Mackenzie McKee gained widespread exposure after making an appearance on 16 and Pregnant in 2011. She subsequently continued her journey on reality television with Teen Mom OG. The former star of Teen Mom OG is now a single mother. She recently called it quits with Josh McKee after 12 years of marriage.
In a lengthy and emotional letter to Celebuzz, the 27-year-old mother of three stated that she and Josh McKee have separated after 12 years of marriage. The MTV alum subsequently implied that Josh was to fault for their breakup.
I’m coming from a very deep, raw and vulnerable part of my heart… life is crazy. Our entire life was played out in the spotlight. I’m stepping into an entire new life and new me. The things I use to cry over, are now a walk in the park. I’m so thankful for the past 12 years with Josh and what they taught me. Josh and I are both still young with an entire life ahead of us. And I wish nothing but peace and happiness for him and his future. Everyone has their own story, and this is mine.
The old me would have released a story about how awful Josh is, what he did and why this marriage is ending. The new me understands that we are both walking away from this with deep scars and our kids love us both despite the pain we brought one another. We are human, we are all human on this earth just trying to make it Was I a perfect wife? No. But I’m also not pretending that Josh was a good husband.
Even though she continued to take subtle jabs at her ex, she further indicated she would not be disclosing additional information regarding their breakup because she felt it would not be “fair” to present “his side” of the story. Mackenzie also shared details of how she ultimately found the strength to leave Josh.
Us women do not leave until we are ready. Until we can wake up, notice the coffee don’t smell right, and something is off. That was my marriage. But my marriage is all I’ve ever known since I was a young teenager. When that switch happened when I knew I was going to leave, my entire world changed. I wasn’t sad, I wasn’t sad about anything, I wasn’t angry, I wasn’t depressed. I gained my power back as a female who finally knows her self worth. And I was finally so exhausted that I was done, and anything that has hurt me these past 5 years was gone. I no longer care.
It’s hard leaving and becoming a single mom. But it’s harder staying and living the only days God gave me being told by someone I loved I was nothing in this life. I’m a free spirit and goal driven woman. And that was started to be stripped from me day by day where I was so weak I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror and tell myself AM enough.
She reflected on the “hard road ahead” for her and Josh at the end of her lengthy breakup confirmation, but added that she has no regrets about her choice. Mackenize also confirmed her single relationship status on Instagram. While she and Josh were married for more than ten years, there were some bumps in the road, and some of those problems, like a cheating scandal, were broadcast on Teen Mom.
Josh and Mackenzie have three children together: Gannon, Jaxie and Broncs, 5. Josh still lists “spouse” in his Instagram bio as of the time of this writing, and they both show up in each other’s feeds. Check out the posts below.
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