Teen Mom’s Amber Portwood Breaks Silence After Fiancé Gary Wayt Goes Missing, Plus Amber’s Ex Gary Shirley Posts About His Disappearance and Tags Carole Baskin

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Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Breaks Silence After Fiancé Gary Wayt Goes Missing, Plus Amber’s Ex Gary Shirley Posts About His Disappearance and Tags Carole Baskin

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Amber Portwood has spoken out amid fiance Gary Wayt‘s disappearance.

After Wayt, 39, went missing just weeks after getting engaged and just days after his debut on Teen Mom: The Next Chapter, Amber, 34, addressed her fans and followers on Tuesday as her ex-fiance Gary Shirley, 37, reacted to the news on Instagram amid a police investigation.

“This is a huge deal, his parents, everybody is very worried. I am worried,” Amber said during a YouTube stream on June 11, via Us Weekly. “There was not a big blowout fight or anything like that. He is a missing person right now.”

Amber reacted to Wayt’s disappearance after calling into YouTube personality Elle Bee’s channel as she spoke about the topic.

“Nobody has found or heard from him yet,” she shared. “I’m trying my best to not think the worst. I have not ate [sic] in three days. I slept maybe an hour.”

According to Us Weekly, an insider confirmed Wayt went missing on Sunday following an “emotional” discussion between him and Amber in North Carolina, where they were attending a wedding. However, according to Amber, it was not an argument, and she and Wayt “have a wonderful relationship.”

“I am not what people have been saying about me all of these years. I changed a long time ago, OK, you have to understand this. Please listen to what I am saying, I am an honest person to you guys,” she insisted. “We have not had explosive fights. We are very in love, this man asked me to be with him, this man then asked me to marry him.”

“He left his phone and after that is when they saw him at the Walgreens on camera. We didn’t have an explosive argument,” she continued. “We did have a discussion. Nobody was heated.”

That said, they were described as being “very upset” about the conversation.

“Please if anybody sees him or hears anything please I am begging all of you guys,” she added. “Please don’t think the worst right now. I am trying to be as positive as possible.”

Meanwhile, on his Instagram page, Shirley shared a screenshot of a post about Wayt’s disappearance posted by a Teen Mom fan page, who said Wayt was “reported missing after allegedly getting into an argument with [Amber].”

“We need to find this man … Prayers for a safe return,” Shirley captioned his post, tagging Carole Baskin and his wife, Kristina Shirley, and adding a hashtag for #findgary.

Also on Tuesday, details of an incident report from the Bryson City Police Department were shared, confirming Amber filed a missing persons report on Monday. And in the report, obtained by TMZ, she told police that Wayt, who lives in Indianapolis, was last seen Sunday at their hotel.

As they continue to investigate, the Bryson City Police Department is asking the public for help finding Wayt, noting that he is 6-foot-1, weighs 205 pounds, and is bald with brown eyes. They also said he is driving a gray 2009 Nissan Rogue SUV with Indiana plates.

On YouTube on Tuesday, Amber said she has no plans to leave North Carolina until she learns more about Gary’s disappearance.

Teen Mom: The Next Chapter season two airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on MTV.