Mackenzie McKee has a devastating update on the status of her relationship with husband Josh McKee. According to ET, the couple began dating in 2009 and appeared on the hit MTV series 16 and Pregnant before joining the cast of Teen Mom OG. Despite the ups and downs they faced in their relationship, the two tied the knot in 2013. However, their marriage took a turn for the worse when Mackenzie made a shocking allegation accusing Josh of cheating with her cousin, per Us Weekly.
“A week after my mom died, ‘when he started walking and changing his behavior,’ he found that he was texting and calling a woman 3-600 times a month,” the reality star shared in a since-deleted Facebook post with (via Us Weekly). “Obviously another affair. So I call the number and it was my close cousin.” Josh quickly returned with fire, advising his followers not to believe everything the internet says. “I’ve been through the ringer on this damn show, that’s nothing new to me,” he wrote on Instagram (via People). “If you’re going to come at me with the little that you all really know, know your damn facts!”
While many thought this would be the end for Mackenzie and Josh, they were able to iron out their differences and move on. However, it seems that everything has changed.
Mackenzie and Josh McKee split after 12 years
Mackenzie and Josh McKee are quitting after more than 12 years together, the Teen Mom OG star confirmed on Instagram. “Sometimes things work and sometimes, no matter how hard you fight, it just doesn’t work,” she shared in a post. “I will always respect him as a father to my children, but it’s time I felt happy.” While it’s been a difficult journey for both of them, Mackenzie is looking forward to starting fresh and finding himself.
“I’m stepping into a whole new life and a new me. The things I use [sic] crying is a walk in the park now,” she said during an interview with Celeb Buzz. “Josh and I are both young and have lives ahead of us. And I wish nothing but peace and happiness for him and his future.” Mackenzie didn’t reveal what prompted the split, but made it clear that she would not reveal that information unless Josh was present.
However, the Body by Mac founder has spoken out on the issue of single parenting. “It’s hard to go and be a single mom,” Mackenzie told the outlet. “But it’s harder to stay and live the only days God gave me when I was told by someone I loved I was nothing in this life.” According to The US Sun, Mackenzie shares with Gannon, Jaxie and Broncs with Josh.