Teen Mom OG: Amber Portwood Splits from Belgian Boyfriend Dimitri — 'He's Very Possessive and Jealous'
“He’s possessive from a distance,” Amber Portwood alleged of her ex’s behavior
On Tuesday night's season 9 premiere of Teen Mom OG, Amber opened up about the struggles she was facing with her Belgian beau while they were continents apart, telling MTV producer Townsend that Dimitri "has been calling me nonstop" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I need to be aware of this dynamic because I've been in controlling relationships before," said Amber, 30. "He's possessive from a distance, he needs to know what I'm doing all day every day," she alleged.
Dimitri did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on Tuesday.
Minutes later, Amber received a WhatsApp video call from Dimitri, who called from his home country and asked her what she was doing.
"Nothing, I'm outside, wondering why I'm getting a million messages," she said.
Dimitri replied, "but it's not my fault," adding that he called her often "because I think of you. I love you, I miss you a lot."
"There's times where I feel like it's getting a little much," Amber told him, disclosing her feelings regarding their constant communication. "It's turning into a very possessive situation and a very not healthy situation."
"To be questioned by somebody so much at a time like this is just something that is not needed for me whatsoever when I'm dating," she added.
Amber later discussed her relationship with ex Gary Shirley, telling him she had broken up with Dimitri.
"We're not boyfriend and girlfriend," she said. "He started getting to the point where he was calling and texting multiple, multiple, multiple times, all day long."
Despite the breakup, Amber said she was "good for right now."
Earlier in the episode, the MTV star reunited virtually with her castmates — Cheyenne Floyd, Catelynn Lowell, Mackenzie McKee and Maci Bookout — and told them she and Dimitri hadn't "seen each other in seven months" due to the pandemic.
"Oh my god, that's so long," said Cheyenne, 28. "Is that because of COVID?"
"Yeah, because of COVID," Amber confirmed. "The thing is though, he's such a sweet guy, he's amazing," she added of Dimitri, and claimed, "but he's very possessive and jealous because he's not here."
"Well, keeping those boundaries is very important for you," Catelynn, 28, reminded Amber.
Amber met Dimitri online after her split from Andrew Glennon, with whom she shares 2½-year-old son James. She is also mom to 12-year-old daughter Leah, whom she shares with Gary. She and Dimitri met for the first time in person in an episode of Teen Mom OG, which aired in May 2020.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.