Chelsea Houska may be the star of a wildly popular reality TV show entering its fifth season this month on MTV, but she lives a surprisingly quiet life. Unlike her Teen Mom 2 co-stars, the South Dakota mom has managed to keep a lid on much of what goes on off-screen. Is it because she's a Midwestern girl living in a small town, far from the paparazzi, or is it because of Chelsea's personal life choices?
It's hard to tell. But when The Stir got a chance to sit down with Aubree's mom, one thing was clear: Chelsea wants the fans to know the truth about her life and what's really going on with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind.
On filming a fifth season:
I'm excited for everyone to see me finish school, start my career, move on from Adam, and of course I'm excited for people to see Aubree and how much she's grown up.
On her on-again/off-again relationship with her daughter's father:
I know Adam on the season thinks I'm still in love with him for some reason. Maybe he just WISHES I was or that I cared.
But I don't!
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On Adam's threats on the Teen Mom 2 trailer to take her to court for custody:
It was stressful. It was a scary thing to even think about going through. Because you never want to lose any time, and you want to be in control. Why does someone get to tell you when you can and cannot see your child, especially when they're already 4?
[Aubree] always sees Adam, so she still does, and his family. They kind of filmed more with him this season because of everything that was going on, so you'll see how that plays out.
On her daughter's "relationship" with Adam's new girlfriend, Taylor:
I have no idea what goes on over there. When they do have her, it's at his parents' house, and they're off and on, so [Taylor's] not always there.
I think when she goes over there, it's sort of like all they do is have fun because she's there for like a day or two. It's not like they have to make rules, really, which is a little frustrating.
It's hard because I don't want her to resent me or think that I'm bad. I know that later on she'll grow up and realize that, but there's a period of time when you're little, all you want to do is have fun, so it makes me nervous.
But I think that's a normal worry that parents have.
On her biggest complaint about the fans:
It's not that big a deal, but it bothers me that people still think I rely on my dad. It drives me SO insane. I haven't since I was like 18. I live by myself. I take care of Aubree by myself. I pay for myself!
What are you looking forward to seeing from Chelsea this season?
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