It’s been just over a month since The Ashley broke the news that Chelsea Houska was leaving Teen Mom 2, and, after much deliberation, MTV has decided who will take her coveted spot on the show.
People stated on Friday that Ashley Jones— who has starred on Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant since it premiered in 2018— will replace Chelsea on ‘Teen Mom 2.’
The Ashley hears that this decision was just finalized. However, Ashley, as well as another girl on ‘Young & Pregnant’ were notified last month that they were being considered for the spot. (Another MTV star with young children was also in the running, The Ashley hears.)
For those who don’t watch ‘Young & Pregnant,’ Ashley is the mother of three-year-old Holly, whom she shares with her on- and off-again boyfriend Bar Smith. (The couple recently reunited and got re-engaged.)
The selection of Ashley comes as a surprise to the other ‘Teen Mom 2’ cast members— Leah Messer, Kail Lowry, Briana DeJesus and (former ‘Young & Pregnant’ star) Jade Cline.
“Most of the crew and producers didn’t know they were for sure going with Ashley, and the other ‘Teen Mom 2’ cast members didn’t know either,” one behind-the-scenes source tells The Ashley. “Chelsea had no clue who was replacing her.”
Back in 2019, when Jade was selected for Jenelle Evans‘ role on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ Ashley claimed that she had been the producers’ first choice, but that she had turned them down. (To The Ashley’s knowledge, this is not true, as Jade was always the replacement choice for Jenelle.)
With Ashley moving to ‘Teen Mom 2,’ it is unknown who will take her place on ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant.’ However, The Ashley will update this as soon as she has more info on this!
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