It’s been two months since news of Ryan Edward’s arrest brought the Teen Mom OG star’s whole world crashing down.
Just one day after news that Ryan had been picked up for a probation violation came reports that he had once again been caught cheating on Mackenzie Standifer, his wife of one year, who is currently pregnant with his girlfriend.
Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Edwards’ ex, Maci Bookout, had filed for a restraining order after being threatened by Ryan.
Needless to say, all of this hasn’t made for a terribly tranquil pregnancy for poor Mackenzie.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that Ryan’s beleaguered wife has decided to take a hiatus from social media.
But Mack didn’t just delete her account, like most social media stars who have had enough.
No, she wisely realized that an Instagram page with a six-figure following is valuable virtual real estate.
So she gifted the page to her friend, photographer Christian C. George.
And as a reward for not unfollowing him as soon as Mackenzie jumped ship, George offers up the occasional gem, such as the photo above.
That’s the first pic of Mackenzie’s baby bump, posted by George this afternoon.
“When Mack told me about how much her quality of life improved since letting go of social media a couple of months back I didn’t totally understand,” he captioned the pic.
“I see social media as a marketing tool and an additional stream of revenue for influencers. However, what price was she paying? Since I took over Mackenzie’s account- I expected people to unfollow (because after all they didn’t follow me- they followed her).”
George went on to say that he’s learned some lessons from walking a mile in Mackenzie’s shoes:
“What I didn’t expect was the trail of bullying to continue,” he wrote. “These are examples of the messages I’ve received:
“‘You’re f—ng ugly just like Mackenzie, your pictures suck and so do you, you’re trash, why did your ugly face show up on my timeline today.’
“It’s unfortunate that these types of cyber attacks actually exist. I’m choosing to find peace with Jesus, and thanking Him for His Amazing grace and truth!”
Then Christian encouraged you to “learn more about” him, but let’s be honest, that’s not what you came here for.
Anyway, it’s nice to see that Mackenzie is doing well (no word yet on whether she’s still with Ryan), and it’s kind of cool that she discovered such an innovative way to put her old IG account to good use.
Very savvy. Maybe she is the right person to replace Farrah Abraham, after all!
Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the wildly bumpy road that brought Mackenzie to where she is today.