‘True Life’ Check-In: Chelsea’s Moved Home And Is Closer With Her Mom

Last night’s “True Life” explored two emotional stories of best friends that were growing apart. We had an opportunity to check in with them and find out how their lives–and relationships–have changed since filming wrapped. Take a look at the follow-up Q&As below.

CHRISTINE
What was it like sharing your story with us?
It was a crazy experience and I’m glad I decided to do it. I hope that people who are going through life changes that might differ from their once-best friend’s are inspired to reach out to that person and really talk everything out.

Have you tried going to Church with Allana again?
No, I honestly don’t even have time to if she invited me, plus we go to different churches.

Have you hung out with Allana while you’ve been partying?
I have invited her to hang out with new groups of friends and she keeps her comments to herself because I believe she is more secure in who she is now. She doesn’t feel like she needs to defend herself.

ALLANA
What was it like sharing your story with us?
The moments where Christine and I were uncovering problems was not easy. There were issues between us that we didn’t even know existed until the camera started rolling. When Christine and I finally sorted through the differences and decided that none of them were worth the loss of a best friend, it was more than a sweet experience. I am so grateful that I received this opportunity.

How have you been balancing going to church and still spending time with Christine?
When Christine and I sorted through our problems, I began to feel that she felt like she was being left behind because of my “new lifestyle.” I never want her to feel that way again! So, without compromising who I am in my faith, I make sure that Christine and I spend time together as frequently as possible.

Since you made up, have you been around Christine while she was partying?
My main focus moving forward is to no longer allow the “partying” atmosphere get under my skin and make me feel uncomfortable. I no longer want to get upset over the things people say. I’m just too sensitive when I’m put in unfamiliar places!

CHELSEA
What was it like sharing your story with us?
I felt really strongly about what I was going through and hoped that sharing my story would, at the very least, help out someone else in my situation. Losing a best friend is nothing like losing a boyfriend, it’s like losing a sibling. So hopefully me moving forward will help someone else to do the same.

What has life been like living back in Wilkes-Barre with your mom?
My mom and I have a stronger relationship and our schedules are opposite so it’s sort of like living on my own in the most comfortable environment. All together, it’s been a breath of fresh air. I’ve been able to focus on myself and school without the stress and awkwardness. I definitely feel more confident about myself.

Have you made a new best friend?
I haven’t made a new best friend, but I made a lot of new friends and became closer with friends from Wilkes-Barre I had lost touch with while living in Philly. Most of all, this experience and transition has given me a more solid understanding of how a best friend should be.

KASEY
What was it like sharing your story with us?
Sharing my story with “True Life” was a very bittersweet experience. Having cameras around was a little stressful, but being able to showcase how even best friendships have their downfalls was interesting and hopefully someone can relate and understand that it is a difficult situation.

How have things been in the apartment now that Chelsea’s gone?
Now that Chelsea has moved out of the apartment, living there has been less stressful. I’m not expected to make plans for anyone and I’m not walking on eggshells to avoid conflict. I feel more at ease and have been able to focus on my own life and happiness.

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