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Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood Says Weight Loss Was 'Next Step' After Being Released from Jail and Getting Sober


Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood Says Weight Loss Was 'Next Step' After Being Released from Jail and Getting Sober

Originally posted 01/05/2016 12:55PM

It was a rocky journey to weight loss, but Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood is finally transforming her life.

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Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood Opens Up About the Rumors That Strained Her Engagement and Reaching a Custody Agreemement with Ex Gary Shirley: 'Hopefully It Stays This Way'

Originally posted 01/04/2016 03:05PM

Amber Portwood's fiancé Matt Baier may be the "love of her life," but the Teen Mom OG star admits that the couple's relationship was strained after her ex Gary Shirley accused Baier of having seven children.

"We had a little rough patch, but we are doing so much better," Portwood tells PEOPLE of her fiancé. "He doesn't have seven kids but he does have more than what people know because we decided to keep it private. It's nobody's business."

Despite the drama, Portwood says the couple is doing great and is "back to normal."

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Teen Mom OG Sneak Peek: How Will Amber React to Being Ambushed by Gary's New Girlfriend? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/30/2015 12:00PM

On Monday's Teen Mom, even as Amber Portwood takes her daughter to school, she's the one receiving life lessons.

Relishing her freedom after a 17-month prison sentence, Amber still struggles with accepting the changes that happened while she was incarcerated.

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Teen Mom OG Premiere Recap: Which Mom Called Another OG a 'Whackjob'?

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Teen Mom OG Premiere Recap: Catelynn and Farrah Clash, Amber Fears a Relapse

Originally posted 03/23/2015 11:05PM

The times have changed, but have the OGs?

More than five years have passed since America met Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood and Farrah Abraham – girls whose great expectations were put on hold when they learned they were expecting.

The breakout stars of MTV's Teen Mom may not be teens anymore – and clearly a lot about the world around them has moved forward (gone is 16 & Pregnant's spiral notebook graphic between segments, in its place a shiny new iPad) – but the drama in their lives remains remarkably consistent.

Then again, these young women never really had "teen" problems in the first place, did they?

Read on for highlights from the premiere episode of Teen Mom OG (including senior superlatives, for old times' sake):

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Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood on Life After Prison and Staying Sober

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Teen Mom OG's Amber Portwood on Life After Prison and Staying Sober

Originally posted 03/21/2015 06:10PM

After drug abuse and domestic violence charges landed her in jail for 17 months, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood is returning for a new season of MTV’s reality series and determined to get her life back on track.

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Watch the First Trailer for Teen Mom OG

Originally posted 02/25/2015 11:00AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4079860281001" "" "" "auto"] In the five years since MTV's Sixteen and Pregnant introduced moms-to-be Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham to the world, so much has changed – yet so much has stayed the same.

In the first trailer for next month's Teen Mom OG, obtained exclusively by PEOPLE, we catch up with the original crew as they once again announce pregnancies, engagements and unwelcome returns.

Oh, and the "babies" are cuter than ever!

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INSIDE STORY: Teen Mom Amber Portwood's Mental Health Struggle

Amber Portwood's Mental Health Struggle

Originally posted 06/16/2011 12:45PM

On June 15, Anderson, Ind., police responded to a call that indicated that Amber Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. Ultimately, the Teen Mom star was transported to a local medical facility, where she has been receiving treatment.

While the reality TV personality has yet to comment on events of that day, Portwood, 21, did open up to PEOPLE last summer about her struggle with bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood.

“I take medication,” she said at the time. "I haven't [taken] anything today. Am I acting crazy? This is me though, and I like it."

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REPORT: Teen Mom Amber Portwood Attempts Suicide

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Amber Portwood Is Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Originally posted 06/15/2011 11:00AM

Troubled reality star Amber Portwood may have tried to end her own life.

Portwood, 21 – whose explosive relationship with Gary Shirley, her ex-fiancé and the father of her young daughter, Leah, has been documented on MTV's Teen Mom – was depressed and threatening to end her life before being taken to a hospital near her Indiana home on Tuesday, according to a police statement.

"Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details," MTV said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."

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Teen Mom's Original Cast Returns for New Season

Originally posted 06/07/2011 02:50PM

The girls are back in town, and life isn't getting any easier.

The original cast of MTV's Teen Mom – Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci – returns for the show's third season. And judging by the new trailer, it will indeed be "their toughest year yet."

Custody battles, calls to the police, shouting matches and, of course, the joy and pain of raising children they didn't plan for – it's all part of everyday life for these four young women.

The new season of Teen Mom premieres July 5 (10 p.m. ET) on MTV.
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