TEEN Mom Chelsea Houska has revealed the loss of a close family member in a heartbreaking new post.
The reality star took to Instagram on Friday to share the sad news.
HGTVChelsea Houska revealed that she lost a beloved family member in a new post[/caption]
Instagram/chelseahouskaChelsea shared a video montage of their dog, Phil, who recently passed away[/caption]
Chelsea, 31, included a video montage of the family’s Great Dane, Phil, who recently passed away in the post.
The clip included photos and videos of Chelsea, her husband, Cole DeBoer, 34, and their kids bonding with the dog over the years.
The Teen Mom 2 alum’s eldest daughter, Aubree, 13, who she shares with her ex-Adam Lind, seemed to have the tightest bond with the canine as she appeared in a majority of the video.
The dog had been in the teenager’s life since joining the family nine years earlier.
The post included a voiceover, talking about the “tough” time they’re having while saying goodbye to their pet.
Chelsea captioned it: “Grateful for 9 years with this boy,” with a rainbow emoji.
Fans raced to the comments section to offer condolences, including the star’s former castmate, Kailyn, Lowry, 30.
The ex-MTV star wrote: “Oh my gosh. I’m so sorry. Cannot believe it’s been nine years. Thinking of y’all.”
Others shared the same sentiment, with someone else writing: “So sorry for your loss! It’s so hard to lose a pet! They are family!!!”
Another said: “I’m so sorry losing a pet is an unbearable pain. Sending [inset double pink hearts emoji].
A third echoed: “So sorry! Losing an animal is so hard but you gave him a good life!”
And a fourth added: “So sorry for the loss of your sweet Phil!”
The family has unfortunately suffered multiple tragedies with their pets over the years.
In 2013, Teen Mom viewers saw Chelsea’s dog, Frankie, get killed after she let him outside without a leash.
Frankie ran into the neighbor’s yard, and their Husky attacked the smaller dog, killing him.
And in 2015, Chelsea’s black French Bulldog, Darla, passed away.
She announced the devastating news in an Instagram post along with a collage of their time together.
Chelsea wrote in the caption: “My heart hurts so much.
“After surgery, Darla had some complications pulling through and we lost our sweet and very loving dog.
“She’s been with us through a lot and she has been such a great friend to Aubree and I. We miss you Dar.”
However, Chelsea has proven with her many farm animals that she enjoys having many pets around her $750K South Dakota farmhouse.
In November 2021, the HGTV star introduced her followers to her new pup, Dale, who had already bonded well with her other animals.
She showed off the basset hound in a video on Instagram showcasing his adorably long ears and big droopy eyes.
Cole shared another cute clip of the small dog running through the grass of their sprawling property.
“Welcome home Dale,” he captioned the shot of the brown-and-white fur pup sprinting towards the camera.
The couple also has a French Bulldog named Betsy.
Instagram/chelseahouskaThe montage included photos and videos of her children bonding with the canine over the years[/caption]
HGTVChelsea and her husband Cole previously lost other pets, including their dogs Frankie and Darla[/caption]
InstagramThey have since welcomed another dog, Dale, to the family[/caption]