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Teen Mom's Gary Shirley Says He's 'Pro Amber' Despite Suicide Attempt


Jun. 19 2011, Published 6:23 a.m. ET

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has had a rough time recently but the troubled young mom still has one person in her corner; on-again-off-again boyfriend Gary Shirley.

The reality-TV star took to his Facebook page on Saturday to speak out in support of Amber, 21, who was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday following a suicide attempt.

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"I have made threatening comments before yes...but the last time was a year ago," Gary wrote on his Facebook wall.

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"I have grown since and I really realized how much it hurts a mother and I'm deeply sorry for that."

A source close to the couple exclusively revealed to that Gary is "trying to keep his mind off stuff with Amber by filling his time with friends" and that he joined a couple buddies for drinks at a local bar on Friday night in Indiana.

"I re-watch this stuff it kills me to see things I say or do and how childish-immature I look. I'm very pro-Amber," Gary said of his baby mama.

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Amber was taken to St. John's hospital in Anderson, Indiana on Tuesday after Gary called 911 claiming the mother of his two-year-old daughter, Leah, had threatened to take her own life.

After being held at St. Johns Hospital on a 72-hour "psychiatric evaluation" Amber was released on Friday and is recovering at home.


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