We begged Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley to tell their daughter the truth about Mommy's prison predicament.
But a source close to the former Teen Mom stars says they have crafted a different story. The source says:
"Amber and Gary are going with the idea that she is away shooting a film in California. This is their cover; they don’t want to tell Leah that she’s actually in prison - because they’re not sure she would understand and don’t want her thinking worse of her mom."
A fake Hollywood movie? Sounds like life imitating Argo! Do they really think they can keep this up? The source says:
"…the problem is, everyone at Leah’s daycare knows that Amber is her mom and that she’s in prison, there’s no hiding that fact. So, it’s only a matter a time before Leah overhears it, and that has got Amber and Gary in a panic that she will find out what’s going on before they tell her."
They're worried she's going to find out before they tell her? We have a simple solution for that: TELL HER!
The poor girl needs to know the situation! People may judge, but they respect someone who is honest and unashamed. And children forgive more easily than most.
Think about it- do you want to be the mom who went to prison? Or the mom who lied to her daughter for years?