Another Teen Mom star is making headlines for something negative. Even if you don’t keep up with MTV’s Teen Mom series, you’ve probably seen her name in headlines before. As of today, Amber Portwood was sentenced to five years in prison.
About a month ago, Portwood struck a plea agreement which mandated that she completes a drug rehab program or go to prison. Then just last week she appeared in front of the judge claiming she cannot complete drug rehab and would rather be put in prison! Amber said she will always be a “bad girl” and prison is the only thing that can help her.
She may be right, as her list of legal charges continues to grow. Back in 2010 she was charged with three felonies for domestic violence against her babies father and ex-fiance, Gary Shirley. The acts of violence were not only in front of their daughter Leah, but they even caught on camera during filming of Teen Mom. The outcome of that was two years of probation, just barley avoiding a jail sentence. The bad girl didn’t stop there, a year later she then violated her probation by getting into another physical altercation plus having prescription medication on her, with no prescription. Exactly on year ago she was rushed to the hospital for attempting suicide.
In the past season of Teen Mom, Portwood has addressed the issues she has with herself, blaming it on her childhood and how she was neglected. The third season of Teen Mom, which is set to air next week will unfold the event leading up to Portwood being referred to the Indiana Department of Corrections’ drug program.
Hopefully her identifying the fact that a drug treatment program won’t work will be good in the long run. Gary Shirley has shown characteristic in being a stable, strong father for their three year old.