Amber Portwood is being her best self, despite rumors saying otherwise!
The Teen Mom OG star has once again been caught in the rumor mill with accusations she had physically abused her fiancé Matt Baier.
After photos of the 45-year-old with a swollen face surfaced online, fans of the MTV reality series went into overdrive assuming Baier's face had gotten in the way of Portwood's fists.
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But the 26-year-old reality star says those claims couldn't be further from the truth, as she's made some "serious changes" to better herself over the past few years!
Speaking to E! News, Portwood cleared the air about the hurtful gossip and her relationship with the much older Baier. She explained:
"Five years ago I made the decision to choose prison over rehab in order to fully turn my life around. Since then I've worked hard to make serious changes for myself, for my daughter, and for all the fans who supported me."
The accusations were fueled by Amber's past abusive history, as fans are well aware she's no stranger to letting a heated moment get the best of her.
But the the momma of one insists her Iron Fist past is behind her, continuing:
"I'm saddened by the latest rumors, which are both untrue and unfounded, but plan to continue to stay focused on my recovery and being the best person I can be for everyone in my life."
You keep working on you, girl!
Even considering the not-so-motherly relationship between her and certain other Teen Mom OG costars (**COUGH** Farrah Abraham **COUGH**), Portwood says she's honored to be part of such a successful show, adding:
"In spite of everything I am truly blessed and will keep going on the positive path I set forth on."
That's the best way to strike a blow to the haters — completely ignore them!
[Image via Instagram.]
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