Chelsea Houska has finally revealed the real reason she took a step away from the Teen Mom franchise.
Houska made her first debut on MTV on the show 16 and Pregnant in 2009. She eventually joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 in 2011 but made the decision to leave the franchise in November after 10 seasons on the show.
Houska recently opened up more and shared it was actually because of her daughter Aubree that she made the decision to exit the show. “There just came a point — and I think it was a buildup almost — this feeling in my gut, or my heart, I guess. It just didn’t feel like I was supposed to be on that show anymore,” she shared.
“There were conversations that 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,” she said.
Houska continued, “When she was little, the stuff that was going on with her dad and stuff, it was from my point of view, and as she got older, it started coming from her point of view. I think that deserves to be private for her. That was ultimately what kind of pushed me to decide to step away and leave that chapter of life.”
As for whether she’d ever return to reality TV again? Houska shared, “I always say that I would never go back to anything that’s about my kids’ personal life for sure,” she said. “I don’t think I could do that. If something happened to be light-hearted and fun, I don’t think I would say no.”