‘Teen Mom’ Star Ryan Edwards Has a Baby on the Way — and We’re Horrified by What He Said to His Wife
We’re all familiar with the young mothers on Teen Mom — but many of the dads are just as well-known. Ryan Edwards was just a teen when him and Maci Bookout had their son, Bentley. But their relationship quickly went downhill, as Ryan appeared disinterested in co-parenting, and Maci was left to fend for herself.
Through the years, the exes have managed to move on and split parenting duties equally. And now, Ryan’s about to be a father again, as his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is pregnant. Here’s how he feels about the news — and the shocking thing he said to her.
1. We remember Ryan Edwards back on 16 and Pregnant
Fans of Teen Mom remember Maci and Ryan on 16 and Pregnant nearly 10 years ago. Fame10 reminds us the two met through motocross via mutual friends, and they hit it off soon after they first introduced themselves.
They’d only been dating for roughly six months when Maci became pregnant with their child. According to her memoir, Bulletproof, she says Ryan was completely bewildered and in total disbelief of the news.
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2. Maci Bookout almost married Ryan, but decided against it
In her memoir, Maci reflects on the time when she almost married Ryan after she felt the societal pressures, Fame10 says. According to Maci, Ryan proposed to her on her 17th birthday, right before their son was born. But she said “the engagement always felt vaguely forced. It felt like the right step to take, until it very obviously wasn’t.”
Maci reflected on Ryan’s absence after Bentley was born — and eventually, their relationship totally fell apart. They’re both now married to other partners.
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3. Mackenzie didn’t know Ryan was on Teen Mom when they met
Ryan married Mackenzie Standifer in late 2017 — and the stability for the Teen Mom star seemed like a good thing. In Touch Weekly reports the two met at their local gym, according to Mackenzie’s blog post. She didn’t even know he was on Teen Mom OG when he first asked her to dinner.
Now that she’s featured on the show, Mackenzie says it’s been stressful. She comments on her blog that she knows she comes off as “cold and angry” because of her passionate demeanor.
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4. Ryan was high during his first wedding ceremony with Mackenzie
The couple didn’t just get married once — they said their vows twice. In Touch Weekly reports MTV caught video footage of Ryan driving high to his first wedding ceremony, indicating he was under the influence on his wedding day. His mother was even seen crying at the first ceremony, and the publication notes they weren’t happy tears.
The second ceremony was certainly a different (and happier) affair. But perhaps Mackenzie should have seen the first go-round as a red flag.
Next: Ryan said this unbelievable thing to Mackenzie.
5. Now that a baby’s on the way, Ryan wants a break from his marriage
We’ve seen Maci do the majority of the heavy lifting compared to Ryan when it comes to taking care of their son, Bentley. And Maci was hopeful bringing another baby into this world would make Ryan a better father in the future, Us Weekly reports.
To everyone’s surprise, Ryan seemed totally unenthusiastic when he heard the news of Mackenzie’s pregnancy. After a brief argument following a doctor’s appointment, he told his wife, “I think we just need to separate for 9 months.”
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6. Ryan was arrested just 1 day after the pregnancy news
Us Weekly reports Ryan was arrested on March 27 due to violating his probation from previous heroin possession. Unfortunately, this news came just one day after Mackenzie announced her pregnancy. Talk about bad timing.
He was bonded out for $5,000. Mackenzie and Ryan haven’t made any statements regarding their future yet, but we can only imagine what’s in store for the couple and the expansion of their family.
Next: Could Ryan still be on drugs?
7. Maci thinks Ryan is still on drugs
Maci recently filed an order of protection for her and her three children against Ryan, Cosmopolitan reports. According to her, Ryan left her threatening voicemails. Maci’s husband, Taylor, also filed for the same order due to threats from Ryan in the past.
On Teen Mom, Maci made comments to her mother that she thinks there’s no way Ryan’s clean from his addiction to heroin — but she hopes the new baby will help him get there.
Next: Ryan is hardly alone. You’ll never believe how many Teen Mom stars have been in trouble.
8. Jenelle Evans’ ex ran a meth lab
We know Jenelle Evans for all of her drama on Teen Mom 2, and over the years, she’s also picked quite a few questionable partners. We remember one man she dated, Kieffer Delp, early on in Jenelle’s MTV career. And while the two got in plenty of trouble together, Kieffer more recently was busted for running a meth lab in his Pennsylvania apartment, New York Daily News reports.
He was arrested in January 2018 for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture. And this all came after a girlfriend of Kieffer’s gave police a tip.
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9. And a few of Jenelle’s other exes also saw jail time
Kieffer’s the only one of Jenelle’s exes allegedly operating a meth lab, but he’s far from the only one who’s been in trouble with the law. Us Weekly reports ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith was arrested in February 2018 for striking fixtures while driving and not reporting the collisions.
And that’s not all. In Touch Weekly reports Jenelle’s ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, was arrested once for possessing a controlled substance and again for violating probation. Even worse, Jenelle’s ex-fiancé Gary Head was charged with assaulting her, Us Weekly says.
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10. Amber Portwood was arrested for domestic violence and drug possession
We’ve watched Amber Portwood for years, and she finally seems like she’s in a good place. But that wasn’t always the case. We recall her first arrest in 2010, when she was hit with domestic violence charges against ex-boyfriend Gary, New York Daily News reports. Following this instance, in 2011, Amber was arrested on drug possession charges.
She completed a year and a half in prison and got out several years early for good behavior. And she’s stayed clean and sober since.
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11. Farrah Abraham was taken in for a DUI
If there’s one Teen Mom who’s known for causing drama, it’s Farrah Abraham. And though the star was recently fired from the show, we can’t forget her arrest that happened back in 2013. Us Weekly reports the star was pulled over for swerving. And when she was arrested and placed into the police car, the report said she was “banging her head against the window while yelling and screaming.”
It was also reportedly difficult to get Farrah to take a breathalyzer test — and when she did, she blew nearly twice the legal limit.
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12. Chelsea Houska’s ex was charged with four counts of domestic assault
She’s currently pregnant with baby No. 3, but her pregnancies aren’t the only news Chelsea Houska’s known for. In November 2017, Radar Online reports her daughter’s father, Adam Lind, was charged with four counts of domestic assault. According to court papers, Adam attempted to cause bodily harm, did cause bodily injury in two other instances, and physically threatened another.
It doesn’t end there, either. Adam was arrested again after violating a no-contact order with an ex.
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13. Jenelle herself was taken in by the law more times than we can keep track of
It’s tough to keep track of just how many times Jenelle’s been arrested during her time on Teen Mom 2. In Touch Weekly reports she was taken in the first time in 2011 for breaking and entering as well as drug possession. That same year, she was charged with assault for attacking a girl her boyfriend was allegedly hitting on.
That wasn’t the only brawl Jenelle was involved in, either. In 2012, she reportedly was arrested for making harassing phone calls to her friend and former roommate. Outstanding warrants, disturbing the peace, and violating probation are also on her rap sheet.
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14. Amber Portwood’s ex, Gary, drove with a suspended license
We mostly remember Gary as Amber’s ex that she frequently fought with on the first few seasons of Teen Mom. But Us Weekly reminds us he was also arrested for driving with a suspended license.
The publication explains Gary and Amber were driving when a police officer noticed the two were fighting in the car. The officer approached the couple and made sure they were OK — and then asked for Gary’s license. Here, he noticed the suspension.
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