'Teen Mom' couple under investigation
October 20th, 2010
03:25 PM ET

'Teen Mom' couple under investigation

When Amber Portwood was shown becoming violent with the father of her child, Gary Shirley, on an episode of MTV’s “Teen Mom," it sparked plenty of dialogue, including an interview with the on-again, off-again couple taped by MTV.

But now it looks like Amber could be in for more than just an on-camera talk-it-out session with Dr. Drew.

According to Anderson, Indiana Police Department Detective Mitch Carroll, the police were made aware of the alleged incident after the episode in question aired because of emails from viewers. The police paid a visit to the home of the "Teen Mom" on September 29, but Gary and Amber were out of state at the time. The police have since conducted an initial case report and have spoken with the young parents over the phone.

Detective Carroll says that officers would like to speak with Gary and Amber face to face, but adds that the officers aren't interested in becoming part of the show. He adds that the pair had come to the police station with cameras during an earlier season in order to fill out a police report, and the police refused to send in a release to be on camera. (Detective Carroll notes that those at the station don’t care if it’s “Cops” or “Teen Mom,” not a one of them is interested in being on TV or becoming “C list celebrities.”)

But back to the matter at hand: It seems that the Department of Child Services has launched its own parallel investigation into matters surrounding the incident, but as of Wednesday morning, Child Services hadn’t spoken with Gary or Amber.

Amber, meanwhile, could be facing a domestic violence/battery charge, which is a misdemeanor in Indiana unless it’s committed in the presence of a child under 14 years of age. At that point, it becomes a class D felony, and one can be imprisoned for up to three years and subjected to a fine of no more than $10,000.

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  12. mykaila

    I think amber should go to jail poor little girl shouldnt be around that kind of crap amber and gary is going to end up getting there child takeing away.:(

    November 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MamaConn

    I watch the show regularly. Amber is off the charts. But I do think she loves her daughter. That is not saying that she is a good mother. I also think that she is spoiled and selfish. She uses violence and tears to over compensate for it. She wants her way and also expects Gary to be a mind reader. Now Gary does add to the stress of the situation since he is a lazy slob. But out of the two he is a more protective parent. The fact that she saw no problem bringing a CRIMINAL into the mix is CRAZY!!! Oh and I think it is HORRIBLE that she let him change her daughter's diaper. OMG!!

    Maci is super mom and I have amazing respect for her. Tyler and Caitlyn did the best thing for their daughter. They are amazing people. Caitlyn's mother is a train wreck.

    I also think Farrah is a good mom, although she has no respect for her parents. I think she was a spoiled teen and though she is a good mother, she is a still a spoiled daughter.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. carman

    THIS IS WHAT MY POST SHOULD HAVE READ! (I'm very tired don't even know why I'm typing this)!
    Oh my word, how can anyone defend either one of them??!!
    First of all, how can anyone think that Amber could possibly be a good mom (whether they see bits and pieces of a show or know her in real life), the girl met a total stranger at Walmart and right off the bat introduced Leah to him? What the heck? Even if she had been dating him for a while and he wasn’t a CRIMAL, she should NOT intrude Leah and him, much less let the idiot change her diaper! Ugh gosh!!! Can you imagine how confused that poor baby must be! Have you seen the way she gets in the middle of Gary and Amber trying to separate them?!! It brakes my heart!
    *You do not introduce someone to your child and say "hey this is mommy's boyfriend" when days before the child say you kissing daddy! Really??? Who does that? So sad!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. carman

    Ok, its 4am and there are a lot of errors in my comment so before anyone tells me to go back to school... I can spell and speak correctly! Lol Just really tired!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  16. carman

    Oops... Criminal

    October 26, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  17. carman

    Oh my word, how can anyone defend either one of them??!!
    First of all, how can anyone think that Amber could possibly be a good mom (whether they see bits and pieces of a show or know her in real life), the girl met a total stranger at Walmart and right off the bat introduced Leah to him? What the heck? Even if she had been dating him for a while and he wasn't a CRIMAL, she should NOT intrude Leah and him, much less let the idiot change her diaper! Ugh gosh!!! Can you imagine how confused that poor baby must me! Have you seen the way she gets in the middle of the two trying to separate them?!! It brakes my heart!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |

    Teen pregnancy is increasing among Mexican-Americans, they do not care about getting pregnant at any age. That’s why the names JOSE and MARIA are still rising on the names list, beating the Jennifers and Jasons (popular names back in the 70′s and 80′s). There were alot of teen moms in the 80's, many teen girls of that time were named Jennifer.

    October 25, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  19. CadetNic

    I do not feel sorry for either of them, Amber and Gary are better off away and I would rather see Leah with her grandparents rather than see her being put into care, that would be unfair, also not everything is caused by Amber, she is a good mum who loves her daugher, Gary acts immature and makes his snidey comments thinkin it's funny, even though he knows how amber is since she had the baby, councilling would be the best option, so she can talk about why she gets angry so much, when Gary wasnt around, yes she struggled, but at least she was calm. If anything Gary is like Maci's ex-boyfriend Ryan, the only difference is he takes notice of Leah, people need to offer Amber help rather than slag her off all the time.

    October 24, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. kim

    I hope that gary will be a man and pressed charges against her. I hope the police will stay on the case and won't let this girl get away with this. I was a teen mom and I didn't never behaved in such a manner. I don't feel like this child is her first priority and I believe that she feels like she is better than Gary thats why she acts like that. I don't feel like noone put her in her place on the reunion show and they should have let her know she was completely wrong. Just because she is a girl, it doesn't make it right. I believe MTV should take Amber off of the show because she doesn't deserve this chance to determinate teen moms. She shouldn't feel lucky to be on MTV and shouldn't get the satisfication. Their are good teen moms out there. She is only showing violence and being a bad mom. The investigators need to look into her medication problem. I do believe that this medication she is on has part to do with her behavior and no remembering her actions. PLEASE MTV TAKE THIS GIRL OFF THE SHOW.

    October 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. MRz.LUGO


    October 22, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Johnboy

    I don't think any of these people have a clue to what point blank domestic abuse is??? Amber needs to be held accountable for her actions just like any red blooded American....oh I forget if your on T.V. or are some sort of celebrity the rules and law don't apply to you!!! Get flippin real!!!! It don't matter if Gary has been in her face before or not...Gary did not cross that line of going physical. Lock her up and make her do adult time. Don't matter if she is a teen or not. Your old enough to do the crime you sure as heck can do the time!!! You know right from wrong when your that old and it all boils down to your(Amber) the one who made the choices you made so put the blame where it should be......on yourself. Justice needs to be served and being a star of any sort don't make you any better then the rest of us....but hey money has always got people off in Hollywood an those people always get special treatment. Take a look at Lohan, if any of us did that we would be in jail for a long time not getting the slap on the hand Hollywood stars get......just show how croocked the law is and money has always talked!!! Stupid reality T.V. no moral, no values and no common sense at all, now take a look at how society has gone down the tubes and you see that all T.V. has gotten stupid.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  23. -I.G-

    I think all of you defending Amber as a "good mom" are out of your minds! I do watch this show and every time they show her, her fat @$$ is laying in bed. She's lazy, she's a slob! If you haven't seen the show then you obviously have no idea. They show how filthy her apartment is. There's trash, dirty dishes & take out cups/containers ALL over her kitchen and her apt is filled with piles of laundry all over the place. I mean come on, that's insane. This girl needs to have her child taken away from her. She's a very unstable, irresponsible mother. I feel so sorry for that little girl. Not once have I ever seen her parents interact with her. When her "new boyfriend" was in the picture HE would change Leah's diapers & clothes AND he was shown cleaning her apartment because according to Amber, "she's tired and needed a break". News flash honey, there is no break from being a parent. She needs to grow up!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  24. The Innocent One

    There is only one truly innocent party in the situation and that is Leah. She did not ask to be brought into the world by a mother of only 16 and she cannot control the environment around her that is the job of her parents. Gary needs to get away from her and quit going back to get beat on. CPS needs to watch the show an they should have enough proof that Leah needs to be removed from the home. Amber is constantly laying in bed "napping" while Leah roams around the nasty cluttered house doing her own thing or she puts Leah in her crib to scream while she lays in bed. I have a daughter the same age as Leah and they can be a handful at times but if you can take your big girl panties off to make a baby you better be putting them back on and learning how to raise one. Amber will hopefully look back one day at these shows and realize that she wasnt as good of a mother as she thought she was and she aired it on TV for the whole world to see. Please just get Leah some help as soon as possible.

    October 22, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |

    Chris Loves Amber ???Scenario: I meet you in Wal Mart and now I think that I can spend the rest of my life with you. Oh yeah, did I mention that I saw you on tv from the inside of my CELL BLOCK. And without you having any real knowledge of the crime(s) I committed can I move in with you,drive your car, and change your daughter? I really hope all of it was staged but some of it I just don't know.
    On that note, I don't really get an opportunity to watch the show, but I did catch that episode. Her daughter is kept in a very untidy apt. They showed a glimpse of her counter and I thought I would faint. I really hope that this baby isn't subjected to all that has been portrayed. Besides, MTV is paying them. She better not be in a shack

    October 22, 2010 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  26. boo

    Check out their, Amber and Gary's, local newspaper. The sheriff's department responded to a domestic disturbance at their home, early Wednesday morning. Portwood was removed from the home and was dropped off someplace else to spend the night.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  27. Leah

    I think she should serve time maybe its the wake up call she needs to learn to keep her hands to herself. She's an abuser and a unfit mother leaving leah to cry in her bed "with no sheets" dozens of times so she could sleep. Gary isn't going to win any prizes for being a good parent but he loves leah and cares about what's best for her. Amber should serve sometime and have to do parenting classes

    October 22, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jenn

    Not to excuse her behavior ...but mental illness/substance abuse should not be excluded. Maybe she just needs help and not jail time..

    October 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Leslie

    I can understand Amber becoming the woman she is now. Gary was very unfair to her in season one. However she has taken her anger and frustration to a whole nother level. Her child should never have to witness this type of behavior in her home nor outside her home. Seeing that Amber is very dramatic these actions dont suprise me. She should pay for her actions.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. amy

    I know on one show Amber wanted Leah to stop doing something and Leah didn't want too.
    Amber stood up and Ran Over were Leah was at. Leah was saying no,no,no Then amber grab Leah.
    Leah said O then Amber thur her in the crib and said goodnight Leah just got up from a nap. so when the Cams aren't there am sure Amber beats Leah's butt big time

    October 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  31. am

    every teen mom goes through there on issues and yes domestic violence and any kind of abuse is wrong altogether but really people commenting saying she should go to jail what does that solve not much plenty of people go in for that crime and dont learn anything but really instead of worrying about people u dont know pray for yourself but overall they all need therapy

    October 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Rachel

    I feel bad for the whole family...Its obvious everyone is hurting...I don't think incarceration is the answer (it is more than likely not going to solve the problem). They obviously need counseling and help. Being a teen mom is very hard and unless you have been one you don't have a clue what it is like...

    October 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  33. AMYK


    October 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  34. karen

    Amber is a spoiled brat. She and Gary really should have given that poor little girl up for adoption so she would not have to grow up with a violent mother bringing broke criminals she meets in walmart into the house. I saw the episode were amber sreams at the top of her lungs for her daugther to be quiet in the car. How long until she starts hitting her the way she hits Gary?

    October 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Michelle

    WOW! I do watch this show. I am 43 years young and have a 4 year old. I can not think of how my life would have been if I had him at 16. Amber and Gary have big issues some of which we will never see or hear. As I was watching all of this I waited to see if Gary would lash back however he did not. I waited for the police to show up, nothing. I think both need help. The one that I am worried about is Leah if you watch she has her mother's temper. If the state or county does take over Leah may not go to Foster Care. If Gary's mother is willing to take her then she could go there, until Amber and Gary get the help they need. My prayers and thoughts are with them as they have a rough road ahead.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. rh

    most of these comments are about amber being a Bad mom some about gary being a bad dad and some about both being dumb parents. but the truth is if gary would of hit amber 100% of the comments would be about gary being a a*****e good for nothing wife beater. now thats a one double standerd. demostic abouse is wrong phicya,l mental, and emotional is wrong no matter who does it.finally the state is doing something right by investaging along with cps.that whole family needs help and i pray leah gets help soon she is kust a child aND needs som,eone to step in

    October 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Tina

    If the roles were reversed, and it were Gary putting his hands on Amber, Gary would have been arrested and prosecuted the first time the violence occured. Tell me why Amber's actions should be taken in consideration. They shouldn't. She's hit Gary SEVRAL times in front of Leah. She needs to be put in jail...maybe when she's getting her @$$ whooped by big Bertha, she'll come back down to reality and understand that she can't act the way she does. What kind of example is she setting for her little girl? Not a good one. Case in point...my opinion is, is that Leah should be taken from her, and she should be stripped of ALL parental rights, and she should get max jail time. She obviously needs to be taught a lesson....and she is a HORRIBLE mother. She doesn't deserve that little girl.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Joe


    October 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  39. e

    I think people give Gary too much credit. Amber is definitely a horrible mom, but Gary really isn't that great of a father. He is very lazy and immature. It does seem like he has more promise as as parent but let's not make him into this dream father. He is young and has alot of maturing to do. Amber is just totally out of her mind!

    October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  40. JayJay

    This show is ridiculous...and...the fighting Amber needs her child TAKEN AWAY...she has fought this boy before...IIF THIS WERE A MAN, HE WOULD BE IN JAIL...Come on!!!! Doublle standards th truth of America.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  41. sofakinglame

    gee there's allot of morons on here. reality tv is stupid and all of you are so invovled like you know these morons personally.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  42. Shell

    I just hope that Gary doesn't try to protect Amber during the investigation – she wouldn't do it for him if he was being investigated.

    October 21, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  43. Michelle

    I've watched the show many times, even the repeats, and Amber is physically & verbally abusive. It's obvious that being a family is important to Gary, but sadly that won't happen. He might be lazy but he cares for Leah and he should get custody of her. Amber is a very foul mouth abusive person and should have Leah taken away from her. The only thing she cares about is herself. She's not a good mother or person, and after what she did to Gary she needs to go to jail. If it would've been the other way Gary would be in jail right now, but because it was a female that did the abuse the cops drag their feet. Gary has every right to be upset about the new "felon" boyfriend with his daughter too. I wouldn't want no felon changing my kid or around him/her period!

    October 21, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  44. JD

    I find it funny how so many of you keep saying: Get a life! Your stupid for commenting here! Your stupid for watching the show! You watching this and commenting are the downfall of america. The down fall is ignorant fcks like you!

    Stfu you holyier then thou hypocrits!

    October 21, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  45. charise

    'c-list celebrity' hahaha, that was the best part of the story!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  46. Missie

    I think that show should be taking off air.. It looks as if your going to be a teen mom that " hey I could be on tv".. Im a single mom of two and my sons father use to beat me.. Amber & Gary should put their daughter first.. Its not the little girl's fault that she was brought in to this crazy life.. She does have a problem and Gary has said to her have you took your meds. If they want to be together they need help like the other moms and dads did.. Being a single mom is already a though job.. I kinda think Amber acts out on tv to show her a$$.. Its hard being a parent if you are together or not.. Something needs to be done.. They both need to get jobs, that pays the bills and taking care of their child.. Not Gary's mom.. I had to take a look at what my sons father was doing to me, and know that I dont want them to think that hitting your partner is ok.. And I was not a teen mom.. And it's still hard but I do it for my two wounderful boys.. You Have to look at it as kids trying to take care of kids..

    October 21, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  47. HUFF

    It shouldnt matter if her new boy friend is a felon or not!! Hes a stranger that she knows nothing about. There are so many sick people hiding in every community that I wouldnt leave my sons with the preacher at my church for Christ sakes.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  48. Huff

    I am 17 years old and after watching this show and seeing how difficult it really is to raise a baby. I convinced my then pregnant girl friend to have a abortion. We talked about putting our child up for adoption but were affraid someone with out morals would adopt our son and mistreat him.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  49. In defense

    I agree it is hard to be a teen parent but the way Amber has handled it is unacceptable. A child should not be subjected to such violence. It would make my blood boil everytime Amber would tell Leah "Your Daddy is leaving you again and breaking up our family". Poor Baby! If her temper can cause her to hit/shove Gary then that same temper could cause her to backlash on Leah. And the language she uses in front of that baby, she should be ashamed. As for Gary, I think he is a good dad. Taking her out of the house when Amber is in a rage and maintaining his temper. I doubt I could stay as calm if I had to deal with that lunatic that he call's his babies mama.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  50. Natalie

    Amber really needs to be put in her place!! Leah doesn't deserve to see that kind of abuse at such a young age... or any age for that matter! Amber said she was raised in an abusive home and she's doing the same thing to her little girl! It's very sad!! I really hope she'll get the help she needs and be a good mother. I know she loves her Leah but it can't go on the way it is! And Gary well he acts childish too but at least he knows to not act violent in front of Leah so I give him props for that! Get some help girl!

    October 21, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  51. 3mi1y l0u

    At one point in the show, (season 1 mind you) I did see Amber's side of the story until Season 2 opened my eyes to a completely different side to Amber and Gary's life. Even though she really never had the chance to become a teenager, doesn't mean she should start making up for the time lost while she has a child who needs a lot of love and attention and a fiance, ex-fiance who seriously needs to be given props. Although he was an immature dad, he has stepped up and controlled himself. Leah is a victim of watching abuse happen throughout the household day in and day out and will much likely affect the way she acts as she gets older. when parents fight, it doesn't just hurt them, it hurts the children too.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  52. Just Jc

    If every parent who fought around their child was arrested and/or imprisoned, this world would look like Lord of the Flies in 6 months.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  53. FedUp

    Please stop glorifying the girls of Teen Mom. It is a train wreck, with their children paying the highest price. It is laughable to suggest that these girls show the struggles of being a teen mother. Pedicures, newest phones, restuarants, family as child care....pa-lease. How lucky for you that we have reached a new low of in reality TV that you now get paid by MTV to have your every childish rant broadcast across the airwaves. Your babies are not puppies or purses or some other trendy teen accesory to your utterly self absorbed life. Please build a good life for your children. That is your job as a parent.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  54. Ricky

    I feel bad for gary and leah. Amber looks like she earns her money on the corner of 5th and main, and that new bf is her pimp.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  55. TDomer

    These children should give their kids up for adoption and should not be raising them. Props to Caitlin and her boyfriend, they made the right decision. None of the other kids will be scholars, sadly. They could have had a fighting chance had they not been raised by 16 year olds.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  56. Sick of ridiculous TV

    Let's quit glorifying teen pregnancy by making these girls/boys stars! Everyone who watches this show should be ashamed of themselves for contributing to these kids so-called fame and glorifying teen pregnancy. I for one refuse to watch this garbage and quite frankly can't even believe I have read the article! Boycott the show...every little bit helps!!!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  57. sam hain

    All I know is that when amber was on with Dr drew, she was stoned out of her mind on meds. Something is up and a website was reporting that she is knocked up again and could be Gary,s or some other guys child.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  58. BC

    Use Birth Control- 1)condom-is best because it protects against STD's 2)Pill 3)patch 4)shot 5)diapham 6)cervical cap 7)morning afterpill 8)abortion 9)adoption Those are just some of the options. Even if one your against there are others. People shouldn't have children young because they are undereducated, underemployed, and immature. and for all the people who think they can do it remember this: Rich and famous people like Britney and Bristol already have money. If you don't you have to work full time and someone else will be raising your child-grandparent, childcare worker. Without a college education you will have a hard time finding a job. Even if you want to go to school-how are you going to study with work and child. There is only so much time in the day. One will probably go. I saw this with friends. It is ussally school. You might end up on welfare or some low paying job. The answer don't become a mother until you finish school and get a good job. I have friends who say "I love my child and she/he is the best thing that has happened to me" Grow up girl. Become a woman who can take care of yourself--Then when you are ready a mother.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  59. Someone

    Is anyone else concerned about Amber letting a convicted felon (whom she's known for all of 3 weeks- and doesn't know the nature of his crime) change her infant daughter's diaper??? Social Services needs to check into that too. This is bad, bad, bad stuff.

    God bless Maci, Catelynn, and even Farrah (flawed as she may be) for at least trying to make their lives better!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  60. Krissi

    Ughhh! I know everyone has their problems, but this is ridiculous! She acts like a spoiled brat who only cares about herself. Watching their daughter watch them as they fight breaks my heart!!! And another thing....what the hell is she doing letting some NEW guy she's dating dress and CHANGE her baby girls diaper??? I'm OUTRAGED!!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Someone

      I am too! He's a convicted felon and she has never asked him what his conviction was for. She knew him 3 weeks at the time. It's so naive and so sad.

      October 21, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  61. Jessica

    I honestly think both amber and gary need help her for her behavior towards gary and her neglect towards her daughter that house is dirty the poor little girl is always roaming around the house doing nothing and gary needs help for allowing amber to hit him and put leah in that situation.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  62. Wee9784

    Gary needs to raise Leah, and Amber needs to go to jail & anger management classes. She is completely out of control. It needs to stop, and stop now. I hope that she is prosecuted so that she can get the help she needs.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  63. TylerLee

    See...while I agree that violence in front of children should not go unpunished, I don't agree with an investigation being started without a police report filed. Anyone remember Jerry Springer? Yes towards the shows ends the fights were all staged, but when it started it was all out brawls, unscripted. Did anything ever happen over those fights? No, because no police report was filed. So why should this be any different, it happened in their home and should be dealt with by them. He needs to wake up and realize that kind of behavior will only get worse. If it was in front of the child, then yes something needs to happen, however...if not, leave them alone to make their own decisions. And just to clarify...I have never seen this show, nor do I have any want to see this show. This is just one of many thing wrong with people and the media. don't we have enough of our own problems? Why do we need a show to show us other peoples problems? To make us feel good about our selves? It's just as bad as being obsessed with all the celebrity coverage like TMZ or whatever else is out there. What ever happened to just minding your own business?

    October 21, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  64. rdbslayer

    If Gary would of done that to her he definitely would be in jail! 😉

    October 21, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  65. Tiffany

    when u choose 2 become a young parent instead of maturing & advancing yourself. Always a better idea 2 establish yourself & a STABLE life BEFORE bringing a child into this world! I want to know where the "reality" show is about teens looking 2 better themselves or better this insane society we live in? By watching & yes supporting a show like this u r sending a message 2 young America that making poor life decisions & acting ghetto/dramatic & downright ignorant is better than being intelligent & having morals & goals! These kids(& parents of the teens) & all u that watch this nonsense ARE the downfall of America! Theres sumthng 2 b said 4 the movie Idiocracy! I hope u ppl figure it out!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  66. KC

    Teen mom? Really? She looks like she's at least 25 and he looks to be about 30 in the above photo.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  67. NCCMG

    Some here are praising the show for showing teens the "reality" of having a baby as a teenager. Now what do you think the teenager really sees in todays culture...... trials and tribulations or the dream of getting their own TV show and $$$$$$? Teens nowadays are really out of control and overindulged by parents and with MTV and other networks willing to hand out money left and right for what should not be rewarded behaviors is really a shame in todays society.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  68. Sherri

    The way I see... Gary needs to move out. They both can't live together. Amber is the one who is paying for the rent and she should make right decision for herself from harming Leah and Gary. She hasn't harm Leah yet... She really needs to take therapy for Leah. All Gary does is make things worse by not helping and putting them in finance situation. Today there are many working families. No excuse for him. I'm not saying Amber did the right thing, but I'm sure Gary did abuse her without our knowledges (one epsoide showed him shoved door with amber behind it).

    I had a baby when I was 17. I'd spent 6 years of taking abuses from my son's father. I kicked him out after my kid understood what he saw and cried. I thought it was for the best to stay with him for our child.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  69. sonne

    I think Amber has an anger problem, but did the nosey/bored really have to call the police. Clean your own back yard up first, befor you go snoopin in someone elses!

    **Nosey people kill me! Get a life!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  70. LoLo

    If the roles were reversed he would be in jail. I was just as young as Amber when I had my first child and I never behaved that way. She keeps her house filthy, does nothing with her daughter. Sleeps all day etc. Then to top it off she moved in an ex con (that she met at walmart) after knowing him for a short period of time. Gary needs to take Leah & run.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  71. Bmore Girl

    Even her family thinks she's batchit crazy and tells Gary to just deal with her... Leah has to be the most miserable child I've ever seen and from what we see you can tell she favors Gary... Granted he's no saint but she's way over the line. Who in the hell let's some random dude move in with them and their toddler? She's to immature and irresponsible to be a mom... Off with her head!

    October 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  72. Tiffany

    As a young teen mother myself who will be the first to admit that teenage parenting is a HUGE struggle & definatly not the best life choice I find it disgusting & sickening that our society namely MTV are selling the idea that if you do become pregnant young we will glorify a bad situation & put u on tv. How many dumb teenage girls do u think r out trying 2 get pregnant RITE NOW bc they think they may get "discovered"? Kids are NOT good parents 2 other kids & especially without a good support system statistically these children r going 2 grow up n poverty & w severe emotional issues due 2 the immaturity & ignorant decisions these teens r obviously going 2 make! My son is almost 12 now & even tho i graduated hs at 16 i am just now really giving him the life he has deserved from day 1! These young parents r not only screwing their own kids w their unreadiness and/or unwillingness 2 act like adults but they also arent giving themselves a fair chance at life! There r so many missed opportunities that will b missd

    October 21, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  73. J citizen

    Sounds like the Indiana authorities are trying to do their job. Kudos.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  74. sarah

    I understand its hard being a teenage mom its hard being an any age mom. That does not exchuse how Amber acts and how angry she gets infrom of her daughter Leigh. I wonder when I watch the show if she really loves her and wants to take care of her it seeems she is always sleeping or trying to while Leigh is awake. Their biggest mistake would be to stay together for the child she deserves so much better then their arguing all the time. As far as dating for either of them you have to be really sure when you introduce your child to another person they do have feelings and you should respect that.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  75. jamie

    First of all these teen moms shouldnt be on tv. They are an embarressment! How are we supposed to raise our children to be responsible and successful if shows like 16 and pregnant and teen mom are airing. i feel bad for the children that are being raised by children.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  76. Summer819

    I'm glad they're investigating Amber. She has serious anger issues and needs to come to terms with that and quit blaming everyone else for her behavior. Even if Gary was a complete jerk to her (which I don't believe he is), it gives her no right to become abusive. The girl needs to grow up and get over herself for her daughter's sake. Until she can, Gary needs to have full custody of Leah and she should only have supervised visits by a third party. I don't believe she'd ever harm her child, but Leah doesn't need to be around someone who is so angry.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  77. asg09

    Put her in jail, she is crazy! Give Gary full rights to Leah and let her realize how bad she has screwed up!

    October 21, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  78. Samantha

    when my husband and I saw this on television i told my husband if i ever did anything like that to him i would expect him to knock me out cold and in fact if i behaved like that he had my permission to do so because something apparently would be wrong with me. that woman is psycho and how he kept from clobbering her i have no idea. good for you Gary, you are a very decent man. But no man should be expected to live with that behavior. Take the child and leave Gary, if you don't then you are no better than her.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  79. steeve-o

    What's MTV's infatuation with girls who beat on guys and guys who punch girls? Is this what this station has resorted to in order to attract viewers?
    You think sticking a camera in someone's face and telling them they're a star, might be a catalyst for this behavior?
    The police's comment about not wanting to be C list celebrities... precious. I love it. All reality show stars are just that, here for today's entertainment, their lives forever twisted and ruined, and then gone tomorrow.

    October 21, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  80. missy

    I think that Amber should go to jail and have her daughter taken away. She is clearly unfit and her behavior is outrageous! If it were Gary hitting on her she would have had him arrested a long time ago, and would have prohibited him from seeing his dughter so why should she be any different? No one said being a teen mom would be easy but when you make adult decsions you face adult consequences. The decision she made to bring this random guy into her home was very foolish and upsetting!

    October 21, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  81. Hooligan

    What I find interesting is that people actually watch (and thus by doing so support) this kind of garbage. It's just a bunch of idiots with no common sense given a TV show. We Americans must really be bored if we are entertained by a moron teenager and her stupid life choices.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  82. Rick

    I agree she should have jail time along with anger management. If she does this to the babys father, what is to say she may do this to her child. Do we want another parent murdering another child? In a way this show, teen moms shows early signs of abusive people, and should be addressed in the early stages.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  83. Mary

    They should completely take the show off the tv. It is a dumb a$$ show. Why r we letting our Kids watch this trailer park bi###es. They have no morals and no life.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  84. nikki

    what did they expect when they put the trailer park on prime time tv? this is what u get when you glamorize stupidity. all these clowns should be investigated for being idiots!! and on a sidenote there is nothing cool about teen pregnancy!!

    October 21, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  85. Ngek

    Seriously CNN??? There are more interesting news out there! Does anybody pay attention on how these couple looks like? Total losers I'll beat them up my self f I see them walk down my street. They should put their child to adoption, so they could get a life.

    October 21, 2010 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  86. John

    Slaving away my futility as I'm writing this sentence

    October 21, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  87. zleader

    You are all stupid. Gary is a worthless pile of crap and deserves what he gets. Watch the show or something, Gary is worthless, selfish and emotionally abusive. Amber is reacting in the only way she can.

    You are all stupid, quit posting and go away.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  88. JD

    @chauntia... So she deserves to go to jail? However you deserve a metal for wanting to kick her teeth in. Wow ignorance is bliss!! God made stupid ppl for my entertainment.
    So "gary" lazy fat ass who is mentally abusive to amber. Amber needs anger managment. To bad they're back together they will eventually split anyway they should do it now. They're both young and make dumb misakes. Its very obvious they both bring out the worst in eachother.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  89. jason

    Half of you should turn the tv off and pick up a middle school english book or a dictionary. And to the retard that said this isn't a spelling bee you spelled "congratulations" wrong idiot!

    October 21, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  90. Single Mother

    Let me just say this first and for most...I can not believe this behavior that poor beautiful baby...she is so precious they should be counting there blessings that their child is healthy and make a happy home for the child whatever your age...get it together Im a single mother of two gourgeous children a two year old lil girl and a one year old little boy. I was married at one point I have always been a great wife and especially mother I was blindsided when I found out my husband now ex husband was having an affair im 25 years old with two babies I have zero help from anyone I take care of my of my sick mother and 6 year old niece i work a full time job from home so I can always be there for my kids....my point to this whole story is this things can get worst honestly I wouldnt change a thing about my life...I love my family god has blessed me beyond measure I wish this girl could see the same. im no doctor but maybe she is bipolar. when i see her crying i dont believe she honestly feels remorse its weird she is just a mess. I would hate to see that precious baby girl end up in foster care. I know I would take her in a heart beat she beautiful...I hate watching Amber scream and yell and talk about how life is so hard when all I see her do is NOT take care of her child and lay under a blanket all day everyepisode she under a dang blanket....come on now pick yourself up and move forward you have a child a responsibility bigger than anything else...handle it girl or someone else will.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  91. steph

    These four girls are on television but this type of stuff and worse happens all over america and trust me in places like baltimore or detroit dss would never waste their time investigating someone like amber because there are people sniffing coke or smoking crack or shooting up right in front of there much less fist fighting....for everyone that has something negative to say why dont you start a support group or offer some type of help to the millions of teen moms struggling. Everyones so quick to bash but no one is quick to offer any help

    October 21, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  92. LaQuita

    I dont think they should take her child but she should get counseling because there has to be more to it then we see on tv....people should really stop judging her cuz no one knows her or the reasons she acts out the way that she does....its obvious that Gary loves unconditionally cuz he know things about her that none of us could never know.....

    October 21, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  93. Alayne

    Does anyone know how much they are getting paid to be on this show?

    October 21, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  94. Lola

    I think her child's name is Leah, not Sophia... great reporting LMAO.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  95. CRAmBoNe

    I'm glad I don't know who the Hell this article is about. That means I have a life AND a brain.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  96. Chauntia

    I personally feel Amber needs to go to jail, Gary needs counseling and little Leah needs to be placed in a safe environment. If I saw Amber on the street I'd probably kick her teeth in. Forgive me but she brings out the worst in everyone she is exposed to and is a textbook case of everything that is wrong in the world.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  97. TammyLea

    Not only should Amber ne under investigation, I think the show itself should be! My daughter inlaws (who are young) watch teen moms every week and I can only imagine all the other youngs girls n women that watch it! TV teahcing our children that its ok to hit and hurt the people you love is ok and it could make you a celebrty one day? We all wonder why our kids get worse and more violent as generations move on. The show should be canceled.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  98. sara

    Let's not forget that she let her little jailbird friend move in a week after they met and let him change her baby daughters diapers!!! Ummm.....

    October 21, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  99. TammyLea

    Umm kill the baby? I hope u dnt have kids!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jason

    Shes hot! If gay people can get married this chick should be able to kill the baby

    October 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hooligan

      yeah, because the two are both obstructions to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (rolls eyes) Where do you people come up with these comparisons?

      October 21, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  101. TammyLea

    Ok...so poor teen moms are poor and need help and are struggling, why doesn't the producers step in and give them a payday? The producers and networks are making a heck of a lot of money on these teens problems but won't give them a payday or help? Hmmm..sounds like u are all calling the wrong people monsters! Once the show is over these teen moms will be living better than any of us will! I'm sure they have a meeting b4 each time the camera starts rolling and r told to make good for the camera to drawl in more viewers. My thoughts? We,re making them rich by buying into the drama they throw out to us all!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  102. kenyatta

    as i was saying tyler and catelynne are the only ones that has that at home support. that girl broke her mamas heart when she gave that baby away(! dont get me wrong the mom dont seem to have it all together either but she takes care of them. i just think they were very selfish and mad dumb excuses but were really thinking of them selfs. and the sick part about it a year didnt go by before they thought they were pregnant again. whats this chick gonna do? become a breeder for the adoption agency?! and they have the closest bond and relationship! i think they were selfish and i hope they regret what they did!

    October 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duma

      You must be the most ignorant person I've ever encountered on the internet to this point. Do you think it was easy for them to give their baby up? Do you think they did it just to p!ss off their parents? No. They did it because they knew they were TOO YOUNG to be parents, and there were still things in their lives they needed to do (graduate high school, go to college, get good jobs...things you probably wouldn't understand) before children were something they would be ready to deal with. They did the most SELFLESS thing a parent could do – and all the ignorant idiots like yourself can do nothing but criticize them for "being selfish". Guess what? 16 is when you SHOULD be selfish. I was adopted, and I tell my biological mother whenever I have the chance that she did the RIGHT THING by giving me to my adoptive parents. You, Kenyatta, are in desperate need of some education.

      October 21, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  103. katie

    Hey yall all these parents are young and need to go thru parenting classes and some need anger management and or counseling! U cant judge them becuz they are all young and dont know what they are doing! if they have parents willing to help them out its a good thing cuz those babies dont need to be put in the system! they all need to be taught how to be good parents and if they learn what they are taught they can have a lot of potential to become better parents! with gary and amber they both have their faults but that doesnt necessarily make them bad parents they both have a lot to learn! my only problem with amber is she shouldnt be pawning her daughter of and having that guy changing her all the time like that she needs to be doing that being as she is her mother.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  104. kenyatta

    Ok so i cant say that i dont like anyone on that show cause i dont know them. but my opinion on the situation with gary and amber is amber needs to let gary and the boyfriend go there own ways. gary is lazy and only worked once. he expects to be a stay at home dad and i think that he should help provide at least until amber finishes school! and amber is wrong for bringin a convicted stranger around her baby girl and when i saw him changing her diaper i think my whole neighborhood heard me screaming at the tv. she wasnt even paying attention when he did it!!! but my biggest thing about that show is tyler and .... his girlfriend! i know some people think they did the right thing by giving away their baby but i think they did for selfish reasons! i wish that when i was 16 with my first child that i had my mother and father there to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. that girls mom said she had already started buying things for the baby. they are the only couple on the show that has good support fr

    October 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duma

      Selfish reasons? Are you kidding me? Caitlyn and Tyler did the hardest thing ANY biological mother/father would ever have to do, and they have displayed more grace, courage and CLASS than anyone else on that show – where they learned such things is beyond me, because one only has to look at either of their parents to realize it certainly wasn't from either of those ignorant jerks. Amber and Gary are both lazy slobs who clearly never wanted to be parents – they should have taken a lesson from Caitlyn and Tyler, as neither Amber or Gary have any kind of clue on how to be a parent.

      October 21, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • lola

      I would not call support – calling your daughter a b**ch and holding the adoption over her head all the time!

      October 21, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  105. Tami

    It doesn't matter how old you are, there are people of all ages that should have never had kids! Teen Mom is a true to life show. Parenting is difficult at every age, and even harder as a teen.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hooligan

      I fail to see why we needed a reality show to inform the masses of this fact. I figured out it was stupid to have kids as a teenager when I watched most of the teens in my town doing it when I was 13.

      October 21, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  106. alicia b

    for everyone trying to defend amber you are all dumb yeah everyone has a temper but its not right to hit somebody and try to kick him down the stairs, its not only them they need to question they need to question the producers of teen mom for not stopping amber when she was going to hit, she's a very dramatic person she over reacts for one little thing just because she wants gary to look like the bad person, and gary he's not perfect yeah he presses ambers buttons but again she doesnt have to be overly dramatic about the situation. in my opinion gary handled his temper very well when she hit him because i bet if had hit her back she should would have called the cops right then and there. i will say this i dont like amber at all and she was also in the wrong for letting that one guy change leahs diaper you should never allow another guy change your babies diaper

    October 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  107. beezus

    What's more annoying than seeing Amber and Gary duke it out?


    October 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnboy

      Yep there are too many people who do that because they are better then us right? School of hard knocks have taught me more then anything from the grammar books. Common sense is not so common as we all know. trying to show your Intelligence always makes you look like the IDIOT!!!

      October 22, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  108. KewlestMommy2

    Ok people we can't just put someone in jail because we don't like them. I think she should be treated the same as a man would. If it was Gary hitting her she sure would of had him arrested. Unless there is proof she is abusing her daughter then she shouldn't have her taken away. I think both her and Gary should be order to a parenting classes and anger management classes. Also she a therapist. She is a young Mother and not everyone is Mother material. But well we can't say they can't reproduce no matter how jacked up they are. To judge her and hate her is your problem. You only see what MTV wants you to see! Walk in her shoes and then see how you feel!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  109. lovely

    Sometimes you have to put your baby`s dad in check, especially when they start mouthing off like how Gary does..

    October 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  110. steve

    Wow. people actually take this sh*it seriously! getting all mad, arguing: heres the thing, it is NOT because theyre bad parents that this girl is freaking out..it is because these two teenagers, who are TRYING to raise a child have cameras in their house , in their cars, proly at their jobs, filimg every minute of their lives! god damn. give the kids a break. thats why shes nuts. shes freaking out about NOT EVER having privacy! dont lock her up, and dont take her child, take the cameras out of her face.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mark

    Just looking at the comments I learned so much. Gary is a coward and Amber is a psycho. Now I don't have to watch the stupid show... why do they still call it MTV it has nothing to do with music anymore

    October 20, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Jenn

    I think amber needs to be convicted shes only.hurting the baby

    October 20, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Casey

    I think the father should have the little one until amber cant get whatever help that she seriously needs....because as a parent I would never want me child taken from me so I wouldnt wish that on somebody unless they wasn't taken care or beating on their kids so hopefully things will get better for her one day.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  114. shalea

    Well maybe if amber goes to jail her stupid ass will finally get her GED!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  115. naomi

    How about everyone get a life nd stop being concerned about other ppls life we have a war going on a raise in taxes and gas and another election coming up and yall want to trip off of a tv show..smh ppl kill me....

    October 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  116. ihatedavid

    Sometimes you got to put your baby`s dad in check, especially when they start mouthing off like Gary.. Handle your business :))

    October 20, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  117. fratboy

    leave this girl alone before she will kick all the bloggers ass like her baby daddy

    October 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  118. kortnie

    me b dog?

    October 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Frank

    It is sad when people become victims of abusive relationships but often it stems from the abusee's low self esteem. They tend to think they deserve it in some way. Therapy time!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  120. kayd

    As a young mother of 3, I have to say.... How many people on here actually have kids and had them at a young age? People act up... it doesn't mean that they are horrible. I've read on here that Gary is so good to Amber. Have you watched the show? He constantly belittles her. I would have snapped a long time ago. These two don't need their child taken from them. They need help for both themselves and their baby. Even if they don't get back together then they need to get along for the sake of the baby. Good luck Amber and Gary. I wish nothing but happiness for you both and Leah.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      I'm actually not a young parent because I discovered these things called condoms... novel invention.

      October 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  121. fratboy

    i like this girl sigh her up for boxing

    October 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Mark

    Just the fact that all these people commenting know who this girl is disturbs me.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  123. bornin69

    reading CNN blogs Is more entertaining than facebook... get serious guys its TV!!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Jamal

    Amber's a C**t. That's it, that's all, very simple to understand. And Gary has to deal with that C**t for 17 more years. Sorry bro : (

    October 20, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  125. monique

    she is a bad what kind of mother would want their child to be around abuse. does she want leah to grow up and thinks it aright for her to beat up her boyfriend. and gary is just as much to blame considering he stupid for putting up with all the abuse. its like get the picture already she dont love you so move on and sto being stupid.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  126. kortnie

    ok i know 9 times out of 10 the girls who get pregnant at 16 is because they r not protecting themselfs but dont assume that all pregnant girls at 16 are stupid and not using protection. i'm a single mom who got pregnant at 16 but it wasnt cause i was being stupid and not protecting myself. so please dont assume things like that

    October 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=dog

      So how did you get pregnant?

      October 20, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      "I know 9 times out of 10" So you don't think it's ok to assume things that happen certain ways 90% of the time?

      October 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Jen

    I feel bad for Gary she treats him like crap and she is def resenting her child Tyler and his girl are the strongest couple

    October 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Shamrock girl

    Ok look, every1 is pointing firngers & jumping 2 judgement after watching a 1hr show every wk; does she appear abusive on the show? Yes, lazy 2, layin around w8n 4 some man 2 deal w/ the cookim, cleanin, child care, etc. He (Gary) is 2, he manipul8s her, whines, & threatens 2 leave her (where will he go no1 know no1 will have him). All in all, I think they all need parenting classes bc they r raising children not puppies & they need 2 stop being selfish, do what is n the best interst of these kids. Macy wanted 2 keep Ryan from Bentley, Farrah & her mom r always fighting, the only 1 I can respect r Caitlyn & Ty 4 being so selfless giving that little girl the home she deserves! In addition, her drunken mother needs help 2 & realize that if they kept Carley she be grumping about that 2~some ppl r always unhappy & will try 2 bring those around them down too. I wish them all well but they do need to take a long hard look @ themselves, their parenting skills, & do what is best for these kids...

    October 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  129. asdfs

    Kill them all. They do not deserve anything.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  130. tami

    Omg hate spreads hate ..look at all of u attacking each other because of her hate and anger... look amber does need to be held accountable for her action ... if its jail its jail .. or probation then so b it let the law settle it we are not to be the judge or jury we all live in glass houses .. we have no right to throw stones at all

    October 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      When you put your "glass house" on national TV, you are going to get judged.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Mike

    I just can't get over the fact that these people are the ones reproducing.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  132. for real

    Agree with V. Very naive to let a random guy fresh out of jail do anything with your kid

    October 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  133. anthony

    She should go to jail. she should be charged with the class d felony cause if u watch the video she has hite Gary infront of Leah which is not just abusive toward Gary but is also abusive to Leah and should also be charged with child indangerment. How is that misunderstood it not misunderstood it called domestic battery not misunderstood.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  134. mini

    I really think that amber needs help. shes a time bomb and sooner or later her anger will turn to leah., i really feel that she needs to give her baby to gary for awhile.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  135. The Truth

    Although this is a reality show. It really does happen all to much in real life. I believe people should take tests, be evaluated and provide proof that they can provide for a child.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  136. V

    I think charges should be filed against the people who were with the couple while the violence was going on. No show is worth this behavior. I think the child should be removed . They dont come with instructions. You get one shot to be a good parent. Even when we do our best kids still may have problems. Stop and think if they fight like this with millions of people watching and a film crew with them what on earth do they do when no one is around. Amber has no family to mention, she is lazy , her apt . is nasty. Picked a guy up at Walmart and had him changing the diaper . This is a prime example why child are abused and murder. Parents angry, beating on each other, dating any body. Come on MTV step in and help them get the help they need. I hope ths show stays on I want to see how the children grow. I hope teen moms are seeing its really hard to have a baby .

    October 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  137. ATTN MEN

    THIS IS WHY you strap on a rubber EVERY SINGLE TIME, and then when you are done flush it UNTIED. OR add some Tabasco sauce and then tie it up and trash it.

    Belief in any of the following statements will lead to you being stuck with a crazy abusive B- like this one.
    *I'm on the pill/shot/implant/nuvaring (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, everydayyy)
    *I can't get pregnant
    *You can just pull out
    *The Rhythm method works great
    *But I want to FEEL YOU baby
    *I'm pro abortion
    *I'm allergic to latex
    *Just the tip??
    *We can start without one, but after a few minutes we can stop and put one on

    Always protect yourself!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  138. ruben

    what do you expect from a show that features a teen mom as the "star". I seem to remember that being a teen mom is a bad thing.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  139. The Truth

    ITS NOT REAL!!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  140. kortnie

    why are so many people on here talking about how the people talking about this show are going to be " the down fall of america " their just putting in their two cents on whats going on. does it really matter that its about a tv show that they like?

    October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Lauren

    Don't care who she is or who she thinks she is; she committed a crime, she deserves the punishment that comes with it.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Heistheanswer

    It's interesting that people can call her 'trash' and a 'horrible mom' when you on see a very small part of her life. And why are we always so quick to say 'throw them in jail' as if that's going to do something. If jail had some magical ability to fix people, they would never go back & we definitely know that's not the case. What Amber needs, like so many other people, is help. Until then,people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...

    October 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  143. The Truth

    For God sake people. This is a entertainment reality show. PETA represents animals for filming movies. Don't you think there are people advising, like DFACS. Can we all say RATINGS?

    October 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Kelly

    Amber is VERY lucky Gary restrained himself and didn't hit her back, which most guys would have! Maybe a little jail time would do her good??

    October 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  145. truthinrock

    Ugh, who cares. If you watch this crap you need to read a book and stop contributing in the dumbing down of America

    October 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Accas93

    Amber is an idiot. Gary, my man, she did you a huge favor by breaking it off. Leah's going to need a place to escape her mother one day. You should concentrate in making that safe haven for her.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  147. lizzy

    Amber should have been arrested the minute she hit Gary. If Gary would have hit her, he would have gone to jail no questions asked.. But since it was this dumb sorry little GIRL who attacked a male, police would like to question them. This is a bunch of crap.. She is the violent one who must go to jail. Or should the police wait until she gets so angry she "accidently" kills Gary or someone else.
    Assault is assault no excuses..she needs to go to jail.
    I feel sorry for Leah & Gary..

    October 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Vdub

    U folks R taking this show WAY TOO seriously! It's a reality SHOW!!! A show that needs ratings! I'm pretty sure if there was any sign of real danger MTV would've reported the incidents (to ultimately save their own butt) in question a long time ago AND not aired it! Anyone remember Jersey Shore's season 1 Snookie punch that they banned from airing b/c that actually was unscripted & unexpected danger. Geez ppl! If U don't like her, stop watching her!!! I can guarantee MTV wouldn't spare the lawsuit of actually allowing that lil girl to be in REAL danger!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  149. armchairquarterback

    Remove the child from the home and get the mother some mental help, including meds, then see if she is able to care for the child properly. This is not a healthy environment for that sweet little girl, and it's just a matter of time until the mother's anger is directed at the child. Don't let this little girl become a statistic!

    October 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  150. ky

    I hate how she curses around that child. That baby's is going to grow up and be just like her. Neither parents are good parents but Gary puts up with too much

    October 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  151. ó.o

    Poor leah

    October 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Jon Newton

    The people on this show, everyone employeed by MTV and everyone who watches this show should punch theirselves in the face until bleed out.

    MTV is aids for the brain.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Julia

    Amber really needs to get punished for this. SHE HAS ISSUES!!! She's punched him in the face so many times, and that one time making his head bounce against the wall. And Gary has issues too! letting her do it. That poor child. that child will have some serious issues for sure! They are the worst couples to watch out of the show.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  154. jen s

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS.... THERE IS A CHILD CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF BOTH OF THEIR INSANE LIVES. It should never be ok to take your anger out on another with viollence of anykind..PERIOD! I have three teens and I would never allow violence in my home. they are more important. That is what is lacking with Amber n Gary they forget to put their child first!What a shame for their child.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  155. kortnie

    I dont even watch this show anymore but speaking as a teen mom its hard. and i cant even imgian raising my child in front of the camras but as for amber and gray i dont think they should get leah taken away forever but maybe for a little while it would be good. amber needs some cousling like anger mangment and for both of them to go to counsling together would probially help some too. and gary can go through a state office and find help in getting a job and even though he doesnt have leah a lot he can still get help in housing from the state as well. both need to look at their lives and figure out whos coming first here themselfs or their daughter

    October 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  156. kelly

    watching 16 year old having kids they can't support , etc for entertainment ... you all need help but i'm sure most are #$&&^#$# right now to get onto the show !!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Lauren

    i dont blame gary for not letting ambers boyfriend chris change his diaper cause that is not his daughter and that is not right to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Rachelle

    I do agree that Amber needs help. I also hate the fact that she has brought some strange guy (who she barely knows) into her house to help care for her child. Really?

    October 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  159. pat

    Amber is just pathetic however I believe the worst mother on that show is caitlin's! It's tragic that this poor girl had to grow up with such a disgusting mom. I thank God for blessing me with the most loving, dedicated, and decent mother a girl could have. I love you mom:*

    October 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  160. teairra

    Nobody cant judge no body.and please believe it all her business wasnt an reality show. it wouldnt be investigation at all. yeah amber can be sumin else. but everybody has issue. and its sad that its happening cause leah has to go through it.everybody is not prefect.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • pshplzz

      @teairra: Go back to first grade. You forgot to learn how to spell and make complete sentences.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  161. ana

    man ppl r stupid the baby wasnt there wen she almost pushed him dwn the stairs..she jus needs to move on well him to and shethinks shes all that cuz she lost weight...gary puts the bby first though but has no place to stay.so he need to get his life together

    October 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Niky

    First off, where do any of you get off judging others actions when they have nothing to do with you?! Are you all seriously that pathetic and bored with your own lives that you feel the need to comment on someone elses? Amber has a temper, we all do in one way or another. Her freak outs just happen to be on national tv. Non of us are perfect. And Gary is definetly no saint!! All he does is pick fights with her because he knows he'll get that kind of reaction from her. Manipulating someone is just as bad. You all honestly think he'd be a better parent?! His own mother wouldn't take him in when he had no where to go! People just need to mind their own business and quit concerning themselves with everyone elses lives! Grow up! If you don't like what you're watching, I believe they invented this thing called a remote and you can very easily change the channel!! Get your own life instead of worrying about theirs! You have no idea what their lives are like! You get to see them for less than an hour once a week. I'm sure if cameras followed you around and only aired bits and pieces of your life you wouldn't look too hot either! She works, she's a good mom, and she's doing her best for how young she is and no one has the right to judge anyone! Love ya Amber, I think you're a good mom.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logic

      Why are you judging the commenters' decision to judge? You bigot!

      October 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • oRLYq

      @Niky- If you think Amber is a good mom, do your unborn child a favor, and don't have one. Neither of them are good parents. And neither deserve the baby. PS: I most DEFINITELY do turn the channel when it comes on tv. I read the article because I have lonnnggg thought that Amber's temper was way out of control, and I will be very happy if Indiana prosecutes them both. Leah deserves a happy, peaceful family, away from the cameras and 15 minutes of blown out of proportion fame.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  163. andrew

    Reality tv sucks. all that garbage should be pulled from the airwaves. jersey shore included.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Ateena Miles

    I believe with seriously intensive therapy and possibly a scare tactic hmm such as a overnite visit in the local Indiana county jail may make her think twice before she blows her top and decides to pound on someone else. Poor Leah.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  165. chana

    First of all that girl needs to get her ass whooped. second how the hell did these two even get together in the first place? eww! she is probable just showing off for tv publicity, or she just a dumb hoe that control her temper. someone sock this bish please and take the child away and give her good parents. sorry just speaking the truth

    October 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  166. arod

    they both worth crap 4 parents. what da hell they doing w/a kid as young as they r? where the hell where their parents at? i thnk both their loser butts need 2 go 2 jail or just have that baby taken away...

    October 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Peter

    Perhaps they should force her to miss a few meals. From the look of her, that would be the worst punishment you could levy.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  168. G6

    How did she get so skinny? Probobley cocaine? Next time she gets out of order, tranquilize that water buffalo

    October 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Mr. Anonymous

    its easy to view these kids' lives on tv and pick them apart. tv does what it does...shows the contraversy (for ratings). we know nothing else about these kids' except for what we see. that's the thing tho, they're kids. am i saying domestic violence is okay, no but to loosely say she should go to jail is a little extra. what if it was you in the hot seat and jail was a possible consequence? would you want someone to just toss you into jail like its nothing?

    October 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi

      Thankfully those who have self-control and the grown-up ability to walk away when we're angry don't have to imagine what we would do if we were in "the hot seat." In my marriage, we acknowledge that an apology is a promise to try our absolute hardest to not repeat our offense. Amber apologizes and then repeats her actions time and again. Amber wouldn't be "loosely tossed into jail." The evidence is there that she has broken the law and, to set an example for her child who she will hopefully one day teach to be accountable for her actions, Amber needs to face the consequences. She's broken the law and for that she needs to be held accountable. Even worse, her criminal behavior is setting an extremely poor example for her daughter about what is acceptable behavior between two people. Her apologies to Gary mean nothing when she continues her behavior. If one day Leah also becomes an angry, violent person, hopefully Amber will be able to recognize that apples do not fall far from trees – children model what they are taught.

      October 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  170. jenn

    And then there's couples trying to have kids, that can provide a stable home, with tons of love. and trash like this gets the blessing of having that child. i just dont know. they need to be sterilized.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  171. dani

    Thats what happens when you get knocked-up by a loser at 15. This country should go back to the way it was in the 20's and 30's. In this case, there should of been a back door abortion, or back door adoption.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  172. jme

    He's a fat a** and shes a crazy pig

    October 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  173. lashaunda

    no man or woman shouldnt put their hands on anyone. who knows whats really going on. all we see is what the camera shows. instead of critizing this young girl, show some guidance. thats why the world is in the condition it is now.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Truth

    Amber is a liberal stooge. Apparently the Party of Hate has no problem with beating your baby-daddy in the presence of your baby. Surprised she didn't just abort her in the first place.

    October 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jayna

      Absolutely uncalled for. This is not a political blog. There are no political motives here. People like you who read political agendas into everything need some sort of medication for your paranoid delusions. Not everything is sinister.

      October 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  175. debbie

    I agree, Gary gives as good as he gets. Both of these are immature & should not be parents. Gary's way of getting back at Amber is to always threatened to take the baby away & never come back. He definitely does not deserve to have custody of their baby girl.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Ronnie

    These cops must need something to do! This is a fake show~

    October 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Veronica

    They are all immature and need to grow up and focus on caring for their child. If their living situations are not healthy then it's time to move on.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  178. abby

    Unfit to be parents. Some people should not reproduce. Sounds terrible, but true.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  179. El Jefe

    That man washes himself with a rag on a stick...

    October 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Allison

    Gary did get violent with Amber. He tried to crush her with a door in a recent episode. I'm willing to bet he gives as good as he gets. It just doesn't make it on camera. There is all kinds of footage in these reality tv shows that we never see. It's edited for ratings. I don't agree with Amber's way of handling things, but I still feel for Amber. Gary is a fat, lazy, immature slob. He doesn't have a job and isn't much of a parent. His idea of parenting seems to be to drop the kid off at his mom's house. Mom buys the diapers, sheets and clothes – not Gary. Not much of a dad. Amber has been raising two kids. If I had to live her life I might want to shove that fat waste of air down the stairs too.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Do that, and you should end up in jail like that useless waste of space "mother".

      October 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikki

      Honestly Allison, please don't tell me you are DEFENDING that trainwreck Amber!!!!!!! First off, when that door hit her, it didn't cause any damage, and I laughed! I thought it was funny! But being kicked while walking down the stairs, and punched and slapped in the face is NOT OK and NOT FUNNY!!!! And one thing you're right about is that it's edited and we don't see everything, but from what we do see, I fear for Leah with Amber as a mother...and notice that when Amber was on TV, she kept saying "I hit him, I punched him," and if Gary abused her, she would have said that to her own defense. Don't sit there and call him a bad parent. He's not the person that started dating a random stranger that he met in a Wal-Mart parking lot who turned out to be a criminal, and he's not the one that beats on his fiance, and he's not the one that gets mad and screams and hollers at a baby...I hope you aren't a trainwreck parent when you have kids. and I hope you don't have any now! there's no excuse for Amber's actions! And there's consequences for what she has done, and i hope she goes to jail.

      And back on the work thing, he WAS working! And this was taped a few months in advance, so he could have a job now! You don't know everything!!!!! I can't believe you called him an immature slob...look in the mirror. Every comment out of your mouth has been immature. And if Leah is safe at his mom's house, why should he not drop her off there??????

      October 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • OMGomgOMG

      HONESTLY Allison and Mikki...

      I can't believe you take bull crap reality tv shows on MTV so seriously.

      The show is ridiculous, and so are it's viewers.

      October 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  181. brittany

    IM glad amber is crazyy and shouldnt have that child but garys lazy so probaby the best bet would be to leave her with her grandma idk

    October 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Christine

    I agree with every word Heidi said. I record the show and started fast forwarding when she was on because I feel so bad for Gary and most of all Leah. When Amber tried to kick him down the stairs and Leah was crying at the window as he left my heart was breaking and what did Amber do put her right in her crib, poor baby 😦

    October 20, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Tim

    What upsets me about this whole situation is that if Gary hit her even once, he would be arrested on the spot without questions.

    October 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Heidi

    If the situation were reversed and Gary was hitting Amber and trying to kick her down the stairs, there would be absolute public outrage. It should be no different if the woman is the one doing the hitting. Her behavior is inexcusable and criminal. In addition, she put her child at risk by allowing her new boyfriend – a convicted criminal himself – to live with her and change her baby's diapers, something Gary had every right to be concerned about. Her desperate need to be loved is dangerous. She should be charged with battery and be held accountable for her actions.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Patrick

    If Amber joins the Teabaggers, she can probably run for governor or the senate or something.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dexfan

      Patrick, why would you make a comment like that here? It's clear she is a teabagger, which is how she got pregnant, no?

      Politically, she's obviously a Democrat – saying one thing and doing another, no moral compass, etc. To boot, if she was anything but Liberal, she wouldn't be on eMpTyV.

      October 20, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dimples

      Dexfan, those comments should hav been kept 2 yourself!! Since when does "teabaggin" impregnate you? Smdh!!!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  186. Traci

    I really dont like this girl. She should be in jail. You cant put your hands on other people.PERIOD!
    (Teen Mom) Maci lives down the street form me (in Ooltewah) and she is too sweet and a really good mom, with the help of family & friends.

    October 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  187. bree

    shes just missed understood everone has probles hers are just out their for everone to see them

    October 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meagan

      Did you go to school? I will translate for everyone in case they can't read stupid: She's just misunderstood, everyone has problems. Hers are just out there for everyone to see them.
      This show, people like Amber & Gary and people who do not know proper grammar or know how to spell like you, Bree are what the heck is wrong with America. No wonder this country is going to hell.

      October 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • krista

      hahaha, I agree Meagan!

      October 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuestColin

      @Meagan wins. +1

      October 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teacher

      Bree- Sweetheart. Stay in school and just abstain from anything beyond first base. That was so poorly written that you needed an English-English translation. Your comments and thought process frighten me for the future of our country.

      October 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Wow, you all are the retards of America. This is a stupid blog for some stupid show, not some spelling bee. Look all of you are on here because you have nothing better, just like myself. But the difference is i talk about the topic and not focus so much on spelling errors. But i guess everyone needs something to make themselves feel better, so congradulations you guys know how to spell!

      October 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaeelle

      @Michelle: That would be "congratulations," dear. Good try.

      October 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dimples

      Since when did everyone become so perfect?? Grow ^ & get a life!!! Spelling should b the least of everyones worries about America!!!!

      October 21, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  188. Stephanie

    I hope they sent her to jail. She is a pig and deserves nothing but jail and have her daughter taken away. She tries to act all innocent in front of ppl. Gary is way too good for her ugly face!

    October 20, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  189. colleen

    they should look into her!!!! she s dangerous and has the kid gets older she ll start slapping her around.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  190. cheefsfury


    October 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Paige

    Good. I am sick of watching Amber's crazy outrages. I think that she acts out like an insane person. Send her some meds. I feel so badly for that child growing up in front of all that chaos. It is not healthy and it is effecting her even though she is still so young. Very sad.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maggie

      She's already got meds to take - she just doesn't take them like she should. I'd hate to think of Leah being put into foster care or whatever, but Amber is DEFINITELY not a good mother and I worry that she could be dangerous. Gary's the better parent, but that's not necessarily saying much. Why couldn't these 2 be like Caitlyn and Tyler and give their child up so that they would have a positive and healthy upbringing?

      October 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yep

      @Maggie – It's not too late, they CAN still give the kid up. With all the publicity of this, I'm sure nice, stable couples all over the place will want to adopt her. The scarier thought is what if these idiots *weren't* on TV? If this is how they act now, imagine the damage they would be doing while not under the public eye...

      October 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • shannon

      I agree! She has become more and more unstable. I actually began to feel sorry for Gary. She is physically and mentally abusive to him. He did the right thing when he left with leah for awhile but he should have not brought her back so easily. He should have called the cops the minute Amber hit him. She callsy Gary lazy and selfish but I am afraid if she would watch herself she may be in for a rude awakening. For all those who complain about this show welcome to the real world of disfunction when kids get pregnant and into relationships they aren't ready for. I think this show clearly sends a message to teens that the responsibiility of being a parent so young is difficult.

      October 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • x

      @ Yep- your logic about giving Leah up for adoption doesn't make sense. Leah does have a father, and a very stable family that she COULD go to if let's say foster care did have to come into the picture because of her mother's behavior. Realistically, Gary would get custody. They just don't take every kid and send them to adoptive parents, there's more to it than just sending kids off to strangers, and besides, this is more of a custody issue than an adoption issue. There is a difference.

      October 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  192. joan durtz

    Why does America keep contributing to the dumbing down of this nation by giving trash like these two shows?

    October 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • lbw

      You figure that one out let me know. I really can't explain most of what passes for entertaiment.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • courtney

      amen. i hate it. and i hate myself for watching it. lol

      October 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Why do you watch it then?

      October 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • riri

      Have you ever watched the show? It's not trash at all. It shows teens the realities of the difficulty of becoming a young parent. While I would agree that most MTV shows are trash, this show is not so much.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • courtney

      I've actually only seen 2-3 episodes this season. i absolutely hate reality tv and always feel guilty when i watch this show.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • B=Dog

      The reading comprehension level on these boards is very low!

      @riri READ it again!

      October 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megs

      Probably the same reason people who pretend to be above this show take the time to read a blog and comment about it, Einstein.

      October 20, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Hide yo wivez, hide yo kidz

      October 21, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • @ Nicole

      Who said the person watched the show?

      October 21, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  193. Cisco

    Good put her in jail

    October 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • dee

      I agree! i hate her she is a horrible mother !! poor child!

      October 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lil Kp60hk

      Im Glad Amber needs to go to jail. She starts all the drama with gary , and not making a healthy enviroment for sophia. when sophia gets older she gonna be afraid.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • B-Rad

      @Lil Kp60hk: You sound intelligent. Also, Sophia is Farrah's child, not Amber.

      October 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Yo ur dumb. The girls name is leah not sophia. SMH. Sophia is farrahs daughter

      October 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • jackie

      She ABSOLUTELY deserves to be prosecuted! She tried to kick him down the stairs while he was carrying a large television.

      October 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenni

      To the author of this blog:

      I'm guessing you're not a writer? Looks like you forgot to provide some key details: what did she do that was abusive? What was the outcome of the interview? When did/do these shows air?

      When you write a story, you're supposed to begin with the W5. Who, what, where, when and why. You neglected to answer most of these - and not just in your opening paragraph, but in your entire piece.

      I'm sure you'll do better next time.

      October 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • B2

      @Jenni Being that it is a "blog" AP style writing doesn't really need to be here since it's not technically news. Also being that it's written as if you would know about the show there is no need for W5. So if you don't know about the show. You don't need to read this blog. Go back to your mass comm classes and learn more. Blog about that one.

      October 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • melAnie

      i agree she needs to be in jail i think gary is a good dude if i was him i dont think i would of dealt with that a women gets away with stuff like this all the time if it was him he would of been locked up

      October 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • concerned for Leah

      I was a mother at 16 myself & it is very hard but, there is no excuse for Ambers behavior! I hope CPS will be smart enough to check these parents out & get Leah some help! Amber need's alot of help & I hope she get's it! STOP with the fake tears! It was only after she knew she might be in trouble with the law that her mascara started to run.... I feel very sorry for Gary but he is as much to blame as Amber, He needs to step up & be a man! Give us A break... GROW UP!!!

      October 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephani

      I agree she should be locked up. She attempted to PUSH gary down the steps!!!! honestly neither of them are "great parents" but Amber by far is a horrible abusive girl who will prob beat her child later on in life with her behavior

      October 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Starr

      Just wonder how much of the show is staged for TV.

      October 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith S.

      She seems like a rational, well balanced mom to me. Has everybody forgot the episodes of the Brady Bunch when Carol Brady would get in Mike's face and yell, "If I were bigger than you I'd kick your @ss".

      October 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sha

      Sophia isnt Ambers kid.. Leah is!! And shes a douchbag mother

      October 21, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ep305

      I think she has anger managment problems but that doesn't make her a bad mom. she is probably stressed in case you people forgot she is a teenage mom with a baby daddy who doesn't work and she has to support a family by herself. also if Gary was such a great guy then why did he cheat on her. they both have their flaws and need counseling, but I don't think she is a bad mom

      October 21, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • billy b dick

      Amber is just white trash

      October 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • ms cindy

      i know, i just want her put in jail. she is straight crazy. she is bipolar big time! i remember when gary found a girl she told her daughter, daddy's a cheater. i just want to just slap her everytime she bad mouths gary in front on their child.

      October 21, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • babygirl

      Gary is just as much fault he is constantly in her face acting like hes three yrs old doing doing stupid stuff just to loss her offshe

      October 21, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • kelli

      I think that she should be locked up untill she is helped. i dont understand why gary has not reported her yet? That is dumb if you ask me. i would have no problem calling the cops if somone were acting that way towards me. and for both their families to keep tryining to keep them together "for leah" thats pretty dumb if you ask me. They should tell gary to take leah and go stay with his mom, at least until amber gets the help that she needs. Then slowly let her go back with gary and leah, make it all supervised visits. Thats what i think should happen.

      October 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • amyk

      me and my husband both feel she is not fit to have Leah,she is a child put in the middle of her mother still being a child.Gary needs to get over being w/Amber STAND-UP FOR HIS CHILD AND GO...Last week they showed Amber being asked "what if she gets into 1 of these fits w/Leah there,what will she do?"she said,"put her in her crib(where she is always when Amber has her)and shut her door"to me that sounds like she's already wanted to hit this chid,IF she hasnt already...?? LOCK HER UP,SOMEBODY STEP IN AND GIVE THIS CHILD A CHANCE FOR A GOOD LIFE....
      Gary,get over it she does not want you,she just dont want to be alone and have to take care of Leah,so be a MAN and take your child and GO...Dont let her get away w/all this bs she is doing.I PRAY FOR THIS CHILD......GOD,PLEASE BE WITH HER AND KEEP HER SAFE..

      October 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miz

      lil kp, um sophia is Farrah's kid not ambers, ambers kid is liah. But it'd be nice to see whether or not amber goes to jail.

      October 22, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • d-ray

      i agree! put leah in foster care and send her to jail.
      give Leah a chance.

      October 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • weezie66676

      i find it sad that with the real news happening around the world that HLN calls this story "breaking news". There is oil floating around our Gulf and there is still a war going on, what journalist would pick this crap over a genuine informative story . I seriously doubt the importance of the public being informed on Amber and Gary's disfunctiional relationship...who cares !!!!!! I remember when HLN was truly about the news this is rediculous.

      November 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |

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