'Teen Mom OG': Amber Portwood blames postpartum depression for infamous audio tape
Amber Portwood finds out about the leaked audio tape by Andrew Glennon. She explains it was recorded without her knowledge
Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon's relationship fallout had everyone stunned as to what went down. When headlines by various outlets revealed that Andrew had filed for domestic violence abuse against Amber, many found it hard to believe. However, audio tapes and a video highlighting the incident were later released on the internet which showed a different side of the events.
While Amber refused to comment about it when the audio initially came out, in the latest episode (March 31), Amber showed people the vulnerable side of herself as she found out about the audio. The episode showed Amber coming across an article that spoke about the audio.
She said she was shocked to find out that she was recorded without her knowledge and that was at a time when she was feeling her lowest. Amber explained that the incident had taken place in 2018, just a couple of months after Andrew and she had welcomed their son, James.
Amber confessed that the audio was recorded when she was suffering from postpartum depression. She later called her ex-husband, Gary Shirley and broke down crying. She could not believe that Andrew decided to record her struggles and sell it fo the world to see. She also felt upset with the thought that one day her son would be able to see it.
She hated to know that her son would think that she was feeling and reacting in his manner because of postpartum while adding that she did not want him to come one day and ask if he was the reason why she was behaving this way. She also feared what her daughter, Leah, would think of her after listening to the recording.
Gary tried to explain to Amber that what was done could not be changed and it was important for her to look into what she could do. This comes after Gary had revealed that Amber was having suicidal thoughts when Andrew decided to file for their son, James's full custody and a motion to take him to California.
Amber had also revealed to the show's producer, David, that she had lost 9lbs ever since the incident took place and it was slowly taking a toll on her mental health. While the incident has left Amber shaken and upset, it does not look like things are getting over any time soon.
'Teen Mom OG' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on MTV.