Chelsea Houska Shares New Maternity Photos, is the Actual Best

Pregnant Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska is marking the final days of her third pregnancy with some stunning new maternity photos.

We don’t throw the word “stunning” around lightly, but let’s be real: Chelsea’s latest maternity shots certainly earn that designation.

The Housk gave photo credit to Kate Jones and baby credit to husband Cole DeBoer on Instagram when sharing the above image.

You know, because she took the breathtaking photos of her, and he put the baby in there. Well done, both of you. Good work.

Naturally, because it’s Chelsea, the responses were much more positive than you’d normally see on the Internet these days.

Especially for a cast member of Teen Mom 2.

“I so wish I would have done a pretty maternity shoot when I was pregnant,” one woman wrote, in the ultimate compliment.

“I always [thought] that it was corny,” the Houska fan added, “but @ChelseaHouska has changed my mind. STUNNING.”

Chelsea is changing lives, people.

In all seriousness, Houska actually agreed, responding to that tweet by revealing that she had similar thoughts about this process.

She writes: “I’ve never done them either, definitely out of my comfort zone! But the photographer talked me into it and I’m SO glad I did!” 

It’s hard to argue that the pride of South Dakota makes pregnancy look maternal and sexy, which is not the easiest thing to pull off.

Good lighting helps, but still.

It’s even harder to argue that Chelsea has defied the odds by settling in to a very happy, drama-free and quiet life these days.

With the exception of the dark cloud that is Adam Lind hanging over her as he always will to some degree, she’s on cloud nine.

As her dad, Randy, says, she flies so far under the radar that MTV forgets she exists. Maybe not quite, but you get his point.

For a show focused on drama – on and off the air – this is no easy feat, especially in today’s 24-hour news and social media enviroment.

We’ve now reached the point where producers are accused of enabling or encouraging feuds, as Chelsea and Kailyn Lowry alleged.

The fact that Chelsea and Cole continue to share their lives with TV viewers, yet maintain their boundaries and stability, is impressive.

We’d argue she’s the real MVP of the show.

Houska, of course, shares a daughter, Aubree, with Lind. She recently welcomed Aubree’s little brother, Watson Cole DeBoer.

With the arrival of her third baby next month, her precious family is ready to become even cuter, if that’s humanly possible.


Kaley Cuoco Shares the BEST Wedding Photo, Featuring Her Furbabies

Three weeks ago, Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook got married! And while their honeymoon was wasn’t exactly picture perfect, the actual wedding was beautiful.

Now, Kaley has taken to social media to share the best wedding photo of them all.

It features the newly married couple with their five most important guests.

“#tbt,” Kaley wrote on Instagram late Thursday evening. “To what I think is the best family wedding photo ever.”

While some would argue that it’s not really a throwback if it’s from a few weeks ago and you’re only now sharing it, it’s difficult to dispute the rest of her claim.

In this precious photo, we see Kaley and Karl … and their family.

Their four dogs stand lovingly with them, but that’s not all.

Look in the background and you’ll see Kaley’s horse.

Kaley and Karl actually have a number of pets, including a couple of rescue pit bulls named Shirley and Norman.

In the photo at the top, you can see Kaley holding little Ruby in her arms for the portrait.

The couple has multiple show horses, plus a mini-horse named Shmooshy.

Kaley is particularly passionate about pit bulls, in part because they have a massively unfair reputation that leads to their mistreatment and even death.

Contrary to how they are portrayed by alarmists and in the media, pit bulls are naturally gentle dogs with a caretaker’s disposition. Like humans, they can become aggressive if they have been tormented with violence or otherwise mistreated.

Biologically, the most aggressive dogs are actually dachshunds. (Yes, really)

Before Kaley and Karl even began to date, she was telling friends and family that her next man needed to be a dog lover.

It is so important for couples — particularly those looking for a long-term commitment with each other — to have certain things in common.

Sometimes, religious differences can be managed — especially if a couple isn’t planning on having children.

But if one loves dogs and the other does not, that’s a potential problem.

And plenty of dog-lovers would consider someone not lovings dogs to be not just a deal-breaker, but a huge red flag.

As we mentioned, their wedding was great. Their honeymoon wasn’t exactly a romantic dream.

In fact, Kaley Cuoco spent the honeymoon in the hospital, undergoing some much-needed shoulder surgery.

Fortunately, the surgery was not emergency and had been planned about a year in advance.

It was non-urgent, and Kaley decided that she’d rather wait to recover from surgery (recovery is usually painful and is never fun) until after she and Karl tied the knot.

She’s spent the past couple of weeks recovering at home.

If Kaley’s family wedding photo rubbed you the wrong way — maybe because you object to the idea that dogs (or a horse) can be family — keep that in mind.

Specifically, when you’re dating. If you don’t feel that special connection to dogs or horses or other animals, maybe find someone who feels the way that you do.

We’re so glad that Kaley found Karl, because the two of them can share their passion for their furbabies within their relationship.