It's a hard topic!
Although almost all of the Teen Mom cast members have moved on from their first baby daddies, they all had to learn an unfortunate lesson — no matter how much you hate them, a baby daddy will be in your life for as long as your child is! Although some of the parents like Kailyn and Jo or Leah and Corey have figured out how to make it work, many of the girls are still feuding with the fathers of their children.
Chelsea and Adam have shared some seriously heated moments on the show, and now Adam’s addictions are taking a hold over his life. Naturally, these issues are bleeding over into his parenting more than ever. Adam’s battle with substance abuse has had serious repercussions — it even landed him in jail!
Of course, Adam’s time behind bars will have more serious effects than just on his permanent record; It also means that Aubree will have her father missing from her life. In a heartbreaking moment, Chelsea opens up with how she explains Adam’s absence to her daughter.
By the time Chelsea made the transition from 16 and Pregnant to Teen Mom 2, she and Adam had already broken up. That didn’t stop her from trying to make it work! Chelsea wanted the three of them to be a family and held on to Adam for years. In fact, at one point in an early season she revealed that she was still hooking up with Adam even though they were officially over!
Eventually, Chelsea found happiness in the arms of another. Now, she and Cole DeBoer are officially man and wife, and Cole has become like a second father to Aubree. But it’s impossible to replace someone’s real father, and Aubree still looks forward to spending time with her dad.
Well, that’s going to be seriously difficult, considering that Adam is now behind bars. Those who have been following Chelsea likely won’t be surprised by this news, especially considering his previous drug offenses as well as how much he owes in unpaid child support.
No matter how Chelsea feels about her baby daddy, she likely isn’t happy about how his sentence will affect her daughter Aubree. In part one of the Teen Mom 2 reunion special, Chelsea opened up about how she explains Adam’s absence to Aubree.
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“You wanna sugar coat it, but you don’t want to lie to them,” she explained. “She’s old enough now that there’s an age appropriate way to explain things.”
She revealed that she works around the issues at hand, while explaining how Adam’s choices lead to his absence. “I just say he just doesn’t always make the best decisions and because of that right now it has to be supervised or someone has to be there for your visits,” Chelsea revealed. That said, she hasn’t gotten into the specifics of “the drug thing yet.”
However, it seems that Aubree has adjusted to her father’s absence. Chelsea revealed that “One time [Aubree said] ‘I never really think about my dad unless I’m at [Adam’s mother] Grandma Donna’s.’” She added that “In a perfect world he would get better and be a perfect dad and [she] could trust him,” but that’s obviously not the reality yet.
Chelsea also revealed that she struggles with feelings about how her choices played a part in Aubree’s life. “The last thing you want is to give your child a drug addicted father,” she said. “It’s just sad knowing that… that’s the father that I gave her.”
Of course, Dr. Drew pointed out that without Adam, there would be no Aubree at all.
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