'Teen Mom 2' Season 10 Finale: Why did Chelsea Houska bid goodbye? Here's how MTV show might lose its 'balance'
In the previous episode, we saw Chelsea raising concern about getting her kids tested for Covid-19 three times a week to be able to shoot for the show
During the Tuesday, December 29, episode, Houska, who has been a part of ‘Teen Mom 2’ since its 2011 premiere, shared her thoughts about quitting the show with husband Cole DeBoer.
"Something’s been weighing on me the last few months and I’m finally ready to talk about it on camera," the '16 & Pregnant' alum, 29, said to her husband. She then opened up to her husband, 32, about how much things have changed for their family amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“COVID is peaking in South Dakota. Literally, the highest cases we’ve ever had,” she says. “Everything in our kids’ lives have changed. We’re trying to navigate this really sh***y time, so I’m glad the crew went back and we’ll self-shoot." In the previous episode, we saw Chelsea raising concern about getting her kids tested three times a week to be able to shoot for the show. She felt the process of getting tested for Covid-19, which requires inserting a qtip up the nose, is not fun and her children aren’t a huge fan of that.
While she and DeBoer agree that it was the safest thing, she revealed that she was second guessing her decision about quitting the show. “I’ve really been thinking about it lately. I just feel like I’m questioning if my time on the show Teen Mom, if it’s coming to an end. Thinking about it, it’s definitely not an easy thing. I’ve been doing this since I was 17,” she says. “I just feel like I have a lot to think about. I’m probably not going to say anything to the kids until I make an actual decision.”
Houska is a mom of three, sharing Aubree, 10, with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind; son Watson, 3, and daughter Layne, 2, with DeBoer. In August, the pair announced they’re expecting another child.
The official handle of ‘Teen Mom 2’ had previously announced that Houska was leaving ‘Teen Mom 2’ in November, sharing a lengthy post via Instagram with a picture of the family.
"For a decade, Teen Mom 2 fans have followed @chelseahouska’s story and celebrated her milestone moments. From watching her journey as a young mother committed to doing everything possible for her daughter, to seeing her relationship with Cole blossom into a happy marriage to becoming an entrepreneur, our viewers have been there through it all and always looked to Chelsea for inspiration and advice. As she begins her next chapter, we’re so excited to watch her excel in her future endeavors and look forward to finishing her story this season.”
On the finale episode, Chelsea made a video call with her entire family to Mandi the producer informing her for a final time that she was sure about quitting the show. The conversation turned into a sobfest very soon as Mandi bid the family farewell. "I wanna kick a**. And be a good mom. And a good wife. That's really all I've ever wanted."
A fan of the mom wrote, “She was the 'balance' in the show. Wish them blessings to infinity. They are very thoughtful in their decisions. Watched her grow up and how much support she had to have to get to this point. Not all have that same support. It won’t be the same for sure." Another called her the most successful teen mom. “I think Chelsea is the most successful teen mom of them all. I’m not talking monetarily either. She may be I don’t really know but she hasn’t had tons of boyfriends on this show and has been a great mom and she seems to have a great marriage. I love Cole. He seems to be a really good man. I’m happy for her and her family.”
However, Houska and DeBoer will be back on the two-part Season 10 reunion of ‘Teen Mom 2’ in 2021 as the official handle posted, "That's a wrap on this season of #TeenMom2! We'll see you here in 2021 for our 2-part Reunion special."