On October 30th the news broke that fan favorite Chelsea Houska will not return for season 11 of MTV’s ‘Teen Mom 2.’ A production source revealed that Chelsea announced her departure from the show to her co-stars while filming this season’s reunion special.
“Chelsea told everyone that she has decided that it’s best for her family if they move on from the show, and that it was a really hard decision, but that she feels like a weight has been lifted from her shoulders,” the source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup.
Chelsea has since released an official statement confirming the news that she is leaving the show. “MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been a big part of my life for almost 11 years. After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, Cole and I have decided that this season will be our last,” Chelsea explained in an Instagram post. “We are forever thankful to MTV and our crew, who are like family to us. We’re parting on the best of terms and will stay in touch long after this. We’re proud to have been able to share our story and are so grateful to the fans who have followed our journey from the beginning. Our next chapter in life will focus on developing our brand and taking things to the next level with new endeavors and expanding family businesses. Please tune into our last moments on the show and continue to follow along our journey on social media. We are so excited for this next phase of our lives and hope you all will be a part of it in some way!”
Chelsea was one of the original ‘Teen Mom 2’ stars and has been on the show for 10 seasons. Her father Randy also commented on the family’s departure on Twitter. “Well kids, that’s a wrap. Been a fun run on @MTV @TeenMom #teenmom2 What’s next?” Randy tweeted. “Seriously, tho, it has been a part of @ChelseaHouska entire adult life. We all expanded our horizons and grew as people #NoRegrets See ya all on the flip side.”