While there are always rumors surrounding the Teen Mom OG cast, a rather nasty rumor has popped up as of late. Namely, a gossip item has been circulating that Amber Portwood has returned to using drugs. We spoke directly with Portwood to squash this rumor immediately. Read on to see what she had to say.
EXCLUSIVE: Amber Portwood Issues Response To Rumor She’s Using Drugs Again
“People are saying stuff about me and my addiction saying that I’m back on drugs,” Portwood exclusively told us. “It’s not true.”
“I’m simply on medication for my mental illnesses,” she elaborated. “So that’s another thing that people like to make fun of as well.”
“It’s really hard for me to see this stuff against my character and everything,” she continued. “I’ve tried to rebuild my entire name and make people proud and show people they can make something out of their life even if they were a bad person at their life. I think that just gets looked over.”
Portwood had more to say, telling us that, “I just don’t want people to think that any of the rumors are reflective of my character as a person. People are saying other things, including that I’m scamming people through my boutique and that’s not true at all.”
“I don’t understand this,” Portwood added. “I don’t think people are remembering that I’ve been to the bottom. I would never do this.”
Portwood continued detailing that, Maybe I share too much with people. Maybe that’s the problem that I’ve opened up my life a little too much. Maybe I should be like a lot of people on reality television and just be absolutely fake. There’s a reason why people do that, so maybe that’s what I should start doing, honestly.”
“I don’t know how much of the bulls**t I can take anymore,” Portwood wrapped with telling us. “I take pride in the person that I’ve become today. None of what’s being reported is reflective of me and none of it’s accurate. It’s really horrible.”
We appreciate Portwood speaking with us and putting this awful rumor completely to rest.