Ryan Edwards: Banned From Seeing Son Due to Drug Use?!

Back in June, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab immediately after he married Mackenzie Standifer.

Ryan had passed out while driving to the wedding, and the shocking scene was captured by Teen Mom 2 cameras.

These days, Ryan is reportedly clean and sober.

But that doesn't mean he's regained the trust of his baby mama, Maci Bookout…


1. Ryan at Rock Bottom

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Ryan’s addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers nearly cost him his life earlier this year. His shocking descent into addiction was documented on Teen Mom 2.

2. A Sad Ceremony

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Viewers were stunned when Ryan lost consciousness while driving to his own wedding. Immediately after saying “I do,” Edwards checked into a rehab facility,

3. Custody Crisis

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These days, Ryan is clean and sober, but it seems he’s having a hard time regaining the trust of his son’s mother. Maci Bookout is reportedly very wary about leaving 8-year-old Bentley alone with his father.

4. Visitation Woes

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A recent episode of Teen Mom 2 showed Maci bringing Bentley to Ryan’s parents’ house for Father’s Day, to say the visit did not go smoothly would be a massive understatement.

5. See You In Court!

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That’s the threat Ryan made when Maci left his parents’ house and brought Bentley along. It seems the situation is likely to get uglier before it gets better.

6. Ryan’s Frustration

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Those closest to the situation say Ryan is incredibly frustrated, not only because he barely sees his son, but also because Maci is wildly inconsistent with regard to the visitation schedule.

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Ryan Edwards: Expecting Another Kid? Fighting For Custody of Bentley?!

Back in June, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab after a lengthy struggle with prescription painkillers.

By all accounts, Ryan has maintained his sobriety in the months since leaving treatment, but he remains troubled by conflict, drama, and questions about his fitness as a parent.

Now, Ryan's situation might soon become even more complicated thanks to a pair of rumored developments…

1. Ryan on the Rebound

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Over the summer, Ryan checked into rehab after passing out while driving to his own wedding. Though he didn’t remain in treatment for very long, sources say he’s remained sober ever since.

2. Wrecked Ryan

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The decision to seek treatment came after Ryan fell asleeep at the wheel driving to his own wedding. He checked into rehab almost immediately after saying “I do.”

3. Not Exactly Smooth Sailing…

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Things haven’t been easy for Ryan in the months since he completed treatment, but many of his problems are self-created. Immediately after arriving home, he began taking shots at his ex, Maci Bookout, by posting memes like the one above.

4. A Bad Dad?

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Ryan has been accused of neglecting his son and blaming Maci when he goes for a long period of time without seeing the boy.

5. Custody In Question?

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A recent episode of Teen Mom 2 showed Ryan threatening to fight Maci for custody of Bentley.

6. "See You In Court…"

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Those were the words Edwards supposedly muttered to Maci when she brought Bentley to visit him on Father’s Day.

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Taylor McKinney SLAMS Ryan Edwards After Rehab: You’re Not a Father!

Back in June, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer in a disastrous ceremony.

It was a positive and necessary move for Ryan to make, but in the months since his release, it seems he's been forced to confront a painful truth about sobriety–namely, that life doesn't necessarily get easier after one stops using drugs.

Ryan still struggles with the challenges of being a parent, a step-parent, and a husband. 

And based on what we saw on this week's episode of Teen Mom 2, Taylor McKinney thinks he's not up to the task …

1. Ryan In Rehab

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Ryan checked into rehab after losing consciousness while driving to his own wedding. He didn’t stay in treatment very long, but he’s reportedly been maintaining his sobriety ever since.

2. Father’s Day Tension

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This week’s Teen Mom 2 featured scenes from Ryan’s first Father’s Day after leaving rehab. He was able to spend time with his son, Bentley, but the day didn’t exactly go according to plan …

3. A Poorly Handled Situation

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Apparently, Ryan could take a lesson in politeness from his 9-year-old son. Maci says Bentley politely asked if he would be seeing his dad on Father’s Day, while Ryan was much more crass in his approach.

4. Abusive Behavior?

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Maci accused Ryan of berating her with vulgar and offensive text messages. Naturally, Taylor McKinney was not happy to learn that his wife was being insulted by her ex.

5. A Privilege, Not a Right

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“It is a privilege to be his father,” Taylor ranted. Maci concurred, telling Taylor, “You’re his father!”

6. Who’s the Real Father Here?

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“Why should I not get to spend Father’s Day with him, why should Ryan?” Taylor asked at one point. “To spend time with your son on Father’s Day, that should require you being an actual father.”

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Ryan Dolph to Jenelle Evans: I Will Wipe My A– With Your Cease & Desist Letter LOL

Jenelle Evans’ (former) friend has posted a cease and desist letter she sent him online – along with his thoughts on the matter.

Ryan Dolph was one of many people who got Jenelle Evans’ cease and desist letters during her legal rampage last month.

How’s he feeling about it? Nonplussed, you could say.

Like her co-stars, some of whom also got these letters, Dolph doesn’t seem too concerned about the legality of Jenelle’s threats.

Whatsoever. In fact, his response is quite something.

Jenelle and husband David Eason hired an attorney in an effort to silence some of the negativity directed at the couple on social media.

Teen Mom 2 co-stars Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Houska, Chelsea’s father Dr. Randy Houska, and Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans got one.

Another recipient of one of the letters was Dolph, a friend of Jenelle’s ex-fiance, Nathan Griffith, and a guy who was once close to her too.

Ryan, who was on the MTV show several times, is laughing it off … and posting photos of it on Twitter so fans can join in the hilarity!

After Chelsea Houska tweeted about receiving her letter late last month, Dolph chimed in that he too apparently crossed Jenelle.

“Don’t feel bad I gotta letter too just haven’t went and picked it up yet from my parents,” Ryan tweeted. “My dad just called me about it.”

“I gotta letter myself stating all types of crazy sh!t my Dads was telling me lol I just ain’t in no rush to go get it lol #f**kem #dudesacontrolfreak.”

More enlightening words have never been tweeted.

Ryan continued on Twitter, “When your a public figure your gonna be talked about and it’s free therefore you can’t sue sh!t.”

Eventually, Dolph did go pick up the legal document, which he found so amusing that he ranted about it once more … with visual aids.


“Damn son you really spent 6.59 on this bs?” Ryan asked, hilariously referring to the postage amount paid to deliver this to him.

He then posted photos of the cease and desist letter itself, along with the obligatory commentary – none of which was pretty.

“Ask me if I give a f–k…” Ryan wrote, adding:

“They all can suck my long d!ck #cantdosh!tifitsthetruth #someonef**kinpayme … I should wipe my ass with this bs and send it back.”

“Couldn’t they of at least hired a better attorney she must of forgot my dad is in with the best attorneys in New Hanover County.”

“I ain’t stressing thanks for the laugh tho.”

Perhaps tellingly, absent from the letter are any examples of Dolph’s comments or actions that allegedly defamed Jenelle or her husband.

Cease Letter 1

It merely stated that Ryan has allegedly made “false and defamatory statements disparaging Mr. and Mrs. Eason’s character” online.

Again, it’s unclear what those statements consisted of, or if the letters received by their Teen Mom 2 co-stars were worded any differently.

Interestingly, Starcasm reports that the attorney who fired off the letter – Christopher E. Faircloth – has a familiar middle name: Eason.

Some observers began wondering the obvious, whether or not he’s related to David Eason, and Ryan weighed in on this topic as well.

“For the last time that lawyer is no ken [sic] to that pu**y … no body in that family is that educated STOP saying that dumb bs not every Eason is ken.”

We assume he means “kin” and not ken.

Cease Letter 2

While no one in David’s family is “that educated,” according to Dolph, his own family is quite connected in the legal world, thankyouvermuch.

For this reason, among others, he’s not losing sleep over anything Jenelle says … she should be the one who’s concerned if anything.

“And if he was I ain’t worried about a rookie lawyer my dad has the connections to the best attorneys in New Hanover county.”

“hell my sister is named after the head judge in New Hanover if that tells ya anything. If she only knew how I could flip this sh!t”

“I [could] actually get something out of this… she should of thought twice because I’m pretty sure I ain’t the only one looking into the bs!

Man. Someone call the New Hanover volunteer fire department, because the third-degree burns just keep on coming.


Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: We’re Gonna Have a Baby!

Don't you just love hearing details about the strange, strange couple that is Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer?

Of course you do — it's human nature to feel compelled to look at a train wreck, and if Ryan and Mack aren't a train wreck, then what are they?

Somehow, someway, they managed to make themselves into one of the most hated couples in the Teen Mom franchise, and that's really saying something.

So hey, why not throw a new baby in the mix?!

1. A Love Story

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Ryan and Mackenzie have been together since sometime last fall. That’s when she was introduced on Teen Mom OG, and we know they got engaged last December. At first, if you’ll remember, many people thought that Mackenzie seemed sweet, stable, and like she’d be a good influence on Ryan. And those people were wrong.

2. Worse and Worse …

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On the last OG season, we saw them planning their wedding, and we also saw Ryan continue to be just high out of his mind. Maci confirmed that he was doing drugs, but Ryan and Mackenzie didn’t mention anything of the sort until the season finale.

3. A Parking Lot Wedding to Remember

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For some reason concerning Bentley’s custody that still doesn’t really make sense, Ryan and Mackenzie decided to get married in a quick little ceremony in a parking lot in May instead of waiting for their planned wedding in November. Ryan drove them both to the wedding, and it wasn’t a great time.

4. Nope Nope Nope

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He was nodding off behind the wheel, so much that Mackenzie had to help him steer. Instead of instructing him to pull over, she concerned herself with turning of MTV’s cameras in the car, and we heard her ask him if he’d been taking Xanax “again.”

5. What a Fairytale

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Even though Ryan could have easily killed them on the drive over, and even though their only guests were Ryan’s devastated parents, they got married anyway. The whole thing was shocking and depressing and just very, very bad. Some have even called it the darkest moment in Teen Mom history.

6. Off to Rehab

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On the reunion special for that season, Mackenzie claimed that that fateful wedding drive was the very first time she ever noticed Ryan’s drug use, and that she shipped him off to rehab the very next day. It’s a little hard to believe, especially considering that thousands of strangers noticed his drug use at least a year before, but hey, sure.

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Maci Bookout SLAMMED by Fans: You’re Just as Bad as Ryan Edwards!

So Maci Bookout is definitely one of the best, if not THE best, mom in the Teen Mom franchise, right?

She's always been a loving, caring mother to Bentley, and she really stepped up when his father, Ryan Edwards, wasn't so involved.

And now that she's got two more children with her husband, Taylor McKinney, the love just keeps growing.

Unlike some of the other moms, she's never really had any scandals, aside from some viewers wondering if she may have a problem with alcohol.

So it was a little surprising to see her be so reckless on Monday night's season premiere.

In case you missed it, there was one scene in which she was driving with her kids in the car. Bentley was trying to ask her something about Maverick, and she told him that she couldn't look back there because she was driving.

Which would imply that she couldn't look because she was looking at the road, right?

Except she wasn't looking at the road, she was looking at her phone.

And literally no one is having it.

1. Oh, Maci, No

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Maci is good. We like Maci. Everyone likes Maci. She does a good job. But even good people do bad things …

2. Shame, Shame

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And Maci texting while driving around with her precious children in the car? It was very bad. And Twitter was quick to tell her all about it.

3. Why Though?

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Here’s a shot of Maci looking at her phone as she tells Bentley that she can’t look at him because she’s driving. And yes, it IS horrifying to look at this footage and then think about that time she wrecked her jeep.

4. So Cute, Right?

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Except this is not cute at all. Not even one little bit.

5. NBD

Yeah, no big deal. This is fine. This is all fine.

6. Sorry, Teen Moms …

Sorry teen moms
Answer: yes.

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Ryan Dorsey & Naya Rivera: STOP Asking About Naya’s Arrest!

Over Thanksgiving weekend, Naya Rivera was charged with domestic battery after an incident in which she reportedly struck her husband, Ryan Dorsey, on the head and lip.

While that’s troubling for the couple and their child, it’s also been disturbing to fans of Naya and of the couple, for obvious reasons.

Finally, Ryan Dorsey is making a statement.

So, at about 9:30 in the evening on Saturday night, Naya Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey, were taking their two-year-old son, Josey, out for a walk.

Reportedly, they got into some sort of argument about Josey — which you usually shouldn’t do in front of your kid to begin with.

It was then that Naya allegedly struck her husband, on the head and on his lip. Again, this was apparently in front of their child.

We don’t know the extent of the attack, but Ryan apparently presented cell phone video of it to police, and they could see evidence of it on his face.

Naya was charged a little after midnight with domestic battery.

This was a crushing disappointment to many of her fans — a number of whom immediately stopped counting themselves as such. Domestic battery is no laughing matter.

(Even though Naya’s former fiance Big Sean trolled her about it on Twitter, which was opportunistic and arguably not entirely tasteful)

We later learned that none of Ryan Dorsey’s injuries were sufficient for him to require medical attention, and that apparently alcohol was involved (though that’s not an excuse).

But the world has wanted to hear what the couple has to say about what happened.

Ryan is speaking out first.

Taking to Twitter, Ryan Dorsey shared a heartfelt message that must have been challenging to compose:

“This is a difficult time for everyone in the family especially for Naya and I.”

That should read Naya and me, but it’s Twitter and we don’t think that his big focus was on grammar.

“This isn’t some reality show, this is our life.”

Sometimes, you just need to state the obvious.

“I ask that everyone especially ‘the media’ respect our privacy and treat us/this situation how you would want a loved one to be treated.”

(That’s going to mean different things to different people; plenty of folks would want 100% scrutiny on a couple where one partner hit the other, especially in front of their child)

Ryan Dorsey has some suggestions for how he imagines that people would want their loved ones to be treated:

“Perhaps with kindness, respect, without judgment, and as negative a situation this is, with positivity and love.”

He then signs it:

“Thanks, RD.”

Normally, we’d be 100% on board with his request for privacy.

First of all, he’s the victim in this situation.

Second of all, there’s a line where even public figures have a right to privacy. Particularly where things concern their children and their home life.

But when there’s an alleged crime involved — particularly one as serious as domestic battery.

Right now, we don’t know if Ryan is going to try to work things out or if their divorce that was called off is back on.

That post might indicate that they’re going to attempt to stay together, but they may still be deciding.

It might be easy for some to look at this couple and say “well, he’s not really injured, so how bad can it be?”

Partner abuse inflicted by women upon men is real and it’s serious.

While it’s true that society often makes it difficult for a woman to escape from abuse, a lot of those same social pressures make men ashamed to report being abused by a woman.

Now, maybe there’s a lot that we don’t know about their situation, but some find it troubling that Ryan Dorsey is asking people to back off when he could be bringing more attention to this issue.

We would counter that he is the alleged victim and, again, we don’t know as much about this situation as he does.

We should let the story unfold, okay?