When Chelsea Houska became pregnant at just 16-years-old, she, like many other teenagers had no idea what she was going to do. As a cast member on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, and the spin-off series, Teen Mom, Houska’s pregnancy and struggles during motherhood have been documented for the world. Having a child at an early age can be difficult for anyone. But transitioning to adulthood is hard enough without throwing a camera crew and a screaming child in the mix.
With that being said, Houska has grown up a lot over the years, and those who have been following her story are interested to see where it goes next. Here are 10 things you need to know about Chelsea Houska.
She has a very eocky relationship with her daughter’s father
Even before giving birth to her daughter back in 2009, Chelsea Houska and her then boyfriend, Adam, already had a very rocky relationship. However, things continued to go downhill when they welcomed their daughter into the world, and Adam allegedly sent a text to Chelsea calling her fat and asking how he could sign his parental rights away. Over the years, the two have continued to go back and forth and during the most recent season of Teen Mom, their relationship was still on thin ice, and Adam was planning to fight for custody of their daughter, Aubree. By the end of the season, their agreement remained with Chelsea as the primary parent, but Adam says he will continue to fight.
She is the youngest in her family
Although reality TV shows often give viewers the impression that they’re really getting a glimpse into someone’s life, the reality is that there’s much more to a person than what is shown on TV. Although not much of Chelsea’s family life is shown, she is actually the youngest of four.
She dropped out of high school
Although she has become a responsible adult, the road certainly hasn’t been easy for Chelsea Houska. After becoming a mother, she dropped out of high school, and although she had dreams of working in a hair salon – she didn’t seem very motivated to actually get anything done. However, she eventually got her GED, and enrolled in cosmetology school and is now working at a local spa in South Dakota.
She doesn’t always agree with the other girls on the show
Unlike other reality shows, the girls on Teen Mom never have overlapping storylines. Because of that, each girl gets to watch the others’ lives unfold just like the viewers do, and they all face unique challenges. With that being said, Chelsea Houska doesn’t always agree with some of the decisions the other moms make. However, she respects them all and thinks that the show does a great job of showing different aspects of what it’s like to be a young mother.
She has a close relationship with her father
Chelsea’s father, Randy Houska, has been a big part of the show since she first began on 16 & Pregnant. While some have labeled him an enabler, he seems like he really wants the best for his daughter, and he always makes sure that both Chelsea and Aubree are well taken care of. Even at 24-years-old, Randy is usually the first person Chelsea calls when she’s dealing with an issue, and he’s always ready to give her some good ol’ fatherly advice – even when she doesn’t want to hear it.
She’s been accused of having a drug problem
In 2012, a story began circulating that Chelsea Houska was dealing with a serious ‘pill popping’ problem. In fact, a source claimed, “Chelsea pops pills that aren’t prescribed to her, and abuses the ones that are…Sometimes she’ll take the pills while Aubree is still awake. … They can make her very impatient and frustrated with Aubree. Then, when Aubree goes to sleep, she’ll drink wine or whatever.” While she certainly wouldn’t be the first Teen Mom star to be accused of substance abuse, Houska quickly stated that the allegations were false, and she was upset that anyone would even accuse her of such a thing.
She wanted to pose for Playboy
Most reality TV stars eventually branch our and try to try their luck with other ventures. Well apparently, Chelsea Houska was hoping to one day post for Playboy. According to Chelsea’s former webmaster she had an interest “in posing for Playboy and Maxim magazine, and when I told her that I could make that happen she was so excited.” However, her father quickly shut all of those ideas down.
Her net worth is $60,000
Since making her reality TV debut, Chelsea Houska has become a star in her own right – and there are lots of people who may be wondering how much money she’s been bringing in. Well, according to sources, Chelsea’s net worth is $60,000. While that is nowhere near the worth of bigger stars, it’s not too shabby for a young mother whose claim to fame is getting pregnant in high school.
She’s in a happy relationship
After years of dealing with issues with Adam, Chelsea Houska is finally in a happy and healthy relationship with her boyfriend, Cole DeBoer. According to Chelsea, the two met at a gas station and she says, “I went home to my friend and I was like, ‘I just saw the guy I’m going to marry at the gas station, but we didn’t talk. And a few days later, he contacted me on social media and was like, ‘Hi. I got gas next to you the other day.’ And I was like, ‘Thank you, Jesus.” As they say, the rest is history, and Cole and Chelsea seem to be doing great. Cole has also formed nice relationship with Aubree, and she even asked if she could call him dad.
She’s a great mom
Last but not least, Chelsea Houska is a great mom to Aubree. Although she definitely faced her fair share of challenges, over the years she’s really worked on bettering herself and all of her hard work is paying off. While she may not have started off as one of the most popular cast members, she has certainly worked her way back into viewers’ good graces, and she’s taking her motherly responsibilities very seriously.
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