Teen Mom dad Ryan Edwards’ wife Mackenzie ‘not where she wants to be’ in life after show firing & child support payout

MACKENZIE Edwards confessed that she's "not where she wants to be" in life after her entire family was FIRED from MTV and she was ordered to pay child support.

The Teen Mom OG alum was ordered to pay her ex $260 a month in child support after finally settling their custody battle.

Mackenzie, 24, took to Instagram to share an emotional quote amidst her family drama.

The reality star re-shared a post that read: "Just because you're not where you want to be, doesn't mean you're failing at life.

"God is not through with you. Your best is yet to come."


Mackenzie's message of hope followed the news that her custody case for her son Hudson reached finalization.

The TV personality and her ex-husband Zach Stephens have been knee-deep in a battle for the seven-year-old for years, and a verdict was finally reached in March of 2021.

In their Permanent Parenting Plan Order exclusively obtained by The Sun, Mackenzie is ordered to pay $260 a month in child support after years of Zach providing her with money for their son. 

Mackenzie’s monthly income is listed as $8,750, while Zach’s is $3,805. 

The mother of three was awarded $9,100 from Zach that includes child support arrears, unpaid dental expenses for Hudson, child tax credit, and attorney’s fees, according to court papers.

Although Zach filed for joint custody of their son, Mackenzie will continue to be the primary residential parent, according to the Permanent Parenting Plan Order.

She has Hudson for 209 days of the year, while Zach has him in his care for the remaining 156 days. 

Mackenzie officially signed off on the agreement in May, while Zach gave his signature in August.

The couple got married in September 2013 when she was five months pregnant with their son. 

She filed for divorce in July 2016 and the separation was finalized in November 2016.


In addition to the drama surrounding her ex and their child, Mackenzie, her current husband Ryan Edwards, and their entire family were FIRED from MTV following the last season.

The group was axed from the network in March after Ryan's father had a blowout fight with Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, on the reunion special. 


Ryan blamed Teen Mom OG star Maci, with whom he shares son Bentley, 12, for the firing, saying it was “retaliation” for the reunion show fight. 

At the time he told The Sun: “Maci is in fear that my mom and dad will start telling the truth. She will always fight to have us off the show.”

The ex-couple's issues began years prior when Ryan struggled with serious substance abuse and addiction.

The controversial father has been in and out of rehab and jail in recent years, though he insisted he is sober today. 

Their most recent feud began when Maci refused to allow Ryan to see Bentley until he agreed to go to therapy with him. 

Bentley's father denied the proposition and mocked the idea of seeking help.

Ryan later revealed another fight he got into with MTV producers just before he was terminated from the hit series because they took down his American flag during filming. 

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