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Maci Bookout Scores MAJOR Legal Victory Over Ryan Edwards!

If you're a Teen Mom OG fan, then by now, you're probably aware that Ryan Edwards has spent the past few months royally effing up just about every aspect of his life.

Ryan has gotten arrested; he's fallen off the wagon; he's cheated on his wife; and he's gone to great lengths to alienate those closest to him.

But for all of his repugnant behavior, perhaps nothing is more appalling than the news that Ryan threatened the life of Maci Bookout's husband, Taylor McKinney.

Now, it looks as though Ryan will pay for that crime dearly, as Maci has taken steps to protect her family by separating Ryan from that which matters most to him.

Here's what we know so far...

1. Downfall

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Ryan's latest round of troubles began back in March, when he was arrested for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

2. The Truth Comes Out

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In the weeks that followed the arrest, a number of surprising revelations about Edwards emerged, and fans realzed the narrative about his redemption and recovery from addiction was fraudulent.

3. A Shameful Secret

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For starters, it was revealed that Ryan had been using a misleading dating profile to try and cheat on his pregnant wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

4. One Loyal Wife

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Remarkably, Mackenzie has stood by Ryan regardless, even helping him in his efforts to keep his original possession arrest a secret. But there were some things the couple wasn't able to conceal ...

5. His Lowest Point

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Amid the deluge of shocking revelations about Ryan, fans learned that he had issued a threat to Maci Bookout's husband, Taylor McKinney.

6. Taking Action

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Alleging that Ryan had threatened to shoot Taylor in the head, Maci and Taylor filed for orders of protection for themselves and their children, includng 9-year-old Bentley, Maci's son with Ryan.
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Ryan Edwards: Caught Using Heroin AGAIN?!

Over the past year, Ryan Edwards' struggles with heroin addiction have been well-documented, both on Teen Mom OG and in the tabloid headlines.

There have been brief periods of hope, such as when Edwards checked into rehab shortly after marrying Mackenzie Standifer.

Unfortunately, there's been more cause for concern than optimism, and the latest news about Ryan certainly doesn't offer much encouragement. 

Despite the fact that any violation of his probation could result in a lengthy prison sentence, it seems Edwards is definitely using again.

Here's what we know so far ...

1. Another Rock Bottom

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Ryan has been trapped in a seemingly never-ending downward spiral in recent months. Last month, he was arrested for a probation violation stemming from a 2017 arrest for heroin possession.

2. A Rough Year

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News of the arrest came on the heels of a string of legal headaches for Edwards. His wife, Mackenzie Standifer, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, were both recently granted restraining orders against Edwards after it was revealed that Ryan threatened to shoot Taylor in the head.

3. A Crushing Blow

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This means, of course, that Ryan will not be permitted to see his son, 9-year-old Bentley, unless Maci requests that the restraining order be lifted or allows it to expire.

4. The Hits Keep Coming

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All of this occurred within a few weeks of Ryan getting caught cheating on his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, for the second time.

5. Triggered

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It's not hard to see how all of this might have triggered a relapse. For weeks, Ryan has been laying low, and fans have been expressing concerns about his health. Now, it seems their worst fears have been confirmed.

6. Sad News

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According to Radar Online, new evidence that Ryan is back on heroin has emerged and the reality star's loved ones now fear for his life.
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Maci Bookout: Pregnant With FOURTH Child?!

With all the drama surrounding her Teen Mom OG castmates, it's easy for Maci Bookout's more quiet and stable existence to get overlooked.

Most of the tabloid headlines surrounding Maci these days have to do with her ex, Ryan Edwards, and his battle with addiction.

And that's probably just fine by Ms. Bookout-McKinney, who's clearly found happiness in the quiet, domestic life.

But just because her indulgences are limited to the occasional Bud Light and her evenings are filled with baths and bedtime stories, that doesn't mean Maci's life is uneventful.

In fact, her social media are now convinced that the TMOG fan favorite has a major announcement on the horizon ...

1. Mother Maci

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Maci has two kids by husband Taylor McKinney and one from her previous relationship with Ryan Edwards. But it seems she has no intention of stopping there.

2. Plans to Expand

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Maci has stated in the past that she's not done having children, and the most recent season of Teen Mom OG saw her discussing the matter of a fourth child with Taylor.

3. A Difficult Conversation

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In fact, the discussion between Maci and Taylor made for one of the season's most poignant scenes, as it featured a surprising revelation from Maci.

4. A Painful Memory

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During the conversation, Maci reminded Taylor (who had apparently forgotten?) that she recently suffered a miscarriage.

5. Perseverance

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Maci made it clear that she didn't intend to let the trauma of her miscarriage prevent her from trying again. And now, fans think she and Taylor are well on their way to becoming a family of six.

6. Maci's Day Out

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Maci Bookout celebrated Mother's Day by taking her Jeep - and her family - into the mountains. Some fans think Bookout inadvertently showed off a baby bump in the video she posted online.
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Teen Mom Stars: A Comprehensive Guide to ALL Their Kids

The girls from Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2 became famous because of their babies, welcomed into the world at a very young age.

You could say they were 16 and Pregnant. All of them.

For better or worse, they persevered and went on and (in many cases) had additional ones! At parenting, some have fared well.

Others, fared ... not quite as overwhelmingly well.

Perhaps it's fitting that Jenelle Evans welcomed her third child one day before Chelsea Houska had her second, as these girls run the gamut!

Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry just welcomed her third as well, while Teen Mom 2 newcomer Briana DeJesus is now a mom for the second time.

We're not here to be critical (that's what Instagram is for). We're just here to break down the nine stars and their unconventional families.

Unconventional, but beautiful and loving. <3

1. Sophia (Farrah Abraham and Derek Underwood)

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Oh, Soph. Unlike many of her Teen Mom tot counterparts, Sophia lives the life of luxury, thanks to her mother, non-porn star Farrah Abraham. Seriously, the younger Abraham has her own clothing line, dabbles in child modeling, hires and fires people for her mom (you can't make that up), and receives $900 when the tooth fairy pays a visit. (Sophia's father, Derek, died in a car accident while Farrah was still pregnant; Derek's grave is the site of many memorable TM scenes, which some believe to be shamelessly orchestrated by Farrah). Sophia is going to be a handful when she grows up at this rate ... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as they say.

2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)

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Amber Portwood is a rarity in the world of Teen Mom, as the OG has not birthed another child after daughter Leah. Probably for the best, given her devastating drug problems; Amber served a year and a half in prison. Leah's dad, Gary Shirley, has been there for her the entire time, and she seems to be well-adjusted as both Gary and Amber move on with their lives and new relationships - even if hers (with Matt Baier) has involved plenty of tension.

3. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)

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When step-siblings turned lovers Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the decision to give their baby Carly up for adoption, it marked one of the most touching, bittersweet moments in reality TV history. What made it all the more incredible was that they stayed involved in her life - albeit with some bumps in the road - ever since, then got married and had another baby together years later. Which they kept.

4. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)

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Tyler and Catelynn kept and are raising Novalee Reign Baltierra together, not that it's been easy. Catelynn's severe self-esteem issues and post-partum depression have been a major storyline for the couple in recent seasons ofTeen Mom: OG.

5. Bentley (Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards)

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Bentley, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards' first and only child, is much bigger than this these days, and the level of happiness in their lives has also grown expontentially. After a relationship with Edwards that was among the franchise's most disastrous, Maci met and married Taylor McKinney, who fathered two additional kids with Maci and has been an incredible stepdad to Bentley. Even Ryan has moved on and gotten engaged ... miracles do happen in this world.

6. Jayde (Maci and Taylor McKinney)

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Maci and Taylor McKinney's first child together was a daughter, Jayde.
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Amber Portwood Welcomes Son: First Pics & Cast Reactions!

Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood welcomed a baby boy.

It's her second child, and the first for her baby daddy, Andrew Glennon.

Today, Amber released the first photos of little James Andrew Glennon (or JAG, as we like to call him), and fans can't get enough of her newest bundle of joy.

Amber's co-stars have also been gushing about baby James.

In fact, even Portwood's biggest rivals appear to have offered an olive branch in honor of the latest addition to the Teen Mom OG  family ...

 

1. Amber Portwood and Son

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Amber Portwood has welcomed a son. Little James Andrew Glennon is her second child, and the first for the baby's father, Andrew Glennon.

2. Sweet Baby James!

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Amber obviously couldn't be happier about her new arrival. In pictures with little James, she's positively beaming.

3. Leah and James

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Leah tweeted this pic of her daughter, Leah, enjoying the company of her new little brother. "Big Sis and little James! She was so excited to meet her little brother!" Amber captioned the pic.

4. All the Support

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Obviously, Amber hasn't always been a fan favorite, but Teen Mom viewers have been outspoken in their love and support as she once again embarks down the path of motherhood.

5. The Name James, Though...

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Some have expressed hope that Amber will begin referring to her child in less formal fashion, but it seems she's sticking with "James." We see their point - it's a bit like meeting a baby girl named Karen - but it's her prerogative.

6. Back to the Positive

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But all that's just nit-picking. For the most part, fans have had nothing but kind words for the growing Portwood-Glennon clan. In fact, Amber has received praise from some very unlikely sources ...
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Ryan Edwards Sentenced For Latest Arrest: Will He Do Time?

Back in March, Ryan Edwards was arrested for a probation violation. 

Now, as Teen Mom legal entanglements go, that one might sound pretty minor.

Ryan Edwards Is Mad

But for Ryan, it's just the latest in a long line of brushes with the law, and it looks as though police in Edwards' hometown are determined to make this his very last chance.

According to Radar Online, Edwards appeared in court Monday morning with his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer, 

Photographs of Edwards show him looking ill at ease as he entered the courtroom, and with good reason.

A judge easily could have thrown the book at Edwards and had tossed in jail then and there.

But amazingly, the 30-year-old reality star yet again got off relatively easy.

Ryan Edwards: A Photo

"Ryan got six months probation and five public work days," a source close to the situation tells Radar.

"He has random drug tests in between," the insider adds.

That may sound like a slap on the wrist, but Ryan's punishment is structured so that if he messes up again, he's sure to wind up behind bars.

Edwards' legal woes began when he was arrested for possession of heroin back in March of 2017.

During a routine traffic stop police found 14 syringes and nearly 2 grams of heroin in Edwards' car.

Ryan Edwards: Not Sober

Edwards got off with a suspended sentence, and not long after he married Mackenzie Standifer in June of last year, Ryan checked into rehab.

Unfortunately, he left treatment early and began using again almost immediately.

Still, those who knew Ryan best were optimistic about his ability to get back on the right track.

In March of 2018, however, Edwards failed a court-ordered drug test, testing positive for opiates.

He was once again taken into police custody, this time as a result of a petition to revoke his probation.

Ryan Edwards Mug Shot

Now, Ryan has had another six months added onto his probation, and his family is said to be deeply concerned about his ability to keep his nose clean.

On top of the criminal penalties he's suffered, Ryan's latest arrest is sure to hurt his ongoing custody battle with Maci Bookout.

Currently, Edwards is not allowed to see his son, Bentley, due to allegations that he threatened the boy's stepfather.

Ryan is currently expecting a child with Mackenzie Standifer, who's due to deliver a boy in October.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on one of reality TV's most troubled figures.

Ryan Edwards Tests Positive For Heroin: Is He Headed to Jail?!

Ryan Edwards is in deep trouble yet again.

The 30-year-old's legal woes began back in March of 2017 when Edwards was arrested for possession of heroin.

Since then, the troubled Teen Mom 2 star has been trapped in a downward spiral that has family, friends, and fans deeply concerned.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Ryan tested positive for heroin during one of his court-mandated drug screenings.

It's a development that could carry major legal repercussions for Edwards, who is reportedly noe coming to terms with the fact that he may be forced to serve time behind bars.

Here's what we know about the situation so far ...

1. The Last Straw

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Ryan has been flirting with disaster for at least the past year, but those familiar with his situation say it looks as though he's finally gone too far this time.

2. The Secret History

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Ryan's struggles with addiction were documented on Teen Mom OG, but fans didn't realize how severe his legal troubles had become. He and Mackenzie somehow managed to keep his history of brushes with the law a secret from everyone, including his ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Maci Bookout.

3. Tumbling Down

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Ryan's web of deceit fell apart in March of this year, when he was arrested for a probation violation. In the weeks since, a number of stunning of revelations about Ryan's life have gone public.

4. The Test

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According to documents obtained by Radar Online, back in January, Ryan failed a drug test that was a mandated part of his probation. He tested positive for opiates, leading many to the conclusion that he's been less than honest about kicking his heroin habit.

5. Back In Custody

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After Ryan's arrest last month, Mackenzie Standifer told the press that he had been taken into custody simply so that he could be booked for a prior charge. We now know that Edwards' probation was revoked as a result of his failed drug test.

6. What's Next?

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It's too soon to tell if Ryan will be locked up when Mackenze delivers his second child in October. But the arrest isn't the only concerning news Ryan has received in recent weeks ...
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Ryan Edwards: Arrested For Possession of Heroin & 14 Syringes!

Ryan Edwards might be in deep, deep trouble.

We've known for several weeks that Edwards was arrested for an unspecified probation violation last month, but now the charges that landed him on probation in the first place have been revealed.

And it seems more likely than ever that the troubled Teen Mom OG star will be unable to avoid jail time.

According to Radar Online, Edwards was arrested last year with a large quantity of heroin and 14 hypodermic needles.

News of these charges comes on the heels of claims by Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, that Ryan was recently taken into custody simply so he could be booked on previous charges.

Here's everything we know so far:

1. The Bust

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In March of 2017, Ryan was pulled over for an expired tag while driving near his home in Tennessee. One of the officers spotted a hypodermic needle in an open backpack Edwards' passenger seat.

2. The Report

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According to a police report obtained by Radar, the officer inquired about the needle, and Ryan seemed to realize right away that he had been busted.

3. An Upfront Response?!

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"I asked Edwards if he had any medical conditions, and he replied, 'No,'" the arresting officer wrote.

4. Okay, Maybe Not...

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"I then asked why he had a hypodermic needle in his backpack, and he replied, 'I don't know,'" the officer adds.

5. Big Trouble For Little Ryan

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"I told them that the vehicle will be searched and he should inform me if there are more [needles], and Edwards replied, 'Yes, probably,'" the officer wrote.

6. "Them"?!

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The use of the plural pronoun in the report has led many to the conclusion that Mackenzie may have been with Ryan at the time of his arrest. Whatever the case, it seems Standifer might be on her own when she delivers Ryan's baby in October...
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Maci Bookout: YES, Ryan Edwards Is Still On Drugs!

Not surprisingly, last night's Teen Mom OG reunion focused largely on Ryan Edwards' struggles with addiction.

If you watched the show this season, you know that Maci Bookout wanted Ryan to take a drug test before she would allow him to spend time alone with their son, Bentley.

And if you're up on the latest reports about Ryan, you know that her fears were completely justified.

Last month, Ryan was arrested for a probation violation stemming charges of possession of heroin.

As we learned last night, Maci's not saying "I told you so," but she's also not backing down from her assertion that Edwards is not fit to be a dad...

1. Facing the Music

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The reunion was taped before many of the latest revelations about Ryan came to light. Still, it wasn't an easy night for Maci's baby daddy or for his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

2. What Maci Knew

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Even before Ryan's latest arrest, Bookout maintained that he was back on drugs. She insisted that he submit to testing as part of their custody agreement, but Edwards refused.

3. Where There's Smoke

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When Edwards refused to be tested. Maci concluded that he was still using. The past few weeks have sadly validated her claims.

4. Some Things Never Change...

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On last night's reunion show, Maci revealed to Dr. Drew Pinsky that she still believes Ryan is in no position to properly care for his son. Ryan basically confirmed as much in his own interview with Pinsky.

5. Reunion Ryan

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Ryan spoke about his struggles with substance abuse, and even though he made it sound as though his addictions were well behind him, he also revealed that he's putting very little effort into maintaining his sobriety.

6. A Troubling Revelation

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Along with much of the audience, Pinsky was stunned by the revelation that Ryan has virtually lost contact with his therapist just months after leaving rehab. Dr. Drew was also shocked by the fact that Ryan blames the show for his inability to continue treatment.
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Ryan Edwards to Mackenzie Standifer: I Want a Divorce!

When Ryan Edwards checked into rehab following his disastrous wedding to Mackenzie Standifer last year, fans were hopeful that the troubled Teen Mom OG star would finally be able to turn things around.

Sadly, Ryan's situation has deteriorated rapidly in recent months, and many viewers now find it impossible to sympathize with him at all.

In an emotional scene from last night's season finale, it was finally confirmed that Standifer is pregnant with the couple's first child together.

And Ryan's reaction to the news didn't win him many fans...

1. Major News

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Fans learned several weeks ago that Mackenzie is pregnant with Ryan's baby, but it was only last night that the couple officially confirmed the news.

2. A Joyous Occasion?

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Ryan and Mackenzie headed to a doctor's appointment together where they heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time.

3. Ryan's Reaction

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Throughout the appointment Ryan sat with arms crossed, complaining that he'd like to go home and go to bed. Needless to say, Mackenzie was less than thrilled.

4. Jen and Larry Weigh In

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Edwards' parents also had trouble mustering enthusiasm, but for a very different reason.

5. Telling It Like It Is

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Edwards' famously permissive parents expressed concerns that it may not be the ideal time for Ryan to become a father again, due to his recent struggles with heroin and Xanax addiction. At the time they had no idea how right they were.

6. An Awkward Ride

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While Mackenzie drove home, Ryan fell asleep in the car, a scene that reminded many viewers of the couple's unforgettable ride to the church for their first wedding. Fortunately, this time the unconscious Ryan wasn't behind the wheel.
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Teen Mom OG Recap: One Life to Live

Last night on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 18, the season finale, Maci Bookout learned that her ex, Ryan Edwards, is expecting.

She discovered this only through their son Bentley, however, and that wasn't even the biggest Edwards bombshell to come.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that Ryan and his new wife Mackenzie have been up against it from the beginning.

With the news that Mackenzie Standifer is pregnant came joy, but obvious trepidation among fans concerned for his well being.

Ryan, after all, has a serious drug problem.

Obviously, with this in mind, Maci wasn’t too thrilled about the news, given his addiction history and performance as a dad so far.

Bookout told her mother that not her problem and it’s Ryan’s issue to deal with. Maybe so, but it's now Mackenzie's as well ...

Ryan Edwards: A Photo

Ryan allegedly fell asleep on their way home from somewhere, bringing back memories of driving high to their wedding last year.

Once they got home, Edwards said he was sick of Mackenzie always bothering him. Then he threw out a ridiculous suggestion:

That they “separate for none months” until she gives birth to their baby, because her recent “behavior” is due to her pregnancy.

You can't make this stuff up, people.

It remains to be seen if they went through with this, but reports indicate that pregnant Mackenzie dumped Ryan after his arrest ...

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell came home from rehab only to decide just a few days later that she wasn't ready and needed to go back.

The poor girl is struggling so much.

Specifically, she did not trust herself handling her medications, and felt she had to be in a treatment facility for suicidal thoughts.

Suffering from severe anxiety, she was adamant about returning to Arizona, rather than seeking outpatient help in Michigan.

Tyler Baltierra was a bit puzzled by her decision, along with her assertion that her young daughter “can manage” with her gone.

Tyler did not care for that comment.

For now, he's supporting her and doing the best he can to help her hold the family together. But that is an increasingly big task.

In Indiana, Amber Portwood continued to struggle with co-parenting after Leah made plans with a friend during "her" weekend.

At the same time, Andrew Glennon accepted a producing job in California - for two months, not long after their baby's delivery.

Amber seemed happy for him, which came as a bit of a surprise, and even hinted at a move to the Golden State in the future.

Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards is Still Doing Drugs!

If you've been keeping up with the comings and goings of Ryan Edwards, you'd probably have some serious doubts that he's currently clean and sober.

And that's for many, many reasons.

Ryan was shooting up heroin, and that's not exactly known as an easy habit to kick. He did go to rehab, but he left before completing even 30 days.

When he got home, he promptly began drinking, and we've seen him with a beer in hand in quite a few Teen Mom scenes since then.

None of that is great, but in the past few weeks, things have seriously begun falling apart for him.

He was arrested late last month for violating the probation he was on for an arrest last April -- possession charges -- and it was also revealed that he'd been creeping on ladies on Tinder again.

Both of those things are especially bad since right at that same time, the news came out that Mackenzie Standifer is pregnant with their first child together.

What else ... oh, Maci Bookout and her family filed orders of protection against him because he'd been threatening to kidnap Bentley, and also because he threatened to murder Maci's husband.

So yeah, you may have had an inkling that Ryan isn't exactly drug-free these days.

But in this sneak peek for the season finale of Teen Mom OG, Maci is confirming it.

In the clip, Maci and her mom sit down for a nice little lunch together, and she breaks the news that Ryan is going to be a father again.

"Uh, I'm sorry, what?" Mama Bookout says in response, which is pretty much what we all said when we heard the news, too.

She also says that she "thought Ryan wasn't about that life right now," which is still true.

Mackenzie is pregnant, but Ryan told her to call him when the is about three, so it feels safe to say that he's still not about that life.

Maci shrugs and says that she has no clue, and her mom tries to look on the bright side by speculating that maybe having a baby "is what Ryan needs."

Bless her heart.

"Maybe, maybe not," Maci replies. "I feel like if this don't do the trick then absolutely nothing will."

"He's 30," her mother tells her. "Ryan's going to do what Ryan wants to do. Babies and wives and baby mamas and stuff aren't gonna do it for him."

She then asks if he's passed the drug test to see Bentley yet, and Maci says that he hasn't, which they agree is a good sign that he's not clean.

"My people know people," Maci says. "I mean, he's not clean. He's not. Like that's just it, he's not."

The people she's talking about are probably the same people that told her last year that his drug problem had escalated, and we all saw proof of that on the show, so it's likely good information.

And the proof for that is what's been happening for the past few weeks.

Maybe having a baby will help Ryan straighten up, but he wasn't doing heroin when Maci had Bentley, and he was a deadbeat then, so we can't imagine heroin would make it easier.

Watch the sad revelation in the video below:

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Ryan Edwards: Gun Obsession, History of Violent Behavior Exposed

If you've been following the latest news surrounding Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards, you know things are not going well for Maci Bookout's troubled ex.

It all started last week, when Ryan got arrested for a probation violation.

From there, he fell onto a disastrous downward spiral that culminated in Maci filing for an order of protection to prevent Ryan from having any contact with her or her family.

Her filing revealed that Edwards had threatened to kill her husband, Taylor McKinney, and now we know that's not the only time he's displayed truly troubling behavior in recent years...

1. A Troubled Man

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Ryan's year-long descent into chaos began when he fell victim to heroin addiction last year. Teen Mom OG fans watched in horror as the father of one repeatedly gambled with his life.

2. The First Rock Bottom

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Ryan lost consciousness while driving to the church for his wedding to Mackenzie Standifer. He checked into rehab shortly thereafter, and for a while, it looked as though his life was on the upswing.

3. Bad Omens

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Unfortunately, Ryan left rehab ahead of schedule. He then demonstrated that he was still grappling with many of his old demons when he launched a bizarre social media tirade against Maci.

4. A Second Chance

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Ryan and Mackenzie held a second wedding to make up for their disastrous first attempt. Fans were stunned to see Ryan drinking beer and downing shots prior to the ceremony.

5. A Secret Arrest

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Ryan and Mackenzie did a surprisingly good job of pretending that all was well, but little did we know, their lives were unraveling behind the scenes. In April of 2017, Ryan was arrested for heroin possession, but the couple managed to keep the matter a secret - both from fans and from Maci.

6. The Past Bites Back

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That arrest came back to haunt Ryan this week when he was arrested again, this time for an undisclosed probation violation. Now, his worst nightmares are coming true, as his life falls apart in front of all the world.
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Jenelle Evans Slams Maci Bookout Over Gun Control: I’m Blocking You!

It's been nearly two months since David Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2, and Jenelle Evans still seems hell-bent on following in her husband's footsteps.

Rather than just keeping her love for firearms on the down-low for a little while (which you'd think would be easy, as she showed zero interest in guns prior to marrying Eason), Evans is going all-in.

Jenelle Evans Gun Photo

First, she publicly announced that she had joined the NRA, apparently for the express purpose of pissing off her critics.

Shortly thereafter, she upped the ante by becoming the latest public figure to antagonize the Parkland school shooting survivors for having the gall to not want to get murdered.

Jenelle and David attacked Emma Gonzalez with a pair of bizarre memes that served to both mock the teen activist's appearance and spread dangerous false information about her alleged involvement in the shooting.

(Side note: Gonzalez was "involved" in the shooting only as a victim, and if you believe otherwise, please remove yourself from the internet for the good of mankind.)

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For obvious reasons, her comments weren't terribly well-received by fans.

When one fan commented that the post causes Evans to come off as extremely ignorant, Jenelle replied, "It's called sarcasm."

The exchange is interesting, not only because it demonstrates that Jenelle literally doesn't know the meaning of the word sarcasm, but also because it shows how deep in the tank she is with her fellow hard-line gun enthusiasts these days.

Jenelle insists that her intentions were purely comedic, but what seems much more likely given her previous comments on the issue is that her goal was to disparage Gonzalez in a way that would enable her to hide behind the "duh, satire!" defense when criticized.

One person who didn't fall for the routing was Jenelle's Teen Mom franchise colleague Maci Bookout.

Jenelle Eason Gun Photo

Maci didn't respond to Jenelle's post directly, but did tweet a link to an article about how dumb and dangerous those memes mocking the Parkland teens truly are.

It was a genius move, as Jenelle's facade immediately cracked and she inadvertently that revealed that this not a matter of pure comedy for her, but rather a propaganda campaign that she takes very seriously:

"I'm sorry Maci, I'm blocking you!" Jenelle commented. "This is ridiculous."

We'd say the score is Maci 1, Jenelle 0, but Evans has been at the bottom of the Teen Mom rankings for so long that everyone stopped keeping tabs years ago.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to remind yourself of the ways in which the Carolina Hurricane has only gotten more ridiculous with age.

Ryan Edwards Threatens to MURDER Maci Bookout’s Husband?!

Ryan Edwards ... what can we say, the guy is an absolute mess right now.

Between his recent arrest, his problems with wife Mackenzie Standifer, and what many people think is a relapse, things aren't as good as they could be, that's for sure.

And with the orders of protection Maci Bookout recently filed against him for herself and her family, he's falling even further in his downward spiral.

We've heard a few details of the kinds of things Ryan's been doing that made Maci feel the need to take the matter to court, but this latest little tidbit of information?

It's easy to see why Maci is taking action.

1. Where to Start?

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So, uh, yeah, it's not the greatest time to be Ryan Edwards right now, huh?

2. What a Mess

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Things have been unravelling very very quickly for him since last week, when we heard the news that he'd been arrested for violating the terms of his probation.

3. ... Probation?

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Right, because apparently he was arrested last year for having heroin in his possession and somehow, some way, nobody heard about it. He was on probation for that, and he did something last week to mess it up, so he was arrested again.

4. Come On, Mack

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Mackenzie claims that the arrest was no big deal, that it was one of the terms of his probation that he'd have to be booked, but that doesn't make sense. Why would he be handcuffed at his home a year after the original arrest, taken down to the police station, and held there for several hours until his family bailed him out if it was just some formality?

5. What's the Truth?

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Some reports have said that Ryan violated his probation by missing a mandatory drug test, but again, that doesn't make sense -- a big issue he's had with Maci for a while now is that she wants him to take a drug test before he sees their son but he doesn't want to do it. Why would it even need to be an argument if he was already taking the tests for his probation?

6. Hmmm ...

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We don't have all the details yet, but he was on probation, he messed it up somehow, and now his whole entire life is falling apart.
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Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Threatened to Kidnap My Son!

Another day, another shocking revelation about Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards.

Over the course of the past week, Maci Bookout's ex has been involved in half a dozen scandals, and fans fear the worst is yet to come.

The problems began when Ryan was arrested for a probation violation stemming from a heroin possession arrest last year.

Every day since, we've seen some sort of stunning development in the ongoing saga of Ryan's downward spiral, and it seems today is no exception.

 

1. Happier Times

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Ryan and Maci are parents to 9-year-old Bentley. Though their relationship has often been contentious in recent years, this week, it took a sharp turn for the worse that no one saw coming.

2. Ryan's Rock Bottom

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The latest round of troubles began when Ryan was arrested for a probation violation. The probation stemmed from a 2017 heroin possession arrest that Ryan somehow managed to keep hidden from just about everyone, including Maci.

3. Legal Protection

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Shortly thereafter, Maci filed for an order of protection. She requested that the court order Ryan to keep his distance not only from her, but from her entire family, including Ryan's son, Bentley.

4. Order Granted

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According to Radar Online, a judge granted Maci's order of protection yesterday. Her husband, Taylor McKinney, filed a separate request, and his case has yet to be heard.

5. Bad News For Ryan

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The order is now in effect, and will remain so until at least May 21. "The temporary protection order will stay in effect until their court hearing," said the judge in Maci and Ryan's case.

6. A New Low

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Yes, it seems Ryan has managed to locate yet another rock bottom. And now, we're getting details about just what he said and did that was so bad the courts decided that he should be forbidden to see his son.
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