Amber Portwood is apparently a believer that any publicity is necessarily good publicity. "I could get the attention, but is not an accurate observation," Teen star mother told TMZ on Monday.
Although 20-year-old from Anderson, IN, has acquired the reputation of the MTV show, said he did not want the name of “teenage mother” captured with him as long as he remains in the public eye.
“I think that [MTV’s] fine to me, but I’m older now and the whole thing. So, it’s turned into — Teen Mom — I turned 20 and I don’t want to be known as Amber from Teen Mom,” Portwood explained.
“When it’s all done and over with because, MTV is not going to be here forever and I know that.”
Portwood may view her “teen mom” reputation negatively, but the fame she has gained from being a reality TV star has also brought her fortune. She previously admitted she makes $140,000 for a six-month contract with MTV for filming the show, but Portwood apparently believes the salary is not a significant amount.
“I don’t know — I don’t make a major amount of money — I don’t think I’m a celebrity,” Portwood said.
While Teen Mom star has recently made many headlines — including her recent arrest on charges she assaulted ex-fiance Gary Shirley, the father of her two-year-old daughter Leah, Portwood said her struggles have only made her stronger and wiser.
“I’ve learned my lesson I promise you that. I did therapy for eight months now — anger management — everything,” Portwood claimed.
In addition, the reality TV star said much of her recovery from the drama of her relationship with Shirley was self-motivated.
“[Therapy’s] a personal choice though — so that it never happens again — make sure that I have self control. It was never a court order. It wasn’t anything. That was personally my decision to go to therapy and go to a psychiatrist. I did two things,” Portwood asserted.
Portwood also said she believes her 24-hour hold in jail before she was released on $5,000 bail was a horrible experience but taught her a valuable life lesson in that her punishment could have been worse.
“The whole time I was there, the only thing that really made me feel like – I was right – when I keep thinking”, these girls are here for many years, months, and I’m here 24 hours.’ And I learned with 24 hours in jail was ‘. Think about what you have lived -. What they have learned that there is ‘; So, I can not complain, but it was not good at all. It was horrible,” Portwood said.