In the words of Taylor Swift, Mackenzie McKee (née Douthit) and estranged husband Josh McKee are never, ever, ever getting back together. The Teen Mom OG star shut down speculation that she and her ex had reunited after one of her posts led to questions about their relationship status on Monday, August 17.
“Josh called to tell me happy wedding anniversary, and I did my best to pretend like I didn’t forget,” Mackenzie, 25, joked on Twitter. “Oops.” When one fan asked if that meant the parents of three were giving their love another shot, she kept her answer simple. “No,” she wrote back.
In case you’re wondering why they would honor their anniversary if their marriage is over, the MTV mama cleared that up, too. “‘Cause we get along,” she told one of her followers, adding a shrug emoji. Speaking to a second, she continued, “We have kids together and make great friends, if you ask me. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m guessing this is uncommon.”
Mackenzie previously called Josh, 26, her “best friend for life” in July following their May split. Though the couple didn’t exactly amicably part ways — the breakup was precipitated by an alleged cheating scandal with her cousin, though the cheerleading coach later found out her man didn’t actually have a romantic relationship with her relative — they’ve managed to put all of their drama behind them. After spending more than a decade together, they made a point of maintaining their relationship for their kids.
The 16 and Pregnant couple first started dating in 2009 when they were in their early teen years. In 2011, they welcomed their first child, a son named Gannon, and then tied the knot in 2013. However, the couple’s marriage was more than a little rocky. Both husband and wife have admitted to cheating during the course of their relationship, and they went their separate ways on more than one occasion. In August 2019, another cheating incident came between them after the rodeo worker admitted to being “inappropriate” with a woman at a bar.
After Mackenzie moved on, her husband did everything he could to win her back — including encouraging her to throw her wedding ring into a stream so he could propose for a second time and they could start fresh. Despite that, Josh’s wife declared herself “single” once more in May, and it seems she’s sticking with that status for now.
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