She may not technically be an OG, but she's joining Teen Mom OG all the same! Fans have been wondering who would replace Farrah Abraham after she was fired from the series, and on Feb. 27 it was revealed that her replacement would be none other than popular Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee.
Mackenzie has already been filming for the past week, according to TMZ. Producers reportedly first approached her for the gig while she was filming a two-hour special about her mom's heartbreaking cancer battle. We're sure that will play out on the show as well. Mackenzie confirmed the exciting news by retweeting an article about it.
Some very clever fans actually already had a feeling that Mackenzie would be Farrah's replacement thanks to some very subtle clues. First of all, she told fans that her daughter's birthday might be seen somewhere "larger than a phone screen," Then she was spotted holding Starbucks in a photo (which many of the girls drink on the show). Lastly, she Snapchatted her mom Angie Douthit talking to executive producer Morgan J Freeman. It all makes sense now that we know the truth!
However, others thought Mackenzie would actually be replacing Jenelle Evans on Teen Mom 2after her baby daddy got himself fired for homophobic comments and put her butt on the chopping block by association. So perhaps this means that Jenelle's job is safe for now.
For her part, Farrah tells Us Weekly, "I wish them all the best with the show. I’m out on a high note. This is the longest season in history and I’m their biggest star. I can do my own show, but I don’t want to focus on reality TV. I’m focusing on scripted opportunities but will always enjoy a good reality TV project. I don’t know what the show is doing. You could take all the girls on all the series, but none can bring or do as much as I do for the series.”
If you haven't kept up with Mackenzie after TM3, you'll be happy to learn that she and husband Josh McKee have moved past their marriage problems and are happily and lovingly raising their three kids together. We can't wait to watch!
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