Amber Portwood Confirms Engagement, Slams Tabloid Rumors: 'Nothing Is Staged'

The 'Teen Mom OG' cast member is opening up about her marriage proposal.

As fans witnessed in the recently released "Teen Mom OG" trailer, Amber gets the surprise of her life when her boyfriend Matt presents her with a diamond ring and asks for her hand in marriage. What you don't see in the teaser is her answer -- and we can officially report that Leah's mama said yes!


"We are very happy," the 24-year-old revealed to MTV News during her very first interview confirming the engagement. "I've never felt this way about somebody else in my life."

While the Indiana native is basking in this exciting time -- Matt popped the question back in November -- there have been fictitious tabloid reports that allege the proposal was set up specifically for the docu-series. But the bride-to-be wants to put those rumors to rest.


"I don't stage things for [the cameras]," Amber said, explaining that she and the rest of the cast members do not create events for the program. "I live my life. MTV follows me -- I don't follow them.

"Everything that is seen on 'Teen Mom OG' is our lives, and this is the way it is. We've never tried to do anything to please others. It's our lives to help others -- it's not just for TV."

Another claim that's been circulating is that the couple has been "on and off" -- but Amber says that, too, is untrue.

"I think people are trying to compare this relationship with mine and Gary's in the past, and it doesn't even compare," she explained. "People just need to accept that I'm happy, and I have a good life with my fiancé now."

As for the sparkler, Amber hasn't posted any snaps on social media; in fact, she's only shared photographs of it with her family.

"This is a personal thing for me," she said of her bling.

Before the "TMOG" premiere, watch Amber talk about the transition from living alone to having Matt move from Boston into her home, featured in the clip below. Then be sure to offer your congrats to the future husband and wife, and stay with MTV News for continuing "TMOG" coverage before the show makes its highly anticipated debut on Monday, March 23.

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