Chelsea Houska’s Dad Randy Addresses Rumors She’s Quitting ‘Teen Mom 2’
This has some fans super excited, while others are sad this will take precious screen time away time from the four OGs we’ve been watching for seven seasons.
The news has even spurred rumors that fan favorite Chelsea Houska is leaving the show to make room for the newbie! What gives?
When reports first circulated that Bri would be joining the show, fans assumed the worst — that producers hired Briana to replace one of the girls, Chelsea in particular, since she’s been the most, well, drama-free in recent years (aside from the usual Adam Lind stuff).
Plus, the South Dakota gal has seemed kinda over the show for a while now, and her dad Randy Houska even once said “she’s ready to quit!”
But fear not, DeBoer fans — Randy is facing the rumor head-on, simply saying “no” when a fan inquired about her potential departure on Twitter.
This does beg the question though — how are producers going to condense five girls’ stories into 42 minute episodes rather than the usual four?
Glad you asked! Briana revealed on Twitter that the upcoming season will be extended by three episodes, so each girl’s story will be accurately told despite getting less screen time each week.
Kailyn Lowry doesn’t seem too thrilled with the new arrangement, though, hinting she wants even more than three extra episodes.
This also likely means each of the moms will get three scenes each per episode instead of the usual four, but Bri assures us “every story will be told one way or another.”
That's for now.... things can change, especially if something important comes up. every story will still be told, one way or another.Bri baby (@_BrianaDejesus) June 7, 2017
Thanks, boss! Why do we have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of after shows on Season 8...
Still, we’re super into this fifth girl twist and excited to see how Bri fits in (or doesn’t) with Kailyn, Chelsea, Leah and Jenelle.
There’s enough airtime for everyone, girls!
What do you think of the season getting additional eps? Are you happy Chelsea is staying put? Tell us below!
Teen Mom 2 premieres this summer on MTV.