Who is Mackenzie Edwards?
American actress, TV personality, social media star and wedding planner Mackenzie Edwards (nee Standifer), was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee USA, under the zodiac sign Capricorn on 27 December 1996. She’s perhaps known best for appearing in the reality TV show “Teen Mom OG”, as she was once a teenage mother; the show was created by Lauren Dolgen in 2009, and today stars Maci Bookout, Catelynn Baltierra and Amber Portwood. It follows a group of young girls as they’re facing the challenges of motherhood; the series was nominated for a 2018 Critics Choice Award for Best Unstructured Reality Show.
Mackenzie and her husband Ryan Edwards were both fired from the show in 2021, mostly because of their altercation with Ryan’s former wife, Maci Bookout.
Education and early life
Mackenzie was raised in Chattanooga by her mother Terran and father Bob Standifer, but because she respects her parents’ privacy, not many details have been revealed about them; it’s widely believed that her father’s a high school teacher and her mother a registered nurse, but this hasn’t been addressed by Mackenzie. As she’s yet to mention whether or not she has siblings, most of Mackenzie’s fans believe that she doesn’t.
She studied at a local high school in Chattanooga, and was passionate about various activities during her time there, while she was perhaps mostly into dancing; Mackenzie began taking lessons while still attending a local elementary school, and continued doing so for close to 10 years. Some of the other activities in which she enjoyed taking part were appearing in school plays, running track and singing.
Mackenzie matriculated in 2015, and then enrolled at college wanting to become a nurse, however, because she became pregnant as a teenager, she dropped out to focus on raising her son Hudson Stephens.
Mackenzie began working as a wedding planner at the age of 23, and has kept that job to this day; it remains her main source of income, while her secondary sources are her presence on social media networks, acting career and appearances in reality shows.
Mackenzie has only two acting credits – she made her debut film appearance in 2018, when cast to play EMT Team Member in the short crime drama “House Warming”, which starred Gabe O. Au, Simon Arblaster and Eryka Alanna, and was written and directed by Willan Leung. It follows a newlywed couple who’ve moved into their new home without knowing that it’s haunted.
Mackenzie’s only other acting credit has been portraying a supporting character in the 2019 short action comedy “Secret Mission – The Bag”, which starred Stephanie Cho, Simon Chin and Eryka Allana, and was written and directed by Willan Leung. It follows a young housewife who’s actually a secret agent, and has now taken on a secret mission to rescue her loved one.
Mackenzie’s today active on several social media networks, and goes by the name ‘Mackenzie Standifer’ on these.
More than 550,000 people are following her on Instagram today, and there are 84 pictures and videos uploaded onto her account; most of these feature her spending time with her children, showing off her clothes and working out at the gym.
She’s quite popular on TikTok as all her four videos combined number nearly 120,000 likes, while she’s followed by close to 70,000 people on the network; most of Mackenzie’s videos feature her during her everyday life, whether she’s showing off her attractive body, talking about her children or doing chores around the house.
Mackenzie isn’t active on Twitter but one can say that she’s still popular on the network because various people have written about her, while most of these tweets are about Mackenzie’s appearance in the reality show “Teen Mom OG”, especially about the controversy which led to her firing.
Mackenzie has a Facebook profile but rather uses it only to stay in touch with her friends and family members; she isn’t very active on the network as her most recent update was on 26 December 2017, when she changed her cover photo.
Love life and relationships
Mackenzie doesn’t shy away from talking about her love life in public, and most details about it were revealed while she was still a cast member of “Teen Mom OG”.
Just days after Mackenzie Edwards filed for divorce from 'Teen Mom' alum Ryan Edwards, he was arrested. https://t.co/wChIZG5pxS
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 2, 2023
She became pregnant as a teenager, and it’s widely believed that her son Hudson Stephens’ father is Zachary; Mackenzie had already married and divorced Zachary by the time she was cast to star in the show, while she then fell in love with her co-star Ryan Edwards. Ryan was at that time married to Maci Bookout, with whom he has a son Bentley Edwards; Ryan and Maci eventually separated and he began dating Mackenzie, marrying her in 2017. Ryan admitted in the show that he was addicted to drugs, and later went to rehab.
Mackenzie went on to give birth to their son Jagger and daughter Stella Edwards, and because she rarely features her eldest child in her Instagram pictures, it’s widely believed that she and Zachary have shared custody over him.
Ryan’s recently accused Mackenzie of cheating and has stated that he’ll be filing for a divorce.
There are no other men whom Mackenzie’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Ryan Edwards as of November 2023 and has two children with him, as well as a son with former husband Zachary.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Mackenzie enjoys being physically active and often goes to the gym; she occasionally shares advice on working out and dieting on her Instagram account.
She’s passionate about travelling and has been to various states around the USA, while she’s also been to a couple of European countries, for both work and pleasure.
Mackenzie spends most of her spare time with her children.
She’s deeply religious and has a cross tattooed on her left wrist.
One of Mackenzie’s favorite actresses is Sandra Bullock, and a couple of her favorite films include “The Lost City”, “Miss Congeniality” and “The Blind Side”.
Age, height and net worth
Mackenzie’s age is 26. She has blue eyes and black hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (56kgs).
Mackenzie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2023.