Last week, news leaked that Chelsea Houska had decided to quit Teen Mom 2. But because she’s such a cherished member of the cast, many were hoping that it was just a rumor.
But now that the news is confirmed, fans aren’t quite so sure that the reason she gave for quitting is the truth. And they’re upset about the potential “real” reason why she may have left.
Last month, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported that Chelsea told producers weeks ago that she has no plans to return to Teen Mom 2. The Season 10A reunion will be her last show.
Although they reported that Chelsea told producers that she did not want to return, the other cast members and those who work on the show only found out while filming the reunion yesterday.
“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 outlet.
“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 shoulders,” they continued.
“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.”
Soon after, Chelsea confirmed this rumor in a statement.
“MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been a big part of my life for almost 11 years,” Chelsea began her statement on Instagram. “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!”