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Ryan Edwards: Off to Rehab for a Long, Long Time

Ryan Edwards' arrest record has been cause for alarm, and so has his substance abuse. Plus, you know, that time he threatened to murder Taylor McKinney.

But though we don't get to say this often, folks, but we have actual good news about Ryan.

He is in rehab -- and it looks like he's in for the long haul.

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RadarOnline reports that Ryan Edwards is in rehab.

This isn't his first time -- he went last year, after nodding off en route to his own wedding.

His first time in rehab was apparently in 2012.

But according to RadarOnline's source, "[Ryan] isn’t supposed to be out [of rehab] until February or March."

That means that he may be in for a 6-month stint ... and may miss the birth of his son.

"Mackenzie moved out of the lake house they were living in," the insider shared. "And is now living with her parents."

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RadarOnline also reached out to Larry Edwards, Ryan's father, for confirmation.

The tabloid did not receive confirmation -- or a denial.

When asked about rehab, Larry said: "You know I can’t comment on that."

When asked about whether Ryan will miss the birth of his son, Larry said: "You know I can’t say."

The Tennessee court system was also unable to confirm or deny whether Ryan's rehab stint was voluntary or court-ordered.

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As the good folks over at The Ashley have noted, Mackenzie has taken to social media and publicly doubled down on supporting her troubled husband.

Mackenzie wrote: "I’m so sorry but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in no matter how chopped, edited, and jumbled it may be."

"I have stuck by my husband through some of the darkest times imaginable," she affirms.

"Have mistakes been made? Hell yes," she admits. "Have they been accounted for, dealt with and resolved, yep."

"Why do I post pictures of my husband and myself?" she asks. "Because we do love each other. And that is real life."

"If you want to fault me for standing by my husband and sticking to my vows," she says. "Then don’t follow me."

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer Selfie

Ryan Edwards' criminal history is troubling enough.

But his latest incident is much more alarming than your more garden-variety heroin possession.

After Taylor McKinney made a relatively mild jab at Ryan and Mackenzie, subtweeting that they were unable to function as adults, Ryan lost it.

He reportedly contacted Taylor and threatened to show up and murder him.

That did not go well for Ryan. Not with the legal system, and not with fans.

Ryan Edwards on Teen Mom Photo

His behavior has appeared to worsen with time rather than improve.

That is why fans were encouraging Mackenzie to move on without Ryan.

That, of course, and the fact that many don't see Ryan as a good father. Even Maci Bookout thinks Ryan is a danger to Bentley.

We of course hope that Ryan can turn things around in terms of his behavior during this lengthy rehab stay that RadarOnline is reporting.

(It is, of course, not quite confirmed -- but we hope that it's true)

He needs to get better for himself, but also for everyone around him.

Ryan Edwards Threatens to Murder Taylor McKinney: Watch!

We've known for several months that Ryan Edwards threatened to murder Maci Bookout's husband, Taylor McKinney.

But it wasn't until Monday night that Teen Mom OG viewers got to see the insanity unfold.

Ryan's threats resulted in a restraining order that prevented him from seeing his own son for a time -- and it all started because of a joke Taylor posted on Twitter.

Check out the gallery below for a full recap of one of the show's all-time most ridiculous moments:

1. Maci Is Frustrated

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Discussing the ongoing Ryan issue with Taylor, Maci was clearly at the end of her wits. Fortunately, that frustration inspired her to take action.

2. Taylor Tells All

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In a conversation that astonished Maci and millions of viewers alike, Taylor revealed that Ryan "threatened to put a bullet in [his] head."

3. The Offending Remark

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And what did Taylor say on social media that sent Ryan into a murderous rage? Well, apparently it was a joke about Edwards' inability to wipe his own ass.

4. Taylor's Tweet

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Referring to Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, Taylor wrote, "Well when you have 2 jobless adults, one of whom is 30 years old and still needs his ass wiped what you think the dinner convos to be?"

5. That's All It Took

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As you're probably aware, Ryan doesn't have the greatest reputation when it comes to emotional stability, and that very mild shade was enough to make him fly off the handle.

6. A Fateful Decision

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And so it was that Ryan made one of the worst decisions in a lifetime defined by bad decisions. And fans got to see Maci and Taylor cope with the aftermath in a very memorable scene ...
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Teen Mom OG Recap: Welcome to the Dysfunctional Family!

They are officially on board.

Teen Mom OG kicked off Season 8 on Monday, October 1 with an intense 90-minute episode that introduced a pair of new faces to the franchse:

  1. Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
  2. Cheyenne Floyd, a former cast member on MTV's The Challenge who has a daughter with another Season 8 addition, Cory Wharton.

What were this pair up to on the opening installment?

We learned just how complicated of a relationship Floyd and Wharton find themselves in, while we also got a pretty good idea of why Bristol and Dakota Meyer recent filed for divorce.

Scroll down for a recap of all the events from an interesting and emotional Season 8 premiere...

1. Her Life Isn't Perfect

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This was a message Bristol said she wanted to send, although it's not clear why anyone would think that a 27-year woman with three kids by two men - with a famously polarizing mother - would be living a perfect life. Regardless, the premiere gave us a look look at the difficulties in her marriage.

2. Yup, It's Sarah Palin

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We're just saying. The woman who came close to being the second most powerful person on Earth made a cameo early in the premiere.

3. Worlds Apart

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While Bristol and Meyer live together in Austin, Bristol was off in Arizona with her mom celebrating her sister Piper's bachelorette party to opem the premiere, while Dakota took the kids to see his parents in Kentucky. Palin told the camera that her husband's PTSD has been "hard on our marriage."

4. PTSD?

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Yes. Meyer received the Medal of Honor after 2009's Battle of Ganjgal, where he witnessed the deaths of his entire team. He's been battling those demons and scars ever since.

5. What are Things Like for This Veteran?

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Speaking with his dad and the show's producers, Meyer talked about joining the Marines. "When I joined, it was 110% that you will be going to war soon," he said on air. "Joining, I could have never knew what I was getting into. You can say, 'Yeah, I'm ready to get shot at,' but you're talking at a 17 year old kid."

6. More from Dakota:

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"We got in a big gunfight and everybody with me is dead," he continued. "When I first came home, train wreck is not even, that's an understatement. Anxiety got me real bad." Meyer added that his children are the "reason I get up every day," saying they "add to the quality of life, they're everything."
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Maci Bookout & Taylor McKinney: We’re Adopting a Baby!!!

It's been a rough year for Maci Bookout.

The Teen Mom OG fan favorite has been forced to deal with the nightmare of trying to keep her family safe from her increasingly troubled ex, Ryan Edwards, while at the same time ensuring that 9-year-old Bentley, her son with Edwards, continues to have a relationship with his father.

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On top of being forced to file for a restraining order that temporarily prevented Edwards from contacting Bentley, Maci has grappled with some deeply painful setbacks in her efforts to expand her family.

Late last year, Bookout suffered a miscarriage, and she spoke about the painful ordeal in a memorable episode of TMOG.

But the tragedy hasn't deterred Maci or her husband Taylor McKinney from working toward welcoming a new family member.

The McKinneys have been considering the possibility of adoption for several years, and this week, Maci gave a candid interview in which she revealed that they're closer than ever to 

Maci Bookout, Taylor McKinney: A Selfie

“We are definitely still wanting to adopt. We don’t really have, like, a timeframe or, like, an exact answer,� Bookout told Us Weekly.

“I feel like when we know to start the process, we will start it, but for now we’re happy with where we’re at.�

Needless to say, fans were pleased to hear Maci speaking about her future with such excitement and optimism after such a difficult year.

Equally encouraging is the fact that Maci says she has every intention of working with Ryan and his parents in order to ensure that Bentley has as much support from the adults in his life as possible.

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“I don’t think that there will ever come a time when we’re unable to co-parent with Jen and Larry,� she told Us.

“Mainly because we don’t let our feelings get in the way of what’s important and the relationships that are necessary for Bentley to have.

“It’s really just a matter of keeping the line of communication open and also making sure that we aren’t telling too much or giving too much of our feelings or opinions,� she said.

Maci, Taylor

“It’s more about information, rather than speaking about his dad because at the end of the day, Ryan is still his dad."

Asked how she and Taylor intend to approach the ongoing problem of Ryan, Maci had this to say:

"Neither one of us want to ever put some sort of barrier between the possibility of a better relationship when it comes to Ryan and Bentley.�

This is surely been one of the more challenging years of Maci's life, but her attitude remains a silver lining amidst a number of dark clouds.

Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Is a Danger to His Son!

If you've been keeping up on the life of Ryan Edwards, you know that the former Teen Mom OG star has been stuck in a tragic downward spiral for much of the past two years.

Edwards has been arrested multiple times for drug possession and probation violation, and sadly, his legal problems don't end there.

Maci Bookout, Ryan Edwards and Bentley

In what was likely the lowest point of Ryan's life, Maci Bookout filed for a restraining order that prevented him from contacting her or anyone in her immediate family -- including 9-year-old Bentley, her son with Ryan.

Given that Ryan threatened the life of Maci's husband, Taylor McKinney, the 27-year-old was left with little choice but to take legal action to protect her family.

Still, filing the paperwork that would prohibit her son from seeing his father could not have been easy.

Maci opened about her decision to take that step in a recent interview with Us Weekly:

Maci Bookout with Bentley Edwards

“It was hard, like, as far as the decision goes, but at the same time it was necessary,� Bookout told the tabloid 

“Especially after considering everything that, you know, has gone on and happened and everything, like, leading up to that point. It was kind of our only option.�

Despite the difficulty, Maci ultimately realized the necessity of the restraining order, and looking back, she still feels it was the best move for everyone involved:

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but sometimes I think things like that have to happen for things to change or get better,� Maci said.

Mackenzie, Ryan, Bentley

“You’ve got to hit the lows to get back up.�

In addition to the threats he made against McKinney's life, Ryan behaved in an erratic and often menacing fashion in the weeks leading up to Maci's filing.

At one point, Bookout says, he even went so far as to threaten her in public.

“[Ryan] showed up [to Bentley’s baseball game] under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me," she said.

Ryan, Bentley

These days, Ryan is once again permitted to see his child, but he still has a number of hurdles to clear if he hopes to get his life in order.

For one thing, Edwards has been fired from Teen Mom OG, along with his wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

The situation is especially problematic considering Ryan and Mackenzie are expecting their first child together, and the show was their sole source of income.

Here's hoping Edwards is able to turn things around before his second son arrives next month.

Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Is a Danger to His Son!

If you've been keeping up on the life of Ryan Edwards, you know that the former Teen Mom OG star has been stuck in a tragic downward spiral for much of the past two years.

Edwards has been arrested multiple times for drug possession and probation violation, and sadly, his legal problems don't end there.

Maci Bookout, Ryan Edwards and Bentley

In what was likely the lowest point of Ryan's life, Maci Bookout filed for a restraining order that prevented him from contacting her or anyone in her immediate family -- including 9-year-old Bentley, her son with Ryan.

Given that Ryan threatened the life of Maci's husband, Taylor McKinney, the 27-year-old was left with little choice but to take legal action to protect her family.

Still, filing the paperwork that would prohibit her son from seeing his father could not have been easy.

Maci opened about her decision to take that step in a recent interview with Us Weekly:

Maci Bookout with Bentley Edwards

“It was hard, like, as far as the decision goes, but at the same time it was necessary,� Bookout told the tabloid 

“Especially after considering everything that, you know, has gone on and happened and everything, like, leading up to that point. It was kind of our only option.�

Despite the difficulty, Maci ultimately realized the necessity of the restraining order, and looking back, she still feels it was the best move for everyone involved:

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but sometimes I think things like that have to happen for things to change or get better,� Maci said.

Mackenzie, Ryan, Bentley

“You’ve got to hit the lows to get back up.�

In addition to the threats he made against McKinney's life, Ryan behaved in an erratic and often menacing fashion in the weeks leading up to Maci's filing.

At one point, Bookout says, he even went so far as to threaten her in public.

“[Ryan] showed up [to Bentley’s baseball game] under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me," she said.

Ryan, Bentley

These days, Ryan is once again permitted to see his child, but he still has a number of hurdles to clear if he hopes to get his life in order.

For one thing, Edwards has been fired from Teen Mom OG, along with his wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

The situation is especially problematic considering Ryan and Mackenzie are expecting their first child together, and the show was their sole source of income.

Here's hoping Edwards is able to turn things around before his second son arrives next month.

Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Is FINALLY Being a Dad to Bentley!

If you've been keeping up on the tumultuous life of Ryan Edwards, then you're probably aware that Maci Bookout's baby daddy has been having an extremely rough go of it lately.

Granted, most of his problems are self-created, but that doesn't make the situation any less painful for everyone involved.

Mackenzie, Ryan, Bentley

And sadly, no one has suffered quite as much as Ryan's son, Bentley.

As you may know, Maci obtained a restraining order against Ryan earlier this year, which prohibited him from having any contact with the 9-year-old.

That may sound harsh, but considering Ryan had threatened to kill her husband, Maci was really left with little choice.

And we're not even getting into Ryan's many drug arrests and persistent refusal to seek treatment.

Maci Bookout with Bentley Edwards

At first, it seemed to be one of those situations that would simply never improve.

But miraculously, it now looks as though Ryan has re-entered his son's life -- with a lot of help from Maci.

“Bentley has gotten older and is kind of understanding a little bit more about what’s going on. I don’t want to say they’ve gotten closer, but I think that it’s gotten healthier only because I think it relieves some of the pressure from each of them,� Bookout, told Us Weekly in a recent exclusive interview.

“Bentley was a child, like, wondering what’s really going on," she added.

Ryan, Bentley

"I think if the right steps are taken from here, then it will end up good.�

Maci went on to say that she's struggled with how much information she should share with Bentley, torn between wanting to protect her child and wanting him to know the truth:

“You don’t want to smother them, but you also want to make sure that they come to you with anything that they’re thinking or feeling or any questions that they may want answers to,� she said.

“It’s really just a matter of keeping the line of communication open and also making sure that we aren’t telling too much or giving too much of our feelings or opinions," Maci added.

Ryan Edwards Teen Mom OG Picture

"It’s more about information, rather than speaking about his dad because at the end of the day, Ryan is still his dad," Bookout concluded.

"Neither one of us want to ever put some sort of barrier between the possibility of a better relationship when it comes to Ryan and Bentley.�

Needless to say, this is the first good news on Ryan we've received in quite some time.

And it sounds like we mostly have Maci to thank for it.

Teen Mom OGs vs. The Newbies: Is There a Beef?

We just heard what Farrah Abraham thinks of her replacements.

In an extended interview, the former Teen Mom OG star has some harsh words for Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd.

But Abraham hasn't actually shot any scenes with these Season 8 additions. We don't think she's even met them.

Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood, on the other hand, have already starting filming upcoming episodes of the MTV hit with Palin and Floyd, meaning they can provide some actual insight into the fresh faces.

What has filming been like so far?

How do the three OGs feel about the two newbies?

Maci, Catelynn and Amber spoke to Us Weekly about Palin and Floyd, giving fans an update on how everything is going on the series, which returns to MTV on Monday, October 1.

Check out their quotes below.

1. The OGs

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Here they are. The core original four: Maci, Farrah, Catelynn and Amber. Three of the four remain, still anchoring this popular series.

2. Farewell, Farrah!

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Abraham was dismissed by MTV in February of 2018 due to her affiliation with amateur pornography. She sued the network for wrongful termination and eventually settled for an undisclosed amount.

3. But Maci Remains!

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Originally cast on 16 and Pregnant, Maci has three children and has been married to husband Taylor since 2016.

4. And Amber Remains!

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She was also a cast member on 16 and Pregnant back in the day and has two children. The new season will chronicle the birth of son James with boyfriend Andrew Glennon.

5. And Catelynn Remains!

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Catelynn just announced she is pregnant with her third child! The first, she gave up for adoption. The second, she loves a whole lot. All are with husband Tyler, who has supported his wife through her battles with depression and anxiety.

6. Enter Bristol Palin!

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At one point the most famous actual teen mother in America, she was pregnant with her first child WHILE her mom ran for Vice President of the United States. She now has three kids and is in the midst of a divorce.
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Maci Bookout Poses with Co-Stars, Shades Farrah Abraham

Maci Bookout is ready to move forward.

But not before she takes a quick look back.

Shortly after the first promo for Teen Mom OG Season 8 went viral, the long-time MTV personality spent a night out in New York City with her old and new co-stars.

As you can see below, Bookout clearly had an enjoyable time with Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood, Cheyenne Floyd and Bristol Palin.

What about Farrah Abraham?

She is no longer a part of the case, due to her affiliation with amateur pornography, and Maci couldn't help but get a small shot in at her frenemy prior to moving on with these new ladies.

See what we mean right here and now...

1. Here They Are!

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Here is a photo of the new quintet out and about; with ex-The Challenge participant Floyd now part of the crew, along Sarah Palin's controversial daughter, Bristol Palin.

2. Fare Thee Well, Farrah?

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Or not, Maci basically said in her caption to this photo, which reads: "awesome day working with these beauties #tmogfamily #twoisbetterthanone."

3. Did You Catch It?

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#twoisbetterthanone. We don't see any way to interpret that hashtag aside from Maci saying that these TWO new additions far outweigh the ONE cast member who is now gone. And that would be Farrah.

4. This Wasn't Maci's First Dig at Farrah's Expense

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Appearing on Kailyn Lowry's podcast in August, Maci was asked about Bristol joining Teen Mom OG. Simply put, "anyone is better than Farrah," Bookout replied.

5. Farrah Claps Back

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A little, at least. After learning that Maci would appear on the show Naked and Afraid, in the wake of Abraham getting fired for being naked on Web cams, Abraham said of Bookout: "The irony of this is hilarious. Hopefully she has fun on her pornographic show; [it] sounds tragic."

6. What About Bristol and Cheyenne?

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Maci doesn't have anything negative to say about them, only about the way producers went about hiring these newbies and informing the other cast members.
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Teen Mom OG Trailer: Tears, Trauma and… Sarah Palin!

New challenges are ahead on Teen Mom OG.

At least one new child is on the way.

New drama, new storylines and plenty of new controversies are also on tap.

But the first trailer for fresh episodes of this beloved MTV reality series focus mostly on the two new mothers set to take the show by storm.

Are you ready to delve into the lives of Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd?

The former, of course, is the daughter of ex-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

You may think you know her well due to her time in the spotlight several years ago, but Bristol reveals in this preview that her (now former) husband, Dakota Meyer, is suffering from PTSD due to his time in the military.

And it's tearing her relationship apart.

"We don't know how to coexist together," Palin says here. "I don't want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know?"

Meyer is the father of Bristol's two oldest children; and Levi Johnston, the father of her first son, will also be appearing on Season 8 this fall.

Elsewhere, Floyd - who first appeared on MTV's Are You the One, prior to competing on The Challenge: Rivals 3 - will be juggling two men as part of her Teen Mom OG role.

One is Cory Wharton, the father of her daughter, Ryder.

The other is a boyfriend named Zach, who, as depicted in this video, will find himself at the center of drama between the exes, their custody arrangement and how much time he spends with Floyd's adorable child.

That's a bit of background on the new OGs.

What about the original OGs?

Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra will openly wonder whether they have a future together, with the latter dropping the most heartbreaking quote of the promo when he comes right out and admits:

"If someone asked me, 'Are you happy in your marriage?' I'd say, 'Absolutely not.'"

OUCH.

Maci Bookout and husband Taylor McKinney look to be having serious issues with Maci's ex, Ryan Edwards, while Amber Portwood and boyfriend Andrew Glennon are at least in new baby bliss.

Will that last, however?

And how will these long-time cast members react to the presence of Bristol and Cheyenne? And Sarah Palin herself?!?

Check out the explosive teaser now and then prepare for Teen Mom OG to return with new episodes on October 1 at 9/8c.

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Teen Mom OG: New Footage! New Photos! New Stars!

Are you ready for new challenges?

New battles?

And, oh, right, new Teen Moms?!?

MTV has unveiled the first extended trailer for Teen Mom OG Season 8... and it will feature two mothers who are not exactly originals.

But they do promise to bring with them brand new drama and interest.

One is Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Vice President Sarah Palin.

The other is Cheyenne Floyd, an ex-MTV personality who is already stirring up controversy with fans.

Get to know these ladies a bit better in the following trailer and then check out a slew of images from the season ahead:

1. Teen Mom OG Trailer: Tears, Trauma and... Sarah Palin!

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Ready for a whole new season of Teen Mom OG? With two brand new stars? Check out this promo.

2. Amber and Andrew on Season 8

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In the first of many photos ahead from Season 8, we see Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon on their couch at home, taking a break from some parenting.

3. But Tough Times Will Be Ahead

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Amber looks a little to a lot stressed in this Season 8 scene, doesn't she?

4. Pregnant Amber!

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Amber is no longer expecting, of course. But remember that Season 8 was filmed months ago.

5. Here's the Child!

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Welcome, James! Amber cradles her newborn son in this Season 8 image. How cute!

6. Check Out Little James

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He's a precious tiny child. We're so happy for Amber and Andrew.
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All the Teen Mom Couples: RANKED From Worst to First!

Ranking Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 couples through the years is a challenging, arduous task, but one The Hollywood Gossip is up for.

Hey, someone's gotta.

If you're a fan of the MTV franchise, you've seen quite a few significant others come and go, while some have been longtime staples.

Some relationships have been terrific, while others were (or are) utter train wrecks. Here, we break them all down from worst to first.

NOTE: Due to his tragic death before Farrah Abraham gave birth to their daughter Sophia, Derek Underwood has been left off this list.

Also notably absent is Andrew Lewis, the father of Jenelle Evans' son Jace, and a man of whom almost nothing is known to this day.

Everyone else, however, is fair game ... from the present to the distant past! Who do you think ranks number one? Do you agree?

25. Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers

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The worst of the worst right here. Even by her standards, Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers were a total and complete disaster ... worse than any couple in franchise history. Multiple arrests, massive drug abuse, one long stint in prison and a pregnancy that ended in an abortion tell you all you need to know. Jenelle, who has kids by three other sketchy dudes, would not go there with Courtland. Enough said.

24. Jenelle Evans and Kieffer Delp

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Jenelle Evans and Kieffer Delp weren't much better. It's really amazing that she survived some of these toxic relationships to become as stable as she is today (which is relatively unstable by regular person standards, sure, but much improved). Delp, to his credit, did give us Barbara Evans' hilarious pronunciation of his name during her frequent rants to Jenelle at least. YA HIGH! YA BOTH HIGH! I SEE YOU WIFF KIEFFAH!! Classic.

23. Amber Portwood and Matt Baier

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Where do we even begin with this disaster? Amber Portwood's boyfriend/fiance/Deadbeat Dad Extraordinaire Matt Baier has the dubious distinction of being SO BEYOND BAD for her that we're ranking her relationship with her high school boyfriend - who she beat on camera - much higher on this list. It's frankly amazing that Amber and Matt lasted as long as they did, considering how he hit on other Teen Mom cast members, had betweeen 7-9 kids from previous relationships, was never fully honest about his addiction issues, is 20 years her senior, and failed a lie detector test.

22. Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards

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Ryan Edwards, for a time, competed for the title of the worst of the worst, the absolute lowest guy on the Teen Mom ladder. He's still battling drug abuse, if you believe his exes (including Maci Bookout). He has made some strides in the parenting department, and is married to what seems like a nice girl in Mackenzie Standifer (more on that later), but Maci and Ryan were not a good match and have feuded for years. Years. He's got a plethora of issues, too.

21. Jenelle Evans and Nathan Griffith

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Yes, Evans is in a league of her own with these winners. This one fathered her second child and is engaged in a never-ending battle for custody of Kaiser. Nathan is no prize himself, of course, so that's tantamount to a war of attrition. Por Kaiser. This list is not all Jenelle, we swear. Eventually, the couples improve somewhat.

20. Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez

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Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez dated for like a few weeks, and he wouldn't even show his face on Teen Mom 2, but they were a couple at one point, and she did have his baby, so ... he's been around a little bit here and there since she had his child and hopefully will take to fatherhood more than it initially seemed. Kail likes to complain that he's just an "Instagram dad" but at least he's shown some effort at all, and he and Kail apparently still bone from time to time, so there's that. Not a healthy or normal situation at all, but he still has so much opportunity to prove himself as this relationship plays out, so here's hoping.
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Maci Bookout: Let Me Tell You What I REALLY Think About Ryan Edwards!

Maci Bookout is such a treasure, right?

There's so much Teen Mom gossip out there, all the time, and so much of it is bad -- Jenelle Evans' child abuse allegations and newfound love of guns, Farrah Abraham's legal troubles and general awfulness.

It's actually pretty rare to hear just a happy, nice story about someone from the show, but if you do hear one, it's probably about Chelsea Houska or Maci.

Since she's so great, Maci recently made an appearance on Kailyn Lowry's podcast, and while she was there, she discussed a whole, whole lot of things.

The pregnancy rumors? Her new house? Ryan Edwards' latest arrest?

She talks about all that, and more!

So let's get into what she had to say ...

1. Everyone Loves Maci!

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Seriously, isn't Maci just the greatest?

2. A Strong Possibility

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Is she the greatest mom out of all the Teen Moms? Maybe, yeah.

3. Thanks, Girl!

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Since she's so great and everything, she decided to do us all a solid and have a chat with Kailyn on her podcast, you know, just to update us on everything that's been going on in her life.

4. SO MUCH

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And, as you probably know, there's been a WHOLE lot going on.

5. Moving On

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For example, you may have heard that Maci and her husband, Taylor McKinney, recently sold their house. What's up with that?

6. Oh

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As she explained to Kailyn, they were looking to build a house on some land they own, but while they were checking out other houses to get an idea of what they'd want for their new house, they found one, already built and everything, that they really loved.
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Maci Bookout: Adoption Plans Revealed!

Maci Bookout has had quite a tumultuous year.

Much of the drama in her life has had to do with the continued legal troubles of Ryan Edwards, the father of her first child, who's currently facing up to a year behind bars.

While much of the focus on Maci over the past year has had to do with Ryan's downward spiral, the mother of three has a whole lot on her mind these days aside from her ex's substance abuse issues.

Maci and husband Taylor McKinney have been open about their desire to expand their family, but even fans who hang on Bookout's every word might be surprised by exactly what the couple has in mind for their future ...

1. A Turbulent Year

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Saying it's a been a dramatic year for Maci would be putting it very mildly. The TMOG fan favorite has had to cope with challenges she probably never imagined for herself.

2. The Ryan Factor

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Many of Maci's most recent headaches have been a result of her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards and his ongoing substance abuse and legal issues.

3. A Necessary Move

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Maci recently filed for a restraining order against Edwards after he allegedly threatened McKinney's life. Now, Ryan is no longer permitted to have any contact with his son, Bentley.

4. Life Goes On

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But Maci's not letting the Ryan issue prevent her from living her life. In fact, she just opened up about some surprising new plans for the future.

5. Spilling the Tea

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Appearing on Kailyn Lowry's podcast this week, Maci revealed that she's still planning to adopt a fourth child.

6. A Bit of a Twist

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The adoption news will come as no great shock to Maci fans, but even the most stalwart Bookout devotees might be surprised by the details of her plan ...
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Maci Bookout Has One Big Problem with Bristol Palin Joining Teen Mom OG

Maci Bookout held little back as a guest this week on Kailyn Lowry’s “Coffee Convos” podcast.

First, as previously detailed, Maci spoke out for the first time since ex Ryan Edwards got arrested for approximately the 174th time.

From there, Bookout delved into the most pressing topic facing Teen Mom OG viewers at the moment...

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... the addition of Bristol Palin to this franchise.

In mid-July, this daughter of an ignorant, close-minded and controversial former Vice Presidential candidate confirmed that she was headed to MTV, claiming she was joining the series in order to serve as a role model.

Asked about Palin as a co-star, Maci at first took a shot at former co-star Farrah Abraham, who was dismissed from Teen Mom this past winter due to her penchant for appearing in amateur porn videos.

"I really feel like I’m not gonna be mad about anybody joining because anybody’s better than Farrah," Maci told Kailyn on the podcast.

Not many folks out there will disagree with this opinion.

It wasn't exactly Maci's most scorching take of all-time.

Maci Bookout Is Not Pregnant

Bookout went on to tell Lowry and cohost Lindsie Chrisley that she doesn’t “really care if other people join the cast,” nor does she blame Bristol for doing so.

She simply would have appreciated any kind of heads-up prior to MTV announcing the decision.

“I think me and Catelynn [Lowell] and Amber [Portwood] are all pretty much on the same page,” Bookout explained, adding:

“If they bring in new cast members, we don’t want it to be called Teen Mom OG because that’s not true if there’s new cast members.

"We don’t really care who joins because in our minds, we’re like, if somebody is presented with the opportunity, or like, say, one of us was never on the show and they asked us, no one’s going to turn the opportunity down.

"You can’t be mad at somebody for accepting an opportunity.”

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This is a reasonable point of view.

Of course, Palin is reportedly making $250,000 for one season of filming, which may be cause for tension between her and her new colleagues.

This huge salary could be considered disrespectful to those who have been part of the cast for years.

Bookout says she would have appreciated a "courtesy call" from producers, but didn't sound all that peeved about Palin:

"That’s my problem. Like, hey, they know when it’s going to come out. They know when the official release is coming out so, like, an hour before, call.

Give us a call and be like, ‘Hey, by the way, this is who your new cast member is going to be. it’s being released today. … We’ve been doing this for 10 years!"

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In her own statement since the news went viral, Bristol said the following about her upcoming role on Teen Mom OG:

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.

Elsewhere, Lowry also asked Bookout about the reports that The Challenge’s Cheyenne Floyd and Corey Wharton are joining the cast.

But the long-time reality TV personality did not confirm or deny the casting rumor. Or seem to care much.

“I think because Bristol Palin has such a … I mean, her mom ran for vice president, so I think it’s just a bit of a bigger deal than fellow MTV stars coming on,” she said.

MTV has not yet announced a premiere date for Teen Mom OG Season 8.

Maci Bookout Opens Up on Ryan Edwards Arrest: I Wish He Was Still In Jail!

Maci Bookout is in a difficult spot.

Her first baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, has been arrested three times in the past 18 months and is currently facing a year in prison if convicted on the latest charges against him.

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Maci currently has a restraining order against Edwards as a result of an incident in which he allegedly threatened to murder her husband.

It may sound like she can now easily wash her hands of her troubled ex -- but it's not that simple.

Bookout has made it clear that she very much wants her eldest son, Bentley, to have a relationship with his father.

Unfortunately, she wants more than anything to ensure her son's safety.

And for the time being at least, that means keeping him away from Ryan.

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Maci has mostly kept quiet about Edwards' struggles with addiction, but she opened up this week in an interview for Kailyn Lowry's Coffee Convos podcast.

Her comments on Ryan's legal issues underscore Maci's conflicting feelings toward her ex.

“I’ll be honest, I have no idea what state he’s in because he’s not allowed to be around any of us. He can’t just be in the same location as me and the family,” she told Lowry.

“So I have no idea. He’s not allowed to contact us or anything like that. But I mean, he did get arrested, I don’t know … I mean, I do know why, but I don’t want to say.”

Ryan Edwards Is Mad

Bookout then revealed that she actually felt better about the situation when Ryan was held in jail for a week last month.

“I feel better that he is in jail because I know he’s safe there, if that makes sense,” Maci said.

“I know he’s not driving around. He’s not doing something that could potentially hurt him or an innocent person. So it sucks, crappy situation for everyone.”

Edwards is currently out on bail and serving six months probation.

He's due back in court on August 23 to be tried for his latest probation violation.