Amber Portwood got here out as bisexual on Tuesday evening’s episode of “Teen Mother OG.”
“Individuals are most likely going to be a bit shocked that I’m bisexual, that I’ve had a relationship with a lady for eight months earlier than,” she mentioned.
Portwood, 31, mentioned she was about 20 when she was within the relationship.
“I’m actually scared proper now,” she mentioned of showing her sexuality, including that her ex Gary Shirley knew, however might not be supportive of her being open about it.
“I feel he’s going to suppose it’s going to be unhealthy for Leah,” Portwood mentioned of her 12-year-old daughter. “He doesn’t even just like the considered going to remedy to assist our relationship so that is simply one other embarrassment to them.”
When requested why she was selecting to come back out now, Portwood defined that she wished her kids to know the reality. She additionally has a son, James, 3, whom she shares with ex Andrew Glennon.
“Leah and James are literally a very, actually massive issue,” she mentioned. “I don’t need them to ever suppose it’s unhealthy … Who am I to take a seat right here and conceal without end, which is what I used to be really planning on doing anyhow. I used to be going to go to the grave with this.”
In a while within the episode, Portwood referred to as her mother, Tonya, to inform her the information, saying, “I’m shaking proper now, actually. I’ve been bisexual. I’m very interested in males, however I’m additionally equally very interested in girls as nicely.”
Portwood — who’s writing a memoir that can expose some “actual s–t” — admitted she was “ashamed” to confess her sexuality on the time as a result of folks weren’t as accepting a decade in the past.
Portwood’s mother expressed nothing however help, saying, “Don’t be ashamed of it. I feel [Leah] can deal with it. I feel she will likely be OK with you … You’re my child regardless. I really like you, child.”
“Teen Mother OG” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.