Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley‘s daughter Leah simply turned 14 and appears so grown up! The teenager, whose start was documented on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant again in 2009, posed for a number of foolish images along with her dad, in an Instagram submit 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 images.
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 completely satisfied birthday, she’s a really sensible younger woman & 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 mother and father shared the submit, his followers had been fast to reply with their very own birthday needs and different feedback. “I take advantage of to assume she look identical to her mother however now she seems to be like your twin. Pleased Birthday Stunning 🎂,” one follower wrote whereas one other wrote, “Wow completely satisfied birthday Leah little mini break up genetics lol between you two Gary. #Superior #twinsies lol 👏👏👏 completely satisfied birthday to you.” A 3rd identified that they thought Leah seems to be like Amber in the course of the unique Teen Mother, and a fourth shared, “She’s so stunning 😍🎉🎈🎂 You and Kristina have completed an incredible job elevating her and making such an exquisite house.”
Gary’s newest images 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 court docket battle, on a latest episode of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter. The heartbreaking episode was filled with memorable moments, together with Leah’s response to the custody resolution.
“My mother and James do have a very nice relationship. One thing like I didn’t have along 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 mentioned to her dad Gary, who assured her it’s not all for nothing. “It’s going to hit actually laborious and it’s unfair. It’s utterly unfair. That bond is simply going to be ripped.” On the time the court docket’s resolution, which permits Andrew to take James from Indiana to California, got here to mild, Amber additionally launched an announcement that mentioned she was “heartbroken” and would “by no means cease preventing” for her youngsters.