It’s the end of an era for Chelsea Houska.
The Ashley can exclusively confirm that Chelsea is leaving Teen Mom 2, with the Season 10A Reunion being her final episode.
According to one of The Ashley’s sources, Chelsea told the show’s producers earlier this month that she was done with the show, but the majority of the people who work on the show, as well as the other four ‘Teen Mom 2’ stars, found out on Thursday while filming the Season 10A Reunion virtually.
“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.
“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,” the source said.
“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.”
Chelsea is one of the four original ‘Teen Mom 2’ girls. She began filming for the show in 2010 and has seen the firing of Jenelle Evans, as well as the additions of Briana DeJesus and Jade Cline over the years.
No replacement for Chelsea was announced, and from what The Ashley hears, the network has not really made a decision as to who will take Chelsea’s spot— or if anyone will at all. However, the show has been picked up for a 10B season, but has not been renewed for Season 11.
Chelsea will have plenty to keep her busy, though. She is currently pregnant with her fourth child and recently announced that she is launching her brand Aubree Says in the near future.
Chelsea is the first girl to leave ‘Teen Mom 2’ on her own, and only the second ‘Teen Mom’ franchise girl to choose to leave. (Bristol Palin was the first when she left Teen Mom OG.)
UPDATE: While MTV has yet to confirm the news, Chelsea’s father, Randy Houska, confirmed it on Friday when he retweeted The Ashley’s story on Twitter, and added his own goodbye message.
“Well kids, that’s a wrap. Been a fun run on @MTV @TeenMom #teenmom2 What’s next?” he wrote. “Seriously, tho, it has been a part of @ChelseaHouska entire adult life. We all expanded our horizons and grew as people #NoRegrets See ya all on the flip side.”
Well kids, that's a wrap. Been a fun run on @MTV @TeenMom #teenmom2 What's next? Seriously, tho, it has been a part of @ChelseaHouska entire adult life. We all expanded our horizons and grew as people #NoRegrets See ya all on the flip side https://t.co/fHunEOyZdl
— Randy Houska (@PapaRandlicious) October 30, 2020
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