Reality television personality, Amber Portwood has come out as bisexual.
The 31-year-old revealed this during the Oct. 12 episode of ‘Teen Mom OG’ stating that she was in a relationship with a woman for eight months.
“People are going to be a bit shocked that I am bisexual,” Amber said. “That I have had a relationship with a woman for 8 months before [when I was 20 years old]”, Amber Portwood added.
According to Amber, her coming out was inspired by her children, 12-year-old Leah and three-year-old James, 3 as she would have preferred ‘to go to the grave’ with her secret.
She said, “[They] are a really big factor of why”.
“I don’t want them to ever think it’s bad. I don’t want them to look at other people who are like this and think it’s bad. Who am I to sit here and hide forever? Which is actually what I was planning on doing anyways. I was going to go to the grave with this”, Amber added.
The TV star further disclosed that her ex, Gary Shirley, is aware of her bisexuality, but she doesn’t believe he’ll “be very open” about her telling others.
“I think he’s going to think it’s going to be bad for Leah, He doesn’t even like the thought of going to therapy to help our relationship so this is just another embarrassment to them”, she explained.
The writer stated that her mom, Tonya, has been very supportive since she opened up to her. She quoted her mom saying “If that’s what you want, then don’t be ashamed of it”