Amber Portwood and Matt Baier have never been our favorite Teen Mom couple.
After all, with reports that Matt tried to holler at both Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans before finally succeeding with Amber, and with that whole thing about him being a deadbeat dad of a still unproven amount of children …
Like, why would we ever be into him?
But despite the protests of Teen Mom fans everywhere, Amber is still with Matt, and they’re planning on getting married this October.
Or at least, that was the plan before all the abuse allegations hit the fan.
Earlier this week, some questionable photos of Matt Baier surfaced — photos that showed some pretty nasty injuries that seemed to be from a fight.
In one photo, Matt has some bloody cuts on his face, and in another, he has a black eye.
Not only that, but the photos were actually screenshots of texts — along with the pictures, Matt wrote messages like “Look what she just did” and “Remember this is the woman who did this!”
So the easy assumption would be that these are photos from Matt claiming that Amber abused him, right?
After all, Amber has a history of domestic violence, and we saw her viciously attack Gary Shirley more than once.
She’s come a long, long way since then, but still, fans have noted that the background in one of Matt’s photos matches a room in Amber’s house, and the glasses he’s wearing are his current ones.
As much as we don’t want to believe that Amber, much less 2017 Amber, could do something like this, could it actually be true?
According to a statement Matt gave People, absolutely not.
“The rumor that’s circulating is both vicious and completely false,” the statement begins.
“I can’t stand by and allow the media or anyone else to undermine the progress that Amber has made in turning her life around, or the relationship we’ve worked hard to build together.”
“The photo that surfaced is nothing more than the result of some roughhousing amongst my guy friends,” he explains. “I got my butt kicked by a friend, and it was well-deserved, I might add.”
“Now someone’s trying to use the pic to paint an untrue picture of our life together.”
“Amber would never lay a hand on me,” Matt concludes, “and I can’t wait to marry the love of my life in October.”
So there you have it.
The photos have nothing to do with Amber, their relationship is lovely and beautiful and all good things, and we’re all dumb for believing otherwise.
However, let’s also remember that at one point in this new season of Teen Mom OG, Amber breaks down while trying on wedding dresses, telling a friend “You can love each other and want to be with each other for the rest of your life and still not trust each other.”
So hey, even if the abuse rumors aren’t true, maybe still don’t get married?
Just a thought.