TEEN Mom star Amber Portwood has been spotted on a date night with her new boyfriend Gary in an exclusive photo obtained by The U.S. Sun.
A source has given The U.S. Sun an inside scoop on Amber’s date and claims their relationship is “going strong.”
Amber’s date night was at Chao, a Vietnamese restaurant in Fishers, Indiana.
The insider claimed Gary, Amber’s date, is the “hottest guy Amber has ever been with.”
“He is really handsome and super buff,” the source gushed.
Reportedly, the happy couple met on eHarmony and are going strong.
The source does not believe the “new” Gary has met either of Amber’s kids and observed she steered the conversation away from talking about her exes.
Amber shares her daughter, Leah, 13, with her ex Gary Shirley.
She also shares her son, James, five, with her ex Andrew Glennon.
The insider claimed Gary picked up the bill for Amber’s dinner date and said the Teen Mom star slipped an extra $20 on the table.
Both Amber and Gary were reportedly “really nice” to the staff.
An insider dished to Us Weekly all about the former MTV star’s new romance.
The pair met on a “dating app four months ago” and have been taking it slow.
“They are taking their time getting to know each other, but it’s getting serious,” the source claimed.
Gary is in his late 30s, is very “family-oriented,” and takes care of his parents, the insider added.
“All the guys Amber has dated before she met on social media and were fans of the show,” the source told the news outlet.
“This new man in her life has actually never seen Teen Mom so she feels she can finally date in the way she’s always wanted to.”
As Amber gets serious with Gary, she may be looking to leave her time on Teen Mom entirely.
‘CLOSE THIS CHAPTER’
Ahead of the season finale of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter back in October 2023, Amber shared a cryptic post.
The Teen Mom OG alum captioned the post: “Time to Close this life-changing chapter.”
The preview trailer shared footage of her ex Andrew filing an emergency motion to end Amber’s visits with their son James.
Her ex Gary attempted to console the teary-eyed Amber.
Gary cried: “You fought so hard.”
The heartbreaking scene ended with a group hug.
In the comments section of her post, fans speculated the finale was supposedly Amber’s last episode with the popular program.
One fan said: “I hope you continue to grow and things get better for you. If you ever just need a friend in Indy, let me know.
“I have been through so much as well! Good luck!”
Another fan added: “Missed seeing your face this season, Amber, but I totally understand you needed some well-deserved time off for a bit.”
A third fan mentioned: “I’ve watched since the beginning, and you have grown so much. Keep fighting the fight. One day at a time.”
A fourth person stated: “Please tell me that you’re not leaving. I absolutely love watching you and your growth.”
A commentator chimed: “Wait, what do you mean ‘close?’ We love you so much! Ughhh! I can’t imagine life without you!”
In response, Amber wrote to her followers: “From the bottom of my heart, thank you guys.”
‘HER OWN DECISION’
In February 2023, insiders told The U.S. Sun that the MTV star decided to leave the Teen Mom franchise, which she joined after first appearing on 16 and Pregnant in 2009.
The insider revealed: “Amber is officially leaving Teen Mom.
“This was her own decision. She was not fired.”
The source claimed the reality star would “be making an announcement within the next few days.”
In late January, the U.S. Sun reported the MTV mom had been telling friends she was saying goodbye to the long-running series.
The source claimed: “Amber has told people she is absolutely out at the show, that she already quit and gave notice to MTV.”