MACKENZIE McKee is making her late mother proud this weekend – running in the Walt Disney World half marathon in Orlando.
The Teen Mom, who moved from Oklahoma to Florida in 2020, spent the weekend first running a 10k before following it up with the mini-marathon.
Mackenzie McKee ran the Disney marathonCredit: Instagram / Mackenzie McKee
She also found time to danceCredit: Instagram / Mackenzie McKee
Mackenzie, 27, dedicated the weekend to her mother, who passed away after a battle with brain cancer at the age of 50 in late 2019.
Sharing smiling photos on Instagram, Mackenzie wrote: “Waking up in just a few hours to run my first Disney Race.
“Something my mom always wanted to do.”
Late last year, the Teen Mom shared a touching tribute on the second anniversary of her mom’s death, and revealed another way she’s honoring her.
While out at the gym, a bare-faced Mackenzie lifted up her sports bra to show off a tattoo she got on her side.
The ribcage ink appeared to be of a bible verse.
She looked emotional as she worked to share the personal artwork, lifting her top with one hand and holding her phone in the other take the mirror selfie.
Explaining more about the special ink, Mackenzie wrote in the caption: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
“This is momma’s handwriting.”
In September of 2020, Mackenzie moved to Lakewood Ranch in Florida with her children Gannon, 10, Jaxie, 8, and Broncs, 5, to “grow.”
The mother of three rented a $300,000 beachside Florida home featuring a fireplace and walk-in closet at the time.
Josh remained in Oklahoma, as the two split when she accused him of being unfaithful with a family member, allegations he denied and she recanted.
After several months apart, the young father also moved South, as the couple decided to reconcile following the brief split.
They currently rent a mobile home at the Sun and Fun Trailer Park in Sarasota, while waiting to learn if Mackenzie will be invited back for a new season of Teen Mom.
The MTV star was snubbed from the network’s spin-off series, Teen Mom: Family Reunion, raising questions about her role going forward.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the star expressed her feelings about being excluded from the show.
“It hurt and broke me how my mom gave them the last breath of her life, yet after I had opened up my life to them, when my voice didn’t sound like theirs, there was no more respect for me.”
The young mom continued: “I never thought two years after her death I’d be bawling about why MTV is doing this to me,” referring to her mother’s passing.
The marathon runs through the Orlando parks, including EPCOTCredit: Instagram / Mackenzie McKee
Mackenzie ran the marathon in honor of her momCredit: Refer to Caption
Her mom lost her battle with cancer in 2019Credit: Instagram
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