Last week, it was teased that Amber Portwood was planning to come out.
She is bisexual, but had never shared this part of her identity on screen before.
Teen Mom OG viewers watches as she came out as bi to her mother.
She worries over how Gary will react. Did he really want her to stay closeted?
Amber Portwood first spoke to a producer about her sexuality on this week’s episode.
“People are probably gonna be a bit shocked that I am bisexual,” she predicted.
Amber shared “That I have had a relationship with a woman for 8 months before.”
Amber recalled that she was about 20 years old during that 8-month relationship.
Still, coming out is rarely easy, and sometimes time can make that harder.
Amber admitted: “I’m really scared right now.”
Amber confirmed that her first baby daddy, Gary Shirley, already knew that she is bi.
That doesn’t mean that she expected him to be supportive of her coming out to the world.
“I don’t think he’ll be very open,” Amber admitted.
“I think he’s gonna think it’s bad for Leah, things like that,” Amber alarmingly predicted.
That would be shockingly awful of Gary if true.
Many things related to Amber are bad for Leah. Amber being bi, privately or publicly, does not make the list.
“He doesn’t even like the thought of going to therapy to help with our relationship,” Amber complained.
(We’ll unpack that in a bit)
Amber speculated that “this is just another embarrassment to them.”
Amber stressed that being a parent (sort of) helped to motivate her to come out publicly.
She said that Leah and James were a “really, really big factor.”
“I don’t want them to ever think it’s bad,” Amber explained.
“And,” Amber continued, “I don’t want them to look at other people who are like this like that.”
“Who am I to sit here and hide forever,” she continued, admitting “which is what I was actually planning on doing anyways.”
Amber confessed: “I was gonna go to the grave with this.”
Part of what drove Amber to come out, here and now, on camera was that her sexuality is mentioned in her upcoming memoir.
She didn’t want her mom to find out from a book (or from a leaked report), so she called her mom.
“I was calling you for a reason,” Amber told her mother. “I’m shaking right now, honestly.”
Amber then told her mom that she is bi.
“I’m very attracted to men, but I’m also similarly very attracted to women as well, like both. Over the years,” she said.
Amber explained not coming out earlier, as there had been “so much going on back then, that I didn’t want to put anymore stuff on the family.”
“I think I was just ashamed at the time,” Amber grimly expressed.
She explained that this is “because it wasn’t as open then.”
“People were still using the F-word,” she said, referring to a vicious anti-gay slur.
“My book that’s coming out, I don’t point blank say I’m bisexual,” Amber clarified.
“But,” she detailed, “I do say that I’ve been with women.”
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip
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