Mackenzie McKee he goes alone from here on.
The 27-year-old veteran announced Instagram early Monday morning that she and husband Josh McKee divorce after spending the last 12 years together. The couple, who share three children, will now head off into a single life apart from each other after more than a decade of sometimes tumultuous history.
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Speaking on her social media account, the first Teenage mom AND The star told her one million followers that she and Josh would be splitting up. She explained the situation in a candid manner, writing:
“With all the messages I get and articles coming out, I wanted you to hear what’s going on just from me. Things in Somtirmes work and sometimes, no matter how hard you fight, it just doesn’t work. I’m breaking my silence about Josh and being done. I will always respect him as the father of my children, but it’s time to find my happily ever after”
Here’s the mom’s full post (below), which includes two photos of her and Josh from their time together:
In addition to revealing the split on her own social media app, McKee also spoke to Celebuzz in an interview about her decision to call it quits.
former MTV the star explained that was her goal not to speak ill of her ex-husband now in the midst of separation:
“The old me would have launched a story about how terrible Josh is, what he did and why this marriage is ending. The new me understands that we both walk away from this with deep scars and our children love us both despite the pain we have caused each other. We’re human, we’re all human on this earth just trying to make it.”
The breakup also seems abrupt. The duo has had some major issues in the past, but in recent months, this has come as a surprise to McKee’s fans.
Even so, Mackenzie refused to open up about the specific details that led to the couple’s divorce:
“Giving details about why we broke up just isn’t right if he’s not with me to tell his side. Was I a perfect wife? Not. But I’m not claiming that Josh was a good husband, either.”
Looking ahead, Mackenzie told the media that she wants “nothing but peace and happiness” in her estranged husband’s life.
She concluded her thoughts on her own future in the same vein by adding:
“Do I even want to talk about this hiatus in my life? Not. But people have been following us for more than a decade and before other tabloids took off. I just wanted to share our update and ask people to understand that we are two people who haven’t worked out and people just like the rest of the world. No need to investigate why. I love Joshua as the father of my children and will respect him as such from here on out.”
Of course, this now-estranged pair has previously addressed major infidelity rumors, including a May 2020 accusation against Josh for allegedly sleeping with Mackenzie’s cousin.
Through it all, the parents managed to hold things together. But it seems it’s all over for them now.
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[Image via Mackenzie McKee/Josh McKee/Instagram]