There is tragic news for Teen Mom star Amber Portwood whose dad has passed away. Amber’s dad, Shawn Portwood, appeared in the reality TV show before his daughter’s stint in prison.
Amber’s brother spoke of how his father helped the MTV star get her life back on track after her imprisonment back in 2011: “I know that he helped Amber because he gave her strength to get better. He is the reason she was able to turn her life around. He set the precedent for what she needed to do to get better.”
Amber, who left prison last year, is set to appear on screens once again for a new season of Teen Mom alongside the other original stars, Maci, Catelynn and Farrah. Her daughter, Leah, is now five-years-old.
The reality TV star tweeted her thanks for people’s support earlier today: “I just want to say thank you to everyone for all your kind words. This is a heartbreaking time for my family your prayers help..love always.”