Amber Portwood’s fiancé, Matt Baier, can’t keep the skeletons in his closet under wraps. Between his child support problems and his suspicious interest in all the Teen Mom women, he’s always fighting back against rumors. This week’s problem comes from Baier’s own son.
Chris, one of Baier’s older children, has spoken out against him, calling Baier the “ultimate con-artist” and “a horrible, nasty person.”
Chris is evidently not one to be unclear about his feelings.
He explained that Matt Baier never had a drug problem; he just used Chris’s own struggles as a way to bond with Portwood and make sure that he could stay in a relationship with her. Chris claims, “I hate that man, for everything he is and isn’t. He asked me to tell him all about my problems with drugs. When I saw him on MTV, he was talking about all of my drug problems that I told him about, and made believe they were his problems. The truth of the matter is, he’s an evil, evil man, and when he did evil things, he was stone cold sober.”
Matt, of course, denied these claims and said that the only reason his son is speaking out against him is because he was offered money when he needed it most. Matt said, “What actually happened is he was contacted by the press numerous times in the last six months or so and offered money to say bad things about me. Him and I talked about this and he contacted me about it.”
Clearly, Matt would want to defend himself against such terrible claims as the one Chris mentioned, but it’s still a little unsettling that he was so quick to throw his son under the bus in order to do so. It’s one thing to be a deadbeat dad who doesn’t pay child support, but it’s a whole different thing to not support your child, even in the press. If anything, Matt should have ignored Chris’s claims and handled the rest in private.
Portwood hasn’t said anything about the entire situation, but she’s been known to stand by her man, so we shouldn’t expect anything shocking to come from her at this point.