‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Mackenzie McKee Opens Up About How She Is Doing After Mom’s Passing
Late last year, Teen Mom OG star Mackenzie McKee lost her mother, Angie Douthit, who had battled cancer. The mom-of-three recently opened up to Champion Daily about how she has been doing since Angie passed away last month.
Mackenzie revealed that she could use prayers for herself, as well as for her family. She admitted that she is trying to stay strong, but also has moments where she cries.
“I miss my mother so much already. I am 25 years old and have never been more than a week without her in my entire life. It’s hard, it’s very hard,” Mackenzie said, noting that for her, the nights are “very hard.”
“I stay busy all hours of the day. And I’m ok. But nights are nearly impossible to get through to the morning. I run off of few hours of sleep a night no matter how many sleep aids I take. The anxiety attacks are awful, but I have hope time will heal,” she explained further.
Mackenzie is the mother of three young children — sons Gannon and Broncs and daughter Jaxie. On top of her duties as a mother, shes also has a fitness program, Body By Mac, and coaches cheerleading. It is clear that she has a lot on her plate to keep her busy, but it’s also understandable that she is still missing her mom, who she was very close with.
As viewers of Teen Mom OG know, Mackenzie’s story on the latest season focused heavily on her mom and her illness. Angie also used her social media accounts to reach out to many people, and her daughter noted that she took her MTV platform and “ran with it in Christ.” Mackenzie also revealed that Angie wrote a book about her cancer battle before passing. The book is titled God’s Plan and is available on Amazon.
Mackenzie shared with her fans on Instagram that she had given an interview, sharing a black-and-white photo of herself alongside her mother and explaining why she opened up in a long caption. She added that she had turned down other opportunities to give interviews about her mom, but decided to give a “one time tell all interview.”
The post had overwhelming support from her fans, receiving over 5,000 likes within the first hour of being posted. Not only that, but plenty of followers chimed in and left supportive comments for the Teen Mom OG star.