TEEN Mom OG star Gary Shirley slammed his ex Amber Portwood for “embarrassing” their 13-year-old daughter Leah.
The 31-year-old previously went on numerous Instagram Live rants during “manic” episodes.
When asked why he joined his ex for therapy, Gary explained: “Me and my wife, we’re trying to have a relationship with Amber.
“Not only to be good co-parents, but also to try to be more understanding.”
After the therapist explained Amber’s borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder, Gary was asked is he’s “seen changes in Amber.”
Gary said “she don’t get angry as much,” adding: “Her Instagram posts, your videos- whether it’s directed towards her fans or directed towards us, Leah sees that and she doesn’t want that.”
Following clips of Amber called Gary’s wife a “homewrecker” on Instagram Live, he said: “What happens is some of her friends see it too and when they see it, it’s embarrassing for Leah.”
Amber responded: “I was having a really horrible manic episode and you go through man for a couple weeks, you talk a lot of s**t and you just feel horrible afterwards and when you get down you’re like, ‘Oh man, how can I fix this? Can I fix this?’”
She concluded: “How do you explain that to a 12-year-old?”
AMBER TARGETS KRISTINA
Back in March, Amber shocked fans when she called out Gary’s wife Kristina in an Instagram Live rant.
Several hours after the episode aired, Amber took to Instagram to brand Kristina a “liar” and claim that she “spoils” Leah.
“When you’re a w***e, you’re a w***e. When you’re a homewrecker, you’re a homewrecker,” the MTV star said.
“When you’re a liar, you’re a liar,” she added.
Amber’s strained relationship with Leah- who turned 13 earlier this month- has been heavily documented on the reality show.
BEGGING TO RECONCILE
During last week’s episode, Amber was visited by Gary to discuss attending therapy together.
After Gary said he’s ready to move on from their past drama, he added that he would attend counseling with her.
He said: “I figure if I can at least do my part, which is understanding what you’re going through as far as your mental state of mind.”
Amber explained she has many “mental illnesses,” though “tries her best to even get off this couch and do school.”
She added that’s “trying to have a relationship with Leah and it’s hard.”
Amber continued: “I’ve accepted it.
“But what I haven’t been able to accept that my medication- no matter what and no matter how much I take of it- will never fully keep me like you.”
THE AWKWARD REUNION
Earlier this month, fans witnessed an awkward family dinner when Amber arrived at the house of Gary, Kristina, her daughter Emilee and Leah.
As soon as Amber walked in, she tried to break the silence and waved at Leah from a distance, saying: “Hello.”
The star attempted to chat up with Kristina: “It’s so odd because there’s no one in my house. Like living alone for 16 months has been amazing. I’ve been really figuring things out…it feels peaceful, I think.”
After Leah grabbed a DVD from Emiliee’s hands, Amber said: “What’s that?”
Leah said: “A movie.”
After Amber asked what the movie was about, Leah paused and responded: “Stuff…”
Following a moment of silence, Amber told the others: “I’m so sorry, guys, I am like so tired,” before making her way out of their home.
While in the car alone, Amber vented: “I don’t know what the point of this was…driving 40 something minutes, so that’s cool.”
The reality star previously admitted that her daughter has refused to accept her apology for all of her past mistakes.