Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley‘s daughter Leah simply turned 14 and appears so grown up! The teenager, whose beginning was documented on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant again in 2009, posed for a number of foolish pictures together with her dad, in an Instagram publish he shared in honor of her big day on Nov. 12. Her little sister Emilee, 6, whom Gary shares with spouse Kristina Shirley, was additionally within the pictures.
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 joyful birthday, she’s a really good younger girl & I couldn’t ask for a greater child. I 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.
As soon as the proud dad and mom shared the publish, his followers have been fast to reply with their very own birthday needs and different feedback. “I exploit to suppose she look similar to her mother however now she seems to be like your twin. Joyful Birthday Stunning 🎂,” one follower wrote whereas one other wrote, “Wow joyful birthday Leah little mini break up genetics lol between you two Gary. #Superior #twinsies lol 👏👏👏 joyful birthday to you.” A 3rd identified that they thought Leah seems to be like Amber through the authentic Teen Mother, and a fourth shared, “She’s so stunning 😍🎉🎈🎂 You and Kristina have carried out an incredible job elevating her and making such a wonderful house.”
Gary’s newest pictures 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 latest episode of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter. The heartbreaking episode was stuffed with memorable moments, together with Leah’s response to the custody choice.
“My mother and James do have a very nice relationship. One thing like I didn’t have together with her. It’s unfair as a result of all of her work that she’s gone by way of to even be right here now — it’s like all for nothing,” she stated to her dad Gary, who assured her it’s not all for nothing. “It’s going to hit actually onerous and it’s unfair. It’s utterly unfair. That bond is simply going to be ripped.” On the time the courtroom’s choice, which permits Andrew to take James from Indiana to California, got here to mild, Amber additionally launched an announcement that stated she was “heartbroken” and would “by no means cease preventing” for her kids.