Amber Portwood - Updated Feb 2024

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Amber Portwood

Amber Portwood is an American actress and television personality. Amber Portwood is best known for her roles in MTV shows “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom”.

Early Life

Amber Portwood was born in Anderson, Indiana, the United States on  May 14, 1990. According to her birth date, she is 32 years old under the zodiac sign Taurus. Regarding her nationality, Amber is an American and belongs to the North American ethnicity.

Talking about her family background, she was born to American parents, Shawn Portwood Sr. (Father) and Tonya Portwood (Mother). Moreover, her father died at the age of 50 in December 2014 from alcohol-induced liver disease. Regarding her siblings, she has only one brother, Shawn Portwood.

Amber Portwood

Caption: Amber Portwood with her son and boyfriend source: The Cinemaholic

Amber Portwood – Education

Speaking about her academic qualifications, she gained a high school diploma from Indiana, but later she dropped out.


Talking about her career, she made her debut appearance on television in 2009 in the series “16 and Pregnant” (2009). Amber was famous from the start of her debut television show, and her performance tempted both positive and negative reactions from fans and viewers.

In the same years, she starred in another T.V. show, “Teen Mom”. Since then, she hasn’t been in any film or television show. She was charged and offered a rehabilitation program, but she refused and was condemned to five years in prison.

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Caption: Amber in MTV show ‘Teen Mom’ source: The Ashley’s Reality Roundup

Amber Portwood – Brand Endorsements

Amber Portwood has endorsed brands like Fab Fit Fun, Flat Tummy Co, and many others. Her involvement with brands has also added earnings to her net worth.

Amber Portwood – Net Worth 2023

Amber Portwood has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is around $500K as of 2022.

Personal Life

Currently, she is in a relationship with Andrew Glennon. Previously, she dated many guys. At first, she was in a relationship with Gary Shirley. They started dating each other when they were teens. Together, they welcomed a beautiful daughter named Leah Leann Shirley on November 12, 2008.

Later, Gary left her due to domestic violence. In 2014, Amber met Matt Baier (Former Radio Personality) through Twitter. However, she was also in love with him. The couple engaged after some time but their wedding plans didn’t go well when they separated in 2017.

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Caption: Amber with her boyfriend Andrew Glennon source: Us Weekly.

Meanwhile, Amber met Andrew Glennon in Marriage Boot Camp for the first time and after some time they fell in love with each other. Together, they were blessed with a son named James Andrew Glennon who was born on May 8, 2018.

Rumors and Controversy

Because of her ineffective employment and pastimes, she was frequently the subject of gossip. After trying suicide for the second time, she became the issue of frantic rumors. In December 2011, Amber was arrested for the Class D felony of possession of a controlled substance.

Moreover, On July 5, 2019, she was arrested in Indianapolis, Indiana, and assessed with two counts of domestic battery and one count of criminal recklessness with a fatal weapon, after she hit Glennon in the neck while Glennon held James in his arms, threatened to commit suicide by overdosing on clonazepam.

Body Measurements

Amber Portwood is very pretty and beautiful, undoubtedly. She has a perfect height and stands tall and her height is about 5 feet 4 inches (163cm/1.63m).

Moreover, she has been working on her body weight and weighs about 62 kg (136 lbs). In addition, she has body dimensions of 34-27-35 (chest, waist, hip) inches respectively. Amber has black pairs of beautiful black eyes and brown hair color.

Social Media

Amber Portwood is active on her Instagram account @realamberlportwood1 with 1.7 million followers. Moreover, she also has 662.7K followers on Twitter and 821K followers on Facebook.