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In the past seven seasons of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom we’ve seen the girls of the show grow up in front of our eyes. Some, admittedly more than others, but most of them have come a long way from their teenage years. In our opinion, the woman that’s made the biggest positive 180 is Amber Portwood. We were there for her drug addiction, prison admission and release, and all of the dramatics surrounding her and Matt’s relationship but she’s cleaned up her life and attitude and we are so proud of her for it.
There are a lot of events in her life that the MTV cameras weren’t around to catch however. Amber covered a lot of them in her book Never Too Late and after we read it, we had to share these details with you all!
We met Amber on 16 & Pregnant when she was pregnant with Leah, but never really learned about who she was before her pregnancy. She wrote that she had a normal and happy childhood until her younger sister Candace tragically died at only two weeks old of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
“After Candace died, my family started to deteriorate. That was the start of the bad times that turned everything into a blur in my memory,” she wrote. It continued to say how her parents developed drinking problems, and her parent’s relationship soon turned into one big fight.
Amber’s admitted that as a young child she “just felt wrong,” and was battling depression before she could even understand what depression was. The poor elementary schooler attempted her first suicide when she was just 11 years old.