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Ryan Edwards: Banned from Seeing Son Until He Passes Drug Test!

We all know that Ryan Edwards has had his fair share of issues.

Drug issues, douchebag issues … it's always been something with this guy.

But earlier this year, things came to a head when Maci Bookout discovered the extent of his drug problem. She began taking steps to help him, and to protect their son, Bentley.

And that last part, the thing about protecting Bentley?

That's the thing we're going to be discussing today …

1. Borderline Deadbeat

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First, let’s get this sad fact out of the way: Ryan has never been a great father to Bentley. From refusing to spend a few dollars for a cake mix on his first birthday to consistently being late or absent for most major events, Bentley has just never seemed like a priority for Ryan.

2. Poor Bentley

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Sure, Ryan sees the kid, but it’s mostly because his own parents, Jen and Larry, are very active grandparents. If it weren’t for them, many Teen Mom OG fans feel like he wouldn’t be involved in Bentley’s life at all.

3. DRUGS

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We don’t know exactly when Ryan began experimenting with drugs, but we do know that he went to rehab for the first time in 2012, when Bentley was just four years old. That information was revealed by Ryan’s ex-girlfriend, Dalis Connell, and she didn’t sound too confident about how seriously he took treatment back then. So there’s a possibility he’s been on drugs for years now.

4. Downward Spiral

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Sometime last year, though, his drug use became heartbreakingly obvious to Teen Mom viewers. In many scenes, his eyes appeared to be bugging out of his head, and we began hearing about some strange behavior of his. Remember all his “trips to the bank” that would have him gone from home for hours?

5. The Truth Comes Out

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His drug use wasn’t confirmed until last season, when Maci went on a trip to Puerto Rico with Amber and Catelynn. She opened up to them about how concerned she was for Ryan, and Amber told her that it’d been clear to her that he’d been high on the show for a while. Same, Amber.

6. Scarier and Scarier

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But the big confirmation happened when Ryan and Mackenzie got married — specifically on their ride over to the parking lot where the wedding took place.

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Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Married! Again!

Congrats, Ryan and Mackenzie!

Yesterday, these two Teen Mom OG lovebirds had their second wedding down in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Was it as classy as their first wedding, the one that took place in the parking lot outside the aquarium?

Was it a more festive occasion, were there more guests than just Ryan's devastated parents?

Keep reading for the details!

1. True Love (?!?!)

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We don’t know too much about the beginning of Ryan and Mackenzie’s love story, but we do know that they met and began dating sometime in 2016 — probably later in 2016, since Mackenzie filed for divorce from her first husband during the summer.

2. The Fast Track

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Things apparently clicked for them though, because Ryan proposed that December, less than a month after her divorce was finalized.

3. Trouble in Paradise

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At first, Teen Mom OG fans thought that Mackenzie was good for Ryan, that she seemed stable and mature and that she’d help him get himself together. But that was not the case, because as time went on, he just got messier.

4. Poor Maci

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Sometime in early spring of this year, Maci Bookout, Ryan’s ex and the mother of his son, Bentley, learned that Ryan was struggling with a severe drug problem. We saw her struggle with the information on the show, but we never saw Ryan or Mackenzie address it — until the season finale.

5. Dream Wedding

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In May, Ryan and Mackenzie made the quick decision to get married immediately, even though they’d been planning a big church wedding for November. Mackenzie claimed that they wanted to do this to help in their custody case for Bentley, but, you know, that doesn’t exactly make sense.

6. Scary, Scary

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As Ryan drove Mackenzie and himself to the wedding location, it became clear just how serious his problem was — he was so high he started nodding off behind the wheel. Instead of instructing him to pull over, Mackenzie turned the cameras off and asked him if he’d been taking Xanax “again.”

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Maci Bookout: Will She Attend Ryan Edwards’ Wedding?!

Tomorrow’s the big day, friends!

Sometime on Saturday, Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer will promise to leave each other for always, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death (or another Tinder scandal) do them part.

Yep, Ryan and Mackenzie are having their second wedding ceremony tomorrow — and from what we know so far, this one will be quite a bit different than their first.

Just in case you forgot — LOL, just kidding, the Teen Mom OG footage of their wedding will stay with you until the day you die — the first wedding took place in a parking lot by the aquarium in Chattanooga.

The only guests were Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry, and also Ryan’s dog. Jen cried throughout most of it.

Ryan admitted that his son, Bentley, didn’t know about the wedding, and it’s probably safe to say that Mackenzie’s son didn’t know about it either.

As if all of that wasn’t depressing enough, we also saw Ryan drive himself and Mackenzie to their parking lot location while super, super high, and he seemed to be nodding off during the ceremony, too.

They wanted to get married quick to help in their custody case for Bentley, which … OK, sure, that makes sense.

But as we saw in previous Teen Mom episodes, they’d been planning a much more traditional church wedding for this November.

And now that it is November, we know they’re actually going through with this thing, too!

Mackenzie confirmed the news earlier this week, explaining that this wedding will take place “in this little cathedral-type church and it’s just absolutely beautiful.”

“We went for a rustic-chic theme so there are elements that are super formal and elements that are just very laid-back,” she said. “But it’s gorgeous.”

“There’s a reception afterwards that’s in this old warehouse-type space that’s been redone. The ceremony is me: super urban, super chic. The reception is Ryan, where it’s rustic.”

We don’t know that we’d describe Mackenzie as “super urban” OR “super chic,” but if that’s how she sees herself, then bless her.

It’s also weird that she keeps referring to Ryan’s aesthetic as “rustic” — is it because literally the only things we’ve ever seen him enjoy have been four wheelers and killing cats?

Surprisingly, Mackenzie also revealed that Maci Bookout, Ryan’s ex and the mother of his son, was invited to the wedding.

“She invited us to her wedding,” she said. “Everything is just kind of at a resting place right now. It’s about our boys. This is a day about us, yes. But it’s also about us becoming a family.”

What she said is true, but it’s a little shocking to hear, considering that just a few months ago, she basically blamed Maci for Ryan’s drug use.

On the Teen Mom OG reunion special for the last season, Mackenzie read a letter to Maci in which she accused her of “exploiting Ryan’s addiction on the show.”

She claimed that the incident on the way to the wedding, the one where Ryan was nodding off behind the wheel, was the very first time she ever noticed that he might be on drugs, and if Maci knew before then and didn’t tell her, well, then if anything happened to him it would be her fault.

After that, Maci hit Mackenzie with “You’re so full of sh-t that your eyes are brown,” Mackenzie stormed off the stage … it wasn’t great.

But it seems like things have improved since then — because Maci is actually going to the wedding!

A source close to Mackenzie spoke to Radar Online, explaining that “Mackenzie received Maci’s response card. Yes, she will be there. They are getting along.”

She’ll bring along her husband, Taylor McKinney, and of course Bentley will be there, but no one else from the Teen Mom crew will be there.

Well, except for the actual Teen Mom crew, because they’re filming the event for the show.

And we thought we couldn’t get more excited for this trainwreck of a wedding!

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Mackenzie Standifer Confirms Ryan Edwards Wedding: He’s Doing Amazing!

Looks like wedding bells will indeed be ringing this weekend for one of the Teen Mom franchise’s most discussed couples – again. 

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards’ wedding will take place in the duo’s native Chattanooga, Tenn., and this time, not in a parking lot.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you surely recall that Ryan and Mackenzie rushed to become husband and wife on the season finale.

How could you possibly forget if you saw that?

The couple tied the knot with only Ryan’s parents and a camera crew present, which would’ve been weird enough, but wasn’t the half of it.

Ryan drove high to the ceremony – so much so that he was nodding off at the wheel – leading outraged fans to slam Standifer and MTV.

How could she (or they) let him drive in that state? What does that tell us about his mindset (or lack thereof) at the time he said “I do”?

Edwards went to rehab soon after, but instead of quelling doubts about the future, a new scandal rocked the newlyweds upon his release.

Rumors of Ryan sending d–k pics and looking to hook up with random girls on Tinder turned out to be true, with Mackenzie even intervening.

Not only that, he reportedly told members of the MTV show’s crew that he was filing for divorce, and he didn’t just say this in passing.

Yet here we are at this exciting, surprising juncture.

Maci Bookout’s ex-boyfriend and his spouse will hold their “original, intended” wedding ceremony this weekend, and couldn’t be happier.

“It’s been in the works since the day we got engaged,” Mackenzie said, speaking to E! News. “It was never just decided upon.”

“We knew from day one this was going to be it.”

Mackenzie added that unlike the parking lot finale, this wedding will be “in this little cathedral-type church and it’s just absolutely beautiful.”

Standifer told the site that the event is a blend of their styles:

“We went for a rustic-chic theme so there are elements that are super formal and elements that are just very laid-back. But it’s gorgeous.”

“There’s a reception afterwards that’s in this old warehouse-type space that’s been redone. The ceremony is me: super urban, super chic.”

“The reception is Ryan, where it’s rustic. It’s a great mix.”

MTV cameras will be rolling when the pair exchange vows this time, too, and Mackenzie believes Maci Bookout herself will be attending.

“She invited us to her wedding. Everything is just kind of at a resting place right now. It’s about our boys. This is a day about us, yes.

“But it’s also about us becoming a family.”

Maci attending the event would be a great show of support and solidarity with a guy who hasn’t exactly made her life easy over the years.

Bookout, who has three younger kids with husband Taylor McKinney, has often feuded with Ryan and his family over Bentley’s care.

Still, to hear Standifer tell it, they’re all on the same page, and she’s looking at Wedding #2 as a means of cementing their family bond.

“The boys have no idea that we’re already married,” Standifer said, adding of Ryan and Maci’s son, “Bentley doesn’t even know that.”

“So you know, for them, this is a huge day.”

Mackenzie, who is also the mother of young son, said it’s all about the kids, and “if that makes them happy, then that’s what we’ll do.”

Standifer’s son Hudson (top photo above) and Bentley’s feelings aside, fans are understandably wondering how Ryan is feeling lately.

Leading up to the big day, Mackenzie says that despite their ups and downs, she can’t help but gush over the special man in her life. 

“He’s doing amazing. I’m really truly impressed,” she said of how far he’s come since spring. “I’m so proud of him and he is trying so hard. 

“I mean, I can’t imagine what that’s like,” she added, referring to all that Edwards has gone through and struggled with, but “I’m so proud.” 

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Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Getting Married Again!

Ryan Edwards has been married to Mackenzie Standifer for six months now.

And what a wild and crazy ride it has been.

From the drugged-up drive to their first wedding to the fact that their first wedding was in a parking lot down by the river to Ryan's Tinder cheating scandal …

There's so much drama we barely even know where to start.

But since Ryan and Mackenzie are having their second wedding this weekend — the real wedding that they'd been planning before that abrupt decision to get hitched in the parking lot — we have to try!

1. HIGH, HIGH

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For a very, very long time — the entirety of his relationship with Mackenzie, even — Teen Mom OG fans noticed that Ryan looked pretty odd on the show.

2. Up to No Good

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In addition to looking high as a kite 100% of the time, Ryan got into trouble for murdering a bunch of cats. For real. This is the beginning of the fairy tale love story of Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer.

3. Meet Mackenzie

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Right around the same time that Ryan was getting into trouble for killing those cats — and pretty much immediately after she filed for divorce from her first husband — he met Mackenzie.

4. Moving Fast

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… And then pretty much immediately after the divorce was finalized, Ryan proposed. Did we mention that Mackenzie was only 19 years old at this time? Because that feels like an important thing to mention.

5. Bad News

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A few months after Ryan and Mackenzie got engaged, Maci Bookout began opening up about his issues on Teen Mom OG. She started out by hinting that she was scared for his safety before finally breaking down about his drug addiction while on vacation with Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood.

6. Moving Faster

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Though they’d been planning a wedding for November, Ryan and Mackenzie decided to go ahead and get hitched in May because, as she explained it, it would help them in their custody case against Maci for Bentley. It didn’t make too much sense, especially since their custody hasn’t changed since then, but that’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

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Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Getting Married This Weekend! Again!

Troubled Teen Mom OG cast member Ryan Edwards is getting married to Mackenzie Standifer this weekend, according to a new report.

It can’t be any more awkward than last time.

Back in May, as you clearly remember (how could you ever forget if you watch Teen Mom OG online), Ryan and Mackenzie made it official.

The only witnesses:

Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, an MTV film crew and millions of viewers at home who saw some disturbing dashcam footage.

As Ryan Edwards drove high to his own wedding, fans were up in arms over how Mackenzie – or the network – could ever permit that.

Before Standifer pulled the plug on the dashcam, Ryan could be seen driving the car while so out of it he seemed barely awake at times.

Not surprisingly, observers widely questioned the validity (or at least the sanity) of the bizarre parking lot wedding that followed soon after.

Edwards, who shares son Bentley with Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout, felt his efforts to win more custody would be aided by a marriage.

The logic of that is debatable – and likely hindered by the MTV footage in question – but that was allegedly why they rushed the nuptials.

Then Mackenzie blamed Maci for almost killing Ryan (not literally, but indirectly through her actions) and the whole thing was just a mess.

If Standifer and Edwards’ union got off to a rough start, it got worse, with Edwards busted sending d–k pics on Tinder to random girls.

And yet, six months later, they have weathered the storm, and according to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, are ready to do it up right:

They’re getting hitched on Saturday!

Ryan and Mackenzie will be saying “I do” (again) in their hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn., with actual guests there to see it this time.

Unlike their first ceremony, Ryan’s son Bentley and Mackenzie’s son Hudson, as well as a bridal party, will watch them exchange vows.

Yes, MTV will film round two as well.

“They will be filming at the wedding, and a crew has been there capturing the pre-wedding stuff too,” The Ashley’s source tells the site.

“For awhile [production] wasn’t sure if Ryan and Mackenzie would allow the wedding to be filmed,” apparently, given their recent history.

“They declined to come to Los Angeles to film the special with the rest of the cast in October, and some other things. But they are filming it.”

It’s not clear if Maci Bookout will be attending, though there’s no doubt Maci’s reactions to the wedding will be a major topic this season.

Mackenzie and Ryan, as we said, have been struggling in their marriage after Edwards was released from rehab and going on Tinder.

While newlywed Ryan trying to bang other girls technically doesn’t concern her, it’s no shock that Maci feels he can’t be trusted as a result.

That incident, of course, opened up a can of worms, with Bookout and Edwards feuding and Ryan and Mackenzie on the brink of divorce.

At one point, Ryan even blocked Mackenzie’s number and told members of the crew and production team that he planned to file for divorce.

Didn’t happen, though.

To the surprise of many fans, Standifer stood by Edwards‘ side, even in the wake of what had to be a most humiliating ordeal. 

While Standifer made a grand public display of loyalty to Edwards with the photo above, she was clearly reeling – and furious.

“Please stop playing dumb. … I know everything,” Standifer told Ryan’s Tinder girl, further instructing her, “I want you to stop.”

When the Tinder match, whose photos have not been released, asked what she would like her to “stop,” Standifer threatened:

“Guess we will have to do this the hard way.”

It’s not clear what that means, or how Mackenzie dealt with her – or Ryan for that matter. But clearly things have progressed positively.

Just a short time, later, the Teen Mom couple has evidently worked through their issues and the (second) wedding is just days away.

Think it’ll last? Stay tuned.

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