Teen Mom OG Renewed For Another Season: Who Almost Got Fired?

Well, it’s official.

Despite a ratings free fall that really became worrisome after Farrah Abraham got fired from the show, Teen Mom OG will be returning to MTV for an eighth season.

The Ashley’s Reality Roundup confirms that the network reached a deal with the show’s stars after an unusually lengthy round of negotiations.

Perhaps Amber Portwood and company are unaware of the desperate ratings situation.

Someone may want to inform them that if the opportunity to re-sign again next year should arise, they probably don’t want to push their luck.

Check out all the details on the surprise renewal and the tense negotiations below:

1. The OGs Are Back!

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While the addition of Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd didn’t prove to be the ratings boon producers had hoped (and served to make the “OG” title wildly inappropriate) the controversial series will be returning to MTV later this year.

2. Finally!

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“Everyone has finally signed their contracts, and things are up and running,� a source close to the situation tells The Ashley.

3. Tense Negotiations

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Yes, the entire cast is returning, which is surprising for a number of reasons.

4. Cutting Costs

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For one thing, as we mentioned, Bristol and Cheyenne failed to boost ratings, so many assumed they would be cut from the cast if the show returned for another season.

5. Expensive Talent

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Bristol, in particular, was rumored to be on the chopping block, as she got paid more than any of the other moms in her first season.

6. Another Go

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But both she and Cheyenne will get at least one more season on the once-wildly popular series. And they’re not the only ones whose returns were in doubt.

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Amber Portwood SLAMS David Eason: Fight Me, You F–king Loser!

Folks, Amber Portwood is unleashing her infamous wrath on Instagram again — and this time, her target is a couple that definitely deserves it.

Amber let loose on Jenelle Evans and David Eason during a live rant this morning, and for millions of Eason-haters, it was glorious to behold.

Sure, Amber’s had her problems over the years — who hasn’t? — but Jenelle and David aren’t messed up in a “relatable reality star” kind of way

Unless, of course, you consider bigoted tirades, constant abuse allegations, and visits from the Secret Service to be relatable.

No, what we have here is a pair of trainwrecks who need to be put in their place.

And it seems Amber is the one to do it.

Take a look:

1. Mad Amber

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Amber is not happy with the latest behavior from David Eason and Jenelle Evans. And it seems she’s not shy about telling the couple what’s on her mind.

2. Hard Times

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Amber has been having a difficult go of it following a bout with post-partum depression, but it seems she’s well enough to come after the biggest D-bag on television.

3. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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Amber is so pissed off that her rant started yesterday — and is still going strong today.

4. Like We Said, She’s Angry

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It all started with Amber going OFF on an abusive, “disgusting clown” … who really doesn’t need to be named.

5. Attack of the #B*tchmen

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Obviously, it’s pretty clear that Amber’s rant against abusers and bullies is targeted squarely at David.

6. Expecting a Response

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“You know who you are and you will respond or your girl. But family no matter if we hated each other now or in the past never deserves abuse,” Amber tweeted before addressing her own history of violence.

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Amber Portwood Trashes David Eason as a "Disgusting Clown"

Sit down, Teen Mom fans.

You are not going to believe this, but…

… a cast member has a problem with David Eason!

Crazy, right? That’s only happened [checks notes] approximately 97 times before!

In this latest instance, that cast member is Amber Portwood — although, to be clear, she never calls out either Eason or Jenelle Evans by name.

But check out her string of Tweets below. Think she’s referring to someone else?

1. Amber is Beefing with Someone?

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We know, right?!? Portwood is often at the center of drama on Teen Mom OG, but it’s usually of her own making. She hasn’t started a feud in ages.

2. She’s Actually Been Going Through a Lot of Late

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Portwood recently opened up about how she came close to killing herself after welcoming her son.

3. Whoa There

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Yeah. “It went from taking care of [son] James so amazingly to one night I had to give him to Andrew,� she said on Teen Mom this season of the night she nearly took her own life.

4. Things Got Really Bad

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“It started feeling like a weird pressure, like I could explode,” Portwood continued.

5. And She Really Did Almost End It All

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“There was a night that I was waiting for him and James to go to bed so I could kill myself and for some odd reason, like, he could feel it and he was like, ‘I’m not going to bed,’� she recalled of how boyfriend Andrew reacted, basically saving her life at the time.

6. And Now?

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Well, Amber is feeling well enough to go after Eason at least!

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Teen Mom Mugshot Mayhem: Who’s Been Arrested?

Obviously, there are plenty of good, upstanding citizens who happen to have become mothers when they were young.

Similarly, there are even Teen Mom cast members who are terrific moms and stellar human individuals in general.

See Houska, Chelsea.

But unfortunately, the same life circumstances that cause some teens to become moms also change their lives.

In many ways, not all of them good. Maybe that is why so many Teen Mom stars have mile-long rap sheets.

This goes for the mothers, the baby daddies, and even the (grand)parents of the MTV personalities we love.

Buckle up, because looking at these criminal histories is a ride … and we’re not only talking about Jenelle.

1. Jo Rivera

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Isaac’s dad was arrested in 2011 for marijuana possession. Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry’s brand of products is called Pothead. Times have changed in the last 8 years, huh?

2. Devoin Austin

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Nova’s dad, Briana DeJesus’ ex, has had multiple arrests, almost all of them are for or related to marijuana.

3. Some of Devoin’s arrests are for other things

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One was for breaking and entering, another was for possession of a controlled substance.

4. But mostly just for marijuana.

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A lot of his arrests are from 2013, but this mugshot comes from 2017. Pot doesn’t usually ruin lives, but arrests over it absolutely can.

5. Amber Portwood

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Amber was arrested in 2010 on multiple counts of domestic violence towards her ex, Gary Shirley.

6. She took a plea deal

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Amber got probation, which was a win for her … but it did not last.

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Amber Portwood to Teen Mom OG Producers: Gimme My Job Back!

Well, that was fast,

Just days after Amber Portwood dramatically quit Teen Mom OG, the mother of two has reportedly made it clear that she would very much like to remain on the show that made her famous.

Of course, it’s possible that her former bosses might not be so eager to give her a second chance.

On Monday night’s reunion show, Amber refused to continue filming, informing crew members that she felt it was time to “separate” herself from the series that made her famous.

She may have realized too late, however, that she’s not quite ready to separate herself from her six-figure salary.

Take a look:

1. Amber’s Anger

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Amber has always had a short temper, but lately, she’s had an even lower tolerance for others than usual.

2. Lashing Out

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Amber has directed her anger at her bosses, the crew that makes Teen Mom tick, and even the fans that have made the show such a success.

3. Crying Wolf?

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Throughout the show’s latest season, Amber has repeatedly taken to Twitter to complain that she’s being portrayed inaccurately. Several times she stated she would not be filming another season.

4. Trouble From the Start

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Amber arrived at this year’s reunion in a combative mood.

5. Sending a Message

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She showed up late wearing a shirt that read, “Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come.”

6. Making It Clear

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As though her disdain for the proceedings wasn’t evident enough, Amber raised two middle fingers in the air as she entered the studio.

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Amber Portwood: I Wanted to Hang Myself After Giving Birth!

Back in May, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood welcomed her second child, a boy named James.

In the weeks that followed, Portwood suffered from severe postpartum depression.

Amber was open about her struggle from the very beginning, but it’s only now that fans are beginning to learn just how dire the situation became.

We now know that at one point, Amber’s mental illness nearly cost her her life.

Take a look:

1. Hard Times

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Amber has openly discussed her battle with postpartum depression on multiple occasions.

2. Opening Up

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On the recent Teen Mom OG season finale, Amber opened up her to her cousin Krystal about a night when she almost committed suicide.

3. Saving Grace

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Amber says she was rescued by husband Andrew Glennon, who sensed something was amiss and refused to leave her alone.

4. An Unspoken Crisis

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Amber told her cousin that Glennon “could feel it,” referring to her suicidal impulses.

5. Sticking By Her Side

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“He’s like, ‘I’m not going to bed,’� Portwood recalls Glennon saying.

6. Her Lowest Point

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“It doesn’t feel good to go and do things, it doesn’t feel good to be alive right now,” Portwood continued.

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Amber Portwood: I’m Suicidal and It’s MTV’s Fault!

Amber Portwood is going through a difficult time.

Of course, as many fans have pointed out, it seems that Amber is pretty much always going through a hard time.

Though many of her problems are self-inflicted, and she seems reluctant to atone for her abusive and violent past, Amber’s struggle with postpartum depression has earned her the sympathy of many Teen Mom OG viewers.

However, many of those fans have been discouraged by Amber’s continued tendency to blame others — including her employers — for the state of her mental health.

Take a look:


1. Amber’s Angst

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Amber has been quite open about her various mental health issues, including her struggles with postpartum depression.

2. Tough Times

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Amber has been struggling with depression for years, and she said it’s hit particularly hard in the months since her son James was born.

3. A Shocking Scene

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The latest episode of Teen Mom OG showed Amber confessing that she had recently considered taking her own life.

4. Self-Reflection

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“I didn’t accept that I had postpartum in any way,” Amber told her cousin Krystal of that dark time.

5. A New (Bad) Feeling

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“I just didn’t know what it felt like because I had never experienced that before,â€� Portwood continued.

6. Taking a Toll

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Asked how her mental health is affecting her relationship with Andrew Glennon, Amber revealed that she and Andrew have endured several rough patches in recent weeks.

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Amber Portwood: I Almost Killed Myself After Having My Baby!

It’s no secret that Amber Portwood has had a rough life.

We’ve been seeing snippets of it for years on Teen Mom OG.

She’s dealt with drug addiction, mental illness, abusive relationships (from both sides).

She’s even gone to prison.

Yep, she’s definitely been through some things, you know?

Including, after giving birth to her second child earlier this year, postpartum depression so severe that she nearly committed suicide.

1. What a Ride

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Poor Amber, right? Well, sometimes.

2. What a Tragedy

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Amber sure has been through a lot, including the deaths of her little sister and her father. She also struggles with being bipolar and having borderline personality disorder.

3. Wow

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She’s also assaulted her ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, at least once in front of their daughter, Leah.

4. Yikes

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That assault led her to be sentenced to five years in prison. Well, that and drugs.

5. Double Yikes

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After serving a portion of her sentence, she was released, and she really seemed to have changed a lot. Then Matt Baier creeped his way into her life, and things were bad for a couple of years again.

6. Thank God

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She miraculously realized just how big a creep he was, and last year she kicked him to the curb after they filmed Marriage Boot Camp together.

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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds, Revisited!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure know how to go hard.

Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies. 

Moments that made you cringe because they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.

The franchise really does have it all, and as such, it’s become one of the most entertaining in the history of the reality TV genre.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang’s most explosive feuds, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:

There were no shortage of them.

NOTE: We’ve saved the best for last, so we advise you to take a deep breath, sit back, grab a hat and hold the f–k onto it …

33. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast in 2017, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast – with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s–t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.â€� Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.â€� As we’ll get to in a bit, relations haven’t exactly gotten more amicable in the months since.

32. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney

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Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney’s relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married … most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with this confession earlier in the year that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.â€� Yikes … but at least they are self-aware and working on things?

31. Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood … The Eruption

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Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her … because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,â€� he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!â€� Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas – her brother Shawn not being present – went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.â€� We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …

30. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr

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Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. Earlier this year, the couple’s engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Oh yes. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke’s best friend, but … only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was “f-cking his brains out, every day,” and he was single, so “my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did.” Shocking that these two didn’t work out … but neither party was completely off base with their allegations. Just saying. Jeremy and Leah did hook up.

29. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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From the get-go, it’s been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times, they’ve been at each other’s throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding … the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle’s son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser’s dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn’t get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.

28. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason, Part Two

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Things got much, much worse in October of 2018 when Jenelle called 911, and through hysterical sobs, she told the operator that David had physically assaulted her, and that he’d knocked her to the ground so hard she thought she heard her collarbone snap. But once the call was released, she was quick to tell everyone that her marriage is actually amazing and he definitely never hurt her.

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Gary Shirley Gets Vasectomy, Tells Wife: I Did This For You!

Of all the Teen Mom success stories, perhaps no happy ending is more unlikely than that of Gary Shirley.

Gary’s relationship with Amber Portwood was notoriously tumultuous, but these days, he’s found domestic contentment with wife Kristina, with whom he shares 2-year-old daughter Emilee.

But Gary’s life is not without complications, and on this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Gary went under the knife for a procedure that he hoped would protect his wife’s health.

Gary’s heart may have been in the right place, but some fans have taken issue with his reasoning.

Take a look:

1. Gary the Great

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After a rocky start, Gary has become an unexpected fan favorite in recent years.

2. Doing It For Her

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Gary’s marriage to Kristina Anderson is among the more stable ever portrayed on the show, and on Monday night’s episode, Gary engaged in what he viewed as a supreme act of sacrifice on his wife’s behalf.

3. Kristina’s Procedure

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Kristina underwent a tubal ligation (read: had her tubes tied), but still became pregnant last year, eventually suffering a miscarriage.

4. Sacrifice

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And so, Gary underwent a vasectomy in order to ensure that didn’t happen again.

5. Good For Him?

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While it’s admirable that Gary was willing to go under the knife in order to protect his wife’s life, some fans felt he expected too much praise for the act.

6. Necessary Reminder?

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“I did this for you. So you didn’t have to get pregnant no more, hopefully,â€� he told her.

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Amber Portwood Melts Down In Bizarre Instagram Rant: I Am NOT a Bad Mom!

We think it’s safe to say Amber Portwood is going through a bit of a tough time.

Over the course of the past two weeks, Amber has gotten emotional on social media multiple times while discussing recent events in her life.

And she’s not exactly welling up with joy.

Amber recently “quit” Teen Mom OG over what she says is bullying and harassment from fans.

It’s unclear if she’ll actually be leaving the show, but in the week since, she’s complained about poor treatment from viewers several more times.

And last night, she delivered what might be her most emotional tirade to date.

Take a look:

1. Tough Times

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Amber appears to be stuck in a downward spiral these days. The Teen Mom OG star is now in the habit of unleashing her anger toward fans in bizarre social media rants.

2. When the Bullied Becomes the Bully

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Amber has accused TMOG viewers of bullying her, but as many have pointed out, she’s recently engaged in quite a bit of behavior that could be described as bullying.

3. Crossing the Line

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In the first of her recent rants, Amber threatened to get violent with fans and insulted one of her followers by referring to them using the R-word.

4. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

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Shortly thereafter, Amber took to Twitter to deliver another rant, this time threatening to quit the show that made her famous.

5. In Case It Wasn’t Clear …

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“I can’t do this anymore,” Amber tweeted. Shortly thereafter, she followed that up with “I have to quit this show.”

6. Amber’s Heartache

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“The heartache this show has put me through is too much to bear anymore,” she continued. “If I will not be shown then there’s nothing more to do. My name will not get smeared anymore.”

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Amber Portwood: Why She Needs to Be Fired For Her Latest Tirade

Earlier this week, Amber Portwood threatened to quit Teen Mom OG, claiming that the show was not good for her mental health.

Now, it looks as though Portwood’s assessment of the situation was spot-on, and she should step away from the spotlight ASAP.

In a series of bizarre rants over the course of the past week, Portwood has launched what she says is a counterattack against fans who have spoken ill of her online.

And her latest tirade has raised some serious concerns about Amber’s mental health.

Take a look:

1. Hard Times

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Amber has made no secret of the fact that she’s going through a rather difficult time at the moment.

2. Next Out the Door?

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Earlier this week, Amber stated that she plans to quit Teen Mom OG as the show is causing her too much stress.

3. For the Record

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Most of the ladies have threatened to quit the show at one time or another, though none has followed through. Farrah Abraham was fired from the series last year.

4. The Comeback (With) Kid(s)

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There was a time when it looked as though Amber was a lost cause, but after welcoming son James back in May, she briefly seemed committed to living a more stable and conscientious life.

5. Amber’s Rampage

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Amber has never minced words with fans, but lately, she’s been letting loose on social media like never before.

6. Turning Things Around

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Amber had a new child with a new partner and the experience seemed to bring her to a better place, which enabled her to be a better mom to daughter Leah.

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