Inside Teen Mom Amber Portwood’s closed shops including makeup and house flipping as she prepares to quit the show.
AMBER Portwood is reportedly preparing to retire from the Teen Mom franchise.
But she might want to make sure she has a successful backup plan first.
Amber, 32, has had a variety of side hustles herself during her time on the show.
But for one reason or another, they all failed.
Now Amber is getting ready to start her own business again.
A source told The US Sun that Amber already has one foot out the door.
“Amber has been telling people she’s absolutely out on the show, that she’s already quit and quit MTV,” the insider shared.
The source added that she’s not yet sure of her exact next move but is considering venturing into real estate and flipping houses.
However, a second source told The US Sun that Amber hasn’t officially left the show yet and is still weighing her options.
Amber has had a tough time over the past year after losing custody of her four-year-old son James to her ex Andrew Glennon.
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But some of her Teen Mom co-stars are warning her to think twice before cutting ties with the show.
While in his car, Bar Smith offered “some advice” in an Instagram Live.
The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star said: “If you have a job and that’s your only source of income and you haven’t secured another job, you have to make sure you keep that job.
Bar, Ashley Jones’ husband, continued: “You don’t have a backup plan.
“One piece of advice. Do what you have to do to keep your job.”
Amber probably could have used this advice earlier in her professional career.
Take a look back at some of their failed business ventures.
Amber’s most recent failed endeavor was a clothing brand that bears her name
Portwood AF was launched in November 2021.
Amber announced the deal months after she was arrested for allegedly attacking ex Andrew Glennon with a machete.
The line featured T-shirts that read “Portwood AF” and “I’m going to Portwood your a**.”
Almost immediately, fans questioned the latter, suggesting it celebrated violence.
One Instagram user wrote: “A bit deaf to her criminal/civil procedure. I’d be mad if I were her lawyer lol.”
Another social media user wrote: “Are the profits going to domestic violence shelters or to help single parents who have custody of their children? The hell even with Gary? …. Because then the answer is NO!!! AF.”
A third added: “I’m going to Portwood your a**. Serious? Machete comes to mind. I’m sure Leah isn’t embarrassed at all.”
THE PRICE IS WRONG
It wasn’t just the message that fans struggled with, as Amber’s followers were quick to point out that the pieces in the Portwood AF collection were overpriced.
One reviewer wrote: “Are people seriously buying this? No offense but it’s a bit pricey for a hoodie with your last name on it, imo portwood your ass? What? I’m confused.”
Another suggested Amber “turn off the comments now,” while others said it was a “hard no” for her.
In response, the reality star fired back with an Instagram post.
“There is only room in this room for positive people and energy. If you have negative or hateful feelings towards a person, then you don’t need to be here,” Amber wrote.
She continued: “My new line #portwoodaf does not condone any kind of violence and comments indicating that it therefore does not belong here. This was a fun project where I took various sayings from supporters and started wearing myself and sharing with them now you.”
Less than three months later, the clothes were pulled. All that now remains in a shell of its former site.
Portwood AF isn’t Amber’s first step into the fashion industry.
In 2016, she launched another line, Forever Haute.
“I’m so excited to introduce my new makeup line #FoeverHaute!!” Amber teased at the time. “It’s amazing quality and yes I use it myself.”
But the store was shut down by the state of Indiana in 2019, according to a report by Radar Online.
“The business unit report was due in September 2018,” an employee told RadarOnline.com. “The admin resolution is pending. If the report is not filed, the company would no longer be in good standing with Indiana. It would be an inactive business.”
Amber’s Instagram page promoted her makeup and clothing line shortly after launch.
“Go to my boutique www.beforeverhaute.com for our new line of spring and summer clothing!” she shared in an online message. “Be sure to also check out our new Forever Haute makeup line.”
However, when I visit the website, I now only get a “404 Not Found” error message.
Back in 2016, Amber launched one of her first ideas – buy houses and flip them.
At the time, she told Cosmopolitan that she was investing her teen mom’s money into the new business model.
“I run my own business. I’m a home investor and a house flipper,” she told the magazine. “I will be investing in Florida homes here soon.
“I make a lot of money doing this and it’s a great way to invest the money I’ve made from Teen Mom.”
However, in her memoir, So, Are You Crazy Too?, Amber revealed that she lost all of her winnings to shady ex-boyfriends whom she allowed access to her bank accounts.
She claimed this resulted in her ex-fiancé Matt Baier pocketing over $140,000 from her.
Amber said the two flipped a house together that she paid for, but the reality star put everything on her ex’s name.
After they sold it and Amber checked what she received from the profits and what was missing from her account, she claimed, “I realized my fiancé took $140,000 and put it in his pocket.”
She also claimed he “gifted” her two expensive cars, paid for from her own bank account, and when they split, the cars “disappeared.”
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