Unlike her "Teen Mom 2" counterparts, Chelsea Houska hadn't settled down with anyone since calling it quits with her ex Adam Lind -- that is, until now (Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry and Leah Calvert have all moved on from their baby daddys with different partners). And when the hit MTV series returns on July 9, viewers will get to know Cole DeBoer -- a loving new man in the young mother's life. But how does Cole -- whom the South Dakota native met at a gas station -- compare to her previous boyfriends?
"My relationship with Cole is completely different than past relationships," Aubree's mother tells MTV News in the video below. "I've only had bad relationships -- I mean, I've had one, really. And that was terrible. Everyone saw that play out."
While Chelsea has openly gushed about her special guy on social media -- and describes him as "awesome," "funny" and "weird like me" in the clip -- what's the connection like between Cole and her daughter Aubree? After all, Chels has shared some pretty scrumptious snapshots of him with her mini-me...
"He's great with Aubree," the 23-year-old dishes. "Cole's relationship with Aubree is so amazing to me because she's never had like a positive male role model in her life. I mean, she's had her grandpa. But as a father figure, he completely stepped up to take on that responsibility -- more than I ever could have even imagined."
What does the future hold for C-squared -- and will wedding bells ring soon for the sweethearts? Hear what Chelsea has to say, and be sure to catch the Season 5 premiere of "TM2" on Thursday, July 9 at 10/9c!