We touch base with the South Dakota native for a good ol' gabfest about exes, getting girly and — of course! — her daughter Aubree.
Chelsea Houska: Yeah, that seems like it was so long ago! I feel like I'm so much older and I've matured so much since then.
CH: I’ve thought about this a lot, and I would rather [she] not, but I don’t think there’s anything that's going to be able to prevent her from seeing it… so I want her to be old enough to understand that we were really young and immature.
CH: Well, it doesn’t show up a lot on the show, but he — when we first met — was really funny and fun, and at that time, I was going out all the time before I had Aubree. We had a lot of fun together, but then once I got pregnant, I grew up and he kind of stayed the same, so that’s when things started to go bad. But then I just wanted our family to be together and so it was… I don’t know, it was just hard. But when we first met, he was funny and fun and he wasn’t such a jerk!
CH: They hook you by being funny and nice in the beginning, and then once you get stuck on them, that’s when they go bad. (laughs)
CH: No, I was not surprised, because all of my friends have always been in love with my dad! I was not surprised at all.
CH: Well, it’s hard. I don’t really have much of a life right now — it’s pretty much school and taking care of Aubree, so that’s all I do now.
CH: Product! I use a lot of product. I am always putting a lot of stuff in it, because when I went blonde, I damaged it really bad. So I use a lot of products on this head of hair!
Place to Visit: family's Nebraska lake cabin
Musician: Dierks Bentley
Show: Modern Family
Movie: anything with Will Ferrell
Feature on a guy: smile
CH: When I don’t have a lot of time, I throw a braid in or pin it back some way cute. That’s kind of my go-to style when I’m running late — an easy way to make it look cute.
CH: It depends on the day. (laughs) Sometimes she’ll let me French-braid it, but that’s rare. Sometimes she doesn’t let me do anything. Brushing it is the worst! But she wants it really long so when — hold, on, she’s yelling… hold on, Aubree! — when I’m brushing it and she’s complaining, I’m always like, “Do you want me to cut it off?” And she stops fussing, because she wants to keep her hair long.
CH: I guess it depends on the day and her mood. Sometimes I’ll give her my phone — something that she doesn’t have a lot, so then she can focus on that. I think that it doesn’t really hurt them, they just act like it does.
CH: I use a lot of MAC makeup products — they have the best mascara.
CH: I was pretty young. My mom went to cosmetology school when she was younger, so growing up in our house, you basically had a room that had the washing bowl and the spinning chair and stuff — I used to do my friends’ hair and stuff. That was when I was in middle school, so that was kind of when I decided it was what I wanted to do.
CH: Yeah, definitely! And it’s funny because a lot of people don’t understand how hard it is, they just think, “It’s cosmetology school, how hard can that be?” But, I mean, you’re dealing with people every day and changing the way they look, so it’s a lot of pressure. And you have to be there all the time, and we have homework. People just don’t get how much it is!
CH: I want to finish school and then I want to open my own salon. A lot of my friends are cosmetologists too, so kind of what I have for my plan for the future is opening up my own salon with them here.
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