TEEN Mom Mackenzie Edwards’ new career has been revealed after the fired star and her husband, Ryan, claimed they “turned down” MTV’s offer to rejoin the show.
Ryan, 34, Mackenzie, 25, and his parents, Jen and Larry, were fired from Teen Mom OG in 2021 after their ongoing feud with Maci Bookout.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Mackenzie now works as a Medical Device Sales Representative for Juventix Regenerative Medical, according to her Linkedin.
Mackenzie began working for the company in June 2022.
The Sun previously reported the mom of three worked for Keller Williams Realty as a Marketing Manager in February 2022 before changing careers.
Mackenzie also owns a company, as she filed a business license for Grail Fitness on April 4, 2021, The Sun confirmed with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
Mackenzie charges $4.99 a month on Instagram for a “subscriber badge” that gives access to “exclusive content,” as well as entry to a “subscriber group chat.”
As for Ryan, he fabricates buggies.
Over the weekend, Mackenzie revealed during an Instagram Live that MTV asked the Edwards family to appear on Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
She claimed: “They did their little spiel about, ‘I’m sorry – so sorry – that things went down the way that they did. Your story was left untold. They don’t get to see the other side – the viewers.’ You know, blah, blah, blah.
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“Ryan heard them out for a second and basically said, ‘I don’t want anything of what you are selling. I don’t have time for that. Sorry.’”
She added: “It feels so good to be able to stand up to a network like that and say, ‘Go screw yourself. Leave me out of it.’ Because at this point, what good would that do for anybody?”
Mackenzie then said, “we both work,” suggesting that she and Ryan don’t need the income.
The new business ventures come after the couple’s firing from the MTV show.
The Sun broke the Edwards family was let go following a blowout fight between Ryan’s dad Larry and Maci’s husband Taylor during the reunion special, where the two men stood up to each other and almost got into a physical fight.
Ryan blamed Maci, who he shares son Bentley, 13, with, for the firing, saying it was “retaliation” for the reunion show fight.
He told The Sun at the time: “Maci is in fear that my mom and dad will start telling the truth. She will always fight to have us off the show.”
Ryan also revealed a fight he got into with MTV producers just before he was terminated from the hit series.
He told The Sun in August: “What got me is when they took my flag down off the porch. They laid it on the ground and when I went down to pick it up they told me it was in their shot.
“I got real angry because it was an American flag and they said it was in their way. I said, ‘Either put it back on the post or leave’ and that was the last time they ever came back, I guess.”
Ryan added that he and Mackenzie were contemplating leaving the show before the firing.
He explained: “MTV just stands for a lot of things that my wife and I don’t support, politics and respecting people’s rights, that kind of stuff.
“I just don’t agree with them on a lot of stuff and I didn’t want to work for some place that was like that anymore, they were just way too far out there for me.
“Mackenzie and I were discussing, ‘Do we really want to do this anymore?’ and then I guess they made the decision for us, which was a good decision.
“And then Maci didn’t want us on the show anymore either.”
BATTLE OVER BENTLEY
The former MTV star also admitted at the time that he had been unable to see son Bentley for over a month and believes that Maci has “poisoned” the teen against him.
He said: “I haven’t seen him, my mom and dad haven’t seen him, nobody has seen him.
“I did go to therapy with Bentley but Maci has kind of put a halt on everything after my dad and Taylor had that argument.”
BABY MAMAS AT WAR
Mackenzie also feuded with Maci, as she branded her a “hypocrite” and suggested she has “skeletons in her closet.”
She previously fired to The Sun: “Maci is all about Maci and anybody that gets in Maci’s way or doesn’t do what Maci wants gets cut out.
“Nobody is saying that Ryan hasn’t made mistakes, nobody is saying that I haven’t made mistakes. We own that, we’ve made mistakes but we’ve also learned from them.
“We’re allowed to grow as people and to change but Maci doesn’t allow for anybody to change in her mind.
“It’s all about Maci and Maci making money and portraying on television that they’re one big happy family when they have skeletons in their closet that they don’t want out there either.
“They are very hypocritical.”
The feud started when Maci refused to allow Ryan to see Bentley until he agreed to go to therapy with him.
Ryan has been in and out of rehab and jail in recent years, though he has maintained that he is sober today.
Ryan and Mackenzie share son Jagger and daughter Stella.
Ryan is dad to son Bentley with Maci, while Mackenzie is mom to son Hudson from a previous marriage.