Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood comes out as bisexual during Tuesday’s episode

Amber Portwood revealed quite the surprise to her fans during Tuesday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, stating she’s bisexual.

The 31-year-old reality star stated that she was writing a memoir, where she would unveil some ‘real s**t.’

‘People are going to be a bit shocked that I am bisexual, That I have had a relationship with a woman for 8 months before [when I was 20 years old],’ she said.

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Bisexual: Amber Portwood revealed quite the surprise to her fans during Tuesday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, stating she’s bisexual

Shocked: ‘People are going to be a bit shocked that I am bisexual, That I have had a relationship with a woman for 8 months before [when I was 20 years old],’ she said

She added that she’s ‘really scared’ right now, and said that her ex Gary Shirley knew she was bisexual, but added he may not be, ‘very open’ to the idea.

‘I think he’s going to think it’s going to be bad for Leah,’ she said of her bisexuality affecting their 12-year-old daughter Leah. 

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‘He doesn’t even like the thought of going to therapy to help our relationship so this is just another embarrassment to them,’ she added.

Really scared: She added that she’s ‘really scared’ right now, and said that her ex Gary Shirley knew she was bisexual, but added he may not be, ‘very open’ to the idea’

Therapy: ‘He doesn’t even like the thought of going to therapy to help our relationship so this is just another embarrassment to them,’ she added

When the show’s producers asked why she picked now to come out as bisexual, she said she wanted to be open with her kids Leah and three-year-old James.

‘[They] are a really big factor of why. I don’t want them to ever think it’s bad. I don’t want them to look at other people who are like this and think it’s bad,’ she said. 

‘Who am I to sit here and hide forever? Which is actually what I was planning on doing anyways. I was going to go to the grave with this,’ she clarified.

Producer: When the show’s producers asked why she picked now to come out as bisexual, she said she wanted to be open with her kids Leah and three-year-old James

Hide: ‘Who am I to sit here and hide forever? Which is actually what I was planning on doing anyways. I was going to go to the grave with this,’ she clarified

The episode also featured Portwood calling her mother Tonya and revealing to her that she was bisexual, which she was quite terrified of.

‘I was calling you for a reason. I’m shaking right now, honestly. I have been bisexual. I’m very attracted to men, but I’m also similarly very attracted to women as well,’ she told her mom.

When Tonya asked if this was a recent change or if it has happened over the years, Portwood said ‘over the years.’

Shaking: ‘I was calling you for a reason. I’m shaking right now, honestly. I have been bisexual. I’m very attracted to men, but I’m also similarly very attracted to women as well,’ she told her mom

Mother: The episode also featured Portwood calling her mother Tonya and revealing to her that she was bisexual, which she was quite terrified of

Her mother also asked why she didn’t open up about it back then, and Portwood said she didn’t want to burden the family.

‘There was so much going on back then that I didn’t want to put any more stuff on the family,’ Portwood said.

‘I was ashamed at the time because [people weren’t] as open then. My book that’s coming out, I don’t point blank say that I’m bisexual, but I do say that I’ve been with women,’ she added.

Open up: Her mother also asked why she didn’t open up about it back then, and Portwood said she didn’t want to burden the family

So much: ‘There was so much going on back then that I didn’t want to put any more stuff on the family,’ Portwood said

Her mother told her, ‘If that’s what you want then don’t be ashamed of it,’ as Amber said she didn’t want to say anything because of Leah.

‘I think she’ll be okay with it to be honest with you. You’re my baby regardless,’ Tonya said.

Teen Mom OG returns Tuesday, October 19 on MTV. 

Don’t be ashamed: Her mother told her, ‘If that’s what you want then don’t be ashamed of it,’ as Amber said she didn’t want to say anything because of Leah

Return: Teen Mom OG returns Tuessday, October 19 on MTV