Cole DeBoer is generally liked in the Teen Mom 2 world, but his latest actions upset some fans, as noted by Celebuzz. The uproar started after Cole reacted negatively to Aubree put her biological father, Adam Lind, in her phone as “Dad.” When 10-year-old Aubree visited her dad’s side of the family, her paternal grandmother entered Adam’s number into Aubree’s phone.
As shown on the latest episode of Teen Mom 2, MTV personality Chelsea Houska DeBoer told Cole everyone in Aubree’s phone has special emojis next to their name, including Cole, who was given heart faces.
But Cole wanted her to call him “Dad.” “I was looking to be that contact, but we’ll get there,” he told Chelsea.
The mother-of-four said Adam sent a brief message to Aubree, which read, “Hey, baby girl, it’s your Dad.” Aubree only wrote back “hi” and that ended the conversation. Both Chelsea and Cole were confused about why the exchange was so short, claiming Adam waited a decade to have a direct line to his daughter.
“It makes me want to vomit,” Cole said. “I don’t understand why they’re even around.”
“I don’t like it when she gets that kind of stuff forced on her. If she wanted it, she would have asked for it,” he continued. “If she wanted to talk to him, she could talk to him! This is frustrating.”
Cole & Chelsea Were Slammed on Reddit
Fans weren’t pleased with Cole’s reaction to the situation. Some people on Reddit accused the father of coming on too strong. “Dude back off. She has someone else she calls Dad,” one Reddit user wrote. “Cole seems really threatened by Adam and his parents, it’s getting weird.”
“No one thinks that about Adam but Aubree is the only one who gets to decide who she calls “dad” and Chelsea and Cole need to deal with it and put their own feelings aside and let Aubree make these realizations at her own pace,” another said. “They seem so giddy for her to cut Adam out without realizing or caring how traumatic and upsetting that is for a child. It’s kinda selfish and shitty.”
“Aubree has a relationship with her bio dad who she wants to call Dad,” another added. “Until she changed her mind on that, Chelsea and Cole need to shut the f*** up and respect Aubree’s decisions on something as small as a phone contact.”
Cole Hasn’t Addressed The Backlash
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Cole didn’t immediately address the backlash. During an interview with Heavy, he referred to himself as basic, with Chelsea adding a better description would be “simple.” He talked about coming from a family of hard workers and was really shy at the beginning of Teen Mom.
Last week, he praised Chelsea for starting her home goods line, called Aubree Says. “Words can’t express how truly proud I am of [Chelsea],” he wrote. “Very own home goods line @aubree.says 🌻 go follow! Big things to come.”
He celebrated Chelsea on their wedding anniversary. “To say I am grateful would be an understatement, I am beyond grateful to have you as my wife!” he wrote. “The one who has to put up with me, the one who loves me for me, the one who I can always truly count/lean on, the one with so much love and joy in her heart, the one who puts everyone else first, the one who gives our children and myself such an amazing life, the one who brings all the love and joy to my heart and this crazy family!”
In addition to Aubree, the couple shares son Watson and daughter Layne together. They are expecting their fourth baby in January.
To find out what happens next, don’t miss Teen Mom 2 when it airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.