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.”