Teen Mother star Mackenzie Edwards is losing no time transferring on along with her life now that her ex Ryan Edwards has been sentenced to at least one 12 months behind bars.
On Tuesday, The US Solar revealed the truth star is formally courting newly-divorced dad Josh Panter, who you’ll be able to see HERE. The pair have been collectively since a minimum of January. A supply near the brand new man instructed the outlet:
“Mackenzie is all the time with Josh on his household’s property. I’m shocked she hasn’t moved in but. His household appears to love her. She’s very concerned.”
Mackenzie moved on quick! However we’re glad she’s had somebody to lean on as she offers with authorized hassle along with her ex. As it’s possible you’ll know, the 27-year-old filed for divorce from Ryan on February 27, proper after accusing him of home violence and drug use. Following a string of arrests, final week, the 35-year-old was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail in regard to his possession and DUI costs, in addition to his earlier harassment and possession costs.
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Josh has already met the MTV character’s kids, Hudson, whom she shares along with her first ex-husband, Zachary Stephens, and Jagger, and Stella, whom she shares with Ryan. He’s been noticed round Chattanooga with them. He’s additionally a father himself. The 30-year-old shares a younger daughter and son along with his ex-wife Brooklynn, 25, whom he cut up from proper as Mackenzie entered the image!
Per court docket docs, Josh filed for divorce on June 14, 2022, after he started courting his spouse in 2018, Tennessee court docket information revealed. It wasn’t till this January that he lastly signed the papers and the divorce was finalized in February. On the tumultuous marriage, the insider dished:
“Josh and Brooklynn had a rocky relationship, however she caught it out for the children and his household. She needed every part to be higher. She didn’t need her children in a damaged residence. She needed affection and a focus from him, and for him to dedicate his time to their kids. He wasn’t very romantic.”
The supply continued:
“She was a stay-at-home mom, spouse and homemaker. After years of begging for change and having their son, she realized how alone she was and he or she couldn’t push on in life feeling like a single mom in a wedding.”
The co-parents have been reportedly on and off from Could 2022, when Brooklynn moved out of the doublewide trailer they lived in on Josh’s household’s property, to January 2023.
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The confidant continued:
“In January when Mackenzie got here into the image, he signed the divorce papers. He refused to formally finish the wedding till Mackenzie got here alongside.”
The previous couple has gotten over their drama and now efficiently co-parent. It helps that Mackenzie has been “respectful” and has “no animosity” towards Brooklyn. The supply shared:
“Mackenzie reached out to Brooklynn herself and requested if she would need to do lunch at first of March. Brooklynn needed to satisfy her as a result of she’s round her children. She was additionally involved in regards to the drama with Ryan. Mackenzie mentioned she would by no means cross any traces as a result of these are Brooklynn’s children.”
Brooklyn “revered” Mackenzie reaching out and he or she even provided her assist to the 26-year-old as she was coping with Ryan’s authorized hassle. Apparently, the supply couldn’t verify whether or not or not Mackenzie left Ryan for Josh. The embattled star beforehand alleged his accomplice cheated on him — and this timeline would seem to assist the declare. Whereas the supply didn’t talk about this, they did insist:
“Ryan lived within the shed out again of their home earlier than the divorce. Principally, they lived two completely different lives, her children by no means noticed him.”
No matter Ryan, the insider doesn’t assume Josh will essentially be round for the lengthy haul. They described Josh as a “crutch” to assist her get via the “hump” of the nasty cut up. That mentioned, in addition they famous he’s a “onerous employee” and an “sincere” man who owns a profitable contracting enterprise known as Stetley Excavating. The pair have already been seen collectively on social media, with Mackenzie popping up on Josh’s mother’s social media feed in late February whereas procuring, the outlet famous. Oddly, per the supply, the couple has been telling some family members they’re “simply associates.” Surprise what the secrecy is for?
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[Image via MTV’s Teen Mom/YouTube & Mackenzie Edwards/Instagram]
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