Teen Mom 3 Mackenzie Douthit bio and background info
          

Mackenzie Douthit

MTV rolled out it’s first three commercials for the fourth season of it’s documentary series 16 and Pregnant, one of which featured Mackenzie Douthit exclusively. The fact that Mackenzie was singled out leads many to believe that hers will be one of the two episodes that kick off season 4 on March 27. So, we thought we’d put together a little primer on Mackenzie to help get you prepared!

First, check out her commercial:

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(You can see the other 16 and Pregnant Season 4 commercial HERE and the extended two-minute preview trailer HERE.)

17-year-old Mackenzie Taylor Douthit is from Miami, Oklahoma where she was a cheerleader at Miami High School. She was born October 17, 1994. In addition to cheerleading she enjoys riding horses, something which probably helped her meet bull rider Josh Mckee, a lifetime resident of Wyandotte, Oklahoma.

Mackenzie Douthit fiance Josh McKee and their son Gannon

Mackenzie and Josh began dating on February 24, 2010 and if my pregnancy math serves me correctly, they didn’t listen to the “safe sex” lessons from prior 16 and Pregnant cast members some time just before their one-year anniversary because Mackenzie gave birth to their son Gannon Dewayne McKee on September 12, 2011.

Mackenzie's Douthit's son Gannon Dewayne McKee

Gannon was born at 1:02 p.m., weighed 9lbs. 7oz., and measured 20in. long.

Clearly Josh is quite the tough guy, but that didn’t stop him from sharing his very personal and emotional response to Gannon’s birth on his Facebook wall:

Today was by far the best day of my life. Mackenzie you did great, I Love You. I dont think i have ever been so nervous in my life but after i saw our baby boys face we a had a father&son bond right off. Now just lying here watching her sleep:)

As evidenced in the trailer, Josh is “in a bad accident” during the course of filming and is forced to wear a massive neck brace. The injury has jeopardized his bull riding future.

Mackenzie is reportedly currently attending cosmetology school.

Mackenzie Douthit's family
^ Mackenzie Douthit’s family (from left) Sister Kaylee, father Brad, brother Zeke, mother Angie, Mackenzie, and sister Whitney.

Mackenzie’s family will obviously play a major role in her episode, and for more reasons than usual. Mackenzie’s mother Angie Douthit is a 3rd grade teacher and also a published author! She wrote the book Life with Mike detailing what it was like to take 38-year-old Mike Williams Douthit, who has Down’s Syndrome, into their home in 1991. Mike lived with the Douthit family for 17 years, until his death in 2008. Here is a photo of Mackenzie and Mike together followed by a description of the book and of Angie Douthit from the publisher:

Mackenzie Douthit with Mike Williams Douthit

Life with Mike is a true story about living with, caring for, and loving a man with Down’s syndrome.

Angie Douthit Life With Mike book cover

Mike Williams Douthit lived with Down’s Syndrome for 55 years. During the last 17 years of his life, after his biological mother passed, he was blessed to be cared for by the devoted mother he deserved, author Angie R. Douthit, and the father he had always longed for, Brad Douthit, plus the sisters and brothers he had constantly hoped for, Whitney, Kaylee, Mackenzie,and Zeke.

This story focuses on how a person with Down syndrome can so effortlessly change and bless so many lives, and does so in a humorous, tender, and heartfelt way. Mike inspired the author and her family to view life with a novel and fresh perspective… with unconditional family love and a hug for one and all.

Author Angie R. Douthit wrote this touching story to help herself move through the grieving process after Mike’s death. She is inspired by her family and by God. Douthit works as a National Board Certified third-grade teacher and is currently working on her master’s degree as a reading specialist. Douthit grew up in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and now resides in Miami, Oklahoma, where serving Christ and taking care of her family is her greatest passions.

It really sounds like an amazing story and will not only enlighten you as the the effects of inviting someone like mike into a family, but it should also provide a lot of information about Mackenzie’s family not included in this post or in her episode. Click here to order your copy from amazon!

The rest of Mackenzie Douthit’s family includes sisters Whitney and Kaylee as well as brother Zeke. Here is a great family photo of the blonde ladies of the Douthit clan:

16 and Pregnant's Mackenzie Douthit with her sisters and her mother Angie
^ (From left to right) Kaylee, mom Angie, Mackenzie, Whitney.

In addition to the impact Mike had on her and her family, Mackenzie’s sister Kaylee also figures to play a major role in her episode because her wedding was scheduled less than two weeks after Gannon was born! I’m sure there was a lot of nail biting going on there!

Solely based on the research I did putting this post together it appears that Mackenzie comes from a stable and very loving home. It also appears that she is a bit of a free spirit, and those two things should make for a great, albeit emotional, episode.

We will try to update this post as soon as we find out for certain when Mackenzie’s episode will air. Either way, be sure to tune in for the 16 and Pregnant Season 4 premiere March 27 with back-to-back episodes! Be sure to check out our post with photos of all 12 girls to be featured this season with links to our other profiles!

You can keep up with Mackenzie Douthit on her Facebook fan page, which the admin says she will be joining as an admin once her episode airs. At this time she doesn’t have a Twitter or Formspring account, but as soon as she does we will update with a link.

UPDATE - Mackenzie is on Twitter! Here’s the link:
https://twitter.com/#!/DouthitKenzie




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    • Sarah

      Can’t wait :) This sounds like a good story, probably not filled with too much drama though, oh well.

    • Katy

      Her parents look really young. Maybe teen parents too.

    • D

      Just a heads up guys, it’s pronounced “My-am-muh.” And it’s the boonies in eastern Oklahoma. Nevertheless it should be interesting to see her episode! Just hope it doesn’t reinforce Oklahoma stereotypes.

      • K

        As a Pontotoc County native, I’m a little worried about that myself! But they look like such an adorable family.

        • D

          They do look adorable! Hopefully the editing is done well and isn’t manipulated to make them look like Okies.

      • Jamie

        As a product of the region (Wyandotte)I can assure you that you will be pleasantly surprised by this family. I have lived abroad and in several metropolitan cities and have yet to find a perfect community. I work for the ninth rated medical university in the nation and believe me I see it all.

    • Corbett Taylor

      Hey this article is wrong. Mackenzie is my sister in-law and it was my wife Kaylee and myself that got married two weeks after Gannon’s birth. Whitney got married to Tim on July 30th or 31st the previous year I think. This is a very wonderful and Godly family that I am now proud to be apart of. Mackenzie has made her mistakes obviously but God has used the birth of her son Gannon to change her life.

      • Starcasm Staff

        Sorry about the mix-up. Is it correct now?

        • Kaylee Taylor

          Yes He has. I am so proud of her.

        • Kaylee Taylor

          its fixed

        • Corbett Taylor

          It looks good now. Awesome! Good work Starcasm staff, you deserve a cookie!!!

    • Kaylee Taylor

      well, it was actually me(Kaylee)that got married two weeks after Gannon was born. They almost got it right. Oh, and my parents had their first kid when they were 18, so yea they were young, but they just take care of themselves.

      • Kaylee Taylor

        oh sorry they fixed it

      • Starcasm Staff

        Congrats on your marriage and new nephew Kaylee!

        • Kaylee Taylor

          Thank you!

    • Kris10z

      What a sweet looking family! I am impressed by the family for taking in Mike. I will add that a person does NOT “suffer” from Down syndrome.

      • Starcasm Staff

        Absolutely wrong choice of words by the writer! It’s been changed.

        • Kris10z

          Thank you! :)

    • Nikk

      I would like to know why they would say Mike was taken in by “the devoted mother he deserved” after his mother who had apparently raised him for almost 40 years passed away? Was she cruel to him or treat him in a horrible manner? It just seems like a way to put down his biological mother. I guess if anything I’ll want to read the book on someone who truly overcomes challenges they have no control over as opposed to watching a show about someone who could have prevented their hardships but chose not to.

    • Kaylie

      Does anybody else think she look like Red from Caged’s twin!? I think they look EXACTLY alike! It’s a compliment, too! They’re both really pretty.

      • Ashlie

        I was thinking the same thing with her looking like reds twin!! Both very pretty girls!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSapphireEmpress96?feature=mhee A.J.

      I can’t wait. It seems like a really interesting episode, and should be relatively drama-free. I hope, heh-heh.

    • J C

      Hmmm Gannon is an interesting name… does anyone know the meaning of it?

      And I really hope this will be a feel good story like jordans and Brookes which kicked off the last two series’

      • Kaylie

        I believe it was a surname turned first name type of deal. Sort of like names such as “Davis”. There is a Gannon University in Pennsylvania, and it was named after a Roman Catholic bishop with the last name Gannon. I think it’s Irish, too.

    • Shoemommy

      I can’t wait to see your episode, MacKenzie! I’m glad to hear that you have a supportive, loving family. I think it’s extra special that your family has extended their home to Mike, and you all became family! It absolutely warmed my heart reading about your intro. God Bless you and your family, and especially your beautiful baby boy

    • Mandy

      These people are reminding me way too much of Leah’s family. Trying to micro-manage everything. I hope I’m wrong..

    • Sarah

      She totally named her kid after the bad guy in Zelda.

    • its1999

      She’s really pretty. (: Not crazy about the name Gannon, though. lol

    • P

      Beautiful family!

    • sherita

      The fact that its been 4 seasons of teen pregnancies on MTV speaks volumes and not in a good way. I c girls r still getting pregnant on purpose to get on the show. Why wouldnt they? Look at Amber, this bitch has no diploma or job or formal education and yet she made $280,000 in 2010, an utter disgrace. I bet u if a rival channel took this same idea but didnt pay the girls and saw the raw footage of what teen motherhood really is, I guarantee u there would be some stark changes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/megan.e.parsons.1 Megan Elizabeth Parsons

        you seem rude and no one is a bi*ch

      • http://www.facebook.com/megan.e.parsons.1 Megan Elizabeth Parsons

        and ur just trying to start crap ahhhh no not happening

      • Emma Hale

        stop saying crap about mackenzie when you dont even know her she is my best friend and i will not let people talk crap about her like you are right now

    • sherita

      Is this the same blonde who was posing in her cheerleading uniform showing off her belly like it was something to be proud of? Real Classy.

      • Whoa

        I don’t think she was trying to act like it was something to be proud of but instead was trying on the uniform to see if it still fit.

      • Emma Hale

        SHE WAS TRYING IT ON TO SEE IF IT WOULD FIT IF YOU WOULD OF LISTENED AND IT IS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF ITS A HUMANBEING LIFE GROWING A MATTER OF FACT ITS BEAUTIFUL

    • Mackenzie douthit

      I love this page. Thank you everyone for the positive comments. It means a lot.

      • Summer

        Aww Mackenzie! (I hope that’s really you) Your family is so adorable and I hope all is well with you, Josh and Gannon. You are the one that I am looking forward to seeing most and I hope you get chosen for TM3 :)

    • AMANDAZ

      I HAVE MACKENZIE ON TWITTER IF ITS THE REAL ONE ONE OF THE OTHER GIRLS POSTED IT.
      @MackenzieMtv

    • Kitrenna

      Mackenzie DOES have twitter. It’s mackenzieMTV

      • Mackenzie douthit

        I do haave a twitter. Mackenzie Douthit is my REAL twitter. MackenzieMTV is a fake twitter of me. and yes this is mackenzie

        • cowgirl123

          i hope u let josh read this because hes obviously the only mature one on that show, hes very HOT hes what i want in a guy, hes everthing i want from a guy…hes the type of guy i love in other words mackenzie i lov ur bf hes a cowboy and i know i can giv him a better life then u(: yes i said it, i ride horses,….actually break horses….i LOVE rodeo my best friends are in rodeo…i hope to one day be in rodeo but i have to wait for the right guy to come along…someone like josh whos gonna be there for me(: i hope to meet u one day because il show u how a REAL cowgirl acts, and knows how to treat a guy like josh(: sorry sweety ur just not his type….ur a cheerleader ur ment on the floor not on a horse or in a rodeo stadium): sorry i hope u let josh read this(: and i hope u tell me what he says about my post because i wanna know thx sweety(:

          • Emma Hale

            why would you say something like that your just trying to break up a beautiful family and Josh already has a wife named MACKENZIE MCKEE SO BACK OFF AND MACKENZIE IS A COWGIRL CAND BET YOU DIDNT KNOW THAT COWGIRLS CAN BE CHEERLEADERS TOO AND IF YOU AND JOSH WERE TO GET TOGETHER HE WOULDNT BE THERE FOR YOU BECAUSE OF THE THINGS YOU SAID TO MACKENZIE!!!!

    • Mackenzie douthit

      @kenziedouthit

      • http://paigeelizabeth Paige

        Yeah thanks for ignorning me Mackenzie, I hope you don’t treat all your “fans” like that.

        • http://yahoo.com Danielle Anderson

          Give her a break. Gezz. You are really mature for saying that. I wouldnt want to reply to a stalker either!

        • Emma Hale

          Ok now your just makin mad why do you insist on harrassing her because you dint get your way

    • http://paigeelizabeth Paige

      I don’t like Mackenzie already, she appears really snobby. I followed her on facebook and then she followed me. So I messaged her telling her I was excited for her show and that her son was cute. She ignored me although she wrote other people and unfollowed me. How rude!

      • RNLabor&Delv

        Your rude for assuming she is snobby..you must be a young hateful girl ..maybe she seen things on your fb page she wasn’t ok with..the fact is, she prob has been struck with slight fame and a lot of groupies are fbing her or Twitter…etc…she has to filter her personal life as much as she can as well as have some privacy..I sure hope you don’t have that attitude towards people..it will get you nowhere in life but lonely…

      • http://yahoo.com Danielle Anderson

        Woowww.. Jugemental much? She appears to be a very sweet girl. and im sure pluntey of people that she acutally knows gives her crap. So she doesnt need it from you girl.

      • Emma Hale

        how can you be so rude to someone you dont even know i go to school,cheer,and chill with this girl so watch what your saying

    • RNLabor&Delv

      sheesh..relax Paige..

    • RNLabor&Delv

      That’s pretty mean statement to make about someone,just cuz they didn’t reply to a fb message and she did others.. be nice…weren’t ya taught..if you can’t say anything nice,don’t say anything at all.

    • http://yahoo.com Danielle Anderson

      I really think that she is a beautiful younge girl. Her bf is amazingly cute. and my parents had me at the age of 18 and 19 and they are still together. and i am no 14(: so i wish the best of luck for baby gannon if thats how you spell it! you guys are probably one of the most cutest family’s ever! and im not saying that the prego situation is something that i encourage at the age of 16 or 17. but i do encourage how you know how to get through things with your man for the babies sake(:

    • http://yahoo.com Danielle Anderson

      Cutest couple ever! I look up to you Kenzie(: All though i hope i dont get prego in highschool. But if i were. i would wanna fallow in your footsteps(: my parents had me when they were 18 and 17 and are still together and i am 14.! So i wish the best of luck for you three(:

      • Emma Hale

        If you knew her in real life you would have so much fun she is just so bubblie and random

    • miami #1

      i personally hate your ep your trying to get attention there are girls on this show with actual problems that your taking credit for you tried getting knocked up to be on here your friends are only your friends because of this show i spoke my mind thanks

      • http://yahoo.com Danielle Anderson

        aww. us so mean. thats really cold. Im sorry you have a negative mind toward everything. its quit sad):

      • Emma Hale

        Listen hear mackenzie has every right to be on the show and she isnt doing it for attention if she wanted attention she would just go cheer she has enough why would she want more

    • Brittany Higgs

      I loved your episode. Josh is a good daddy too. His status update was so sweet. It made me cry a little. You are so pretty and Gannon is the cutest baby boy ever. Your a good mommy too and you can tell you really care about Josh and Gannon. I dont think you did the sow for attention at all. People are just rude and like to start stuff.

      • Danielle Anderson

        I totally agree.! U are one lucky girl to call josh and gannon urs! you got it so good for this situation!

      • http://www.facebook.com/megan.e.parsons.1 Megan Elizabeth Parsons

        i agree

      • Emma Hale

        I agree to I’ve watched her go through alot and she is one of best friends and i wouldnt trade the world for her

    • shaina

      You are an IDIOT for not using birth control. You’re going to get pregnant again and end up abusing the welfare system for the rest of your lives. It’s PATHETIC!!

    • cowgirl123

      u should let josh do what he wants, i mean if he wants to ride bulls let him, im a cowgirl and if i had a boyfriend as cute as josh, (btw hes so cute i want him) i would let him ride, i mean in the past he hasnt got hurt has he? i mean his accident was a fluke, u never know when someone is gonna get hurt
      and u can wine all u want about how u didnt want to gain weight so u didnt take birth control, i mean serisously? i would have dumped u flat out if i was him after u said that i would have known ur were just WANTING to get pregnant to be on MTV……he needs someone better then u, ur cute and all, but i mean ur obviuosly from the city and he needs a girl whos gonna be there doing the stuff he loves….he needs someone whos gonna be there for him whether or not he gets hurt…..and if he wants to rodeo? LET HIM!!!!!! U CANT STOP HIM! u can give ur opinion but if he chooses to rodeo let him, if he chooses rodeo over u, let him!! u dont get it do you? let him do what he loves, because if i was his girlfriend i would let him rodeo. i would be PROUD to have a bf who rodeos….. rodeo is my life, u should let it be yours

      • Emma Hale

        YOU JUST NEED TO SHUT YOUR MOUTH CUZ ME AND MACKENZIE WERE WATCHING JOSH RODEO ONE TIME AND HE GOT BUCKED OFF AND GOT A MINOR CONCUSSION AND HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED FOR 72 HOURS PLUS MACKENZIE AND JOSH ARE MARRIED NOW SO GET OVER YOUR FANTASY ABOUT BEING WITH JOSH AND HIM AND MACKENZIE BREAKING UP AND YOU SHOULD REALIZE THAT IF YOU WERE JOSH AND YOU DUMPED MACKENZIE CUZ SHE WAS PREGNANT THEN YOU WOULDNT BE A TRUE MAN BUT GOOD THING YOU ARENT CUZ JOSH IS A REAL MAN FOR STAYING WITH MACKENZIE THROUGH THE WHOLE THING AND SHE DIDNT GET PREGNANT OR WANT TO TO BE ON MTV AND SHE WASNT UPSET ABOUT GAINING WEIGHT SHE WAS UPSET BECAUSE SHE COULDNT GO TO A NATIONAL CHEER COMPETITION AND SHE IS VERY MUCH COUNTRY I HAVE SEEN HER GO FROM CHEERLEADER TO COWGIRL REAL FAST CUZ WE GO MUDDIN AND WE RIDE HORSES AND WE PLAY WITH PIGS SO YOU MUST JUST BE JEALOUS OF JOSH AND MACKENZIES LOVE SO GET OVER NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!!!

      • SammyG

        You sound like a crazy obsessed groupie of this guy. You shouldn’t be chasing other people’s boyfriends. Also the type of “wine” you are referring to is spelled “whine” not wine.

    • Auntie

      No offense, but I think some of you peoples lives revolve around these girls…just saying. Anywho, this season was just boring and hopefully Season 5 will be better…….

    • Hannah

      damn her boyfriend is attractive!

    • http://www.facebook.com/megan.e.parsons.1 Megan Elizabeth Parsons

      think mackinzie is a beatiful girl and if i had to meet one person in my life i would wanna meet her and gannon is soo cute :)
      Love ya

    • Emma Hale

      I don’t think anyone should judge Mackenzie or Josh on there decisions because they both are wonderful people if you go to school with Mackenzie then you would understand that the only reason she doesn’t want Josh to bull ride is because he has gotten hurt before and she doesn’t want him to get hurt and not be able to be in Gannons life or be able to go outside and play with him because hes hurting so bad he cant walk. Theres alot of things I know about Mackenzie and I do know she is a wonderful mother and a awesome friend since she has been there for me when the goings got rough and she is one of my best friends ever.
      p.s.love you mackenzie<3 -love your bestie Emma Hale

 

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