A few weeks ago, Chelsea Houska announced that she would be leaving Teen Mom 2.
In true reality show fashion, she let the rumors of her departure swirl before she decided to confirm the news herself on Instagram. Many fans are sad to see her go, but many more are wondering who MTV will choose to replace her.
Now, it looks like we might have an answer to that question!
Fans of the show know that things are a bit up in the air since Chelsea Houska announced she was leaving.
“The girls were filming from their homes, along with Dr. Drew [Pinsky] and Nessa, and at the end when all of the girls were on-screen together with [the hosts], they let Chelsea make her announcement to them,” a source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup.
“Chelsea told everyone that she has decided that it’s best for her family if they move on from the show, and that it was a really hard decision, but that she feels like a weight has been lifted from her shoulder. The girls were all supportive of her decision, but no one else announced that they were leaving,” the source added. “It’s obvious Chelsea’s life doesn’t really fit the show anymore, though.”
Later, Chelsea confirmed the news on her Instagram page.
“MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been a big part of my life for almost 11 years,” Chelsea began her statement. “After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, Cole and I have decided that this season will be our last.”
As heartbreaking as this is, it’s clear that Chelsea has put a lot of thought into this. She penned:
“We are forever thankful to MTV and our crew, who are like family to us. We’re parting on the best of terms and will stay in touch long after this. We’re proud to have been able to share our story and are so grateful to the fans who have followed our journey from the beginning. Our next chapter in life will focus on developing our brand and taking things to the next level with new endeavors and expanding family businesses.”
She also invited fans to keep up with her, writing, “Please tune into our last moments on the show and continue to follow along our journey on social media. We are so excited for this next phase of our lives and hope you all will be a part of it in some way!”
A major theory of why Chelsea quit has to do with her baby daddy, Adam Lind.
When you’re on TV, your dirty laundry is constantly dredged up. And since Chelsea doesn’t have too much of it, that means producers expect her to be constantly talking about her ex, Adam Lind. That makes it harder than ever to move on and leave the past in the past.
Fans have theorized that Chelsea has pushed for the producers to change topics to no avail. Maybe doing this one too many times has made Chelsea decide enough is enough.
Other fans have theorized that she has bigger things on the horizon and wants to be rid of her MTV contract. But the major question on everyone’s mind…who is going to replace Chelsea?
Well, Kiaya Elliott has the answer!