Chelsea DeBoer Welcomes A New Family Member

"Teen Mom 2" alum Chelsea DeBoer (formerly Houska) has been settling into family life ever since she exited the franchise in late 2020. Following 11 years on the show, the TV personality shared a statement on Instagram where she explained that, "after much thought and discussion with my family and friends," she and husband Cole DeBoer "have decided that this season will be our last." Expressing her gratitude to the cast and crew, Chelsea made it clear that her departure wasn't due to any tension with MTV, but rather an opportunity for her to focus on family and expand her business endeavors.

While a stable marriage isn't necessarily a hallmark of the "Teen Mom" franchise, Chelsea's relationship with Cole seems to be the real deal. In October, the couple celebrated their five-year anniversary with gushing tributes on social media. "My Rock, My Soulmate, My Everything. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I Love You Forever and Ever," Cole captioned a throwback pic of their wedding day. Chelsea returned the favor with a PDA-filled snap. "I'm the luckiest gal in the world to be able to be your wife! What a life we have built together. Happy anniversary," she wrote.

Per Us Weekly, the couple shares three children together, and Chelsea has another daughter Aubree with her ex, Adam Lind. Even though Aubree isn't his biological daughter, Cole reportedly dotes on the little girl, and is even considering legally adopting her. In November, the pair announced some exciting news: They are expanding their family brood once again.

Chelsea and Cole DeBoer have a new furbaby

On November 7, Chelsea DeBoer took to Instagram to share that she has puppy fever. "Dale DeBoer," the mom-of-four captioned a pic of an adorable Basset Hound and the newest member of her family. Chelsea posted the image on the Down Home DeBoers Instagram account, where she and Cole DeBoer often include renovation updates of their South Dakota-based home.

Cole celebrated the canine addition on his personal account, writing that Dale "has my eyes." The proud papa also included a link to @droopydale, which thus far features a video of Dale frolicking outside, as well as another pic of the pup exploring, captioned "Adventures of a droopy farm dog." Dale is in good company, as he joins the couple's two other dogs, cows, goats and pig, according to Heavy. But not everyone was as happy about the new addition as Cole and Chelsea.

Fans flocked to Reddit, where they expressed concern about Dale's potential health problems. "A great example of why you shouldn't support or buy dogs from breeders — especially breeds that always have the same multiple health issues," one critic weighed in. Despite the negativity, Chelsea and Cole will most likely continue to expand their clan in the future. In 2015, Chelsea recalled talking to Cole about getting a pet pig, and afterwards she told a friend on the set of "Teen Mom 2" that "now [Cole] wants one more than me." Something tells us more animals are in the cards!