It’s a new day in the life of Chelsea Houska.
The biggest change, of course, is the fact that Chelsea is now the star of her own HGTV show, and her ratings are through the roof.
Okay, we guess it’s not fair to call it her own show, since Chelsea co-hosts with husband Cole DeBoer.
But Cole is a chill, humble guy who’s probably content to let Chelsea be the star in the relationship.
That’s a nice change of pace from the other major relationship in Chelsea’s life.
We’re talking, of course, about the nightmare situation that she endured with Adam Lind.
If you’re a longtime Teen Mom viewer, then you’ll probably remember Adam as the father of Chelsea’s eldest child, daughter Aubree.
Although “sperm donor” might be a more accurate term than “father,” as Chelsea and Cole have raised Aubree, and Adam has been nothing more than a sporadic, chaotic presence on the margins of her life.
In October of last year, Lind was arrested for failure to pay child support.
Shortly thereafter, Chelsea spoke publicly about her ex for the first time in years, revealing that he has a job and makes a decent living.
So he’s not avoiding child child support because he’s broke — he apparently just doesn’t feel like paying it.
Lind surrendered his visitation rights years ago, but he’s still Aubree’s dad, and Chelsea has been clear about the fact that she wants the two of them to have a relationship.
Perhaps for that reason, Chelsea was surprisingly complimentary toward Adam in a recent interview with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup.
“Honestly, everyone wants to know about our relationship and where it stands, and I totally understand that. It’s a main question because it was such huge story[line] of ours,” Chelsea told The Ashley.
“Our relationship, it’s fine. We’re not best friends, but we’re not enemies at all. If I were to see him, there would be no bad feelings at all,” she continued.
Chelsea says the situation is much more navigable now that Aubree has entered her teen years.
“I think it helps that Aubree is a teenager now and there isn’t really a lot of having to work things out [for them]. It really is fine,” Houska said.
“There’s no bad vibes and it’s just a very open relationship,” Chelsea recently told Us Weekly.
“There’s no bad feelings. We see him sometimes and it’s totally fine.”
Chelsea says that after years of turmoil, her entire inner circle has reached a good place.
“I feel like everyone’s in a really good place,” she said.
Adam might not deserve forgiveness — but Chelsea is mature enough to realize that it’s what’s best for her family.
And that’s exactly why fans have now fallen for her on two different networks!