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Mackenzie Standifer Welcomes Son … WITHOUT Ryan Edwards

Big news out of the world of Teen Mom OG today.

Multiple sources are now confirming that Mackenzie Standifer has welcomed a son.

And she did so without the support of husband Ryan Edwards, who was not present in the delivery room.

Here's what we know about the situation thus far:

1. A New Addition

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Insiders tell Radar Online that Mackenzie welcomed Jagger Ryan Edwards on Tuesday, October 9.

2. Without a Hitch

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One source has confirmed that Mackenzie did not undergo a C-section. Jagger reportedly weighs in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

3. Keeping a Low Profile

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Mackenzie and Ryan were both let go from Teen Mom OG recently, and they’ve been largely absent from social media as of late.

4. Sharing the News

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Mackenzie confirmed that her due date was in October before going radio silent. She has not publicly confirmed news of the birth, but will reportedly do so before the week is out.

5. The Ryan Question

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Edwards, of course, has endured a slew of legal troubles and addiction issues in recent months, and it was unclear if he would be present for the birth of his second child.

6. The No-Show

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Sources have now confirmed that Ryan was not in the delivery room when little Jagger entered the world. But the situation is not as sad as it initially sounds …

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Mackenzie McKee: My Mom Is FINALLY Done With Chemo!

There was a time when it looked as though Mackenzie McKee would replace Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom OG.

Ultimately, the show’s producers decided to go in a different direction, casting Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd instead.

But fan interest in Mackenzie and her family remains at an all-time high.

Fortunately, we’ve been able to keep up on the latest developments with the McKees thanks to Mackenzie’s social media posts and a recent Where Are They Now? Teen Mom special that checked in on the family.

As you may recall, Mackenzie’s mother, Angie Douthit, suffers from stage 4 cancer.

Both Angie and Mackenzie have made the courageous decision to offer regular updates during this intensely difficult time in hopes that they might serve as an inspiration to others who are struggling.

And this week, Angie was finally able to share some good news with fans in the form of the video below.

In the clip, Douthit triumphantly rings a bell to celebrate the end of her intravenous chemo treatments.

“I got to ring the bell!” Angie wrote on Instagram.

“I wore my Wonder Woman shirt because I wore it to my first chemo treatment and thought it only fitting to wear it to my last IV chemo treatment.”

She went on to demonstrate the humor and optimism that have endeared her to so many Teen Mom fans over the years:

“(Yes, I wore it to school all day too!) I was the first one to ring the new bell that wasn’t even mounted to the wall yet. Ringing the bell signifies that I’m finished with all my rounds of chemo.

“Although I’m still taking a chemo pill everyday, I’m through with IV chemo.”

Proving once again that she’s an almost impossibly selfless person, Douthit stated that one of her favorite parts of completing this stage of treatment was seeing how happy it made her husband:

“Brad and I celebrated last night with dinner at his favorite restaurant,” she wrote.

“Watching him be so relaxed and celebrating brought joy to my heart. God has been so good.

“I haven’t been very sick from the chemo, I’m still working, and I still have my eyelashes lol,” Angie continued.

“It was 18 weeks of being carried by the love of God… I have no control over my future,” she added.

“None of us do. But, we can relax and be calm knowing our big God is in control because he loves us so much!”

The post is a far cry from the one Angie wrote back in June, in which she opened up about how much she was dreading the chemotherapy process.

“This morning we leave at 7:30 to begin another new journey,” Douthit wrote at the time.

“IV chemo… As I’ve shared before, I dread chemo. However, God revealed to me that if I never had to go through IV chemo I would never fully understand cancer.”

Sadly, Angie is not out of the woods yet, but the thoughts and prayers of millions are with her as she completes her recovery.

Here’s hoping for another upbeat update in the very near future.

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Mackenzie Standifer: Desperately Trying to Change Ryan Edwards?

If you've been paying attention to his life over the course of the past year, then you're probably aware that Ryan Edwards has had a rough go of it lately.

Granted, many of Ryan's problems are self-created, but that doesn't make the situation any less sad for the loved ones who have had to witness his self-destruction.

Currently, Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is pregnant with his child, and fans believe she's desperate to help her husband change his ways before she gives birth in October.

Will she be able to turn their situation around in such short time?

Here's what we know about the situation thus far …

1. The Expectant Parents

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Ryan and Mackenzie both have kids from previous relationships, but the son who’s due next month will be their first as a couple.

2. The Downward Spiral

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Unfortunately, news of Mackenzie’s pregnancy coincided with the start of an extremely difficult time for Ryan.

3. He Fought the Law

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Ryan’s legal troubles have made the most tabloid headlines, and with good reason — the former Teen Mom OG star has been arrested three times in the past 18 months.

4. The Ravages of Addiction

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Most of Ryan’s legal troubles have stemmed from his continued struggles with substance abuse.

5. Slaps on the Wrist

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Thus far, despite being busted for possession and failing a court-ordered drug test, Ryan has managed to avoid serious jail time.

6. Every Kind of Bad Behavior

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But believe it or not, despite his many arrests and the severity of his addiction, Ryan has found time to engage in just about every other sort of bad behavior, as well …

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Mackenzie McKee BLASTS MTV: They Don’t Like That My Mom Has Cancer!

As you’ve likely heard by now, two new faces will be joining the cast of Teen Mom OG this season.

Cheyenne Floyd and Bristol Palin will both be appearing as regulars when the show’s eighth season premieres on October 1 — and the reaction from fans has been mixed, at best.

While producers always planned to replace Farrah Abraham, who was fired due to misconduct issues last year, it was widely assumed that they would cast someone with previous experience as a member of the Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant franchise.

Instead, producers pulled talent from the political arena (Palin) and from elsewhere on the MTV lineup (The Challenge star Floyd, who — it should be noted — never had a child until she was in her twenties).

The casting news came as a shock to many fans, particularly as it was widely assumed that former Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee was a shoe-in for the position.

McKee had already been passed over once, when producers decided to cast Briana DeJesus on Teen Mom 2.

Many felt that McKee deserved the job, and when an MTV camera crew was sent to McKee’s home earlier this year, it was expected that an official announcement that she had joined the cast was imminent.

However, we now know that the network was simply filming scenes for a “where are they now?” special that’s set to air next week.

On Instagram, McKee hinted that she was less than thrilled by the decision, writing:

“I’ve been done real dirty this year, let’s just say that…”

In the past, fans have accused Mackenzie of throwing shade at Cheyenne due to comments she’s made on social media.

But today, McKee is making it clear that her beef is not with Cheyenne or Bristol, but with MTV.

“It’s obvious what is going on right now and that’s okay,” McKee recently told Radar Online.

“I have nothing bad to say about anyone. I am extremely happy for all the girls,” she added.

“These girls all have a great opportunity and I hope they use it in a positive way.”

But while she obviously wishes nothing but the best for the ladies of Teen Mom OG, McKee clearly (and rightly) believes that she was unjustly passed over for a spot on the show.

“Many out there have loved ones who are dealing with cancer and through my mom, I wanted to encourage those people to go out and live your best life, even if you’re told you have 4-12 months,” McKee recently wrote on Instagram.

“Some way, somehow, I will make sure that she doesn’t leave this earth without inspiring the world.

“Unfortunately, it’s just not a story MTV was interested in.”

McKee adds that she would have liked to share her story as a “suicide attempt survivor” and hopes that she’ll be able to find another platform on which to do so.

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Ryan Edwards: Is He REALLY the Father of Mackenzie Standifer’s Unborn Child?!

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer … well, they've had an eventful relationship, we'll say that much.

They've only been together for a couple of years, but boy, have they been through a lot.

And now, after two weddings and several arrests, they're expecting their first child together, a boy due in October.

But could there be a chance that Ryan isn't the baby's father?

1. A Fairytale Romance (Or Not)

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It feels like we’ve been hearing about drama centering around Ryan and/or Mackenzie for decades, but if you can believe it, these two crazy kids have barely been together for two years now.

2. Moving Fast

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Yep, Mackenzie got divorced from her first husband in July of 2016, she met Ryan sometime after that, and by December, they were engaged.

3. Making It Official

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They were married in May of 2017, a quick little affair down by the river for reasons we’re still not entirely sure about. Ryan was super high when it happened.

4. WHAT DRUGS?!

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But at that time, Mackenzie insisted that she didn’t know Ryan was even using drugs, much less that he was shooting heroin. Like, he was arrested that March for having heroin and a bunch of needles in his car, but she claimed that she had no idea.

5. Anyway …

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But regardless, they got married, then Ryan went to rehab, but he graduated from his program early, and Mackenzie seemed to think that was a good thing.

6. Cool, Cool

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Oh, and during this whole time (and now, probably) Mackenzie blamed Ryan’s drug problem on Maci Bookout, because apparently she was a “trigger” for him, and also because she knew about everything and didn’t magically stop him somehow.

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Mackenzie Standifer: Teen Mom OG Is Fake AF!

Back in July, Mackenzie Standifer and Ryan Edwards quit Teen Mom OG.

Or so they say.

All these weeks later it's still not totally clear if the troubled couple quit the show, or if they were fired at the behest of Ryan's baby mama, Mackenzie Standifer.

Whatever the case, Ryan and Mackenzie are royally pissed off at the network that made them famous, and they recently accused MTV of playing a dirty trick on TMOG viewers.

1. The Not-So-Happy Couple

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Ryan and Mackenzie are MTV stars no longer. But that doesn’t mean they’re through offering their thoughts on the network and its practices.

2. Hard Times

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Ryan and Mackenzie were already having a rough go of it when they were struck by news that their time as reality stars had come to an end.

3. The Downward Spiral

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Ryan’s ongoing drug and legal troubles have put his marriage to the test repeatedly over the past year.

4. The Low Point

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There was a time when they even prevented him from seeing his son, Bentley, as Maci was able to secure a restraining order as a result of some violent threats made by Ryan.

5. Maci’s Claim

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According to Maci, Ryan threatened to murder her husband, Taylor McKinney, and she had legitimate reason to fear for her family’s safety.

6. Open and Shut

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A judge agreed with her … and so did MTV. The network allegedly fired Ryan and Mackenzie as a result of his ongoing troubles. And now, the couple is striking back …

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Mackenzie Standifer Wants to Plan Your Wedding For Some Reason

Last month, in news that was both shocking yet not at all shocking, we learned that Ryan Edwards is leaving Teen Mom OG.

That doesn’t mean he’s leaving the public eye, though, because this is 2018, and fool’s gotta support his kid(s) somehow.

Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, are expecting their first child together (it will be the second for both of them overall).

What would’ve been a heartwarming storyline on the MTV reality show that made him famous won’t be happening, though.

Edwards’ ex, Maci Bookout, reportedly demanded he be nixed from the show because of his struggles with drug addiction.

Maci, who cited the potential impact on their son Bentley, even said she wishes Ryan were still in jail … where he’s safer.

The sad part is she may have a point.

After Edwards’ latest arrest, the 30-year-old’s capacity to handle parenting (or just life, in general) has never been more in doubt.

Being out of work with a baby on the way and looking at prison time for violating probation is not a good position, to say the least.

Well, Mackenzie is – despite shady Ryan’s Tinder history and heroin use – trying to make lemonade out of her lemon of a husband.

She’s moving on to a new career, announced on an official website this week, as “MACKENZIE EDWARDS WEDDING AND EVENTS.”

That’s right, she’s a wedding planner!!

What are you waiting for, couples? She’s currently booking weddings for the fall of 2018, and is ready to make your dreams a reality.

“My name is Mackenzie, and I love all things wedding and events,” Mackenzie says on her official site, Mackenzie Edwards (dot) org.

“My personal mission is to see your dreams come to fruition,” Standifer says, acknowledging that this is no easy task!

“Sometimes it can be hard to take all of the thoughts, dreams, and visions in your head and turn them into a reality.”

“That is where I step in.”

“From start to finish, whatever your needs may be, I will be here to help and guide you every step of the way,” she adds.

“The stress of planning your own wedding can take a toll on ones self and really take away from the whole experience.”

“With my help, we can partner together to create you the wedding of your dreams and alleviate the stress factor.”

Definitely sounds like a good pitch … but how’s she going to do that with a baby at home? Or after she gives birth for that matter??

ZINNNNNNG!!

“When I am not compulsively planning, you can find me hanging out with my family at our fave hot spot, the lake,” she says.

“I have a family FULL of boys (including the dog) so being able to express my femme, creative side is such a breath of fresh air.”

Ranging in prices from $ 150 to $ 1,500, Mackenzie has what it takes to meet your needs at any price point. Super convenient.

For the premium rate, you get two in-person 1-hour consults (up to a maximum of four) plus unlimited contact via email/text & phone.

Unlimited!

Weddings are stressful, sure, but no one needs 24-7 access to Mackenzie. Even Ryan needs to go on Tinder now and then.

Sorry. We’ll stop, we promise.

Beyond event and rehearsal coordination, venue selection, handling of payments and the like, you get access to her “little black book.”

[We’ll pass on the jokes.]

All in all, you can expect white glove service planning the event of a lifetime … if you think she’s the best person to do the job, of course.

Would you consider hiring Standifer as your wedding planner … especially after the bizarre parking lot wedding she personally had?

Or the fact that she is, you know, involved with Ryan Edwards? That sort of casts a pall over one’s decision-making … just saying.

Discuss!

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Mackenzie Standifer: Quit Bullying Me Over Ryan Edwards and KISS MY ASS!

It’s been nearly a week now since Ryan Edwards was arrested, which means he’s spent nearly a week in jail.

It’s been a weird, sad time, right?

There have been conflicting reports about the reason for the arrest, with many reports claiming that he’d been caught with heroin again.

Other reports say that he was taken to jail for violating his probation by missing a court date back in May.

Either way, Ryan violated probation, which isn’t great, considering it’s the second time he’s done so.

Remember, the original arrest for possession of heroin happened last year, and he was placed on probation for a year.

When he was nearly done with that, he was arrested for failing a drug test with heroin in his system, and he was given six more months of probation.

So at this point, it seems pretty clear that probation isn’t working so great, which is probably why he’s being held without bond this time around.

His court date is set for August 6th, so he’ll be hanging out in jail for at least a little while longer.

So what’s his pregnant wife, Mackenzie Standifer, doing until then?

Doing photo shoots and telling off haters, apparently.

Remember earlier this year when she gave her Instagram account to her photographer friend?

She took it back recently, and she’s been sharing some photos of her baby bump, which is getting pretty big now, considering she’s due in October.

It seems like sometime in the past few days, she posed for some photos with her friend.

She shared this one on Instagram:

In her caption, she wrote “She has a kind soul, but a cold [heart emoji].”

Later, she edited it to add “This isn’t a new revelation, I’ve always been the ice queen.”

It’s not hard to figure out why she’s talking like this: a whole, whole lot of Teen Mom OG fans hate her.

A lot.

Some fans hate her so much that they blame her for Ryan’s drug use, because she’s an enabler, see?

She’s also been seen talking trash about Maci Bookout several times on the show, which hasn’t done anything for her popularity, either.

And that’s why the vast majority of the comments on her new post are so negative.

“You know it’s harder to be a bitch than it is to be nice and loving,” someone told her. “It’s nothing to be proud of.”

“Ice queen mom and drug addict convict dad,” another person wrote. “That poor baby.”

One person told her “I hope the father of your child sobers the hell up!”, and another pointed out “your husband is in jail and u taking pictures.”

One of her followers got super direct, telling her “Girl, get your f-cking head out of your ass and grow the f-ck up.”

Finally, Mackenzie’s photographer jumped into the fray to defend her friend, writing “I’d like to meet a single troll on this post who has a job, isn’t an addict themselves, isn’t miserable, and isn’t completely insecure.”

“You all have some major soul/hobby searching to do if putting down a hurting mom to be makes you feel satisfied or content.”

“She might have had TV time,” she continued, “but she is still human trying to figure sh-t out.”

“If you don’t know her personally your comments are baseless and a way to compensate for the sh-t in your own life.”

The friend actually made several comments on the post, and in one she wrote “Mack is one of the most selfless people I know.”

“She sees the best in people and is SO freaking loyal it’s blinding. You don’t know her, and you don’t want to.”

She went on and on about how wonderful Mackenzie is, and how nobody knows the kind of person she truly is, but before too long, Mackenzie herself stepped in to call her off.

“Lol these little phone bullies who have nothing better to do than comment ignorance on a picture can kiss my ass,” she began.

She suggested that the people “drilling me with facts you think you know about myself and my husband” take some time from doing that to “go volunteer your services at your local clinic/hospital/medical school research team.”

“I’m sure they’d be happy to have you and the breadth of your knowledge.”

So much sass in one little comment, right?

We imagine that she’s been hearing and seeing lots and lots of negativity since Ryan’s arrest — and also, you know, for almost the entire time she’s been with Ryan.

It’s understandable that she’d snap after a point.

Hopefully in addition to going off on strangers on social media, she’s also dealing with everything that’s happening in a healthier way.

After all, if Ryan’s going to be staying in jail for a while, she’s going to need to pull everything together to have that baby of theirs.

Best of luck, Mack.

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Mackenzie Standifer Shows Off BIG Baby Bump: When is She Due?!

Mackenzie Standifer sure has been busy lately, huh?

Between trying to spin getting fired from Teen Mom OG, taking care of Ryan Edwards, and being very pregnant, she’s definitely had her hands full.

It must be exhausting to have so much drama in your life, but somehow, she’s managed.

Let’s do a quick recap, just for fun, OK?

Last year, we learned that Ryan Edwards was addicted to heroin.

Well, first we learned that he was addicted to something, thanks to some heartbreaking scenes of Maci Bookout on Teen Mom OG.

Fans had suspected that something was up with Ryan for a long, long time because honestly, he’s been filmed looking super, super high for a while now.

And then when we saw him nodding off while driving himself and Mackenzie to their rushed parking lot wedding, it became painfully clear that something was very wrong.

During that terrifying scene, Mackenzie was heard asking Ryan if he’d taken Xanax, but a few months later, after he came back from rehab, he admitted that he’d been shooting up heroin.

Oh, and another thing happened when he came back from rehab: he tried hitting up girls on Tinder for hookups, because that’s something newlyweds do.

Things were weird for a while between him and Mackenzie, or at least they seemed that way on the show, but in January, she became pregnant.

Because hey, why not?

We didn’t hear about the pregnancy until March, when it was discussed on the show, and although it didn’t come up until the last couple of episodes of the season, it was super awkward.

Ryan didn’t seem interested in having another baby at all — at one point, he even told Mackenzie to call him when the kid turned three.

Coincidentally, he was arrested the same week the pregnancy news broke.

He’d violated the parole he’d received from a previous arrest after failing a drug test, and although he didn’t face any real consequences for anything, he and Mackenzie both sort of went into hiding after that.

Until now!

But unless you’re thinking that maybe they’re back in the spotlight for good reasons, don’t get your hopes up — they got back on Instagram and did an interview because they’ve been fired from Teen Mom OG.

According to reports, Maci threatened to quit unless MTV stopped filming them, and not because she was being petty, but because she believes Ryan is still using, and she doesn’t want their son to be able to see footage of that anymore.

It seems like there was a bit of time before MTV decided what to do, and during that time they hired Bristol Palin to replace Maci.

But eventually, they decided to stick with their OG golden girl, and last week, they informed Ryan and Mackenzie that they were out.

As Ryan explained it, “They didn’t want to see another recovering addict storyline. So they’re writing us out of the show right now and making it seem like we dipped out on our baby, on Bentley and on everyone.”

“And that’s just not the case.”

In addition to making statements about how wonderful everything is (and how wrong Maci is), they’ve also been very active on Instagram.

Ryan’s been rambling about how we’ll all learn the truth soon, and Mackenzie’s been sharing updates on her pregnancy.

And yesterday, she shared a rare full-body bump pic!

A lot of people don’t like Mackenzie because they think she’s manipulative and mean and all sorts of bad things, but she looks amazing here, right?

She’s also looking pretty big — she’s more than halfway through her pregnancy already!

Ryan has said that she’s due in October, and sources have claimed that her exact due date is October 16th, so we’ve got less than three months to go before a new Edwards baby is born.

They’re having a boy, and though they haven’t announced a name yet, a few reports have stated that they’ll name him Jagger.

We’re still nervous about all of this, because it’s hard to be excited for a pregnancy when the father is as big a mess as Ryan is, but let’s hope for the best, OK?

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Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards to MTV: Suck It! We Quit!

Teen Mom OG continues to undergo a massive cast overhaul.

In the most stunning news of the week, Bristol Palin confirmed that she’s coming on board Season 8 of this long-running MTV franchise.

And now Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards have their own statement to make…

… they will NOT be interacting with Palin when new episodes premiere later this year.

For what reason? Because the couple is leaving Teen Mom OG behind.

But not before hurling producers far under the bus first.

Following weeks’ worth of rumors about their status on the series — Would Ryan step away to focus on rehab? Did Palin’s addition force Ryan out? — the couple released a statement to E! News that shot down all of this chatter.

In doing so, Mackenzie and Ryan made it clear they are finished filming… while doing all they could to paint the show in a negative light.

“We’re not returning to Teen Mom this season. The network told us they don’t want to show Ryan as a recovering addict,” Mackenzie told E!, making a rather scathing accusation.

She wasn’t done making it, either:

“But they did want to enter a contract with our unborn baby and have the baby film with Ryan’s parents so it would look like someone else is raising it.”

Uhhhh, excuse you?!?

Mackenzie is pregnant with the twosome’s first child, this much is true.

However, she’s really claiming here that producers were hoping JUST the baby, and not its parents, would appear on Season 8?!? Wow.

Ryan, who has wrestled with substance abuse for nearly as long he’s been in the spotlight and who was arrested earlier this year for heroin possession, also talked to the aforementioned outlet.

The ex-husband of star Maci Bookout, with whom he shares a son named Bentley, Edwards argues that executives refused to let him stand on his own.

He alleges they only wanted him to appear again on Teen Mom OG under the condition that Bookout essentially speak for him. And he was not having that.

Not when his ex has laid down her version of the law to him.

“They also want to take Maci’s word on how I’m doing,” Ryan says. “Maci’s said she’s not going to film unless I enter rehab again and quit the show.

“But I’m sober.”

Mackenzie went on to explain that the couple was told Teen Mom OG is trying to recreate the dramatic magic of Teen Mom 2.

“I know they did want five girls to begin with after Farrah [Abraham] left to sort of resemble Teen Mom 2,” she says, adding:

“But they didn’t want to see another recovering addict storyline. So they’re writing us out of the show right now and making it seem like we dipped out on our baby, on Bentley and on everyone.

“And that’s just not the case.”

As for other details of their departure?

“The show had been paying for my healthcare and for the baby so they could film the visits and then a week ago they let me know that would no longer be the case,” Mackenzie tells E! News.

“They’re not going to film the birth. We’re not going to be on at all. Maci can’t speak to Ryan and Ryan can’t speak to Maci – that was a mutual decision.

“But she doesn’t know what’s going on in our lives.”

Mackenzie says she and Ryan are finished with the program, even if producers approached them down the line to return.

Neither wife nor husband says their decision has anything at all to do with Bristol Palin, who has said the following about her addition to the cast:

“I am excited to join MTV’s Teen Mom OG. I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey.”

Will she actually help viewers?

That remains to be seen.

But we’ll be tuning in each week to find out, that’s for sure!

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