Amber Portwood’s Fianc Matt Baier Says Vegas Meltdown Was Caused By A Pain Pill Relapse

Amber Portwood

and Matt Baier are certainly making headlines these days.

As you may remember, the former Teen Mom OG star’s fianc went on an angry tirade after the 27-year-old rejected his proposal to elope while at a friend’s wedding in Las Vegas.

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Now, the 46-year-old tells People his behavior was caused by a prescription pill relapse while filming the MTV show:

“I had a drug relapse this year for the first time with prescription pills. I fell back into my addiction for about two months around December. I was taking a good amount of pills and I was killing the pain. Before I knew it I was back in the cycle again and completely off my program. I was still convincing myself that it wasn’t as bad as it used to be but it was.”

Baier was obviously upset after seeing the footage from the meltdown, knowing that he was “blacked out” during the time of the incident:

“That person that I was watching was not me, it’s not who I am. I remember getting really upset and I felt a lot of shame. Also, what I said is completely not how I feel and it also didn’t make sense. I do know that I allowed myself to have my buttons pushed that day, I just don’t remember it all that well. They just caught me on a really bad day. When I saw that piece of tape I had no idea that even existed that wasn’t me. I completely blacked out. I was selfish. I was rambling. I was not remembering something we had filmed just 20 minutes prior. I was in a really, really bad place.”

Meanwhile, he was trying to hide everything that was going on from Amber:

“At first, Amber did not know about it, because I did everything I could to keep it away from her. That lasted a very short time. She came to me concerned and said, Look, we’ve been together for three years, I know you better than anybody, you need to tell me what’s going on.’ One thing I can’t do is lie to Amber, so I said listen, I’m in a bad place.’ She told me to get help immediately and you need to get back on your program. She really kind of got in my face about it. I was afraid at first to tell her, you just never know how people are going to react. Amber is supportive, but she can be stern when it comes to stuff like this she was pretty firm about it.”

Tough love!

Since all this went down, Matt has reached out to his sponsor and gotten back on his program:

“I got sick afterward after I went to my program [for the first time since relapsing]. I threw up for a few days, which I needed. I needed a reminder that this isn’t a life I wanted. I would never want to go back to this life. I spent a lot of years sober and I was disappointed and ashamed that this happened but I am also going to grow from it. Now I have zero desire for it.”

If you wanna know more about his story, tune in to Teen Mom OG on Mondays at 9 p.m. on MTV or in his new tell-all, You Have No F**king Idea: The Naked Truth About My Life, which is available June 6.

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