'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood reveals 'she was drinking horribly' after break up with Matt Baier
Amber Portwood talks about her struggle with alcohol and how her relationship with Matt had been the reason for it.
Amber Portwood did not hold back in revealing how her life had completely changed after she and Matt Baier broke up during the first part reunion of the hit MTV series. Amber spoke to Dr. Drew via Skype and decided to respond to the accusations that are made by Gary Shirley about her being an absent mother after they separated.
“The main thing is when I was going through everything after I and Matt broke up, people have to understand, I was with that man for three and a half years,” Portwood said. “It was a really horrible relationship. It was an abusive relationship — mentally and physically.” She confessed that she wasn't in the place where she wanted herself to be. “It turned me into a really unhappy, depressed person and I couldn’t keep going on with that,” she continued.
“When I found out that he possibly cheated on me, that was the end because I can’t stay with a man who would ever do that to me. When it ended I spiraled out of control.” It is after this that Dr.Drew asked Amber if she had stayed sober during this hard time and the Teen Mom confessed that she had turned to drinking to help make things better.
“No, I was drinking horribly,” she revealed. “I might not have been doing a lot of drugs and things like that but I was definitely trying to drown my sorrows.” The pair recently appeared on Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition and she accused Gary of being physically abusive. In an interview with People, she revealed that the biggest hurdle in their relationship was that she “was very naïve to what he was doing.”
“I was kind of blinded because I thought we were in love, I guess. When you want something so bad and you think that you have it, you kind of try to hold onto it even though the bad things that happen,” she said. “I learned very quickly you can’t change a person, especially somebody who’s a lot older than you and they’re already set in their ways.”
“When you watch Marriage Boot Camp you literally see me ungluing at the seams,” Portwood continued. “It is absolutely horrific. I haven’t acted that way in years. If you watch that show, you’re going to see once again a very unhappy person, a very angry and dramatic person that just cannot deal with a certain situation at the time.”