YES! To all of this! I would love to see Chelsea doing something with friends or working on a hobby like her makeup or something, same with Gary & Maci for that matter (although Maci has started to become unlikeable for me so maybe less Maci lol). I don’t really care for hearing about her thoughts on Adam or what he’s up to. We can read about his recent arrests in real time. Rehashing it on the show is just boring and redundant.
And to whoever said Chelsea is held to a different standard, I kind of agree. I can see why because she is very likeable and seems to be doing a great job as a mom and wife. But for me, I feel Chelsea should be held to a higher standard but just not in the way that she is.
As compared to the other moms on her show, she had the best upbringing of all the teen mom 2 girls and even the teen mom OG girls with the exception of Maci. No abuse or money problems like poverty that we know of, no mental illness, and she has two highly involved parents, one of which is also highly educated. Of all the teen mom 2 girls, I feel she has the least amount of excuses for poor behavior. I’m not excusing the other girls. I’m just saying it is more understandable when we see someone like Leah not be able to finish anything she starts, struggle with addiction, and not know how to have a successful relationship. Someone like Leah’s never seen a stable relationship growing up and doesn’t have the benefit of having a parent with an education and successful career to teach her about goal setting and hard work, etc. These things are almost foreign concepts to someone like Leah.
That’s why I don’t think Chelsea is some amazing, inspirational figure but I don’t think anyone else here thinks that either. I think people just like her and respect her for being a good mother and, from what we can see, a good person. I just think she should be held to a higher standard because, I personally, have higher expectations for someone like Chelsea.
She does seem happy enough and seems to be doing a good job providing a home for her children, and that’s a wonderful thing. But she should be doing that! She had that kind of life growing up, as far as we know, so she owes it to her kids to at least provide them with the same thing.
Now I know that her parents did divorce, and this could have caused her some harm. Maybe why she made some poor choices in hs with Adam and getting pregnant. But I still don’t think her parents’ divorce even compares to the childhoods some of these people have had. And maybe she should be commended for her relationship with Cole. Maybe, in her mind, if she can provide a stable loving relationship for her kids and stay married their entire lives than she will have surpassed even what her parents did for her. I do hope she’s able to do it. I’m just not gonna give her props for taking care of her child and trying to be the best mother she can be because that’s what she should be doing.
Idk, sorry for the rambling. I think I was trying to make a point but got lost there somewhere. lol
BTW, I love Chelsea. I really like her personality and love her style and even her makeup skills! I wouldn’t mind seeing more from her like in the quoted above. I think some people get annoyed at the love for her because she’s not perfect and sometimes it seems her mistakes are given more understanding like her continuing to stay with Adam over and over until she finally lucked out with Cole than people would give any of the other girls if that makes sense. Anyway, I think there are good points made on both sides. Why I really enjoy the discussions here.
Off Topic Note: Happy Mother’s Day to all the PTV mothers! And to Chelsea, Barb, Vee, Kristina, and maybe even Tyler (thought I should add him because he does seem to be the only parent Nova has), some of the real mothers on Teen Mom.