By now, the cast of Teen Mom knows the ins and outs of being on TV. Many of the stars have plenty of experiences being misrepresented by editing done by MTV, and that’s not to mention the ways that their co-stars and exes have misrepresented them as well.
This time around, Chelsea Houskaisn’t letting it slide. She’s calling out MTV on a fake scene and setting the record straight.
Like many of the Teen Mom stars, Chelsea Houska is fully independent these days. But she’s always had a particularly close relationship with both of her parents, who helped her raise Aubree when she was younger. Her mother, Mary, has been alongside Chelsea through some extremely dark times, including Chelsea’s ongoing legal battles with her first baby daddy, Adam Lind.
So it’s no wonder that when Chelsea revealed she wanted to move farther away from her hometown, her mother was devastated. MTV chronicled the scene in the October 8th episode of Teen Mom 2, entitled Walking the Walk.
“We’re closing on the land tomorrow,” Chelsea told her mother in the episode.
“I am just sick,” her mother said. “But I don’t wanna make you mad and all crazy of whatever — if I say something.”
“What do you have to say about it?” Chelsea asked, pointing out, “We’re going to be 45 minutes away… You have kids that live in Florida and Texas.”
“It isn’t so much that you’re leaving, ‘cause it isn’t that far,” Mary said, adding, “You’re only 15 minutes from me now. I’m by myself. I have to drive all the way down there after five, ‘cause I work til five. I can’t just get off, you know.”
By that point, Chelsea seemed upset. “We can’t live our life and our decisions based on [that].”
“Don’t rush into anything,” her mother underscored. “Just really, really thinka bout it, ‘cause I’m just like — I’m not trying to sound like I’m selfish… But I mean, you know, these kids are all I got anymore.”
“We have to do what we feel is right, though,” Chelsea said. “It’s not gonna be as bad as you think it is.”
Needless to say, this hard conversation between mother and daughter was divisive among the fans. Some thought that Chelsea was being too hard on her mother, while others believed that Mary wasn’t giving Chelsea enough space. But it turns out there was much more to the conversation than MTV revealed.
“Oh snap. I just cried with [Chelsea’s mom],” wrote a fan on Twitter. “I would be so devastated if my baby moved away.”
Chelsea tweeted back, “I totally understood where she was coming from. But it’s the town I grew up in! AND I’m disappointed they left out a whole entire part of our convo. We hugged it out, and I reassured her over and over it was all going to be just fine.”
After Chelsea set the record straight about MTV editing out an important part of their conversation, fans discussed her update on reddit.
“She doesn’t need to be disappointed. Her mom was being super dramatic and guilt trippy over a move that would happen months away that would still put her within reasonable distance from them. 45 minutes isn’t far,” wrote user InitialIntro. User So__Fetch_ disagreed, writing, “I think mary has most likely been a daily presence in the lives of her grandchildren and has carried a chunk of the load in helping raise them. It looked like this was the first she had heard of this and was shocked, Chelsea didn’t let her know this was a possibility, they were thinking about it… buying land isn’t a small thing and Mary was hurt from being kept in the dark up until this point and blind sided and now Chelsea is just going to peace out. I see why she got emotional.
I think it was a shitty way for Chelsea to handle the situation. It sounds like Chelsea understands that too.”
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