With Amber Portwood in prison, it seems that the tabloids have focused their attention to another Teen Mom cast member, but one close to Amber. The story on Tuesday was that Gary Shirley was broke and providing for his daughter with food stamps. The story was pretty hard to believe, but that didn’t stop fans from asking him if it was true.
Always the honest tweeter, Gary let his fans know that the story was indeed false saying, “Not that there’s anything wrong with Food Stamps I don’t have any. Whatever ‘friend’ sold this story just sells me out for Lil but of $. I take care of my kid and the friends that have sold the stories I know which ones I don’t associate w them so they make dumb stuff up.”
Of course, this is something that the Teen Mom cast members run into too often. Typically, Jenelle Evans gets the blunt (no pun intended) end of the rumor mill, but Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, Maci Bookout, and Catelynn Lowell have all fallen victim to a “friend” selling them out for some quick cash. Unfortunately, that is something that comes with being in the spotlight. While it definitely has its perks, it is hard to know who to trust and there is always some story out there slamming you.
However, this particular story must have really hit a nerve with Gary as he also tweeted a photo of a box of cereal (Total, a far cry from the sugary cereals from the report) and soy milk, proving that he has healthy food for him and Leah. Whether or not you like him, Gary has stepped up to be a good father to his daughter and even if he isn’t feeding her the healthiest of food all of the time, he takes care of her well.
Â© Corrina Jean