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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds, Revisited!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure know how to go hard.

Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies. 

Moments that made you cringe because they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.

The franchise really does have it all, and as such, it's become one of the most entertaining in the history of the reality TV genre.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang's most explosive feuds, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:

There were no shortage of them.

NOTE: We’ve saved the best for last, so we advise you to take a deep breath, sit back, grab a hat and hold the f--k onto it …

33. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast in 2017, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast - with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s--t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.� Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.� As we'll get to in a bit, relations haven't exactly gotten more amicable in the months since.

32. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney

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Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney's relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married ... most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with this confession earlier in the year that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.� Yikes ... but at least they are self-aware and working on things?

31. Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood ... The Eruption

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Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her ... because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,� he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!� Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas - her brother Shawn not being present - went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.� We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …

30. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr

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Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. Earlier this year, the couple's engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Oh yes. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke's best friend, but ... only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was "f-cking his brains out, every day," and he was single, so "my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did." Shocking that these two didn't work out ... but neither party was completely off base with their allegations. Just saying. Jeremy and Leah did hook up.

29. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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From the get-go, it's been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times, they've been at each other's throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding ... the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle's son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser's dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn't get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.

28. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason, Part Two

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Things got much, much worse in October of 2018 when Jenelle called 911, and through hysterical sobs, she told the operator that David had physically assaulted her, and that he'd knocked her to the ground so hard she thought she heard her collarbone snap. But once the call was released, she was quick to tell everyone that her marriage is actually amazing and he definitely never hurt her.
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Mackenzie Standifer to MTV: Stay Away From My Baby!

Mackenzie Standifer may be relatively new to the world of Teen Mom OG, but she's already biting the hand that feeds her like a seasoned pro.

Standifer took to Instagram to gripe about the show's producers this week, and the response from fans has been -- mixed.

After all, this is the show that fired Mackenzie and Ryan at their lowest point.

Then again, where would Mackenzie be right now if the show hadn't taken her back?

Here's what we know about the situation thus far:

1. Mack and Jagger

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Mackenzie welcomed son Jagger back in October. Her husband, Ryan Edwards, was not present at the birth, as he was undergoing in-patient treatment for his addiction to heroin.

2. Dad's Home

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These days, Ryan is home from treatment, but Mackenzie is still being very protective of her family's privacy.

3. Mystery Baby

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For example, she has yet to post a single photo in which Jagger's face can be seen. She continues to use emojis to protect his identity.

4. Mixed Response

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Some fans have applauded Mackenzie for this move, while others find it unnecessary.

5. Not Messing Around

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But like it or not, Mackenzie is not playing games when it comes to protecting her child's privacy.

6. Mack Attack

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Standifer recently took to Instagram to complain about the way she was being treated by MTV producers.
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Ryan Edwards: Out of Rehab and Loving Life! (According to Mackenzie Standifer)

It's been about a week since Ryan Edwards got out of rehab, and the former Teen Mom OG star has been keeping a low profile during that time.

That's a very good thing, as the last time he checked out of a treatment facility, Edwards immediately started bashing Maci Bookout on Instagram.

This time around, he's keeping his nose clean, focusing on his sobriety, and spending time with his newborn son.

But that doesn't mean we're totally in the dark about how Ryan is doing these days.

Both Maci and Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, have offered updates recently, and so far, fans like what they're seeing.

Take a look:

1. Triumphant Ryan

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We don't want to jinx him, but it looks like Ryan may have finally turned things around.

2. Sticking It Out

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Despite initial reports that he left rehab early again, Ryan reportedly lasted for the entire 90-day course of treatment.

3. Moves Like Jagger

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Ryan even missed the birth of his second son, Jagger, in order to complete treatment.

4. The Return

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But now that he's back, it seems Ryan is making up for lost time.

5. Q&A

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Mackenzie recently took to Instagram to answer fans' questions about what life's been like since welcoming Jagger into the world.

6. Point-Blank

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The question that got the most attention, of course, had to do with Mackenzie's relationship with Ryan.
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Mackenzie Standifer to Teen Mom OG Fans: Get Out of My Life!

Earlier this week, we reported on the news that Ryan Edwards had returned home following a second stint in rehab.

There were some conflicting reports regarding Ryan's start and end dates, and it was widely rumored that he had once again left treatment early.

Now, however, Ryan's long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer, has come forward to clear the air.

In a series of new social media posts, she makes some interesting claims about Ryan -- and she also invites Teen Mom OG fans to kindly butt out of her life.

Take a look:

1. Return of the Mack

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After laying low during most of Ryan's stint in treatment, Mackenzie is now back in a big way.

2. All Over the Place

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Not only did Mackenzie make an unexpected return to Teen Mom OG, she's also been posting to social media again.

3. An Eventful Few Weeks

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Mackenzie welcomed her second child, a boy name Jagger, just last month, and earlier this week, Ryan returned home from rehab.

4. Clearing the Air

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Needless to say, Mackenzie has a lot to talk about these days, and she's doing exactly that.

5. Mixed Messages

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But she's also asking Teen Mom OG fans to do a favor and stay the hell out of her business.

6. Telling Stories

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Mackenzie took to her Instagram Stories this week to debunk what she says are vicious rumors about her husband and her marriage.
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Ryan Edwards Has Left Rehab, Claims to Have Completed 90 Days

Well, folks, what should be some fairly straightforward good news has been complicated by a tangle of rumors, rebuttals, and mistruths, but we're gonna go ahead and focus on the positive for a moment:

Ryan Edwards has checked out of rehab and is now back at home with his long-suffering wife and infant son.

As for when Ryan left treatment and whether or not he completed the entire 90-day program ... well, none of that is entirely clear at the moment.

Here's what we know so far:

1. Back With Mack!

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Ryan's home! After a series of legal issues and drug-related mishaps, Ryan finally recognized the imporance of getting sober and decided to seek treatment.

2. Timeline Trouble

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When exactly he reached that decision is a matter of debate, but we'll get to that later.

3. Conflicting Reports

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Radar Online initially reported that Ryan quietly left treatment on Thanksgiving Day and was escorted home by his wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

4. Jen Clears the Air

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However, speaking with The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Ryan's mother, Jen Edwards, claimed that the report was bogus, and Ryan was still in treatment.

5. Stating Her Case

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"Ryan is not currently home,� she told the site. “Ryan will be leaving the exact day he is supposed to which is set by the facility."

6. Jen Ain't Playin'

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“He is not leaving treatment early," Jen added for emphasis.
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Ryan Edwards Totally Did NOT Leave Rehab Early! (Says His Mom)

On Monday, we reported on the surprising news that Ryan Edwards had checked out of rehab.

The report -- initially published by Radar Online -- came as a shock primarily because Ryan checked into a 90-day treatment program in late September.

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Which would mean, of course, that he remained in treatment for considerably less time than he was supposed to.

Since Ryan checked out of rehab early once before and relapsed almost immediately, this was taken as a troubling sign.

Fortunately, it seems the reports of Ryan skipping out ahead of schedule for a second time have been greatly exaggerated.

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The Ashley's Reality Roundup recently spoke with Ryan's mom, Jen Edwards, who assured the site that Ryan is still in rehab and still working hard to get sober for his wife and two children.

“Ryan is not currently home,� Jen told The Ashley.

She added that there's no accuracy to Radar's report that Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, traveled to Alabama to escort him home from treatment on Thanksgiving Day.

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“[Mackenzie] left early in the morning on Thanksgiving and missed dinner with her family,� Radar reported on Monday.

“She flew with the baby to get Ryan. They’re home now.�

“[Ryan’s dad] Larry and I were with Mackenzie on Thanksgiving Day,� Jen countered.

She adds that the entire family recently visited Ryan, but not on Thanksgiving.

Ryan Edwards: Not Sober

“We all went to see him but not on Thanksgiving Day,� Jen continued.

“Ryan will be leaving the exact day he is supposed to which is set by the facility,� Ryan's mother informed The Ashley.

“He is not leaving treatment early. Ryan and Mackenzie are in a great place.

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"They have asked that we not give any other specific information at this time," Jen concluded.

Mackenzie took to social media to confirm that there's no truth behind the rumor of Ryan leaving treatment early.

She highlighted an error in an Us Weekly account of Ryan's exodus as proof of this:

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Obviously, such an error doesn't necessarily mean that Ryan is still in treatment, and Mackenzie's relationship with the truth is tenuous at best.

We're inclined to believe her in this case, however, mainly because she has Jen Edwards backing her up.

Interestingly, Mackenzie didn't comment on the other details in the report, most notably the fact that she's currently living with her parents and is fully prepared to divorce Ryan in the event of a relapse.

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“If he relapses again, [Mackenzie] is going to file for divorce,� Radar‘s source claimed.

“She’s serious. She doesn’t want to continue to be with someone who doesn’t help himself.�

We're guessing Mackenzie would prefer to wait and see what happens in that regard.

Ryan Edwards Leaves Rehab Early AGAIN: Will He Be Able to Stay Sober This Time?

Back in October, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab after years of battling substance abuse issues.

His intentions were clear, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. 

With a second child on the way, his marriage hanging in the balance, and a slew of legal issues threatening his freedom, Ryan needed to break his addiction to heroin.

Now, the troubled Teen Mom OG star is confident that he'll be able to stay clean, but there's still ample cause for concern.

Take a look:

1. Second Time's the Charm

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Ryan checked into rehab for the second time on October 9. He originally planned to remain in treatment for 90 days.

2. Emergency Situation

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His treatment caused Ryan to miss the birth of his son Jagger, but all involved agreed that it was necessary for him to check in immediately.

3. Tempting Fate?

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Now, Ryan is out of treatment, and those closest to the troubled former reality star are said to be confident in his ability to remain sober. But there's still cause for concern ...

4. A Dangerous Move

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For starters, Ryan has checked out of treatment well ahead of schedule, leaving after just 45 days of a planned 90-day program.

5. Home For the Holidays

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According to a report published today by Radar Online, Ryan returned home on Thanksgiving, escorted by his long-suffering wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

6. Return to the Mack

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"She left early in the morning on Thanksgiving and missed dinner with her family," an insider tells the site.
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Mackenzie Standifer: Threatening to Abandon Baby with Ryan Edwards?!

So Mackenzie Standifer sure has been going through a lot lately, right?

Or, well, pretty much ever since she made the extremely questionable decision to start dating Ryan Edwards.

But things have definitely gotten more intense in the past few weeks.

After all, welcoming a new baby while your husband goes off to rehab for at least a few months will do that.

So maybe that's why Mackenzie has been behaving a little strangely lately -- the stress.

But still, her latest comments are pretty darn concerning ...

1. Poor Mackenzie

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Who would have thought that having Ryan Edwards for a husband would be rough?

2. ... Oh

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Every single person who's ever seen even a second of footage of him from Teen Mom? Yeah, that's kind of what we thought.

3. Real Talk

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Ryan has always been the worst, and there's no shortage of evidence of this.

4. Sorry, Ryan

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And we're not even talking about the heroin addiction.

5. What a History

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Ever since we first saw him as Maci's boyfriend in her episode of 16 and Pregnant, he's been self-centered, lazy, mean ... just so many bad things.

6. Use Your Resources

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There's YEARS of footage of him being a semi-absent father, making poor decisions, and just being not the greatest person in general.
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Mackenzie Standifer SLAMS Ryan Edwards: You Selfish A-Hole!

Last month, Mackenzie Standifer welcomed her second child, a boy named Jagger Ryan Edwards.

Sadly, the boy's father and namesake (Ryan Edwards, not Mick Jagger) was unable to be there for his son's birth.

Edwards is in rehab being treated for a severe addiction to heroin.

It looks as though he'll remain there for quite some time, and though the treatment might literally save his life, it seems Mackenzie is NOT happy about it.

Take a look:

1. Troubled From the Start

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We would begin by discussing a simpler time in Ryan and Mackenzie's relationship -- but really, these two have had issues since day one.

2. Wedding Woes

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Ryan famously passed out while driving to his wedding with Mackenzie. Shortly thereafter, he checked into rehab for the first time.

3. The Relapse

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He left treatment ahead of schedule and relapsed within weeks. That's when the real downward spiral began.

4. Fighting the Law and Losing

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Ryan was arrested three times in less than 18 months for possession charges and probation violations.

5. Bottoming Out

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On one recent occasion, Ryan spent nearly a full week behind bars. Shortly thereafter, he checked into rehab again.

6. A Fresh Start

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This time around, Ryan decided to remain in treatment for 90 days. And thus far, reports of his progress have been promising.
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Mackenzie Standifer: Ryan Edwards Kind of Ruined My Life, But I’ll Never Leave Him!

Ryan Edwards has been pretty busy this year, huh?

He kicked it off by impregnating Mackenzie Standifer, then proceeded to get arrested once or twice before going off to rehab.

Throw in all the smaller scandals that have happened, like that time he threatened to murder Maci Bookout's husband ...

Yeah, there's been a lot going on for him.

But through it all, for better or worse (mostly worse), Mackenzie has stood by his side.

And now she's ready to tell us all about it.

1. Awww (???)

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So here's the happy couple, Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards.

2. Hmmm ...

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Except how happy could they possibly be right now?

3. A Great Big Downward Spiral

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After all, Ryan isn't doing so great these days.

4. What a Nightmare

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Like, he's been in rehab for at least a month now, and he's supposed to stay there until February or March.

5. Bittersweet

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Which is actually a great thing, because maybe such a long stay in rehab can help him finally kick his heroin addiction for good.

6. Poor Mack

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But on the other hand, Ryan's absence has to be hard on Mackenzie.
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Mackenzie Standifer Shares Update on Ryan Edwards, First Baby Photo

Mackenzie Standifer offered a couple of treats for her social media followers on Halloween.

First, the long-time reality star provided fans with their very first glimpse of Jagger, the baby to whom she gave birth in October.

It was a fleeting glimpse, mind you. Some might even take issue with this being labeled a glimpse at all.

But... hey, there is a baby in the photo below, alright?!?

Mackenzie Standifer Baby Pic... Sort Of

Standifer simply included a black heart emoji as a caption to this image of Jagger and his 10-year old brother, Bentley, both of whom were out and about on Halloween night.

Mackenzie has often used this same unusual graphic across her Instagram, prompting some to believe it's meant as jab at Edwards, who continues to get into trouble with the law.

But Standifer insists the emoji has nothing to do with her often-jailed husband.

"So here’s the deal about my use of [the black heart]," she wrote two weeks ago online.

"There’s nothing behind it except for the fact that it’s different from your everyday [red heart]. Sorry to disappoint. Lol. There’s no hidden or cryptic messages behind it...

"It’s just a heart shaped emoji that happens to be black instead of red."

A Kiss for Ryan

Oh. Okay then.

Standifer made a return to Teen Mom OG this past Monday evening in order to discuss Bentley possibly going to private school with his grandparents.

She and Ryan had previously quit the MTV franchise, with Mackenzie claiming the network didn't want to be associated with a recovering drug addict such as Edwards.

Mackenzie, never one to mince words, then shared a photo of Teen Mom cameras being set up around her home, writing in the caption that the scene being shot was "Faaakkkkkeeeeeeeeeee" and strongly implying that everything one sees on the show is fake.

Sorry, "Faaakkkkkeeeeeeeeeee."

But Ryan's run-ins with the law have been very real.

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Because he was arrested (AGAIN) for drug possession earlier this year, Edwards actually missed Jagger's birth.

According to various sources, he has never met his second son.

There's been talk (below) of Standifer leaving Edwards at last and taking their son with her, but she seemed to shoot down such chatter in an Instagram response last night.

"Where is Ryan? As a fellow addict I wish him the best. Is he in treatment still?" a follower asked Standifer in reply to her Halloween picture, to which she directly responded:

He is doing SO good. Proud of him.

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We think this is the first time Mackenzie has even acknowledged that Edwards is in treatment.

Perhaps that's progress, considering Standifer spent the better part of the last year insisting that Edwards was clean and sober following his 2017 weeks-long rehab stint.

Despite the many times Edwards has faced drug charges, Mackenzie has continued to deny that her husband has a substance abuse problem.

But he does. No one can say any differently now.

For the sake of his very precious two children, let's just hope he takes the proper steps to kick it once and for all.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Look Who’s Back!

Teen Mom OG featured an unexpected return on October 29, 2018.

The MTV drama also revealed something unfortunate about one of the kids featured each week, along with more fighting between Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer.

Yes, it remains ugly between the estranged former spouses.

Scroll down for a full recap of events and developments...

1. Hi There, Mackenzie Standifer

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Standifer had said she was done with the show, but she joined Ryan Edwards’ parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, for a conversation about Bentley’s schooling on this installment.

2. The 10-Year Old Should Attend Private School

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“Ryan’s put the money in the education account, so the funding is there for him,� Jen said about her grandson's future, agreeing with Mackenzie that Bentley should be educated in a private facility. “He’s pretty much adamant about him not going to public school.�

3. Amen!

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Mackenzie chimed in here, adding that her husband is “dead set� on the idea and saying: “A friend of mine is the admissions director, but Maci has to be the one to do all the paperwork. She has to be the one to really get it going."

4. Wait a Minute...

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Bookout grew irritated that Jen and Larry would even put the idea of private school into Bentley’s head ... without discussing it with her first. She told her son that just because he wants to go, doesn’t mean he’s gets to go. It's more complicated than that.

5. Why Not Go Public?

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Speaking to Taylor McKinney about the topic, Maci explained her stance: "It’s almost like he thinks because you have to pay for it, it’s special. Part of me thinks that, just for the fact that Bentley has grown up in an odd family situation and on TV, public school is better for him [because] he gets exposed to a lot of different walks of life than his. I don’t want Bentley to think he is on a pedestal or belongs on one, being on TV … He just expects when he wants something, at Jen and Larry’s, he gets it."

6. What About Bristol and Dakota?

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The divorce was a go and Bristol was prepared to move out. Talking to one of the show's producers, Palin explained that she and her ex-husband still needed to hammer out custody details for their two daughters -- and that she's heartbroken to see how Meyer has allegedly iced out her son with Levi Johnston, Tripp.
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Mackenzie Standifer: Leaving Ryan Edwards and Taking the Baby?!

If you keep up with Teen Mom news, then you already know what's going on with Mackenzie Standifer right now.

She just had her baby!

Of course, Ryan Edwards wasn't there for the birth, but we'll get more into that in a moment.

Especially because, thanks to this new update from Mackenzie, we're kind of getting some vibes that she's had enough of Ryan.

What's going on?!

1. A Wild Ride

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Ryan and Mackenzie ... well, they haven't had a fairytale romance, that's for sure.

2. The Truth

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Mostly because Ryan has a sincerely awful drug problem.

3. Plus This

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Mackenzie seems to move pretty fast, too -- she's only 21 years old, and she's already had two husbands and two children.

4. Moving On

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In fact, she got engaged to Ryan just a few months after divorcing her first husband.

5. Laying It All Out

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So we know that they were only dating a few months, at most, when they got engaged in December of 2016.

6. So Sad

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And we also know that Ryan was deep into his addiction during that time.
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Ryan Edwards: Leaving Rehab Early to Finally Meet His Son?

Last week, we reported on the news that Ryan Edwards had checked into rehab after struggling with an opioid addiction for several years.

Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, had given birth to a son.

Jagger Edwards is the couples' first child together, but sadly, Ryan missed the birth due to his continued treatment.

As painful as the thought of missing his son's first weeks on the planet must have been, it was widely assumed that Edwards would remain in treatment in order to ensure that he receives the kind of help he needs.

Sadly, it doesn't look like that will be the case ...

1. Taking the Right Steps

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While Edwards was aware that he would miss Jagger's birth by checking into treatment, it seems he was also aware that his situation required immediate action.

2. Joyous News

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Fortunately, Mackenzie delivered the baby with no complications. She was accompanied in the delivery room by her mother.

3. Jen and Larry In the House

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Ryan's parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, were also in the hospital the day the baby was born.

4. Ryan's Hope

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Insiders say the impending arrival of his son helped motivate Ryan to seek help.

5. Plenty of Reasons

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Of course, the fact that Edwards has been arrested three times in the past 18 months and is very keen on avoiding jail time probably also factored into his decision.

6. Easier Said Than Done

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Ryan initially planned to remain in treatment for a minimum of three months, but now it seems his plans have changed ...
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Mackenzie Standifer Welcomes Son … WITHOUT Ryan Edwards

Big news out of the world of Teen Mom OG today.

Multiple sources are now confirming that Mackenzie Standifer has welcomed a son.

And she did so without the support of husband Ryan Edwards, who was not present in the delivery room.

Here's what we know about the situation thus far:

1. A New Addition

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Insiders tell Radar Online that Mackenzie welcomed Jagger Ryan Edwards on Tuesday, October 9.

2. Without a Hitch

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One source has confirmed that Mackenzie did not undergo a C-section. Jagger reportedly weighs in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

3. Keeping a Low Profile

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Mackenzie and Ryan were both let go from Teen Mom OG recently, and they've been largely absent from social media as of late.

4. Sharing the News

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Mackenzie confirmed that her due date was in October before going radio silent. She has not publicly confirmed news of the birth, but will reportedly do so before the week is out.

5. The Ryan Question

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Edwards, of course, has endured a slew of legal troubles and addiction issues in recent months, and it was unclear if he would be present for the birth of his second child.

6. The No-Show

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Sources have now confirmed that Ryan was not in the delivery room when little Jagger entered the world. But the situation is not as sad as it initially sounds ...
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Ryan Edwards: Will He Miss the Birth of His Son While In Rehab?

As we reported earlier today, Ryan Edwards is headed back to rehab.

If you've been following the sad saga of Edwards' downward spiral, you know that's undeniably good news.

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Edwards has been arrested three times in the past 18 months as a result of his addictions, and his erratic behavior has endangered his loved ones on multiple occasions.

So it's encouraging to learn that he's finally getting serious about getting sober.

But the road to recovery is never an easy one, and according to a new report from Radar Online, Edwards will be making a major sacrifice early on in his sobriety journey.

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Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is currently pregnant with the couple's first child.

(Ryan and Mackenzie each have one child from previous relationships.)

Unfortunately, Edwards will be in treatment for the foreseeable future, and one insider tells Radar that Mackenzie is less than one week away from. giving birth.

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"Mackenzie is expected to be induced on October 8," says the source.

"She is naming her son Jagger Ryan Edwards."

The insider goes on to confirm that Mackenzie has no expectation that Ryan will be present when her son enters the world:

Ryan Edwards: A Photo

"I believe her mom and her aunt will be in the delivery room with her," the source adds.

Not only will Ryan miss the birth of his child, it may be several months before he even meets little Jagger.

"[Ryan] isn’t supposed to be out [of rehab] until February or March," a different insider claims.

Ryan Edwards: Not Sober

Meanwhile, it remains unclear if Ryan and Mackenzie are still a couple.

One source claims that even before Ryan checked into rehab, he and Mackenzie were no longer living together.

"Mackenzie moved out of the lake house they were living in," the insider says.

Mackenzie Standifer Is Pregnant on Instagram

"[She] is now living with her parents."

Despite that development, Mackenzie recently claimed that she and Ryan are still going strong:

"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," Standifer wrote in an Instagram post.

Mackenzie Standifer Edwards

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

"Have mistakes been made? Hell yes," Standifer continued.

"Have they been accounted for, dealt with and resolved, yep."

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer Selfie

So it sounds like, for the time being at least, Mackenzie is planning to ride this thing out.

We wish her and Ryan all the best through the difficult time ahead.

We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.