'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood releases statement from prison: 'I have to grow up and start acting like a mother'Add to Favorites | Teen Mom
But seeing as how MTV couldn't film the show inside Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility, Amber wasn't able to contribute to the discussion.
She did, however, provide a statement, which D.Pins read aloud. Amber insists that her first priority now is her sobriety and how to repair her relationships with her daughter, Leah, and her baby daddy -- while emphasizing that Gary "has too many insecurities" for them to be involved romantically again.
Here is Amber's statement in its entirety:
"Right now I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing with my life. I guess I just got lost. I went to jail because I had an addiction to opiates. You live and you learn. and that's real. It's time for me to stop partying and realize that even though I'm 21, I'm not a normal 21-year-old -- I'm a mother. Which means I have to grow up quicker and start acting like a mother.
"I miss Leah a lot. She's a little mini-me. I see pictures of her and I think about where I went wrong and how I can fix it so she can be proud of me.
"As for Gary, I know that he's a good dad. I hope he finds happiness, even if it's not with me. I know we probably won't get back together. He has too many insecurities when it comes to our relationship but I hope that one day we can have a good relationship between us and Leah.
"Right now my No. 1 priority in life is dedicating my life to being sober, to being a sober person. And to show my daughter that people make mistakes but you can always come back. If Leah learns anything from me she should see how becoming a teen mom can change you. How everything is postponed.
"I made the show for a reason...some decisions change your whole life. If you don't want to take responsibility and use protection, then don't have sex. One night can change your whole life into a sad story.
"I hope people look at my story and say, 'That's not the way I want to go.' I know everybody looks at me as a mean person who cusses and hits people, but that's not me. That's just what I had to go through to grow up and learn.
"I want to show everybody that I can do it and I can start living a straight life and getting my family back in order."
You can see Gary's response when he takes the couch tonight on the final "Teen Mom" reunion special, airing at 7 p.m. on MTV.