'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood on Returning for New Season; Relationships With Other 'Teen Mom' Stars

Amber Portwood and daughter Leah
Amber Portwood and daughter Leah | (Photo: Twitter/AmberPortwood)

"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood will return for at least one more season of the hit reality series and spoke with The Christian Post about her decision to do so as well as her relationships with the other "Teen Moms."

"It's no secret – I was reluctant in the beginning – but MTV has been in my life for six years. They were there for me when I was in prison, with pictures and letters and most people don't know, but I have personal relationships with people behind the scenes. It made me comfortable to say 'yes,' to them again," Portwood told CP. "You have to think about life before and wonder 'Am I strong enough to do this again?' and I did some soul searching and realized that I am."

Portwood first appeared on "16 & Pregnant" and was later selected, along with Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, and Maci Bookout to be part of "Teen Mom." The show ran for four seasons before ending, but fans still wanted more. MTV began negotiations with each mom and finally announced this year that three of the four would be returning. Abraham would be left out of the series per requests from the girls who did not want to be associated with her other business ventures.

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"We actually have really good relationships … even with Farrah," Portwood said. "We don't talk personally but exchange messages through the grapevine. I really want people to know that we have good relationships. Me and Catelynn – we have an amazing relationship – I love her to death. Me and Maci, we have a good relationship too, we just don't talk as much. We're doing this together and we know the struggles of it."

The new season is set to air next year, but until then, Portwood will continue working on her goals, which include learning to counsel others in similar situations and eventually opening a rehab and treatment facility of her own.

Her new book "Never Too Late" is in bookstores and available online now.

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