During Monday night’s Teen Mom 2 reunion show, Chelsea Houska chatted with host Dr. Drew Pinksy via Skype.
Not surprisingly, the conversation eventually turned to the topic of Houska’s fractured relationship with Adam Lind.
Equally unsurprising is the fact that Chelsea is no big fan of her deadbeat baby daddy.
Earlier this year, Chelsea obtained sole custody of her daughter by Lind after years of fretting over her 8-year-old Aubree’s safety.
It wasn’t terribly difficult for her to convince the judge, of course.
After all, Lind has been arrested more times than we can count, and he has a long history of unprovoked violence and other erratic behaviors.
Of course, Chelsea didn’t enter into the matter lightly.
It’s clear she desperately wanted Aubree to have a relationship with her father and reluctantly arrived at the conclusion that it’s just not possible.
Until he gets sober and dramatically changes his ways, Lind will continue to be a danger to himself and others.
And it seems he has no intention of altering his current course.
Fortunately, there’s a silver lining in Aubree’s life.
Chelsea married Cole DeBoer in 2016, and he’s proven to be the ideal father figure for her eldest child.
“I’m grateful that [Aubree] has someone like Cole [DeBoer]. You know, who has gone above and beyond,” Chelsea told Pinksy.
“But there’s no doubt that this has to hurt her, will hurt her, deep down someday.”
Asked by Dr. Drew if Lind is still doing drugs, Chelsea had this to say:
“The one thing that I have heard is that he will be like in his house for weeks at a time, just not even doing anything. So you have to question what’s going on there.”
Earlier this year, Chelsea opened up about a topic that’s rarely discussed by the ladies of the Teen Mom franchise — namely, how her kids might feel when they one day watch the show that made their mother famous.
“It’s inevitable that they’re going to see [the show] someday,” she told E! News.
“I think Watson is going to be fine because he’s seeing fun, family times.
“I think Aubree is going to be a little more difficult because she’s going to see the relationship with her dad and she’s going to have a lot of questions.”
“We’ve always been open with each other.
“She is open with me and can talk to me so I just want to keep it that way so for when they do watch it, she feels comfortable and won’t have any surprises.”
These days, Chelsea is pregnant with her third child, and while she’s likely well aware that the years to come won’t be easy for her eldest child, she also seems confident in her belief that Aubree has the best possible support system.