Mackenzie McKee (née Douthit) and estranged husband Josh McKee have been together since 2009 and were introduced to fans on season 4 of 16 and Pregnant in 2012. She gave birth to their first child, Gannon, in September 2011. The couple tied the knot in August 2013 and welcomed two more children: daughter Jaxie in February 2014 and son Broncs in August 2016. They had a brief stint on season 1 of the now-defunct Teen Mom 3, which aired in 2013.
But they experienced ups and downs throughout their marriage. In January 2017, the couple briefly split after Mackenzie’s cheating scandal after she was caught texting another man.
“There was a guy I was texting, but there was no flirting or affair,” the former reality star told Radar Online at the time. “I didn’t do that. His ex-wife found out and sent Josh a message. That is what he’s going off of.” But the couple quickly reconciled after that.
Their marriage faced another test when her mother, Angie Douthit, was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer in January 2018. In August of that year, they returned to reality TV on season 8 of Teen Mom OG and during one of the first episodes, Mackenzie accused Josh of cheating on her while away for work traveling with a rodeo. Josh later admitted that he had an “inappropriate” encounter with a woman at a bar during that work trip.
That month, Mackenzie announced her split from Josh after six years of marriage. In October 2019, she confirmed she filed for divorce but the couple quickly reconciled after the filing. Just weeks later, Josh reproposed to Mackenzie on her birthday and they got back together.
The couple still struggled with issues after reconciling and Mackenzie’s mom urged her to work through her issues with Josh before her death in December 2019.
In May 2020, Mackenzie and Josh split again after she claimed she checked his call logs and learned he had been texting another woman since about two weeks after her mother’s passing, whom she later revealed was one of her cousins. Mackenzie later clarified that she didn’t believe Josh cheated on her with her cousin, but she was upset that he was opening up to her family member about their marital issues and that was the reason for their breakup.
Following their split, Mackenzie and Josh have sparked reconciliation rumors. That August, Mackenzie moved to Florida from Oklahoma with her children and Josh followed shortly after. They started posting several photos together and celebrated Halloween 2020 together as a family. In November 2020, Mackenzie posted a photo of her, Josh and two other couples. Fans speculated the couple was back together in the comments and Mackenzie clarified, “Dats it. We’re best friends.”
However, Mackenzie finally addressed the status of her relationship with Josh in an exclusive interview with In Touch in January 2021. “We just are having a lot of fun right now as a family,” the MTV alum said at the time. “Obviously, he is all over me. And, so, people are like, OK, they’re more than friends, but we don’t really have that conversation. I’m not talking to anyone else. I’m leaving that open.” By February 2021, they were officially back together.
Unfortunately, the couple ultimately could not make their marriage last. Just 17 months after they reconciled, Mackenzie confirmed they split again in July 2022.
“With all the messages I’m receiving and articles coming out, I wanted you guys to hear what’s going on from me alone,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “Sometimes things work and sometimes, no matter how hard you fight, it just doesn’t work out. I am breaking my silence about Josh and I being done. I will always respect him as the father of my children but it’s time for me to find my happy 🙏.”