Gary Shirley Teen MomSome happy news from Teen Mom land! 'Memba Gary Shirley, co-dependent boyfriend of one Amber Portwood and father of little Leah Shirley?

This single dad has gone and gotten himself a new girlfriend! Aww!

According to a recent tweet from Gary:

Quality time with the Gf & Leah watching the Christmas shoes

Good for Gare Bear! And may we say it's about darn time?

Amber went to prison -- wait for it -- more than a year ago. Since then, Gary has been essentially a single dude raising his daughter. He has every right to move on (no matter what Jenelle Evans thinks).

More than that, he NEEDS to move on.

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The Amber/Gary relationship was a classic example of the victim sticking by their abuser at all costs. She'd hit him, and he'd come back for more. This isn't to say that he was perfect -- he did his fair share of baiting her temper -- but the point is theirs was not a healthy relationship.

Now that Amber is in prison, rebuilding her life, Gary has been given the perfect opportunity to break free of the vicious cycle. Building a healthy relationship should be a lot easier without Amber's constant intrusions into his life, and when she gets out -- that will be better for both of them, not to mention better for little Leah.

What do you make of this news? Do you think Amber will be happy for Gary?

 

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