Mackenzie and Josh share three children - Gannon, 8, Jaxie, 6, and Broncs, 3. Mackenzie was interviewed recently on The Domenick Nati Show via Instagram Live and she spills it all and let's just say she doesn’t speak very highly of herself either. She said how she was “not a good wife” to Josh, and calling herself “heartless” and how it's difficult "to figure out how to be a wife at the age of 18”. She also talks about how she has to take responsibility just as much as Josh for the destruction of their marriage.
“We destroyed this marriage together”.. “ I destroyed this marriage just as much as he did”
We all know from the show that Josh was always shone in a bad light, when in fact he apparently isn't the way he is perceived on Teen Mom. He isn’t himself. He comes across very cold and rude however it's his discomfort in front of the cameras and the lack of interest in fame and the show. Josh on Instagram did respond to a fan saying; "been through the wringer" and adding that its “not a one-sided ball."
Unlike for Mackenzie, it seems as though it is the fame she is after. Doesn’t seem fair on Josht hough, first Mackenzie makes a claim of him cheating on her with her cousin just some months after her mom Angie Douthit died from brain cancer, she shares on social media;
“One week after my mom died, when he started leaving and changing his behavior, I find he was texting a woman 3-600 times per month and calling her….…I got to call the number and it was my close cousin Ashley.”
“My family will never be the same and we are all torn. I WAS NOT only hurt by him, but by her.
“…I'm now opening my eyes to what a horrible man Josh has been. He has been a lie… but today is the day I walk away.”
She then withdraws the claim, taking it all back and finally elucidates the whole thing, tweeting;
“When you're an idiot and don’t listen to your siblings. So you make a status on FB before knowing your facts…….“Never again will I do something so irrational.”
Mackenzie does speak about her regrets posting these claims on social media.
She opens up and admits that she in fact had a 6-month long affair back in 2017. The affair never went viral or made it to the media as it happened when MTV was not actually filming. Interestingly Josh responded to her giant claims about him cheating prior to her revealing she had cheated. Unfortunately for Josh MTV was filming at the time of Mackenzie’s cheating accusations so it got all out!
"Better worry about your own sins, cause God ain't gonna ask you about mine."
Josh could have exposed her at that point, but seems like a decent man to not have done that, given he had the perfect opportunity to do so.
She opened up on the Nat show saying;
"When we were married, when Broncs was a baby, I did get in a relationship with a man and that was in 2017 and he caught me and he left me, and not only did he leave but he gained full custody of the kids."
"And that was one thing he did not care to go on the Internet but I know he was really angry, and one day he came home and I decided I was never going to do that again because I saw the hurt but he wasn't giving me what I needed in a man, so I found it in someone else."
The divorce papers have not yet been signed, however, they are practically separated.
Mackenzie does believe that filing for divorce from Josh is the right thing to do however Josh doesn't have the same thoughts, he isn’t so sure, “that is not the story for [Josh].” she said.
Despite all of this Mackenzie does say that they are “getting along better than ever” before and they are best friends seeing each other every day.
She concluded saying;
“I truly believe you shouldn’t chase after or stress about anything because if it’s meant to be it’s gonna happen. If it’s not meant to be with me and Josh then we’re gonna go through a smooth, peaceful divorce,”