Teen Mom 3 - Netflix
Teen Mom 3 is a spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 and Pregnant. We are following the stories of Mackenzie, Katie, Briana, and Alex from the fourth season of 16 and Pregnant who are facing the challenges of their first years of motherhood.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Teen Mom 3 - Teen Mom - Netflix
Teen Mom, renamed Teen Mom OG since the fifth season, is an American reality television series that premiered on December 8, 2009 on MTV. Developed as the first spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, it aired four seasons before its initial conclusion on October 9, 2012. A revival of the show was announced in February 2015, with its fifth season scheduled to premiere on March 23, 2015. The series follows the lives of Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Amber Portwood, who were featured on the first season of 16 and Pregnant; it documents their first years of motherhood and places additional emphasis on strained family and romantic relationships. The pilot episode was the network's highest-rated premiere in over a year, with 2.1 million total viewers; the record was surpassed by the controversial series Skins, which had 3.26 million viewers. The first-season finale brought in 3.6 million viewers. The second-season finale pulled in over 5.6 million viewers, at which time a spin-off Teen Mom 2 was announced for January 11, 2011. In December 2015, it was announced via the Teen Mom OG Facebook page that the show was back for a sixth season, and featured a trailer for the upcoming season, with it being set to premiere on January 4, 2016. In December 2016, Portwood announced her decision to quit the series, citing what she felt was “unfair treatment” following the sixth season's finale and reunion shows; despite this, Portwood returned to the series for its seventh season, which premiered in April 2017. In March 2018, Abraham went ahead with her adult webcam show, and producers decided to cut ties with her. Abraham was not featured for the rest of the season and is off of the series.
Teen Mom 3 - Amber Portwood - Netflix
Amber Portwood (from Anderson, Indiana) is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley. Amber's journey into parenthood has been tough; she struggles to parent Leah, and stay with her fiance Gary. She used to be a self-declared party girl, but now discovers she has little time to do anything besides take care of Leah. Amber dropped out of high school when she discovered she was pregnant, but now is working to obtain her GED. She has many troubles with her baby's father, Gary. The problems have led to physical violence in front of her child, Leah, including an incident where Amber beats him so severely, he is left with permanent scars. Amber eventually gets arrested for domestic violence against Gary. She had a younger sister, Candace, who died of SIDS when Amber was 5. As of June 2012, Amber was serving a five-year jail sentence, the result of a December 2011 arrest for possession of drugs and failing to complete a court-ordered rehab program. On November 4, 2013, she was released from Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility (four years early). Over the course of filming, Portwood became engaged to Matt Baier, an author and onetime DJ. Originally, the wedding was scheduled for October 10, 2016; however, the wedding plans were suspended when it was revealed that, unbeknownst to Portwood, Baier had several children by different women and had fallen behind on child support payments and that he had reached out to fellow Teen Mom castmates Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans before finally pursuing Portwood. The couple reconciled, and a new date has been fixed for October 13, 2017. Portwood has said she would be inviting all of the Teen Mom stars, “[e]very single one from Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom OG.” Portwood met Baier over Twitter in 2014 and she says “she put him through a test to see if he really liked her, and not just because she was on TV”. Both Portwood and Baier have a love of music and past addiction problems in common, according to Portwood. On the 2016 check-up with Dr. Drew, Portwood announces that she and her ex fiancé Gary, have agreed to share 50-50 custody of their seven-year-old daughter Leah. Following the sixth-season finale and reunion show, Portwood announced she would not be returning to the series. In a series a tweets, Portwood claimed: “If I was treated fairly it wouldn't be an issue but it's been nothing but disrespect since the reunion show. Which keeps continuing today. [...] Nothing has been dealt with or has made me feel any safer to even move on with people who have continuously hidden things from the network. The day I'm shown some respect by the people I've worked with for 8 years is the day I'll be back. I've sacrificed a lot for this show.” Portwood subsequently returned for the seventh season, her upcoming wedding being one of the show's focuses. Portwood and Baier ended their relationship around the summer of 2017 after Portwood learned of Baier's infidelity. She is in a relationship with Andrew Glennon, whom she met whilst filming Marriage Boot Camp, where Glennon was working as a camera man. They are expecting their first child, a boy named James in 2018.
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