Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley‘s daughter Leah simply turned 14 and appears so grown up! The teen, whose beginning was documented on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant again in 2009, posed for a number of foolish photographs along with her dad, in an Instagram submit he shared in honor of her special occasion on Nov. 12. Her little sister Emilee, 6, whom Gary shares with spouse Kristina Shirley, was additionally within the photographs.
The small group confirmed off varied poses, together with making humorous scrunched up faces and flexing biceps, and Gary added a loving caption alongside the snapshots. “Wishing my very superior daughter Leah shirley a really blissful birthday, she’s a really good younger woman & I couldn’t ask for a greater child. I really like you Leah so very a lot. Ps. I attempted to get @kristina_shirley3 within the pic, however No No Nooooo! 😑 we nonetheless love you girl. 😛,” the caption learn.
Once the proud mother and father shared the submit, his followers had been fast to reply with their very own birthday needs and different feedback. “I take advantage of to suppose she look similar to her mother however now she seems like your twin. Happy Birthday Beautiful 🎂,” one follower wrote whereas one other wrote, “Wow blissful birthday Leah little mini cut up genetics lol between you two Gary. #Awesome #twinsies lol 👏👏👏 blissful birthday to you.” A 3rd identified that they thought Leah seems like Amber in the course of the unique Teen Mom, and a fourth shared, “She’s so lovely 😍🎉🎈🎂 You and Kristina have finished a tremendous job elevating her and making such a fantastic residence.”
Gary’s newest photographs of Leah come after Amber, who’s had a historical past of home violence, made headlines for exhibiting the second she misplaced custody of her son James, 4, whom she shares with Andrew Glennon, after a three-year courtroom battle, on a current episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter. The heartbreaking episode was filled with memorable moments, together with Leah’s response to the custody determination.
“My mother and James do have a very nice relationship. Something like I didn’t have along with her. It’s unfair as a result of all of her work that she’s gone via to even be right here now — it’s like all for nothing,” she mentioned to her dad Gary, who assured her it’s not all for nothing. “It’s going to hit actually arduous and it’s unfair. It’s utterly unfair. That bond is simply going to be ripped.” At the time the courtroom’s determination, which permits Andrew to take James from Indiana to California, got here to gentle, Amber additionally launched a press release that mentioned she was “heartbroken” and would “by no means cease preventing” for her kids.