Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards Are Expecting Their Second Child
Teen Mom stars, Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards, have announced they are expecting another baby! Mackenzie took to Instagram to share her sonogram and inform her followers of the exciting news. Their second baby follows their son Jagger, who they welcomed into the world in October 2018. According to Mackenzie, the newest addition to the Edwards family will arrive in January 2020. Keep reading to learn more about the couple’s relationship and other children!
Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards relationship
Mackenzie Standifer and Ryan Edwards wed in May 2017. Initially, they went to a courthouse and got married outside, with the terrifying drive there caught on MTV cameras. Edwards, clearly under the influence of something, could not keep his eyes open and swerved into other lanes, causing his soon-to-be-wife to grab the wheel. After getting help for his problem, she and Edwards decided to have a traditional wedding in the church.
In July 2018, the couple announced they would not return to the Teen Mom series because Standifer alleged MTV only want to film their child, not Edwards. However, they ended up returning for the new season, which premiered in June 2019. Sources close to the couple say they returned despite previously quitting is because “they went through all their money.”
Ryan Edwards’ legal problems
Tennessee officials arrested Edwards in July 2018 for simple possession of heroin, only months after his release from jail where he was locked up for violating terms of probation from a prior heroin charge. He was arrested again in January 2019 for not paying a $36 bar tab. Edwards has struggled with substance abuse for years and reported in 2017 that he was spending $10,000 a week on drugs. Standifer confirmed his expensive habit and blamed his usage on the mother of his child, Maci Bookout.
During the current season of Teen Mom OG, MTV cameras filmed the day Edwards returned home from jail. Even though he and Bookout’s 10-year-old son Bentley welcomed Edwards home, the cameras showed him lying on the couch not speaking to anyone. His parents, Jen and Larry, and Standifer then went outside to talk to the producers. They claimed Edwards refuses to leave the house after his release from jail.
Apparently, Edwards saw a man die, and another get severely beat up, so now he suffers from bad anxiety. Bentley told his mom that his father didn’t speak to him because Edwards was “going through a lot,” which upset Bookout. During the week his father was in jail, Bentley, typically a straight-A student, failed several assignments. Therefore, Bookout feels that Edwards needs to have a heart-to-heart conversation with the pre-teen.
Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards expecting baby number two
The Edwards are expanding their family as she announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with their baby, due January 2020. Their first child, Jagger, born October 2018, are each other’s second kid but first together. Edwards shares his oldest, Bentley, with Bookout and Standifer shares her oldest, four-year-old Hudson, with her ex-husband.
Standifer confirmed her pregnancy with Jagger on MTV’s cameras by showing Edwards’ mother, who immediately hugged her. Unfortunately, Edwards missed the birth as he was away in rehab, but his parents were by his wife’s side. Congratulations are in order for the Edwards!