Now that Teen Mom’s Amber Portwood is realizing she could actually be in trouble for beating the shit out of her boyfriend, Gary Shirley, it’s time for the excuses to fly. In an interview with National Enquirer (realize source here), an “insider” was quoted as saying:
“Amber knows she needs a good defense, and reality show producers are known to stage scenes, so she thinks it’s believable.
“She says that the producers were concerned because they don’t get much drama from the other moms.
“They told her that she and Gary were the most popular couple on the show and that they would pay her extra to provoke a fight. Amber says Gary didn’t know about it because they wanted a ‘spontaneous’ reaction from him.”
Even if this story is true, I’m not buying it at all. Amber is a head case, and she’s been in a dysfunctional relationship with Gary for as long as the show has aired, and we’re supposed to suddenly believe that she took money to be what she already is, crazy! Amber and Gary may be the most popular part of the show, but I don’t think MTV needs to pay Amber any extra to get it like that. They saw gold in her during 16 and Pregnant which is why she was selected to do the Teen Mom show. To think they would need to pay her to be crazy is like saying they pay “The Situation” to be sleazy, or “Snookie” to be skanky. Shit like that just comes natural for them, as does Ambers behavior.