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Mackenzie Standifer Posts Baby Bump Pic Following Mysterious Social Media Hiatus

Back in May, Mackenzie Standifer disappeared from social media.

Her reasons were obvious, of course.

Standifer's husband, Ryan Edwards, has been involved in just about every sort of scandal imaginable in the past few months.

The downward spiral began when Edwards got arrested several months ago, and it's continued in shocking fashion ever since.

At a certain point, Mackenzie probably got sick of dealing with a new controversy every time she logged in.

Fans are happy to see Standifer back on Instagram — but they still have a lot of questions about her absence.

1. Before the Fall

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There was a time when Mackenzie and Ryan actually appeared to have a happy marriage. That didn’t last long.

2. A Rocky Start

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Things got off to a bad start when Ryan got so high on his wedding day that he passed out while driving to the church.

3. Turning It Around?

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Shortly thereafter, Ryan checked into rehab, and it briefly looked as though he was committed to making his marriage work.

4. Worse By the Day

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Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Ryan had been using a dating app to help him find suitable cheating partners.

5. Bad Timing

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All of this came on the heels of news that Standifer is pregnant with Ryan’s baby. It will be the second child for both partners, but their first as a couple.

6. The Long Goodbye

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Like we said, it’s not hard to see why Mackennzie needed a break from social media — but we’re having a hard time understanding why she returned.

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Anna Duggar Shares Rare Glimpses of Children, Continues to Break Out of Social Media Shell

Anna Duggar is starting to really take to this whole social media thing.

The beleaguered former reality star had been silent on Instagram between May 1 and July 5.

She had been similarly quiet on Twitter during this same time period, only re-sending a few messages from her family’s official account for over two months.

Not that we could blame her, of course.

Not that anyone could really blame her.

The 30-year old is trapped in a marriage to an ADMITTED child molester and an ADMITTED adulterer.

Josh Duggar has owned up to the fact that he inappropriately touched two of his sisters back when he was a teenager and also to having cheated on Anna via the infidelity website Ashley Madison.

It’s very ugly stuff all around.

So anyway. Our point is that we totally understand why Anna would stay as far away from the spotlight as possible.

For whatever reason, however, she has chosen to emerge a bit from her social media cocoon of late.

First, Anna gave props to John-David Duggar for courting.

Then, she gushed over her relationship with Josh and we threw up a lot.

Now, Anna has opened up about two of her kids, starting with eight-year old Mackynzie.

“Mackynzie, Jordyn and cousin Emily enjoyed attending a sewing camp this week!”

Yes, sewing camp.

Instead of rolling our eyes over this concept, however, we’ll simply echo the sentiment of most Instagram followers who think this is a very cute photo of young Mackynzie.

Because it definitely is.

Whatever issues we have with her father, they obviously do not apply to her or any of her siblings.

We just feel terrible for them.

Elsewhere, Anna also posted a video of her two-year old daughter Meredith belting out a tune.

Check it out here:

“She is adorable! And hearing her sing made me smile ear to ear. So precious!” reads one comment in response.

We don’t know why Anna has chosen to suddenly be so open about her kids, but perhaps she just needs some positive reinforcement in her life.

Any time Anna mentions Josh, she gets slammed online.

Folks wonder how the heck she can remain with such a disgusting cheater.

But the opposite takes place any time Anna shares a picture or video of her young children… and for an understandable reason:

They’re so very cute, young and innocent.

Anna is the mother of Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith and Mason.

She met Josh in 2006 at a Christian homeschooling convention and the two got married two years later in Florida.

They have since welcomed the five kids cited above.

And while Anna and Josh will no longer appear on TLC because the original Counting On was canceled in the wake of Josh’s molestation scandal, it does look like we’ll be seeing a lot more of their kids going forward.

We just pray they grow up alright.

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Kylie Jenner Ditches Lip Fillers, Stuns Social Media

Kylie Jenner is a brand new woman.

Actually, to be more accurate, we should say the following:

For the first time in a long time, Kylie Jenner is going back to old self.

In a move that has stunned a wide segment of the Internet, the 20-year old shared two photos on her Instagram page yesterday that featured her rocking a tight black dress and standing next to some friend named Stassie Karanikolaou.

As you can see above and below, Jenner is barely madeup in these images; she’s not even using any hair extensions.

She actually looks quite a bit younger, in our opinion, and we weren’t the only ones to think this apparently.

In response to a follower saying Jenner looked like the “old Kylie” in these snapshots, the relatively new mother explained why this is the case:

“I got rid of all my filler,” she wrote back.

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Jenner, of course, denied for years that she had done anything to her lips.

Despite rather clear photographic evidence to the contrary (they were just so darn plump!), Kylie insisted over and over when the topic was broached that every inch of her was all natural.

But then she finally made the confession in May of 2015, stating at the time that her “insecurity” led her to take the lip filler route.

We never judged her for this decision. We just got annoyed that she denied the obvious for such a long period of time.

On a subsequent Life of Kylie (LOL, remember that show?!?) episode, Jenner delved further into the topic.

“I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips … I [had] really small lips,” the star told a therapist on the show back then, adding that she “took it hard” when some guy told her she was a bad kisser.

That guy sounds like a loser.

Fast forward all these years and we’re glad Kylie has overcome this insecurity.

She doesn’t need to impress any new guys, of course, as she’s basically tethered to Travis Scott now that the two have had a baby together.

More good news?

In a recent video Q&A, Jenner said her daughter has NOT inherited this feature from her mother.

“She has the most perfect lips in the whole entire world. She didn’t get those from me,” Jenner happily told fans.

Kylie took a short break from sharing snapshots of her child this summer, not really explaining why at the time.

We assume she was sick and tired of trolls leaving rude comments, though.

Or she just figured her baby deserved some privacy.

But the young mother is back to posting pictures once again, much to the delight of her many millions of followers.

She’s also back to posing in a seductive manner on Instagram, as documented in the photo collection below:

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Josh Duggar Returns to Social Media, Gets Torn Apart By Fans

Over the weekend, Josh Duggar’s son Marcus celebrated his fifth birthday.

Normally, Josh keeps a pretty low profile on social media, but he decided to make an appearance on Facebook in order to celebrate Marcus’ big day.

Needless to say, it didn’t go well.

The above photo appeared on the Duggars’ official Facebook page on Saturday, along with the following caption:

“Happy birthday to our sweet grandson, Marcus!” Josh’s parents wrote.

“We love your sweet, precious spirit, Marcus! You are growing up so fast and learning new things each and everyday! We love you and love watching you grow in the knowledge of the Lord.”

Josh made a tentative return to social media last week, but it seems his intention then was to quietly steal money from fans.

This is the first time in quite a long time that fans have seen a new photo of Josh.

It’s also the first confirmation in several months that — despite rumors of Anna leaving Josh — the family of seven is very much intact.

Some Duggar followers didn’t take the news so well:

“Josh should be castrated!” wrote one fan, adding:

“Those poor little girls are at risk for being prey to their own father! The plot to cover for this monster was a very Christian thing to do!”

“Ugh that josh tho,” commented another Facebook user.

Those sentiments were widely echoed, and the memory of Josh’s sexual misconduct clearly remains fresh for many.

And those folks remain thoroughly disgusted by his actions.

But as In Touch Weekly points out, a surprising number of fans are calling for forgiveness for Josh:

“A story of God’s love and restoration. Too bad others have such a difficult time forgiving. God bless this family,” one fan wrote.

“It’s so nice to see a photo of Anna, Josh and their beautiful family. Anna doesn’t post too often on Instagram,” remarked another.

Yes, it may be hard to believe, but there are folks out there who are fervently Team Josh.

We don’t know what’s more bizarre — that some people are so quick to forgive such shocking abuse, or that they’re eager to advertise their loyalty to Josh on Facebook.

In either case, it seems the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle won’t be going away anytime soon.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Becca Kurfin Defends Garrett Yrigoyen in Wake of Social Media Scandal

Becca Kurfin isn’t just here to do the damn thing.

She’s also here to keep an open mind.

On Monday night’s Season 14 premiere of The Bachelorette, Kufrin handed out her first impression rose to Garrett Yrigoyen.

She also swapped spit with this handsome husband candidate.

The day after this episode aired, however, fans did a spit take upon the release of screenshots from Garrett’s Instagram account.

They included the new reality star Liking memes that mocked Parkland shooting survivors, the transgender community, immigrants and other minority groups.

These screen captures were actually posted by Bachelor alum Ashley Spivey — and one photo, just as an example, featured Yrigoyen Liking was a meme posted by conservative clothing line Merica Supply Co.

It suggested that a thin woman wearing a “Make America Great Again” bathing suit was better than a curvier woman in all black.

YIKES, right?

Garrett also showed affection for a meme of two boys shooting guns with the caption: “What boys did in my day.”

It was juxtaposed with a photo of boys wearing makeup with the caption: “What boys are doing today.”

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Where does Becca stand on this controversy?

What does she think of Garrett Yrigoyen?

Based on our revealing section of The Bachelorette spoilers, she thinks VERY highly of him, which may be why she said the following to Entertainment Tonight after his Instagram history went viral:

“I want viewers to be open to everyone, and I want them to go through this season with me and watch my love story unfold with all of these men … because that’s how I went into this journey.”

She added:

“I did things in the past that I’m sure wasn’t the best thing, but I just want people to stay open-minded to everyone.”

That all sounds well and good.

But this isn’t the distant past. The Parkland shooting, in which 17 people lost their lives, took place in February.

Still, Kufrin continued in her interview with ET:

“I can’t fault on anyone for what they believe and who’s to say that anyone is truly what they believe in if they just double tap.

“I can’t speak to that because that’s just not me.

“I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country – everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

This is getting a little bit disappointing, Becca.

No one is saying Garrett ought to go to jail.

Of course he’s entitled to his opinions.

But when those opinions include the mocking of students who survived a school shooting? Perhaps he should be called out and judged for them.

Kufrin did say she would have a heartfelt “discussion” about the beliefs of any man with whom she got serious.

She then told ET why she was attracted enough to Garrett to offer him her First Impression Rose:

“I liked that Garrett could be lighthearted and laugh about the future about being a dad and having the minivan.

“What I really liked was the fly fishing.

“It reminded me so much of home and it reminded me of my dad and I wanted to give [the first impression rose] to someone who really stuck out that night.”

On that point, we can all agree:

Garrett Yrigoyen definitely stands out right now.

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Mackenzie Standifer Quits Social Media, Dumps Ryan Edwards?!

Mackenzie Standifer has put up with an awful lot during her brief marriage to Ryan Edwards.

But now it seems she may have finally become fed up with his many awful tendencies.

Ever since Ryan was arrested back in March, he and Mackenzie have both been laying low on social media.

But now, Standifer has taken things a step further.

She appears to have quit Instagram completely, and some Teen Mom OG fans believe they've picked up on subtle signs that she and Ryan are no longer together.

Here's what we know so far:

1. Happier Times

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In the wake of his March arrest for a probation violation, Mackenzie initially stood by her man. Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of Ryan’s downfall.

2. Repeating a Pattern

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The day after the arrest, it was revealed that Ryan had been using an online dating profile to try and cheat on Mackenzie. It was not the first time he had done so.

3. It Gets Worse…

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That same week, the public learned that Ryan’s ex, Maci Bookout, had been granted a restraining order after revealing that Ryan had threatened to kill her husband.

4. A Painful Separation

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There was a time when Ryan wasn’t even allowed to make contact with his son, Bentley. A judge has since lifted that order of protection, but Ryan’s vistation rights remain in jeopardy.

5. The Future

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It’s unclear what’s next for Ryan. He could still be facing jail time, and he’s in for a hell of a custody battle with Maci.

6. Mackenzie’s Next Move

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Mackenzie is five months pregnant with Ryan’s baby (his first, her second), and fans have been encouraging her to kick him to the curb. Now, it seems she may have done exactly that …

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