Finally some positive news from the Teen Mom community! Amber Portwood is on track to complete her high school education from jail!
She has been working hard on her GED and even enrolled in the CLIFF (Clean Lifestyle Is Freedom Forever) sobriety program offered at the jail. She said,
“I’m so excited and I’m really working hard studying so I can score high on the GED test! I’m working my ass off to get out of here!”
It’s clear Amber took jail time seriously. She made it her goal to get clean and get her education for her daughter! According to RadarOnline, Amber gets to test for her GED in August, which means October could be her release date!
Even in jail, Amber made it a point to see her daughter! Leah is her biggest motivation according to the Teen Mom star. Amber’s mother has brought Leah to the jail several times, most recently, last weekend.
“Booboo sat on my lap the whole time we were playing games [and] had a few snacks,”
Amber told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview,
“She’s so beautiful. She has long blonde hair down to her butt now and she’s getting tall. I can’t wait to get out and spend time with her!”
Amber’s brother Shawn also spoke with RadarOnline and gave fellow Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham a piece of his mind saying,
“I think Amber will be a great motivational speaker and can make a living the responsible way, not by selling herself to Vivid Entertainment.”
Shawn spoke very highly of his sister, noting,
“She has taken a step in the right direction, and I am glad the she was able to do the hardest thing ever to change her life. She made the right decision to go to prison and the CLIFF program has really changed her life. Her personality has changed and for the better.”
If Amber can keep her distance from MTV and maintain her sobriety, it will help tremendously getting shared custody of Leah! If you remember, Amber had to sign her parental rights over to her ex boyfriend, Gary, to deal with her domestic violence issues.
Her sentence was for 5 years, but as she has had excellent behavior behind bars, I believe it’s possible that she was able to reduce her time. Amber struggled for a long time with addiction to her pain medication and it seemed hopeless for her, until news from inside her jail cell was made public.
I wish the very best for Amber, despite all of her troubles! She owned up to her mistakes and is dong everything she can to make herself better for her daughter! Let’s hope she stays clean and violence-free for Leah. Other Teen Moms from the franchise could certainly learn something from Amber, who sees her daughter more than Jenelle sees her son, Jace. Let’s hope Amber doesn’t make a porno or get fake tits. Or both.
Do you think Amber will stay clean?