Many things have changed since we first met her over a decade ago, from significant others to hairstyles but her biggest transformation is her body. Amber has always shared her struggles with losing weight and staying in shape especially after her diagnosis with borderline personality together with her previous diagnosis of bipolar disorder and anxiety. Amber has certainly come a long way; here are 20 photos of her transformation over the years.
20 16 And Pregnant, 2008
We first met Amber when she was expecting her first child, with her then-boyfriend, Gary Shirley. Here, Amber was about to pop and decided to turn her bump into a pumpkin for Halloween and matched it with an orange top. According to usmagazine, her daughter, Leah was born just a few weeks later.
19 New Mom In Town
Amber is pictured holding her newborn, Leah Leann Shirley, born in November 2008. At that time, Amber and Gary’s relationship was rocky mostly because of money issues and being teenage parents as usmagazine reports. However, Gary tried to salvage it by proposing and Amber accepted but things did not change, leaving the couple’s relationship estranged.
18 Out And About
In this pic, Amber had really cut down her baby weight and looked good while out-and-about doing her errands but according to wetpaint, this was not a healthy weight loss. Amber was using drugs at the time, which caused her to lose weight. Her addiction got her into more legal problems later.
17 Amber With Baby Leah
Amber here paused for a pic with her daughter just before her arrest. According to dailymail, Amber had been in and out of jail for domestic violence, possession of controlled substances and violation of her probation. Gary was even granted full custody of Leah and Amber was not allowed to contact her.
16 Amber Spotted Leaving Her House
Amber was spotted leaving her house a week after her suicide attempt. According to eonline, she had taken a lot of drugs and had to be hospitalized. Her addiction had taken over and at one time, she even threatened to take her life. This toxic situation was because of the sudden fame associated with being on TV.
15 Trouble With The Law
After being in and out of jail for a while, her bad deeds caught up with her and she was locked up. As Heraldbulletin reports, she chose to drop out of a drug court rehabilitation program and instead serve a five-year sentence because according to her the program would not have helped her. Here she was wearing an orange and white striped jail uniform.
14 Released From Prison
Amber decided to reform once she got to prison. As usmagazine reports, she earned her GED, finished two prison courses and attended substance abuse classes which led her to be released early due to good behavior. In this pic, she was finally out of prison, ready to start a new life as a reformed person.
13 Life After Jail
After serving 17 months behind bars, Amber was ready to turn over a new leaf. Here she was photographed for the first time since her release leaving the Frisch Big Boy restaurant back in 2013. According to dailymail, she was focusing on being a good mom and working on a joint custody agreement with her ex Gary.
12 Reunion With Baby Leah
Amber seemed to have packed on a few pounds probably from eating all the good foods she had missed while in prison. Here she was reading a storybook titled Floating and Sinking, to her 3-year-old daughter who looked very engaged. According to usmagazine, she was granted shared custody with Gary.
11 Turning Her Life Around
Amber decided to dive back into the dating world and after meeting DJ Matt Baier on Twitter, they started dating. Here, Amber was pausing for a photo with her new man. She looked happy and different with dyed hair and a slightly smaller frame. She had also returned to film Teen Mom OG as eonline reports.
10 Break Up With Matt
After dating for over three years and getting engaged, Amber broke up with Matt. According to people, she revealed that she was unhappy and depressed in the relationship and had to get out. She later found out that he might have been cheating on her. This led her spiraled out of control and turned back to drinking and eating unhealthy.
9 The VMA Debut
Amber did not stay single for too long, she started a new relationship with cinematographer Andrew Glennon. In this pic, the pair made their red carpet debut at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) as hollywoodlife reports, flaunting the most adorable PDA on the carpet. Amber looked stunning in rose gold hair and silver lace gown.
8 Pregnant With Baby Number 2
Amber and Andrew were excited to share the news of their pregnancy with the world. To announce it, Amber shared a “we’re pregnant” photo on Instagram. Here, Andrew is gently holding her growing bump. Amber was probably experiencing a lot of morning sickness hence why she looks a little pale as parents reports.
7 New Mommy
Amber shared this selfie of her and Baby James Andrew Glennon captioning “ugh I just love this so much.” The reality star gave birth in May 2018 and seems to be enjoying every bit of being a mother of two. According to eonline, Leah was also excited to be a big sister; she even practiced her holding skills with a doll.
6 The New Addition
Amber, Andrew and baby James pause for a perfect family photo. Here Amber had bounced back after giving birth and she looked amazing. Meanwhile, the two are enjoying living a low-key family life at home with their new addition. They have adjusted to having indoors date nights until James gets older as usmagazine reports.
5 Amber Arrested Again
Amber got into trouble with the law again in July 2019. According to dailymail, she was facing another set of domestic charges against her then-boyfriend Andrew. Amber allegedly went after him with a machete while he was holding their son. Here she is seen at a courthouse alongside her mom for an emergency child custody hearing.
4 Mother-Daughter Time
Amber and her 11-year-old daughter spent some mother-daughter time getting some mani-pedi. Leah looked excited to be getting her nails did and Amber seemed relaxed to be taking time off mommy mode with the little one. Cafemom reports that Leah was devastated when her mom was arrested again because she didn’t want James taken away from her.
3 Moved Out
As celebnewnetwork reports, Amber was not allowed to contact her son for almost three weeks but the no-contact order was removed permitting her to see him but under supervision. However, she is still not allowed to contact Andrew and therefore had to move out. Amber is currently staying with her mom amid all the drama.
2 Last Pic
Amber shared this pic of her and Leah on Instagram and informed her fans that she was quitting Instagram and leaving all the negativity behind. As thesun reports, she took a plea deal in the domestic violence case against Andrew and was sentenced to 906 days of probation. She had recently celebrated Leah’s 11th birthday and was at awe how much she has grown.
1 New Man?
Various sources have revealed that Amber is now dating someone new. The new catch is a photographer from Belgium called Dimitri Garcia. According to cheetsheet, Dimitri is a fan of Teen Mom and reached out to Amber on social media. Amber cannot travel much due to her probation and therefore it looks like Dimitri will be the one traveling to Indiana if the relationship goes serious
Sources: usmagazine, wetpaint, dailymail, eonline, heraldbulletin, people
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