Teen Mom 2's Ashley Jones confirms rumors she's replacing Chelsea Houska on show and gushes 'I'm so excited!'

ASHLEY Jones has confirmed her spot on Teen Mom 2 as she is "so excited" to take over for Chelsea Houska.

Chelsea announced her departure from the MTV show a decade after her debut on the network.

Ashley, 24, officially confirmed her spot on Teen Mom in a promotional preview post today.

The reality star spoke to the camera as she expressed her "excitement" over her new role.

"I'm so excited to join Teen Mom 2. I can't give too much away but check out this 'OMG' moment from the upcoming premiere," she announced.

Afterwards MTV debuted a clip from the new season where Ashley's boyfriend and baby daddy Bariki Smith got down on one knee and proposed.


The show captioned their news: "Ashley Joins Teen Mom 2! 🥰"

"Surprise! 🥳 @ashleysiren is officially joining the #TeenMom2 family. Here is the most special look at what's to come for her next season! ✨"

Ashley was chosen to replace Chelsea after making her MTV debut on Young & Pregnant in 2018.

The reality star will rejoin her ex-cast member Jade Cline and Kailyn Lowry, Leah Messer, Briana DeJesus on the series.


The TV personality shares her three year old daughter with Bariki, and the couple have been on and off during their time on air.

Ashley previously encountered a confrontation with her cast-mate Jade Cline during the December 2019 Young & Pregnant reunion.

”You accuse me of lying about being on Teen Mom 2!" the new addition yelled at Jade, 23.

“I didn't lie about it. I was actually asked if I wanted to go. I said I would rather stay with YP.


"I was more than supportive of your move to Teen Mom 2 until you said what you said. I felt shaded by that because first of all, I don't have to lie.”

Jade held her ground, shouting: "I didn't say s**t to you!"

Chelsea and her husband Cole DeBoer made the decision to quit Teen Mom in November of 2020, as they wanted to "protect" their daughter Aubree's "privacy."

The 11-year-old has spent her entire life on camera, and even her birth was documented on the network.


An insider told The Ashley's Reality Roundup that the mom of four "didn’t like that her segments were becoming more and more about Aubree’s personal life and her relationship with Adam’s family."

"Chelsea was becoming more and more concerned about Aubree being on-camera, now that she’s older.

"She always knew she would leave the show once Aubree reached a certain age. She didn’t want her to go through puberty on-camera and be subjected to hurtful and sometimes creepy comments from viewers," the source revealed.

"She wants Aubree to go into her teenage years with privacy, and not be on reality TV anymore."

In January Chelsea formally announced her decision to her cast-mates during the season reunion, as the other ladies were shocked to hear the news.

During the virtual commencement she shared: "So this is going to be my final season, my final reunion. And it is definitely bittersweet.

"And it's weird that the last one is here like this, and we're not altogether…

Chelsea then gave more details on her departure, adding: "I feel like, just watching this last season, I was getting a bad feeling in my stomach.

"It just feels like it's just time to close the chapter. And I'm almost 30, I'm having my fourth baby — it just feels like the right time."

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