Gary Shirley Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Gary Shirley

Biography / Wiki

Anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and self-belief, this line is very well proved by Gary Shirley who is an American TV Personality. Moreover, he gathered huge public attention for starring in the MTV series “16 and Pregnant”. He is also widely known as the ex-fiance of “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” star, Amber Portwood.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 17 November 1986, this eminent TV personality has turned 36 years old. He seems very tall with his perfect height which is 165 centimeters and 5’5” in feet & inches. He is very conscious about his physique and maintains perfect weight measurements. His personality is enhanced by his brown eyes and brunette hair.

Net Worth

According to the sources, Gary’s estimated net worth is $600K approximately.

Education / Family

Born and grew up in Noblesville, Indiana, the USA, Gary belongs American-British ethnicity. His father’s name is Michael Jackson (not a dancer) while his mother’s name is Carol Zizak. His mother has also served as an essential employee at an assisted living facility.

However, he first met his biological father through the show’s reunion in the year 2018. Apart from that, he grew up with his brother named Robert McCoy. As for his education, he never shared any details about his educational background.


Gary Shirley

Nick Name Gary Shirley
Birth Place Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Date of birth 17th November 1986
Age 36 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’5”

In centimeters: 165 cm

Weight Not Known
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brunette
Profession TV Personality
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Fathers name Michael Jackson
Mothers name Carol Zizak


Gary Shirley's parents
Gary Shirley’s parents

Brothers Robert McCoy Gary
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

Talking about his career, Gary first came into the limelight in the year 2009 when he made his appearance on MTV’s reality TV series, 16 and Pregnant along with his ex-girlfriend, Amber Leann Portwood. Moreover, during that time, Amber was pregnant with Gary’s daughter, Leah. Apart from that, Shirley has also worked for the CNA.

Besides this, he also began his T-shirt business and launched his own clothing line online in the year 2011. However, he closed his project of the T-shirt business when complaints regarding his shirts began to flow on a very large scale.

Furthermore, he started his own condom brand in the year 2015. Later, he also got appeared in the spin-off show of 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom. Other than this, Gary started his job as a policeman in the year 2019.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

Gary is a married man who got married to Kristina Anderson in September 2015. Later, he became a father for the second time when her wife, Kristina gave birth to their daughter named Emilee. Moreover, Kristina is also a very renowned reality TV star.

Currently, this sweet couple is living a happy and blissful life. Previously, Gary has dated Amber Portwood for more than two years. In fact, the duo was also blessed with a lovely daughter named Leah Leann Shirley.

Later, the couple called off their engagement. However, Amber was arrested on domestic assault charges due to hitting Gary so badly he was left permanently scarred. His daughter, Leah Leann Shirley also lives with Gary after he won custody.

Girlfriend Amber Portwood,


Gary Shirley with his wife ex-girlfriend Amber
Gary Shirley with his wife ex-girlfriend Amber

Kristina Anderson

Marital status Married
Wife Kristina Anderson


Gary Shirley with his wife Kristina
Gary Shirley with his wife Kristina

Children Daughters: Emilee with Kristina and Leah Leann Shirley with ex-fiancé, Amber Portwood


Gary Shirley with his daughters
Gary Shirley with his daughters

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known
Favorite Musical instrument Not Known
Favorite sports Not Known
Favorite food Not Known
Favorite color Not Known

Gary Shirley

Some Interesting Facts About Gary Shirley

  • His Zodiac Sign is Scorpio.
  • Gary is also very popular on Instagram having more than 238K followers.
  • On 10th May 2020, he shared through Instagram that his mother was diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • MTV has also aired footage of Portwood’s violent behavior towards her child’s father Gary Shirley.
  • He loves to spend his time with family.
  • He calls his wife, Kristina “glue that holds this family together”.
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