'Teen Mom OG' 's Amber Portwood Opens Up About the Rumors That Strained Her Engagement and Reaching a Custody Agreemement with Ex Gary Shirley: 'Hopefully It Stays This Way'

The couple is doing "so much better and back to normal again," Portwood tells PEOPLE


Amber Portwood‘s fiancé Matt Baier may be the “love of her life,” but the Teen Mom OG star admits that the couple’s relationship was strained after her ex Gary Shirley accused Baier of having seven children.

“We had a little rough patch, but we are doing so much better,” Portwood tells PEOPLE of her fiancé. “He doesn’t have seven kids but he does have more than what people know because we decided to keep it private. It’s nobody’s business.”

Despite the drama, Portwood says the couple is doing great and is “back to normal.”

And even her relationship with Shirley is in a good place after the ex’s recently worked out their custody battle over daughter Leah.

“One day I when I was picking her up I just walked on his porch and said we need to talk,” she explains. “I told him this isn’t healthy for me or you or Leah and we really need to be adults and figure out what we are going to do.”

The couple came to an agreement and now share joint custody together.

“It’s pretty smooth,” Portwood says of her current communication with Shirley. “I am enjoying it. And hopefully it stays this way between us.”

Up next for the reality star is getting back to her wedding planning.

“It’s at a halt right now, but it’s still Oct. 10,” she says. “I just think I am really picky when it comes to where I want to get married. Do I want it to be in Indiana or in Malibu? Because that is my dream wedding on the beach in Malibu.”

Teen Mom OG returns Monday at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

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