‘Teen Mom OG’ Mackenzie Douthit has come forward to clarify what went down with her husband Josh’s alleged affair with her cousin.
Just two days ago Mackenzie announced on Facebook that she was leaving her husband Josh due to an affair he had shortly after her mother died. Mack is now clarifying the situation in an interview with Champion Daily.
Mackenzie explains that when her mother died she started treating Josh poorly.
“Two times this year I have kicked him out of the house just to try to find my sanity,” Mackenzie says. “Was it wrong? Sure, I’ll admit that. But lately our relationship has literally been sleeping under the same roof and loving our kids. He says to me all the time ‘I’m just here until you find someone and I will leave,’ so we both know it was coming to an end, but being together for 11 years it was just so hard.”
“If you ask him, he says I pushed him away,” Mackenzie adds. “And my side of this all is I never felt valued or loved. Out of everything I have accomplished he was never proud of me.”
Mackenzie also says that being on ‘Teen Mom’ May have contributed to the couples problems. “It didn’t make things easy that he wants out of the spotlight and I run my entire life/income on social media, sharing anything and everything, which could have done damage on this marriage.”
As for the woman that Josh allegedly had an affair with, Mackenzie says that she is much older than them and that they have always been very close.
“She cuts hair for a living and has cut Josh’s hair along with all my family’s for years,” Mackenzie says, adding that they “used to hang out with her and her now ex- husband and let each others kids stay over.”
So what really went down? Mackenzie based her conclusion on the fact that Josh had been talking to her cousin daily and calling her at night while he was off “fishing until 3am.”
“According to them it ‘isn’t what it looks like, but looking back it’s wrong.’”
“To me, if a man came to me, it is not my place to speak to him. It’s inappropriate and in my eyes this is an emotional affair,” Mackenzie says. “Josh’s job was to hold me together and selfishly he was thinking about himself. He could have handled my behavior in a whole new way. Go to a preacher, a therapist. But NOT my cousin.”
“I’m tired of laying in bed and wondering. I shouldn’t even have to wonder or worry. I feel betrayed by my own family and things will never be the same.”
Regardless of whether or not Josh and Mackenzie’s cousin actually slept together, the situation is enough for Mackenzie to end the marriage.
“I am excited for my future. I have a good career, and although I don’t have my family put together, I truly believe God is going to heal me and let me see why this is happening.” She says that she is praying for Josh and that she hopes he finds someone who will be good for him and good to their kids.
“God is writing my story,” Mackenzie says, “although it isn’t exactly what I had wanted.”