A Serious History!
Amber Portwood has had some serious difficulties in her love life over the years. She first tried to make it work with Gary Shirley, her baby daddy. Due to her proclivity for violent outbursts, they broke off their engagement and eventually drifted apart. Although Amber started dating soon after their split, she wasn’t in a long term relationship until she started dating Matt Baier… and, well, we all know how that ended. Or maybe you don’t. That went up in a flame of lies, cheating, and scandalous allegations.
Now it seems like Amber has finally found someone a bit more stable. She’s been dating her new beau, Andrew Glennon, for a few months now, and they’ve even been on on vacation together!
However, the honeymoon period can’t last forever — especially when you have thousands of fans digging up dirt. As usual, more and more information about Andrew has come to light as their time together goes on — and much of it isn’t particularly flattering. The most recent news? One more entry in his long list of criminal behavior.
Since Teen Mom OG is on a break right now, Amber, Farrah, Maci, and Catelynn have been pretty quiet in their time off. Well, barring Farrah Abraham’s exploits into the cam world.
But now that Amber is dating her new man, she’s been grabbing headlines as more and more of his criminal history comes to light.
First among the news was the fact that Andrew had multiple restraining orders taken out against him from women he had dated. “In May, he showed up uninvited and after I asked him to leave he secretly let the air out of my tire till it was flat,” one of his exes wrote in a protective order filed on October 30, 2013, as reported by Radar Online. “On my birthday, [he] showed up at my work under a false name delivering flowers. Security at my work turned him away.”
She went on to say that he “threw rocks at my window and smiled and laughed when he saw me look.”
Another girlfriend took out a restraining order on him on April 23rd of 2015 after dating for only two months. “Since breaking up with him, I have received hundreds of emails, phone calls, text messages and Facebook messages from him harassing me,” she wrote. “He has shown up at my work, home and the bus stops I take to and from work as well.”
He was also charged with possession of a rifle by a felon, according to Radar. The court papers read:
“Possession of a deadly weapon was committed by Andrew Glennon, who did unlawfully manufacture, cause to be manufactured, impose into the State of California, keep for sale, offer and expose for sale, and give lend, and possess an instrument and weapon of the kind commonly known as a billy.”
Now, it’s become clear that he and Amber may have something else in common: substance abuse. Radar reports that Andrew was arrested on March 3, 2014, when he “did willfully and unlawfully drive a vehicle while being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.”
Andrew explained to Radar about why he turned to alcohol:
“I have been through so much pain in my life . My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer while my mother was fighting breast cancer. I prepped myself to potentially lose both of my parents. My mother survived, but my father did not.”
This resulted in him falling into a “tailspin.” He told Radar, “Depression, drinking and throwing my heart through any open door. It nearly cost my life.”
He has also spoken out about the reports of restraining orders. “These are out of context and there is so much more to these accusations,” he said.
“I have three sisters and would never consider stalking nor harassing any women. In hindsight, I should have contested the first one ([I]didn’t know about the second). […] I am willing to share every experience I’ve had, good and bad, because I am not the only one with a past. I would have addressed this openly on camera had I been given the opportunity.”
At the time of the news breaking, he even spoke out about how it was affecting his relationship with Amber. “This is jeopardizing our relationship, which tears my heart,” he admitted. “She is still processing. Right now everything is up in the air.”
As of a few weeks ago, though, Amber seems to have processed just fine. She took Andrew on a Hawaiian getaway and posted this shot of him flexing his muscles next to a selfie of her in shades and a sunhat. Amber certainly knows about Andrew’s past by now, so we’ll just have to wait to see if it shakes up their relationship!
Check out Radar’s coverage of this update here.
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