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'Teen Mom' Star Is Engaged -- For Real This Time

by Jeanne Sager on January 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Mackenzie DouthitHere we go again! Mackenzie Douthit, one of the four young women set to star in the upcoming Teen Mom 3, is engaged. Or should we say engaged again?

Douthit has managed a feat uncommon among Teen Moms -- both stars of the show and out here in the real world. The cheerleader who got pregnant because she worried that birth control would make her fat has managed to keep up a relationship with boyfriend Josh McKee, father of son Gannon. In fact, the couple was already engaged during their episode of 16 & Pregnant.

So why was Douthit posting on Twitter this week that she just said yes?

Turns out the Oklahoma couple has remained a couple through it all -- the birth of a son, Josh being nearly paralyzed in a car accident, everything -- but they decided to remove the pressure of "being engaged" ... for awhile, anyway.

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Then suddenly they started talking about moving to San Diego and presto, change-o, we get a picture of Mackenzie's ring and her admitting she and Josh are planning to get hitched.

Could this be for real this time? I know it sounds naive -- we are talking about a girl who shares airspace with Jenelle Evans and her relationship drama -- but Mackenzie and Josh seem to have taken a rather, gasp, adult path toward relationships? They backed off the pressure when it was too much, for one. And they have managed to stay together for a year and a half after the birth of their little guy.

Purely from the Teen Mom fan's perspective, this could be big for the show because it will provide viewers with something unique. We've already seen the likes of a single mom whose boyfriend is deceased (Farrah), seen a single dad take over when the mom went to prison (Amber), watched couples get married and break up (Leah), seen couples break up and fight (Kailyn, Maci), seen a girl lose custody and go through a slew of relationships (Jenelle).

Seeing a healthy marriage come out of a teenage parenting situation? That could be good for Mackenzie and Josh ... and good for America!

What do you think? Could this be the couple that defies the odds and makes it?

 

Image via MTV

Filed Under: 16 & pregnant, celeb couples, teen mom

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  • LeeshaE
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    LeeshaE

    January 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    This may make for good tv but I think it will provide teens with a false since of reality. These two kids are not norm they are the exception. Most teenage fathers don't stick around and support the mother and child, its a statistical fact. Not to mention even with a child the survival rate of a marriage at such a young age isn't something I'd bet on.


  • Alain...
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    Alainalynn

    January 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    that may be why she named 6 other girls it didnt work out for????


  • MacKe...
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    MacKenzie Belge

    January 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM
    I have a 1 year old and me and my finace have been together almost 3 years and have survived a year after my son was born it can happen and turn out good for some couples so i know they can do it too!!
  • jalaz77
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    jalaz77

    January 8, 2013 at 10:44 AM
    Hard to say. We will know in 5-7 yrs.
  • Destiny
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    Destiny

    January 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM
    Well, I guess my husband and I are not the norm than. We were married when I was 16 and still going strong after 5 years of marriage and 3 children. It can work if both parents want it to. It's been difficult at times but we are both getting through college and raising our family. Many people said we wouldn't make it a year and here we are, happy and strong. Good luck to these two!!
  • laure...
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    laurenemb

    January 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    "She didn't go on birth control because she thought it would make her fat." I hate the next generation.

     


  • Tripl...
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    TripleC14

    January 8, 2013 at 12:18 PM
    16yr olds have no business having children (or really anyone that can't even legally drink), but it is nice for the franchise to have one less trainwreck.
  • godde...
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    goddess99

    January 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    You never know. Stranger things have happened.


  • Ghett...
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    GhettoKoolAide

    January 8, 2013 at 1:56 PM
    Didnt she realize getting pregnant would do so much worse to her body then a bc pill?

    I feel sorry for their child.
  • Dee
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    Dee

    January 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    That girl is very stupid for saying she did not want to take birth control because it would make her fat what a idiot
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