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'Teen Mom OG' Recap: Amber Portwood Says 'Someone' Is In Distant Daughter Leah's 'Ear'

Sep. 8 2021, Published 7:44 a.m. ET

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Fans were in for an emotional premiere of Teen Mom OG on Tuesday, September 7.

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Amber Portwood tried to navigate the strained relationship between her and her daughter Leah. "My relationship with her has changed a lot. I haven't seen her in quite some time," the 31-year-old told the cameras.

Portwood shares the 12-year-old with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley.

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After the pre-teen said that Portwood "just birthed" her and "left" her on the previous season, the mom-of-two said that she was hurt by her daughter's comments. "What she said about me was very hurtful," Portwood said, "I was a bit shocked."

"Someone is in her ear," she said, seemingly referring to Shirley and his wife Kristina. "And it's not right."

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"I feel very stressed right now," she lamented. "A little sad. [Shirley and Kristina] haven't been answering any of my phone calls or text messages. I was ignored."

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Portwood said that she texts her daugher all the time, but doesn't get a response. She said it's been "a long time" since she and Leah spoke.

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"I can't count the days," she explained. "It's just going to make me more depressed. I don't understand why I'm getting treated this way right now. I'm not going to give up on her."

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During the Teen Mom OG reunion that aired in April, Portwood walked off the set and said that Kristina had gotten "in the way of me and my daughter."

"You said I could trust you and I did trust you," she told her ex. "But I can't trust your wife."

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Elsewhere in this week's episode, Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell learned that they were expecting another daughter. The couple had said that they wanted a boy and seemed disappointed by the gender reveal. They gave their daughter, Carly, 12, up for adoption and later welcomed Novalee and Vaeda.

The 29-year-old welcomed the new arrival one week before the show premiered. She told Celebuzz that their "fourth and final little princess" was named Rya Rose Baltierra.

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Meanwhile, ahead of the premiere, Maci Bookout McKinney told E! News that she and her husband Taylor McKinney's relationship with her baby daddy Ryan Edwards and his family is still complicated. "Right now, we honestly don't have any real communication or relationship with them," she told the publication.

"I don't want to force everyone to just move on and get over it," the 16 And Pregnant alum explained. "I think if it works out and everyone feels okay and right about mending the relationship, then I'm all for that. I just don't want it to be something that is forced or unnatural because I just don't think you build solid relationships or mend solid relationships if it's not genuine. We'll see."

Edwards' father, Larry, told The Sun in March that "the family have been let go from the show by the network. It's unbelievable.”

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