Amber Portwood Reacts to Matt Baier Marriage News
Amber Portwood’s response to Matt Baier’s surprise wedding bombshell isn’t what a lot of people expected, given the couple’s history.
The Teen Mom OG star’s longtime boyfriend and sometime fiance got married this week in Las Vegas … but she has no f–ks to give.
Despite their intense relationship – they were engaged for over a year, and together as recently as this summer – Amber is just over it.
The Teen Mom OG star “doesn’t care” about her ex-fiance’s surprise marriage, a source reveals, and that’s pretty much all there is to it.
“Amber is happy in her new life,” the insider says.
“She doesn’t care that Matt is married.”
As previously reported, Matt Baier married Jennifer Conlin earlier this week; Matt and Jennifer have been together for just a few months.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, which broke the story late Tuesday, Conlon is 35-year-old waitress at a Las Vegas restaurant.
She’s also a single mother of two daughters of her own; Baier has between seven and nine kids (reports vary) from previous relationships.
Little is known about his romance with Conlon, including how or when exactly they got together, and Matt says he’s keeping it that way.
Baier told E! News, is “not a public figure … we kept our relationship private,” he says, adding that he never proposed to Jennifer either.
“It was one of those situations where it just kind of felt like the right thing. We really get each other. We both have overcome a lot of stuff.”
“It felt like the right thing to do,” Matt added.
“It just kind of happened that way.”
Portwood did not have any advance notice about it, from what we’re told, as The Ashley reports “Amber [was] not aware that he got married.
She and Baier officially ended their turbulent relationship this past August, not long after calling off their wedding for the second time.
The final straw was when Baier, a recovering drug addict, offered her co-star member Catelynn Lowell a Xanax at a press day in NYC.
This was upsetting for several reasons, not the least of which that it’s illegal, but perhaps more significantly, that he claimed to be sober.
His authenticity called into question, Baier later took a lie detector test and failed when pressed about sexual advances toward others.
Amber later opened up about the breakup:
“It was rough, but it was a necessary thing to do. I needed to see where I was in my head and it’s a beautiful thing because I just feel better.”
A major reason she’s feeling better is Andrew Glennon, a crew member she met on Marriage Boot Camp (which she filmed with Baier).
While she went on that show ostensibly to reconcile – or at least reach some level of closure – with Baier, things took a different turn.
She ended up dating Glennon, and though she insists there was no cheating or overlap with Matt, that relationship progressed quickly.
Five months later, Portwood, the mother of 9-year-old Leah with ex Gary Shirley, as Teen Mom fans know, is having a baby with Andrew.
“When I first found out I was a little scared. I don’t know what to expect. Having a new baby is new likes, new wants, new needs,” she said.
“So it’s very nerve-racking,” Portwood added, insisting that despite that, ”We’re both very happy. I feel like it’s a new chapter of my life.”
It sure is.