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Gary Shirley Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
Indiana, USA
37 years old
Birth Date
November 16 1986

Gary Shirley Facts

Child Star?
TV personality, Police officer
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Kristina Anderson
Leah Leann Shirley, Emilee Shirley
Carol Zizak, Michael Jackson
Robert McCoy

About Gary Shirley 

Gary Shirley is a TV personality popularly known as the ex-fiance of Amber Portwood.
Gary was born on November 19, 1986, to Carol Zizak and Michael Jackson in Indiana, U.S.A. Gary has a brother named Robert McCoy and currently lives with his wife Kristina Anderson and daughters Leah Leann Shirley and Emilee Shirley.
Shirley saw a change in fortune when he appeared on the popular TV show '16 and Pregnant' with his ex-fiance, Amber Portwood. The latter was pregnant with Gary's daughter. The couple made an appearance on the show 'Teen Mom' with their daughter later on. Gary's rise to fame let him pursue different career paths and he launched his clothing line which eventually shut a few years after its foundation. In 2019, Gary was inducted as a police officer.
Gary can often be found interacting with his fans on his Twitter and Instagram accounts which have 518,000 and 338,000 followers respectively.

Gary Shirley Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gary Shirley’s net worth?

Gary's fame as a reality star helped change his life for the better. Before Gary's appearance on the show '16 and Pregnant' alongside ex-fiance Amber Portwood, he worked at CNA Financial. After Gary rose to fame with his appearance on reality shows '16 and Pregnant' and 'Teen Mom' he gained a fortune and his estimated net worth is around $600,000.

How much does Gary Shirley earn per year?

As of April 2022, Gary earns $34,000 to $89,000 annually. He earns a speculated additional $50,000 thanks to his sponsors as a TV personality.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gary Shirley?

Gary Shirley is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall. He has a muscular physique and his facial features include brunette hair and brown eyes.
Gary underwent a weight-loss procedure in 2019, which gave him a new look.

How old is Gary Shirley?

Gary Shirley was born on November 17, 1986, in Indiana, U.S.A. As of April 2022, Gary is 36 years old.

Childhood And Education

Gary Shirley has not made his early life public because of which not much can be stated about Gary's childhood. He has not made his education public either and there is no way to learn about which college or university Gary attended.
However, it is known that Gary was raised by his mother as he only met his biological father in 2018.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gary Shirley’s partner?

Gary Shirley was previously engaged to 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, Amber Portwood. Gary appeared with Amber in both shows and the couple was engaged from 2007 to 2011. The couple planned to get engaged after their daughter, Leah Leann Shirley was born. However, the couple broke off their engagement following domestic violence complaints from Gary. The relationship ended on a sour note and Gary eventually won custody of their daughter, Leann Shirley.
Gary Shirley married Kristina Anderson in 2015 and the couple is together today and has another daughter named Emilee Shirley.
Gary Shirley was born in Indiana and grew up without a father. His mother, Carol Zizak, raised him alone. Gary met his biological father Michael Jackson (not to be confused with the legendary singer and dancer), in 2018. Gary has a brother named Robert McCoy.
Gary Shirley holds American citizenship and has a British-American background because of his mother Carol Zizak, who works at an assisted living facility.

Career And Professional Highlights

Gary Shirley gained fame after his appearance in the MTV series "16 and Pregnant" with his ex-girlfriend, Amber Portwood. He appeared on the show alongside Amber who was pregnant with their daughter, Leah Leann Shirley. The show was telecasted in June 2009.
Gary Shirley worked at CNA Financial for a while.
Gary's newfound fame allowed him to spread his wings and in 2011 he launched his clothing line. However, the project came to a halt when numerous customers complained regarding the quality of his products.
Furthermore, Gary Shirley and Amber Portwood appeared on the show 'Teen Mom' with their daughter, Leah Leann Shirley.
As of April 2022, Gary Shirley works as a policeman after he was inducted into the police force in 2019.

Best Known For…

Gary Shirley is best known for his appearance on the MTV series '16 and Pregnant'. He made his appearance on the show as the ex-fiance of Amber Portwood. He also appeared in the show "Teen Mom" with then-wife Amber Portwood and their daughter Leah Leann Shirley.

Charity Work

Gary Shirley is not associated with any charitable foundations.

What awards has Gary Shirley won?

Gary Shirley has not won any awards. He has had a brief period of popularity as a TV personality owing to her ex Amber Portwood.

Gary Shirley’s Hobbies And Interests

Gary Shirley loves to cook! He often posts videos on his Instagram of his cooking! He also shares links to the videos on his Twitter account which has more followers than his Instagram account. Gary loves spending time with his wife and daughters and cooks with them. Gary's favorite dishes include steaks, pizzas, and soups.

Other Interesting Gary Shirley Facts And Trivia

  • Before Gary Shirley started dating Amber Portwood, he was known to the family as the friend of Amber's older brother. The two shared a good friendship.
  • Gary Shirley auditioned for the TV reality show 'The Biggest Loser' in 2009 after deciding to get serious about losing weight due to weight issues. However, Gary was not selected even though he explained in his audition reel how he would be a good addition to the competition.
  • Gary and his ex-fiance Amber Portwood have a good friendship currently and have raised daughter Leann Shirley together. Gary has been supportive of Amber even after the couple parted ways.
  • He often posts videos on his Instagram of his cooking! He also shares links to the videos on his Twitter account which has more followers than his Instagram account. When Gary isn't cooking at home, he can be found outdoors! He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and children. He tends to his garden and a chicken coop with his family.
  • Gary's life was also affected by Covid-19 as he shared news of his mother testing positive for the virus. Thankfully, she recovered soon after.
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