanding of her past struggles.

5. How Bad Did It Get?

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Admits Amber: “I’d go party every other day. I’d be a Wednesday, I’m at the f-cking bar and whopping ass and sh-t, just like getting kicked out of bars or I got kicked out of our Walmart.” (She got kicked out of Walmart?!?)

6. And It Wasn’t Just Walmart…

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“There’s like pictures of me beating up a girl in iHop,” she continued. “It was just crazy. I don’t know where the hell I was. I was gone. You can blame the drugs for the most part for kind of being impulsive, but it was kind of just me as a person.”

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Amber Portwood Celebrates Andrew Glennon, One-Year Anniversary

Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon have achieved a milestone.

The Teen Mom OG star and her boyfriend have now been together for a year.

And they’ve been going strong for that year, as well. 

This relationship has been surprisingly drama-free, which is terrific for Amber and Andrew, even if it’s disappointing for a website such as this one that subsists on scandal.

“One year from yesterday I met this amazing man and it is truly a dream!” Portwood captioned an Instagram photo of Glennon Wednesday, August 1.

She then added simply:

“Happy 1 year Anniversary baby.”

Portwood met Glennon back when she was filming Marriage Boot Camp with former fiance Matt Baier.

Amber, of course, was a member of the Teen Mom cast back then, while Glennon worked as a cinematographer and producer on the program.

According to Amber and Andrew’s telling, the latter reached out to Portwood after production wrapped and the pair proceeded to hit it off.

(Of course, according to various reports from several months ago, Portwood and Glennon actually slept together during the filming of this reality show.

They made their red carpet debut at the MTV Video Music Awards in August of 2017, as you can see below.

As for what Portwood sees in her man?

“[Andrew] doesn’t hit me or cheat on me so yeah I treat him like a real man,” Amber wrote in February of this year, taking a swipe at past lovers perhaps and adding:

“If you are a liar and cheater yeah bless your soul lol and get out of my way.

Three months after Portwood and Glennon alerted the world to their romance, they then dropped an even bigger bombshell.:

Amber was pregnant!

Portwood, who also shares a nine-year-old daughter named Leah with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley, gave birth to son James in May of this year.

To date, his photos look adorable and we hear he’s happy and healthy and precious and we continue to be so very happy for Amber and Andrew.

Now a year into their relationship, one question continues to hover over Portwood and Glennon:

When will they get married?

Heck, WILL they get married?!?

Portwood responded to this question in March when the topic was broached by Us Weekly.

We “haven’t talked about marriage or anything like that,” she replied at the time, concluding:

“We’re happy where we’re at. If it happens, it happens and there’s no rush.”

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Amber Portwood: I’m Actually Going to Try to Be a Good Mom This Time!

So hey, have you been keeping an eye on Amber Portwood lately?

Because what’s been going on with her is pretty darn bizarre.

Like, if you think of Amber Portwood, you don’t think of anything good, you know?

You think about the time she hauled off and hit Gary Shirley in the face, or you think about the time he was walking down some stairs and she kicked him right in the back, and how if he wasn’t such a big dude she actually could have seriously hurt him with that.

Or you think about how much she always screamed and yelled at Gary right in front of their daughter, Leah.

Or you think about how she used to leave Leah crying in her crib while she laid in bed.

Or about how she chose to serve a five-year prison sentence instead of giving rehab another go, and how she thinks that makes her the best mother in the history of mothers.

Maybe your Teen Mom OG viewing began a little later in the series, and hearing Amber’s name brings back memories of the greasy horror that was Matt Baier.

There’s also a chance that the way she picked up Andrew Glennon while on Marriage Boot Camp with Matt sticks out the most in your mind, or how she went on to get pregnant with his child after knowing him for like two weeks.

Basically, Amber has always been a mess.

A great big one.

She’s violent, rude, self-centered, and just so many bad things.

But the weird thing is that lately, she’s been kind of … nice?

She went off on a few of her classic Twitter rants during her pregnancy — she’s never been great to turn down a chance to tell everyone what a “damn good mom” she is, even after getting called out for only seeing Leah twice during her summer vacation last year.

But as she got closer and closer to her due date, she seemed to calm down a lot, and after giving birth to a seriously adorable baby boy she named James back in May, she’s been almost serene.

It’s been nothing but calm, sweet social media posts, including the most precious pictures of her new baby.

And in this new interview she did with Us Weekly, she explains why she’s been so different lately …

Because this time around, she wants to be a damn good mom, for real!

About her first go at motherhood, she admits “I was clueless.”

“I didn’t want to ask questions because I didn’t want to sound young or stupid. This is a chance for me to really show what kind of mother I am.”

Leah’s is going to be 10 years old in November, so Amber’s had plenty of time to show what kind of mother she is with her, but sure, let’s focus on the baby, whatever.

“Before, I wasn’t mature nor was the relationship right,” she explains. “I want to make sure I don’t fall into old patterns and get into a depressed state.”

“I have to take care of myself. Healthy mommy, healthy baby.”

She also says that unlike back when she and Gary had Leah, “I’m more driven and have the means to take care of a baby better.”

No one would argue that a 28-year-old would have an easier time raising a baby than an 18-year-old, but isn’t it a little odd how she’s acting like she’s completely done with parenting Leah, like she had her chance but it’s gone now?

Anyway, as for Andrew, Amber says “He is such an amazing man and loves taking care of James.”

“He was afraid of postpartum depression, so he’s always checking up on me. He just wants to make sure I’m loved. It’s almost perfect.”

We’re sure we’ll see that “almost” part in the next season of Teen Mom OG — after all, Amber is known for her habit of making things seem perfect on social media before everyone sees how messy things actually are on the show.

But for now, we hope things really are going as well as they seem to be.

We also hope she realizes that she still has a chance to be a great mother to Leah, but one thing at a time, right?

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Amber Portwood Shares ADORABLE New Photo of Her Baby Boy!

Amber Portwood gave birth to her new baby — her second child and her first boy! — two weeks ago.

We haven’t heard much from her since, which is honestly probably a good thing.

It could be a sign she’s settling into motherhood again and bonding with her baby.

And if she’s doing that instead of going off on Twitter about haters or getting wasted like she did on Marriage Boot Camp or goodness knows what else, then hey, that’s definitely a win.

Let’s see, what do we know so far about Amber’s baby boy …

We know his name is James Andrew Glennon, James after Andrew’s late father (the rest is pretty obvious) — Amber revealed that when she announced the baby’s gender back in December.

She was originally due on Mother’s Day, but little James was just about a week early, entering the world on May 8th.

Specifically, he was born on May 8th at 1:39 AM, weighing in at seven pounds and eleven ounces.

And listen, this kid?

He’s almost TOO cute:

Look at him. Really, just look at that precious little face.

Can you even stand it?!

Amber captioned the photo “my sweet little angel,” which is also super cute — even though she hasn’t been on social media much lately, it’s fairly obvious she’s loving her life right now.

She’s got her comments disabled on Instagram, but over on Twitter, this photo has been getting tons of appreciation.

Many people have been telling her that James looks just like her, and others have been saying he looks exactly like his father.

Some are even insisting that he could be the twin of Leah, Amber’s daughter with Gary Shirley.

Babies, right? Such squishy, lovable little piles of genetics and sweentess.

In addition to all the comments on how adorable James is, Amber also had loads of her followers congratulating her on the birth of a healthy, happy baby, and for coming so far in her life.

Because honestly, she really, really has.

She once said that in the early days of Teen Mom, she was never not high while filming the show, and since it’s always easy to tell when she is high, we know that she’s clean right now.

So that’s already a huge step forward from when she was parenting baby Leah, right?

Oh, and in addition to the photo of her sweet baby, she also shared this cute one with Andrew, which she says was taken just a few days before their son was born:

“I love this beautiful man,” she wrote in the caption for that one. “What a blessing.”

With her cute little bump and his parenting book, complete with the highlighters, this really is a darling photo.

At the very least, it’s a vast improvement from the domestic violence that took place when Leah was a baby.

As hard as it may be to believe, it’s starting to look like Amber may be coming at motherhood from an entirely different angle this time around, and thank goodness for that.

A source claimed in a previous report that she is “so happy to be starting over with a guy like Andrew, and now that the baby is here, they are over the moon.”

Here’s hoping that that’s true, and that despite everything — Amber’s track record with parenting, Andrew’s track record with creeping — these two are able to take care of James with all the love he deserves.

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Amber Portwood: Did She Sleep with Andrew Glennon on Marriage Boot Camp?!

Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon just welcomed their first child together, an absolutely precious little boy named James.

But you know what's not so precious?

The way Amber pretty much lied about how they started dating.

To recap, we saw the beginning — or what we thought was the beginning — of their relationship on the last season of Teen Mom OG.

When Amber and Andrew went public with their love last August, she explained in an interview that although he had been working on the set of Marriage Boot Camp while she was filming her season with Matt Baier, they didn't interact.

"He didn't really know who I was and we didn't talk on the show because, you know, he would get in trouble," she said then, "but I didn't even know that he even liked me."

"It just simply was he had a little crush on me."

She said that he contacted her a few weeks after the show wrapped, and that "we decided we just wanted to be friends at first," but then he came out to visit her and there was more of a spark between them.

When she introduced Andrew on Teen Mom OG, she said that they were taking things slow and just getting to know each other.

She got pregnant about three seconds after he came in for his visit, so obviously things didn't work out that way, but that was her story.

Now, thanks to a super juicy little sneak peek for this week's episode of Marriage Boot Camp, we know that her story was a lie.

This week we'll be treated to a "Secrets Revealed" episode of the show — special little moments that they couldn't fit into the rest of the season.

If you watch the video, you'll see a bunch of dramatic clips from the other guests on the show, but if you make it all the way to the end, you'll see our Amber.

First, we see her pointing towards the camera, telling someone "I'm gonna figure out your name" — the insinuation, of course, that she was talking to Andrew.

Next, we hear about "the Teen Mom hookup that shocked America," and someone from production says that "we never had a crew member impregnate a Boot Camper before."

He didn't impregnate her on the show (she would have conceived in August), but we do see him creeping into a bedroom.

After that, the guy doing the dramatic voiceover for the trailer informs us that "our cameras caught everything" while the camera shows a bed with a big "censored" box over it.

And then — brace yourselves — we actually hear Amber go "oh my god."

Like, maybe in a sexy way.

Because as those of us well-versed in reality shows know, bedrooms are not off-limits for filming, and there are always cameras set up permanently in those rooms to get any footage the crew may miss.

So if, as this trailer suggests, Amber and Andrew had sex on set, they most certainly would have been caught.

There's a lot to unpack here, huh?

For one, this means that Amber lied about when she met Andrew, which is pretty dumb, considering she had to know that this would come out.

For two, it means that Andrew was really creeping on her that hard that he tried to hook up with her during filming.

Like, he saw her slamming back drinks and going off on everyone about everything, and he thought "yeah, I need to get with that kind of lady."

For three, this is a compilation episode of scenes throughout the season, so was Matt still around when these two started talking? Did she cheat on him?

This is a whole, whole lot of drama, and while we're sad that none of it was in Teen Mom or in the actual season of Marriage Boot Camp, we'll take what we can get!

See the footage for yourself in the video below:

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Amber Portwood: I Had BRUTAL Morning Sickness the Whole Pregnancy!

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Amber Portwood welcomed her baby boy.

Amber is happy that her son is born and that she’s given Leah a baby brother. But … she is also relieved.

Apparently, Amber’s pregnancy was harder on her than she ever let on. This sounds brutal.

A source tells People that Amber Portwood’s pregnancy complications were intensely rough on her.

“Amber spent almost her whole pregnant feeling sick.”

A little morning sickness — which involves, ugh, vomiting — is not uncommon early on during pregnancies. For some women, it’s the first indicator that they are pregnant.

“Not just the first trimester, and not just in the mornings.”

That sounds like a truly miserable existence.

“She was sick day and night.”

That is heartbreaking to hear.

“It was brutal.”

The good news, of course, is that Amber Portwood welcomed her son with Andrew Glennon.

“Baby James is here and Amber is over the moon”

He was born weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces, which is above average but doesn’t make him a goliath by any measure.

We knew that he was born early on Tuesday, but the insider confirms that he was born at 1:39 in the morning. That’s very, very early.

All of that suffering must have felt worth it when she looked at his tiny little face, right?

Apparently, the extreme sickness did not come as a surprise — because she had gone through the same thing with Leah.

“It was the same problem she had in her first pregnancy, she was just sick all the time.”

Nine years is a long time, but not long enough to forget what it’s like to spend nine months being betrayed by your own body.

But, apparently, she felt that it would be worth it.

“In spite of all that she was just so happy to be starting over with a guy like Andrew.”

That’s nice to hear, since fans have heard how messy Amber and Andrew’s relationship is.

“And now that the baby is here, they are over the moon.”

Okay, that insider needs to find some new idioms. (But we’re all guilty of that from time to time)

This wasn’t actually a huge surprise to Amber’s fans.

While she didn’t tell fans exactly how bad it was, she certainly let people know that her pregnancy was not all smooth sailing.

When Amber went into early labor, she was unable to sleep, and she shared with her fans that she was having a hard time.

But that was last weekend, just two days before she gave birth.

it is absolutely horrifying to imagine that she was sick at all hours of the day.

Even if that insider is exaggerating … many people are amazed that she decided to have another baby at all, given what she was in for.

The first photos of sweet baby James that we’ve seen are so cute.

And Amber seems so at peace, too.

We also love seeing 9-year-old Leah cradling her baby brother.

That’s a hell of an age difference. In a lot of households, this would lead to Leah being yet another primary caregiver for her little sibling.

But we’re sure that Leah and baby James will have plenty of time to bond with each other and forge a beautiful sibling relationship.

We are so sorry to hear that Amber had such a hard time bringing him into this world, however. But at least that ordeal is in the past.

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Amber Portwood Welcomes Son: First Pics & Cast Reactions!

Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood welcomed a baby boy.

It's her second child, and the first for her baby daddy, Andrew Glennon.

Today, Amber released the first photos of little James Andrew Glennon (or JAG, as we like to call him), and fans can't get enough of her newest bundle of joy.

Amber's co-stars have also been gushing about baby James.

In fact, even Portwood's biggest rivals appear to have offered an olive branch in honor of the latest addition to the Teen Mom OG  family …

 

1. Amber Portwood and Son

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Amber Portwood has welcomed a son. Little James Andrew Glennon is her second child, and the first for the baby’s father, Andrew Glennon.

2. Sweet Baby James!

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Amber obviously couldn’t be happier about her new arrival. In pictures with little James, she’s positively beaming.

3. Leah and James

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Leah tweeted this pic of her daughter, Leah, enjoying the company of her new little brother. “Big Sis and little James! She was so excited to meet her little brother!” Amber captioned the pic.

4. All the Support

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Obviously, Amber hasn’t always been a fan favorite, but Teen Mom viewers have been outspoken in their love and support as she once again embarks down the path of motherhood.

5. The Name James, Though…

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Some have expressed hope that Amber will begin referring to her child in less formal fashion, but it seems she’s sticking with “James.” We see their point – it’s a bit like meeting a baby girl named Karen – but it’s her prerogative.

6. Back to the Positive

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But all that’s just nit-picking. For the most part, fans have had nothing but kind words for the growing Portwood-Glennon clan. In fact, Amber has received praise from some very unlikely sources …

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Amber Portwood: Good Riddance to Farrah, But I Don’t Know About Mackenzie McKee

Early Tuesday morning, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood welcomed her baby boy.

While she’s excited and busy with her new baby, Amber always has time for her longstanding feud with Farrah Abraham.

And she’s speaking about Farrah’s firing … and her replacement.

Amber Portwood spoke to HollywoodLife.

“Everyone knows why Farrah’s not on the damn show.”

While the exact story varies depending upon whom you ask, Amber is definitely not buying the “Viacom hate crimes” angle.

“She pushed her limits every season, she knew that she did.”

Farrah was reportedly a nightmare for producers and others responsible for making the show.

Amber says that, eventually, enough was enough.

“And you can’t keep doing that.”

Drama is the fuel that keeps reality television going, and Amber acknowledges that Farrah was nothing if not wildly dramatic.

“Yeah, it works for a little while, it brings some ratings.”

Amber explains that there are limits to how much of a real-world disaster you can be and still have people willing to work with you.

“But when you keep pushing back and it’s a big network, you can’t go too far.”

Eventually, like a bear being harassed by a racist squirrel, MTV got tired of it.

“This is bigger than her.”

But since Farrah has been claiming that this was all about her sex work, Amber thinks that Farrah may genuinely believe it.

“I think she didn’t realize that and she got booted for it.”

But Amber won’t lose any sleep over Farrah’s departure.

“I’m just fine with it, s–t. I don’t care.”

That’s fair.

Reportedly, Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee is replacing Farrah on Teen Mom OG.

But Amber says that she is in the dark — or at least that she cannot confirm anything.

“I don’t know what’s going on with that.”

Obviously, the stars aren’t going to comment until the network makes things nice and official.

“Again, everything’s up in the air.”

Amber does suggest that MTV’s cameras may have included her giving birth to her newborn boy.

“I can’t say that yet. I really don’t know if my birth will be filmed because I may have him before the due date, so it’s getting crazy.”

Amber’s due date was May 13, so she’s absolutely right.

But we do wonder if cameras are rolling.

The biggest thing in Amber’s life right now has nothing to do with her past, present, or future castmates.

She just gave birth!

As Amber revealed back in December, her son’s name is James Andrew Glennon.

Huge congratulations to the whole family — Amber, Andrew, baby James, and of course, Leah!

When Amber went into early labor over the weekend, we knew that the countdown had begun.

Obviously, Amber Portwood has had her issues over the years … and even recently.

Among other things, her anger issues have made her interesting to watch on television, even as they have alarmed viewers.

A lot of fans are also concerned about her whirlwind romance with Andrew Glennon. Some even worried that he used her emotional vulnerability to become her rebound.

But she seems to be much happier with her current situation than she has been in a while.

And congratulations for the birth of her son are absolutely in order.

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Amber Portwood Welcomes Son with Andrew Glennon: Can Their Relationship Last?

Amber Portwood is now a mother of two!

Early this morning, she gave birth to James Andrew Glennon, her second child and her first with Andrew Glennon.

But while the baby news is very exciting, we're still super intrigued by her relationship with Andrew.

And that's for many, many reasons …

1. Awkward

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First off, let’s get this out of the way: Amber and Andrew just welcomed a child together, but they’ve known each other for less than a year.

2. Yikes

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And we know, we know, sometimes you fall in love quick or forget how to use birth control or whatever, but they met when Amber was filming Marriage Boot Camp with Matt Baier. Like, they met when Amber was making that face in the photo above.

3. What a Gem!

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Andrew was working behind the scenes on the show, and he’s said that he developed a crush on Amber while filming her. Which, if you’ve seen any bit of footage at all from Amber’s season of Marriage Boot Camp, you know is literally insane.

4. Falling in Love

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Amber was the HOTTEST mess on Marriage Boot Camp. Constantly yelling and screaming and arguing and just generally being difficult. It’s hard to imagine that Andrew could have been watching that and thought “yeah, I’d like to get to know that lady better,” but apparently that’s what happened.

5. Weaseling In

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So after filming wrapped, Amber went back to Indiana and Andrew stayed in L.A., but, wouldn’t you know it, he creeped her on Twitter and they started talking. After a few weeks, she invited him out for a visit, and he never left. He literally never left.

6. Not a Great Start

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If you’re thinking that story sounds familiar, that’s because it does: Matt Baier also contacted Amber on Twitter, and after visiting her once, he pretty much set up shop in her house. But Andrew was different, because reasons Amber made up to justify repeating the same dumb mistakes.

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Amber Portwood Welcomes Baby Boy!!!

It’s a big day for Amber Portwood!

Early this morning, she welcomed her little baby boy!

Unfortunately, we don’t have too many details yet — we’re sure Amber will be sharing plenty of information as soon as she’s recovered and gotten settled in though.

As of now, we know that, like we said, she gave birth this morning.

It’s a boy, as she revealed back in December, and his name is James Andrew Glennon.

This is Amber’s second child, and her first with Andrew Glennon — her first, of course, was the adorable Leah with Gary Shirley. 

James was his late father’s name, and obviously we know where the baby’s middle name comes from!

Amber originally had a due date of May 13th — Mother’s Day — but we’re not surprised she delivered a little early.

A few days ago she tweeted that she was already three centimeters dilated and “home waiting for labor!”

On top of that, she’d revealed that she had gestational diabetes, a condition that sometimes causes doctors to induce early and that also can make for some big babies.

And since Andrew is a giant himself (he’s around 6’8″), we imagine baby James is a big boy that was more than ready to make his grand entrance!

Amber has actually been pretty laid-back during her pregnancy, which was surprising, considering she can generally be a bit hot-headed, to say the least.

Maybe that’s because everything happened so fast — she was only dating Andrew for a few weeks at most when she got pregnant.

They met when Amber was doing Marriage Boot Camp with Matt Baier last June.

Andrew was working behind the scenes on the show, and he apparently saw something special in her.

After filming wrapped, he contacted her, and they struck up a bit of a friendship.

He went to visit her in August, and he never left.

In the beginning, Amber said they were going to take things slow and see what happened, but obviously that didn’t work out so well, because in September she had her positive pregnancy test!

As we saw during the last season of Teen Mom OG, they did have a few arguments, one notable one being about whether or not to find out the baby’s gender.

But for the most part, they actually seem to get along pretty well.

Better than she got along with Gary or Matt, at least.

If you watched the early seasons of Teen Mom, you know that Amber didn’t exactly take to motherhood after having Leah.

She got very easily overwhelmed by the crying and the way that the baby pretty constantly needed her, and we saw her leave Leah crying in her crib so she could sleep more than once.

But for the sake of optimism, let’s say that maybe in all these years, Amber has changed, and that she’s more than ready to care for little James.

Congratulations, Amber!

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