‘Teen Mom OG’: Are Mackenzie and Josh McKee Getting Back Together?
Mackenzie McKee and Josh McKee of MTV’s Teen Mom OG have had a rocky marriage since they wed in 2013.
The young parents of three have struggled financially and personally through Josh’s burgeoning career as a rodeo star and have weathered accusations of infidelity. Many Teen Mom OG fans saw a divorce in the works during their appearance on the show this past season.
Mackenzie announced her separation from Josh because of the cheating rumors earlier this year and eventually filed for divorce. But just a few weeks after the divorce filing, Mackenzie’s cute Instagram post with Josh suggests that the pair might be reconciling.
The McKees’ rocky romantic history
Josh and Mackenzie McKee have gone through a lot together as a couple since they began dating as teens in 2009.
25-year-old Mackenzie first appeared on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant in 2011 before joining the cast of Teen Mom 3, which had only one season. Even then, she and Josh seemed like an on-again, off-again couple, despite having three children along the way.
In the episodes, fans saw her struggle with husband Josh. He didn’t appear supportive about her mother’s battle with cancer and appeared to leave Mackenzie to support the family financially mostly on her own with her fitness business. Fans began to wonder if they might get divorced.
Accusations of infidelity, especially when Josh was out of town, plagued their relationship as well. OK! Magazine reported exclusively that a woman revealed she’d seen 26-year-old Josh leave a Texas bar with another woman.
Mackenzie revealed to fans that she had filed for divorce
After the cheating scandal broke, Mackenzie McKee revealed her separation and divorce filing to fans on Instagram and Twitter. She admitted to having cheated herself as well and said that the couple was likely better off apart, given their complicated history.
On Sept. 26, she wrote on Twitter, “If I was ever dumb enough to be with Josh. He has to start from scratch.. fight for me, ask me to be his gf, propose, then marry me [sic]. And if that’s another man first then [sic] that’s how it was suppose to be.”
She added in a second tweet that the split wasn’t all her ex’s fault: “Also if he is dumb enough to be with me. I’m not going to pretend I was a good wife. I wasn’t. And for that I apologize. I’ve lied, I’ve cheated, and stopped showing an ounce of affection for 3 years. Etc… we are both idiots and need a fresh start. Probs not with each other.”
Since then, Mackenzie has opened up about her recent weight loss, blaming it on “divorce stress” and admitting to filing for divorce. She’s also been open about heading onto a dating app or two, indicating she’s ready to move on.
Mackenzie and Josh kissed in a recent Instagram post
After she revealed their split, however, fans were shocked to see Mackenzie kissing her soon-to-be-ex husband on the cheek in a recent Instagram post.
Shortly after her 25th birthday, Mackenzie headed to a club and shared videos of herself dancing. On what appears to be the same night, she posted two photos of herself being affectionate with her ex Josh.
In one photo, she held Josh’s hand as they laughed together. In the other, she kissed his cheek as he smiled. The cryptic caption read, “Best friends forever.”
Obviously, the pics had fans speculating about a possible reunion for the separated couple. Others argued that her use of the word “friends” means it’s purely platonic and that the couple is simply trying to get along.
Mackenzie responded to a few comments, thanking fans for their support and firing back at criticism. One commenter advised Mackenzie to “stop trying to force a marriage” that isn’t working, to which Mackenzie replied with laugh emojis.