“Teen Mom OG” Star Gary Shirley posted a rare photo on Instagram showing his wife, Kristina Anderson, and ex-girlfriend, Amber Portwood, hugging.
The trio had a tumultuous relationship. Portwood hinted that Shirley was inappropriate with her in January 2021. Portwood also appeared on Instagram in September 2021, where she referred to Anderson as a “slut” and “Homewrecker.”
Shirley and Portwood have a daughter together, 13-year-old Leah. Anderson and Shirley also have a daughter, Emille, 6 years old. And after her relationship with Shirley, Portwood went on to welcome James, a 3-year-old son she shares with ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
It seems the mixed family was able to solve their problems. Anderson, Shirley and Portwood went to lunch with James together, according to his post on Instagram.
“Everybody needs a hug sometimes, Thank you Kristina! In fact, I think we’re all grateful that @kristina_shirley3, we got to meet James and @realamberlportwood1__, just had some good Sammies. And now it’s time to rest. #sendinggoodvibes,” he wrote.
It is unclear whether Emilee and Leah attended the gathering together.
Fans praised Anderson on social media
While “Teen Mom” viewers can sometimes be divided, the majority of social media users concur with Shirley and praise his wife.
“Kristina is QUEEN 🏻💖,” one of the most popular comments on Shirley’s post. speak.
“You and Kristina are beautiful people,” another wrote.
Another social media user called Anderson “altruistic”.
“I hope she is taking care of herself mentally and physically as much as she takes care of others! I have learned the hard way not to do so! ” they said. “You can see how great she is by the way Leah talks about her and defends her.”
Fans on Reddit there was a different way. Some have called Shirley “the cripple” for posting the photo in the first place.
“Lol this photo doesn’t give the healthy vibe Gary was aiming for,” one person speak.
“Lol Amber here looks very suspicious! ”other Written.
Anderson publicly denied Portwood’s accusations
Anderson defended herself on “Teen Mom OG” after Portwood talked about the “disrupter” on her Instagram.
“Obviously, your mother and daughter are on Instagram again. This time attack me maybe 45 minutes. I completely ignored it but I was called a number of names,” Anderson tells Shirley in the episode. “I’ve been called a whore, a family wrecker – things that aren’t true.”
Shirley stood by his wife. “Obviously you’re not one of those two, I mean she knows. I told her,” he said. “Six months before she got out of prison, I said I met someone and she knew.”
Portwood went to prison in January 2012 on drug-related charges, Our weekly report. She was released after 16 months in prison.
Shirley suspects Portwood of attacking Anderson because she is jealous of the relationship Anderson has with Leah, who lives with her father and stepmother – not Portwood.
“Obviously Leah doesn’t want to be around her so she’s attacking the person Leah wants to be with. Nothing private. That would be whoever is in your position,” he said. “That’s why. That’s what it is. I just hope Leah doesn’t see or hear about that.”
In later episodes, Leah said she didn’t want to talk to her mother because she hurt Anderson, her stepmother.
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