Gary Shirley grabbed the spotlight starring in MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” alongside his ex-girlfriend Amber Portwood.
Then, he went onto star in “Teen Mom OG” which made him a reality show sensation. However, Gary was not only limited to reality shows.
He privately trained in the police academy and became a sworn officer in the Indiana Police. Know more about the journey of Gary from the article below.
Bio, Height, Weight Loss
Gary Shirley celebrates his birthday on 17 November every year and comes from the city of Anderson in Indiana.
His zodiac sign is Scorpio and he reached the age of 33 at the end of 2019. Taking about his appearance, he stands above the height of 5 feet 5 inches and possesses a well-built physics.
During the early years of his career, Gary was overweight and carried a huge stomach with him. But as of 2019 all that changed as he went through a tremendous weight loss process.
While posing for a picture with his newly purchased truck in 2018, fans noticed a rather unfamiliar Gary on the picture. The guy had drastically changed shapes and looked a completely fit person.
Wiki, Parents, Siblings
Since Gary Shirley’s arrival in “Teen Mom OG,” people wanted to know more about his family background. While everyone knew where he was from and his mother, Carol Zizak, nobody knew about his father or siblings.
Gary himself wanted to find out his real biological father through the show which happened during one of the show’s reunions in 2018.
The father-son came face to face with each other and the fans became amazed as both of them looked alike. Later his father’s name was revealed to be Michael Jackson.
While Gary was not his father’s only son, his father had few kids other than him. One of his brothers named Michael also went high school with him but during that time Gary was unaware of their relation.
Job, Net Worth Info
Apart from participating in reality shows and making a fortune from it, Gary Shirley tried a lot of things to get up and running on his career.
First, in 2011, he moved into the t-shirt game and launched his clothing line online. While it turned a few heads at first, the complaints from customers started flowing in and the project was soon abandoned.
After that in 2015, Gary opted for a rather unique choice for business which was his very own condom line. He revealed the product for the first time on Twitter consisting of his 500,000 followers.
The product went on for a good two years before it was brought to an end. Now considering his job in the police and earning from the shows, Gary accumulates a net worth of over $600 thousand marks.
Wife, Married Life, Kids
Gary Shirley faced trouble from his first relationship but found the love of his life in Kristina Anderson.
At first, they kept their relationship a secret as Kristina was still married to her then-husband. Then after the completion of the divorce process, they tied the knot in 2015.
Starting a newly married life, both Gary and wife Kristina had a daughter from their previous relationship. However, in 2015, the duo welcomed their daughter, Emilee and extended their family. They led a happy life after that.
History With Amber Portwood
Talking about Gary Shirley’s dating history, it was a pretty bizarre one to start with. He was in a relationship with Amber Portwood at quite a young age.
At just 18, she got pregnant and welcomed a daughter named Leah Leann Shirley with Gary.
However, things went south from then onwards as Amber was convicted of a five-year jail sentence for possession of drugs and failing to complete the ordered rehab program.
After that, the couple separated and their daughter Leah started living with her father.