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Teen Mom OG's Mackenzie McKee Separates from Husband

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Teen Mom OG's Mackenzie McKee has announced to fans via social media that she is separating from her husband of six years. The couple was featured in the third installment of MTV's Teen Mom franchise.

McKee first appeared on Teen Mom 3 back in 2013 when she was pregnant with her first child. Fans were invited into her Oklahoma home where she struggled with her relationship with her boyfriend who had dreams of becoming a rodeo star. Since the reality show was canceled, McKee graduated high school, married Josh McKee, and started her own fitness business. On the August 5 episode of Teen Mom OG, McKee opened up to the cameras about the struggles she had been facing with her husband, causing her to voice doubt concerning the future of her marriage.

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The newest member to join Teen Mom OG had only just started airing her story when the news arrived that she had separated from her husband, according to The Hollywood Gossip. The couple married in 2013 and have three children together - Gannon, Jamie, and Broncs. Josh’s job as a professional rodeo rider often took him away from home for long periods of time, causing strain on the couple's relationship. On McKee’s first episode as a Teen Mom OG, viewers watched Josh having to answer questions regarding his fidelity as he had been seen by a family friend at a bar flirting with another woman. Back in April, McKee was sent an incriminating text message, hinting that Josh was out partying, pretending he was not married. The message accused Josh of walking into a bar and buying drinks for a mysterious blonde woman, then joining in with a group of girls and drinking.

MacKenzie McKee in Teen Mom

On August 16, McKee took to her Twitter account to announce that her marriage needed to go on hiatus. The reality star contributed her break to the high stress her family had been experiencing during the past couple of months. She went on to say that she needed a break and the chance to be able to concentrate on what was important to her, helping her mother survive cancer. McKee had been open about her mother’s cancer struggle throughout her aired episodes, and she said the breakup was the best option for her children right now. She wanted them to grow up knowing what a healthy relationship should look like between their parents.

The high school sweethearts who were once best friends now look as if they are headed for a possible divorce. When asked who initiated the separation, McKee admitted that it was her decision to call it quits for now. Fans of Teen Mom OG are hopeful that the couple can reconcile and move on from the cheating scandal, and they'll have to tune into the next episode to keep up to date on their bumpy journey.

Next: Teen Mom OG: MacKenzie McKee Joins Cast as a Guest Star

New episodes of Teen Mom OG air Mondays at 8pm EST on MTV.

Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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