Ever since Farrah Abraham was fired from Teen Mom OG, rumors about who might replace her on the wildly popular series have been circulating nonstop on social media.
Two early frontrunners emerged in the form of a pair of Mackenzies.
Mackenzie McKee seemed the obvious choice, having previously been considered for Teen Mom 2, a role that eventually went to her former Teen Mom 3 co-star Briana DeJesus.
Ryan Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, would have also been a logical selection, but in the end, she too was passed over as Farrah Abraham's replacement.
Instead, according to a new report from The Ashley's Reality Roundup, producers went with a woman who's never been on Teen Mom - and, in fact, has never even been a teen mom.
Needless to say, fan reactions have run the gamut from confusion to outrage, as no one seems particularly excited about the new addition.
Except, of course, for the lucky mom who got the job.
The End of a Farrah
Farrah Abraham might have been a ratings magnet for Teen Mom OG, but in the end, producers (and co-stars) just couldn't stand to work with her anymore.
The Assassination of Abraham
Farrah was fired from the show last year, and the mad dash to find a suitable replacement began immediately after that decision was made.
A Tale of Two Mackenzies
Both Mackenzie Standifer and Mackenzie McKee were floated as possible replacements, with Mackenzie jumping out to an early lead.
She's Earned It
Many felt that Standifer deserved full-time cast member status due to all the turmoil she endured in her relationship with Ryan Edwards.
A Rough Road
Standifer has been publicly dragged through hell by Edwards, all while receiving the relatively meager pay of a second-tier cast member.
Viewers watched as Standifer stood by Edwards' side throughout his painful battle with drug addiction, refusing to abandon Ryan even when he passed out while driving to their wedding.