For a good part of her time as part of the franchise, Chelsea Huska was the most famous teenage mother.
and so when Chelsea resigned from the showThe decision initially came as a shock, but the more fans thought about it, the more it seemed to make sense.
After all, Houska and her husband, Cole DeBoer, have always made it clear that while they fully appreciated the opportunities the series presented them with that made them famous, they would take their leave if the show appeared to be a threat to their children’s happiness.
And in the age of vitriolic comments on social media, any kind of public exposure carries the risk of brutal criticism and harsh insults.
So when her eldest daughter reached an age where it would be impossible to isolate her against such hateful statements, Chelsea decided to forgo the Teen Mom franchise.
To the delight of her millions of followers, she has been giving regular updates about her life and family via Instagram and other social media platforms.
Of course, that couldn’t rival the level of access fans enjoyed when Chelsea and her entire family were living their lives in front of the camera.
So these days, Chelsea faces an inescapable question:
Will she someday return to television on a spin-off that focuses entirely on her family?
Recently, a fan decided to ask her directly, and apparently this person had a title for the fictional project:
“Will you and Cole do your own show? #downwiththedobers,” the Instagram commentator asked.
Chelsea immediately replied, “We’re not going to do anything, like, discuss our kids’ personal lives again.”
“But I think we would be open to doing something else if the opportunity presents itself.”
This response is not surprising, as Chelsea has long made it clear that she would give up television altogether if she felt her fame had become a threat to her children’s happiness.
“She always knew she would be leaving the show once Aubrey reached a certain age,” a source close to the situation told People magazine shortly after Chelsea’s resignation.
“She didn’t want her to go through puberty in front of the camera and be subjected to hurtful and sometimes intimidating comments from viewers.”
So yeah, both Chelsea and her husband walked away from their salaries in the six-figure average range, but we’re guessing they don’t regret that decision.
After all, they seem to have saved quite a bit of the egg, and they are both involved in many business ventures.
The most important of these projects appears to be the fashion line Chelsea launched with Aubrey, her eldest daughter.
While sales numbers are hard to come by, Chelsea’s Instagram followers have been raving about the beauty that Huska has developed with the soon-to-be 12-year-old.
The DeBoer family may not be making as much money from their current projects as they did from their time on MTV, but that doesn’t seem to be a major concern:
After all, children participate in a positive way, and this is the most important thing.