Inside the Teen Mom alum Chelsea Houska’s transformation from young single mom to HGTV home design queen
CHELSEA Houska has undergone a major transformation since her MTV debut on Teen Mom and her move to HGTV.
The star was first introduced to fans on 2011’s 16 & Pregnant, before moving on to Teen Mom and eventually leaving the network altogether.
Chelsea, 31, was introduced to fans as a high school student in a precarious situation.
She and then-boyfriend Adam Lind were expecting their first child together — a daughter.
Their relationship wasn’t strong and adding a baby to the mix didn’t help.
Chelsea’s situation and appearance have changed a lot since the show premiered.
Chelsea looked drastically different then than they do now and fans have taken notice.
Her hair has featured multiple colors throughout her time on and off television, ranging from blonde to partially pink to bright red and more.
The face of the South Dakota native has also changed significantly since her first appearance on the MTV reality show.
Here’s a look at Chelsea’s development over the years.
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16 & PREGNANT
In 2011, Chelsea made her debut in 16 & Pregnant.
She was 17 at the time and had brown hair, long, shaggy bangs that partially covered her eyes, and wore heavy makeup on her face and eyes.
At the time, the star was pregnant with her daughter, Aubree.
She showed off her belly on the show, taking fans on her journey towards motherhood.
Chelsea eventually transitioned from 16 & Pregnant to Teen Mom and went through another major transformation.
She appeared on the show rocking light blonde hair with light pink highlights.
The star still had bangs but had them styled much more drastically.
Her hair was parted to one side with much of the fringe covering one eye.
On the other hand, parts of her bangs were hanging loose from the ponytail she often wore.
Chelsea’s face was much rounder at the time and she had narrow, dramatically arched eyebrows.
Her lips were plumped, of course, but not as drastically as they are nowadays.
At the time, she was still in a difficult position with baby daddy Adam, who had his own issues.
For many years, fans watched as the two fought in court and Adam himself went in and out of prison for various reasons.
NOT SINGLE ANY MORE
In 2014 it wasn’t just Chelsea’s appearance that changed.
The star met Cole DeBoer, to whom she is now married.
Their romance began at the gas station where they met and quickly grew into something serious.
The early days of their romance were captured on Teen Mom, where fans watched as Chelsea and Cole got engaged, then married and even welcomed their first children together.
Fans were privy to Chelsea’s pregnancy with Watson and Laine, as well as their arrival.
Chelsea left MTV in 2020, saying goodbye to Teen Mom 2 after many years.
At the time, she said she was leaving to “protect” the privacy of her then-teen daughter Aubree.
Back in November 2020, the mother-of-four confirmed she was finally hanging up her MTV badge.
She said at the time: “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.
“We are forever grateful to MTV and our crew who are like family to us. We are parting on the best of terms and will stay in touch for a long time to come…”
She added, “We are proud to be able to share our story and are so grateful to the fans who have followed our journey from the beginning…”
A source later told The Ashley that Chelsea’s departure had a lot to do with her 11-year-old daughter.
The insider told the outlet: “Chelsea became more concerned about Aubree being in front of the camera now that she’s older.
“She always knew that once Aubree reached a certain age, she would leave the show. She didn’t want to go through puberty in front of the camera and be subjected to hurtful and sometimes creepy comments from viewers.”
The following year, she did a Q&A with fans, with one person asking, “Do you miss being on Teen Mom yet?”
Chelsea responded with a short clip of her shaking her head, adding: “No.”
PARTY OF FOUR
After leaving MTV, Chelsea and Cole welcomed another child.
She announced she was pregnant in 2020 and gave birth to another baby girl in June 2021.
She and her husband named their daughter Walker June.
They frequently feature all four children on social media.
Chelsea debuted her home decor line, Aubree Says, in 2020.
The brand allowed fans to purchase pieces resembling those in the TV personality’s own home.
Chelsea and Cole announced in 2022 that they were moving to HGTV.
The couple had renovated their own massive home in South Dakota before the news, drawing a lot of attention from fans in the process.
They further announced that the show would be called Down Home Fab and they would show how they would bring their style to others.
The show premiered in January and has received mixed reviews.
In the years since she left MTV, Chelsea’s appearance has changed drastically.
She transitioned from rocking her once-signature bright red hair to a more muted black look.
The star also lost a lot of weight and the shape of her face changed drastically.
Fans have repeatedly speculated that she went under the knife and many believe she had botox.
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