Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is free! The reality star has been released on $5,000 bail after being arrested yesterday on charges of felony domestic battery and neglect as a result of her actions on the hit MTV reality show. The show is supposed to be an honest view of the lives of today’s teen parents, but in Amber’s case the footage from the show has become Exhibit A in the criminal investigation against her.
Will the new stars of the upcoming Teen Mom 2 learn from Amber Portwood’s mistakes?
So far Amber Portwood’s actions have resulted iin criminal charges and a court order barring her from any contact with her daughter Leah. It’s been a rough year for the Teen Mom with little signs of slowing down anytime soon. The one good thing that may come out of Amber’s actions is that the new crop of Teen Moms may learn from her mistakes and realize their actions will have a lasting effect. The entire situation could have been avoided if Amber had refrained from physically attacking her ex-boyfriend Gary right in front of their daughter all while the MTV cameras were rolling.
The new crop of Teen Mom 2 includes some alumnae from the MTV show 16 and Pregnant. The girls – Leah, Jenelle, Kailyn and Chelsea – will start showing off their parenting skills for the world to watch (and judge) on January 11. Hopefully the cast of Teen Mom 2 will learn that they are accountable for their actions whether or not the cameras happen to be capturing every moment for the world to see!