If you're a Teen Mom 2 fan, then by now, you've likely caught wind of this week's shocking development.
After a full decade of sharing her life with fans, Chelsea Houska is leaving the show that made her famous in order to focus on her family and her other business pursuits.
Of course, that's the official reason provided in Chelsea's farewell address.
But it's not hard to see why fans might think there's more to the story.
After all, TM2 only films for a few months a year, and both Chelsea and her husband, Cole DeBoer, earned upwards of $400,000 a season.
Generally one doesn't walk away from that sort of cash simply because the gig is a bit too time-consuming.
So Mrs. Houska-DeBoer and her family have been under greater scrutiny than ever this week as fans attempt to answer one very intriguing question:
Why would Chelsea quit a show that's provided her with wealth and fame far beyond the imaginings of most South Dakota housewives?
The earliest theories had to do with Chelsea's eldest daughter, Aubree.
Chelsea has been accused of exploiting Aubree in order to add drama to her Teen Mom 2 storylines.
Viewers accused Houska of creating false conflict with Aubree's father, Adam Lind, so that producers would have something to focus on other than her life of domestic contentment.
This gave rise to a different theory, which held that the Aubree storylines attracted negative attention to Cole, who was seen by some as having overstepped his bounds as Aubree's stepfather by attempting to take the place of her biological father.
In the past, Cole has spoken of his desire to adopt Aubree, but he was widely praised for his comments.
More recent episodes drew a mixed response, as some viewers felt that Cole hoped to crowd Adam out of Aubree's life entirely.
But a new report from The Ashley's Reality Roundup puts those rumors to rest.
Insiders have confirmed to The Ashley that Cole and Chelsea reached the decision to quit well before the current slate of episodes aired.
That means that the current criticism of Cole could not have been a factor (although it probably serves as confirmation to the couple that they made the right decision).
“Chelsea was actually quite shocked when she saw people speculating that the negativity toward Cole had anything to do with that decision,” a source close to the situation told The Ashley.
“She wants Aubree to go into her teenage years with privacy, and not be on reality TV anymore. If Chelsea were to do any more television shows in the future, she would not do anything about her personal life.”
So while criticism of Cole did not enter into the decision, it seems that increased scrutiny of Aubree did factor in:
“Chelsea was becoming more and more concerned about Aubree being on-camera, now that she’s older,” says the insider.
“Chelsea didn’t like that her segments were becoming more and more about Aubree’s personal life and her relationship with Adam’s family. She always knew she would leave the show once Aubree reached a certain age," the source adds.
"She didn’t want her to go through puberty on-camera and be subjected to hurtful and sometimes creepy comments from viewers.
When she announced her departure, Chelsea was careful to note that she and Cole had made the decision jointly:
"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 wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
Sounds like Chelsea and Cole are stepping away from this job at just the right time and for all the right reasons.
We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
On Tuesday night's edition of The Bachelorette, viewers finally got to meet Tayshia Adams.
But that didn't mean they were done with Clare Crawley.
As a break from Tayshia hanging out with her very excited suitors, ABC cut away to an interview at one point with Crawley and Dale Moss, the man who stunned viewers just a few days earlier by proposing to Clare on air.
She said yes.
Clare subsequently left The Bachelorette and has since made it clear that she's quite happy with Dale and her decision.
She did the same when speaking to Harrison about her fiance.
"Everything he was looking for was everything I was looking for,” the 39-year old explained.
“He doesn’t even realize he does this for me, but last night, I was having the worst anxiety ever, and you showed up when I was pacing around the pool with anxiety.
"He just grabbed my hand and paced with me around the pool."
But not every romantic gesture has to be some kind of show-stopper.
"That’s all I’ve ever wanted is a man to show up for me -- not only when it’s easy, not only when it’s good and fun and pretty in ball gowns and all that," said Crawley.
"But, like, show up when I’m in my yoga pants and no makeup, and my hair’s in a greasy knot. Like, show up for me.
"He’s done that every single time."
The thing is, Moss and Crawley knew each other for mere weeks prior to getting engaged.
Clare swore once again on her dad's grave, while talking to Harrison, that this was the case.
She denied rumors that the reality stars had been in contact prior to filming.
The VERY short period of time during which Clare and Dale got to know each other has caused some to call BS on this romance. How can you know you're in love after just several days?!?
Crawley is well aware of the nay-sayers out there, as she explained to Harrison... while holding back tears:
“I think I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt me because here is something that I finally found that makes me so incredibly happy, like, to my core.
"To finally feel this type of love that I have been craving and wanting, I just wish people could be happy for us.”
We totally get it.
And we'll find out soon enough whether or not Clare and Dale are legitmate soulmates.
We'll find out whether they walk down the aisle and whether or not they make another one of Clare's dreams come true.
"Babies are definitely on the agenda!" Crawley told People Magazine in an interview this week.
The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC -- but this week likely marked the last time we'll see Crawley and Moss on it.
Deavan Clegg has had a whirlwind of a year -- even more so than most of us in 2020.
She had to flee Korea for the US with her kids during the pandemic.
Deavan ended her marriage, was bombarded with vicious threats towards her and her daughter, and ended her 90 Day Fiance career.
Her daughter, Drascilla, developed a mysterious medical condition that turned out to be Bell's palsy.
Deavan also found a new boyfriend, but received hate and threats for that, too.
Now, she is opening up to 90 Day Fiance blogger John Yates in a lengthy interview on his YouTube channel.
(Yes, it's 70 minutes, but it's really worth checking out if you have the time -- Yates is the best at this kind of talk)
The interview includes details about Jihoon, behind-the-scenes details from filming the show, her new boyfriend, her kids, and more.
1. Deavan did a new interview
2. On her split from Jihoon
3. As for visitation
4. And he's ... given a random fan Deavan's address?
5. It's scary!
6. Remember ...
Julia Roberts’ famous niece, Emma Roberts, recently got knocked up by her boyfriend a fellow actor, Garrett Hedlund and is due sometime this winter. She might even have her baby by the time this is posted.
Before she officially becomes a mom, Emma sat down with Cosmopolitan magazine to talk about her pregnancy, how she’s been growing up in the public eye and about how she froze her eggs before turning 30. The interview also comes with a new photoshoot that showcases Emma’s baby bump as she hangs out in an LA backyard.
“Ever since I was little, I wanted to have a baby, in theory. When I was a kid, I begged my mom to have another baby. The day she brought my sister home from the hospital, I remember holding her, wanting to dress and play with her.”
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Platinum selling musician and newly bald headed Halsey has written her fist book called I Would Leave Me If I Could which is filled with poetry about love. The book is available on Strand Books and what makes it really special is if you order a copy through them, you could win a private one on one ZOOM Dinner with HALSEY!
The singer shared on Instagram that the project has been in the making for years and that while she loves being a “weird popstar” she will always be a writer first and foremost. Halsey actually got famous on Tumblr long before she was signed to a record label for posting poems she had written.
In a new interview with Vogue, we learn a bit more about what went into the book and the history of Halsey’s poetry. *jazz snaps*
“It’s no different to me than what I used to do on my Tumblr. I used to write poetry and post it on my blog every day.”
Here is a look at some of the behind the scenes work that went into the book and some shots of Halsey’s newly tie-dyed buzz cut!
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Zendaya is back in Atlanta filming her hit TV show Euphoria, the show that is most known for giving us a glimpse at Sydney Sweeney‘s nudes. While Sydney is great in the show, she didn’t take home an Emmy for her appearance on the HBO hit, but ZENDAYA did.
The 24 year old spoke to Elle magazine about her big win and talks about how being the youngest recipient of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award has been “pretty crazy”. She was interviewed by her Dune co-star Timothée Chalamet through Zoom where she spoke more about the win and how the pandemic has changed certain aspects in her life. Read it all here.
“I think that things are going to stay different for quite a long time. We’re probably going to have a new normal to keep people safe and healthy, which I’m totally down for. I mean, I love traveling. I don’t feel super-safe traveling all over the place quite yet, but I can’t wait to get back to it.”
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The Michael Kors brand got kinda ghetto over the last few years after basically flooding every single TJ Maxx in America with the brands made in China monogramed bags. I’m pretty sure you can get a MK bag at most Costco’s too, which you can then fill with all the samples they give out, unless they stopped that due to COVID.
Anyway Micheal Kors and his brand have been working with Bella Hadid for a few years because she is the it model of our generation, after all. So the pair are back to promote the new line of holiday handbags, the campaign is set around the question “what makes you a star?” You can hear MK himself ask the models on set the same question before Bella asks the designer himself!
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Selena Gomez has recently launched her first beauty brand called Rare Beauty, I’ve personally heard from girls who have brought the products or received the PR packages that it’s nothing to write home about.
Rare Beauty features basic products that really only have an appeal because they’re being sold by Selena Gomez, so if you’re looking for product, Rare might not be the best to buy however, Selena is showing us how she uses her new products to get ready in a new “Get Ready With Me” video for her Youtube channel.
Selena starts the video off by explaining that due to the pandemic, she’s been doing her own hair and makeup to prepare for filming her cooking show. The star explains that the trick to her signature look is a smooth face using her Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, a cat eye using her own liner and a red lip! See more of Selena being glamorous in the gallery below!
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