Amber Portwood‘s daughter Leah Shirley is twelve years old already. Time flies, and that means Leah is old enough to start asking questions about her mother’s troubled past.
Recently, Leah is opened up about her perspective on her relationship with her mother. She has shared that the two have no bond, and Amber hasn’t denied it!
Amber shared a photo of the two and admitted that she needs to do better for her daughter. And now, it appears Kristina Shirley agrees! She thinks Amber should have only one priority: her daughter.
In a recent interview with E! News, Amber revealed the status of her relationship with her daughter.
“She’s definitely coming at me,” Amber said. “She definitely wants to know, ‘What the hell happened mom? Why this? Why that?’ I say, ‘And you have every right and I’m going to give you your space. You let me know baby girl.’”
And during an episode of Teen Mom, Leah made her opinions heard.
“A couple of weeks ago Leah got really upset when our plans fell through…and things have felt off ever since,” Amber shared in a Teen Mom clip.
But later, Leah shared that she wasn’t even interested in inviting her mother to her birthday party. “We don’t really have a bond like that. Twelve years and she hasn’t really done anything. That’s kind of been like Kristina’s spot.”
She didn’t mince words, adding, “All she did was just give birth to me and then just kind of left.”
Amber later shared an Easter update, where she admitted to needing to do better for Leah.
“I know you are going through a lot and there are many things I need to do to make things right,” she captioned a photo of her and her daughter. “However, I will always love you, my beautiful daughter. Love you and Happy Easter.”
But now, we’re learning more about Kristina’s relationship with Amber and Leah.
In the latest episode of Teen Mom OG, fans watched as Kristina cried and wished Amber could be a better mother to Leah.
“There’s always an excuse,” Amber complained to Gary on the episode. “I’m priority…I’m not getting my one-on-one time.”
But Gary wasn’t there for Amber’s empty complaints.
“You don’t do things and all of the sudden, you want to?” Gary replied. “You don’t like going out to eat.”
“Yeah, for about a half a f–king year,” Amber replied, saying that she hasn’t been wanting to go outside due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Gary quickly reminded Amber that this isn’t about her, it’s about their daughter.
“It’s not about your drama or my drama, it’s about Leah,” he said.
Later, Gary told Kristina about his conversation with Amber.
“Today I spoke with Amber,” he told his wife. “She said ‘You and Kristina hinder my relationship with my daughter.’ It’s like all of a sudden, you want to do stuff with Leah.”
And Kristina acknowledged that even Leah wants to give up on the relationship.