Chelsea Houska reveals she left Teen Mom over fears her daughter Aubree, 12, would stop confiding in her ‘because millions of people’ would hear their conversations
Chelsea Houska revealed she has no regrets leaving Teen Mom after 10 seasons to ensure her four children’s privacy before her eldest prepared to enter her teen years.
In a rare update since leaving the hit MTV franchise last year, the 29-year-old reality star spoke about when she knew it was officially time to say goodbye to cameras.
‘There just came a point—and I think it was a buildup almost—this feeling in my gut, or my heart, I guess,’ she told E! News. ‘It just didn’t feel like I was supposed to be on that show anymore.’
She continued: ‘There were conversations that [my daughter] Aubree and I were having from time to time, and there came a point where I was just worried because I don’t want her to ever be like, she can’t tell me things because it’s going to be aired to millions of people or whatever.’
Additionally, the doting mom reflected that the show’s ‘point of view’ shifted from hers to Aubree’s perspective, which felt like a violation of the preteen’s privacy.
‘That was ultimately what kind of pushed me to decide to step away and leave that chapter of life,’ Houska stated of her little girl, who she shares with ex Adam Lind.
Houska also shares three kids Watson, four, Layne, two, and three-month-old Walker with husband Cole DeBoer.
Despite parting ways with the show, she remains close with the producers, who documented a decade of her life from the births of her babies to wedding day.
‘I think we’ll always, always be close,’ she said of the show’s producers. ‘They were here in our house with our kids, seeing conversations about some personal things, and you just form a relationship with people and it truly is a meaningful relationship.’
Houska and her husband recently moved into their South Dakota dream home, not long after she launched her home décor brand called Aubree Says in January 2021.
She also noted she hasn’t ruled out returning to reality TV if the focus wasn’t about her ‘kids’ personal life’ and was ‘light-hearted and fun.’
Despite having their hands full raising four little ones, she and DeBoer make time for date nights after their children’s bedtime, which include watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the Real Housewives.