is an American reality television series that premiered on December 8, 2009 on MTV.

Portwood adds that she's splitting parenting duties with her ex, Gary Shirley.

While Shirley has full custody of Leah, she spends plenty of time with her mom.

Farrah eventually proved to Derek's family through a paternity test that Derek was in fact Sophia's father and then was faced with a lawsuit filed by Derek's mother for grandparents' visitation rights, despite no previous contact with Sophia.

She published her autobiography, My Teenage Dream Ended in August 2012.

have seen Amber Portwood undergo a very dramatic transformation.

Once an unstable teenager dealing with anger management — she even did a stint in jail for felony drug charges — Portwood has grown alongside her daughter, Leah, who is now 8 years old, to become an entrepreneur.

She had aspirations to go away to college with her friends after she graduated from high school, but her dreams are now on hold as she struggles to take care of Bentley, take online courses at the local state college, and maintain her relationship with Ryan, Bentley's father.

and stated: "I really just wanted to show girls how hard it was to be a teen parent.

Abraham defended her decision to make and sell her porn video, claiming that she wanted to "celebrate [her] awesome body".

Maci Mc Kinney (born Bookout) (from Chattanooga, Tennessee), the mother of Bentley Cadence Edwards, is described by MTV as the classic teenage overachiever who is popular, athletic, and successful in school.

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