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The newest season of ‘Teen Mother OG’ confirmed Amber Portwood and daughter Leah at critical odds. Now, the fact star is opening as much as HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY to share the standing of their relationship.

Teen Mother OG star Amber Portwood, 31, and daughter Leah, 13, are engaged on their relationship. Whereas selling MTV’s new Teen Mother spinoff, Teen Mother Household Reunion, which premieres Jan. 11 at 8pm ET, Amber spoke about making progress along with her daughter after their relationship grew to become fractured.

“Actually, relating to me and her, I did precisely what I assumed I wanted to do, which was give her area so she might perceive what she was form of like feeling and perceive the feelings that she had although as a result of she was clearly she’s getting older,” the fact stare EXCLUSIVELY shared with HollywoodLife. “I can say very fortunately that giving her the area […] and a few individuals may not perceive why that was the most effective factor that I ever might do as a result of we really discuss now and he or she sees a brother on a regular basis and that’s precisely what I wished.”

Amber Portwood, Leah Shirley
Amber Portwood & daughter Leah Shirley on ‘Teen Mother’ (MTV).

Amber went on, “She’s hugging me [and it’s just] a totally totally different dynamic than what you guys noticed final season on OG […] the place it was simply form of leaving the home and never saying something. And that's how we’re beginning to develop somewhat bit.” She continued by saying she’s attempting to not “push” the teenager, simply specializing in giving her love and the area she wants. “It’s nice proper now. Actually, I can’t ask for something extra,” she concluded.

Amber Portwood, Leah Shirley
Amber Portwood & daughter Leah Shirley on ‘Teen Mother’ (MTV).

It’s good to listen to the mother-daughter duo is getting alongside higher, contemplating how they grew to become estranged for months — as seen on the newest season of the MTV collection. “I don’t wish to mess something up, however [things are] good,” Amber informed Page Six again in November 2021, already beginning to see progress in their relationship. “She’s reaching [out] and I'm [so excited]. My arms are up and open.”

Amber, who shares Leah with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley, additionally confirmed she’s been truthful to her daughter about her controversial previous, similar to her prison sentence and struggles with substance abuse. “She’s been asking questions. I’ve all the time informed her the reality, as a lot as I might for her age,” Amber defined. “As she’s gotten older, she’s discovered extra. Along with her age proper now, she’s form of like, ‘Nicely, I don’t like that angle or habits. I’m not like that.’ I believe she has each proper to be mad at me for lots of issues. I let her really feel her feelings and I perceive that.”

Teen Mother: Household Reunion, which airs Tuesday, January 11 at 8pm ET, brings mothers Amber, Farrah AbrahamCheyenne FloydAshley JonesBriana DejesusJade Cline, and Leah Messer again collectively for an enormous household reunion to reconnect and have fun their bonds. The present additionally guarantees “shock company from the previous and current,” so there’s certain to be loads of pleasure!

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