Stars of MTV's Teen Mom franchise are never short on drama (which is why the shows continue to thrive and draw in fans!). Between custody battles, divorces, domestic abuse, and complicated (at best) decisions on family safety, these young women's lives are nothing short of a whirlwind.
Teen Mom OG star, Mackenzie McKee filed for divorce from her husband of six years after separating from him back in August. Their relationship was never butterflies and rainbows, but it seems that so much damage has been done that the reality star said that if she were "dumb enough" to ever get back together with him, he'd have to "start from scratch" in terms of their relationship.
Mackenzie has been into fitness for a long time, and often posts about new challenges and her progress on her social media. However, she recently told fans that since the split from her husband, she's dropped 15 pounds due to the stress and pain it's caused her.
The fit mama posted a photo of herself snuggling up on her pup and one follower commented on how "lean" she looked. She responded by telling the fan (and anyone else who follows her) that she "wishes it was diet and exercise" that helped her drop 15 pounds, but that it's "divorce stress".
Mackenzie has always been dedicated to her fitness journey, so 15 pounds is certainly a dramatic drop for anyone who follows her closely. While she says the weight came off as a result of stress, she's clearly leaning into her workouts more than ever, likely as a way to cope with everything she's going through.
It's no wonder she's so stressed out though because a source told OK Magazine that the "last straw" that led Mackenzie to divorce her husband was that he was caught chatting up, and later making out with, a woman in a bar in Texas. Not only that, but the two apparently left the bar together "hand in hand" after spending the evening together unable to keep their hands off each other.
It's easy to just soak up the drama for the entertainment value and forget that there are real people (and kids) behind the camera and the salacious stories that are being affected. Hopefully, Mackenzie is able to focus on herself and her babies right now and will find the strength she needs to move on from this painful experience.