Are Mackenzie and Josh getting a divorce? ‘Teen Mom OG’ star reveals 'scandal blew way of proportion'
Mackenzie Mckee is back on ‘Teen Mom OG’. The mother of three was trying to balance her career, motherhood and her marriage, but things got rocky when she suspected husband, Josh, of cheating on her with her cousin.
In the January 26 episode, we found that Mackenzie and Josh are not living together and Josh has completely stopped talking to her. In fact, Josh hadn’t even communicated about meeting the kids. When Mackenzie called him, he soon got agitated and hung up.
In an interview with TooFab, the 'Teen Mom' star explained how the drama blew up at a difficult period in her life, which included her mother passing away from cancer.
"So during that time, yes, I was in relationships with someone else," the reality star said. "That was when I started like, you know, drinking... medicine. I would push people away, I'd move them out, I'd get so angry. I'd just, like, break stuff. And I was in another relationship."
The fitness trainer claimed she then discovered Josh and her cousin had been allegedly texting back and forth repeatedly around this time. She ended up accusing Josh of cheating on her in a since-deleted Facebook post.
"So I saw the phone records and of course the first thing I did was go to the internet."
Although Mackenzie denied she ever said the pair were "banging", as claimed in one report, she explained, "I truly, in my heart, believed it was an emotional affair."
"It really caused a lot of drama," the ‘Body by Mac’ founder continued. "Like this year, my family canceled Christmas because of me — because of me, because of what I did. And I was like, 'I never said you two were banging. I said you two were texting and it wasn't ok.'"
"And so it was a scandal that blew way out of proportion," she added. "And I still think that he shouldn't have went to a woman for advice about me. And I don't talk to her and she's dead to me. Josh was dead to me at first too."
According to Mackenzie, she, Josh and her cousin were all friends earlier; they were a "close-knit" family.
"But after that, I don't speak to that side of the family," she said. "I don't speak to her. So, you know, I hate her. She hates me. It is what it is. And at that point, I planned to hate Josh for the rest of my life."
In the premiere episode, Mackenzie talked to her father about the current situation with Josh and her father said that the couple had something real and it was worth fighting for.
He said, “You guys have a genuine relationship.” However, when Mackenzie called Josh again and asked him if he wanted to be married to her, he replied “No” and she immediately hung up.
Mackenzie was in tears as one of the show producers tried to calm her down. Mackenzie said she just wants the pain to go away and thinks of what her mother would make of the situation if she was alive.
The show’s producer told her she had been fighting for the marriage for years and that was all she could have done. The couple shares three kids — Gannon, Jaxie and Bronc.
‘Teen Mom OG’ Season 9 returns on January 26, Tuesday, at 8 pm ET on MTV.