When it comes to her personal struggles, Amber Portwood is not always as forthcoming as some of her Teen Mom co-stars.
Amber has been through a lot over the years, and sometimes she would understandably prefer to not share her most painful moments with fans.
But Amber seems to understand that sometimes she can help others who might be struggling by opening up about her own heartache.
And she’s done exactly that this week by opening up about one of the more difficult times in her life.
Take a look:
1. Turning Things Around
Following some painful years marred by addiction, bad relationships and jail time, Amber seems to have gotten her life back on track.
2. Finding Love
After an unhealthy relationship with Matt Baier, Amber has found love again with TV producer Andrew Glennon.
3. Expanding Her Family
Together, Amber and Andrew have welcomed their first child together, a son named James.
4. Healing the Scars of the Past
Amber has even made progress in repairing her relationship with Leah, her 9-year-old daughter from her relationship with Gary Shirley.
5. Better Days
Of course, as longtime TMOG viewers know, things haven’t always been this easy for Amber.
6. Bad Baier
It wasn’t all that long ago that Amber was engaged to deadbeat dad and conman Matt Baier.