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Teen Mom OG Recap: Ryan Edwards Gets Married! Again!

On Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12, a couple prepared to tie the knot, but that wasn't the only notable event on the MTV hit.

Not by a long shot.

Would Farrah's latest altercation with producers spell the end of her time on the show on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12?

Would Tyler man up and get his father into rehab? Would Amber be able to handle the bombshell she had to drop on Leah?

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you recall that Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer’s first wedding day was ... unusual.

They married in a parking lot with only his parents on hand, with Ryan having driven there high as a kite no less. On camera.

Obviously, they still have plenty of issues and obstacles to overcome, but this time, at least there was no wedding controversy.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Wedding Photo

Fans may be a little upset, though, by the fact that before the ceremony, Ryan Edwards was seen drinking with his groomsmen.

Harmless? Perhaps, but for a man with obvious addiction issues, it's sure to raise red flags with some viewers, for good reason.

Asked about his wedding vows, Ryan told his friends, “I don’t care, it’s not like it’s got to be perfect.” They were pretty close.

“I promise to always love you, be your best friend, I promise to be faithful and always be there for you,” he told Mackenzie.

Standifer had a prepared speech. Slightly awkward.

Ryan at His Wedding

Later, Ryan admitted to his wife that he’s drunk; Edwards and Standifer proceeded to take shots and talk about their financial situation.

Ryan's father then gave a speech that made him cry.

That was pretty emotional, as was the scene last night were Tyler Baltierra’s long-troubled father, Butch, finally enters rehab.

Butch cried when he learned that his son had come up with the exorbitant amount of money to cover the treatment, in full.

At the rehab center, one of the administrators says to Tyler that it’s probably been a long time since he’s really met his dad.

“I don’t think I’ve ever met him,” he responds.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

For his part, Butch confessed that he's done “a lot” of cocaine and crack in life and was on drugs as recently as “3-4 days ago.”

Terrifying. Speaking of family drama, Farrah Abraham put her differences with her mother aside to celebrate Debra‘s birthday.

At least she tried. Could it possibly last?

Deb pleads for Farrah to attend her wedding, which Sophia finally decides she's allowed to, so that's a step in the right direction.

However, after Abraham's “vaginal rejuvenation” (seriously), Deb was left waiting in the car for a half hour as Farrah got ready.

Farrah Abraham Gets Sexy

When she finally got in the car, Farrah proceeded to freak the f--k out on a producer for reasons that weren't entirely clear.

While Farrah's insane treatment of producers has been well documented, it's never not amazing to watch it play out on TV.

“If you can’t get along with anyone or try to or get in my way of how I live my f--king life," she says, "then do not work with me."

"F--k you and your excuses.”

Farrah Abraham, ladies and gentlemen. Never a dull moment or an episode that passes without a complete meltdown.

Ryan Edwards: Off the Wagon After Months of Sobriety!

Back in June Ryan Edwards married Mackenzie Standifer in a ceremony that was documented by a Teen Mom OG camera crew.

Viewers were stunned to see Ryan pass out while driving to his own wedding, and they were relieved to hear he had checked into rehab shotly after saying "I do."

With professional help, Ryan was able to beat the heroin addiction that nearly claimed his life.

But he didn't stay sober for long...

1. Ryan's Struggles

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Ryan was treated for his addiction to heroin last summer. He claims to have been sober ever since, but Teen Mom OG cameras tell a different story.

2. A Shocking Wedding

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Fans were stunned when Edwards lost consciousness while driving to his own wedding. Shortly after marrying Mackenzie Standifer, Ryan checked into rehab ... but it hasn't been smooth sailing in the months since,

3. Meme Mess

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Not long after his release, Ryan denigrated his ex, Maci Bookout, with a series of memes about "baby mamas." Many fans suspected then that he was no longer sober.

4. Off the Wagon

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Now, we have proof that Ryan is off the wagon. Fans are shocked, but certain members of his inner circle don't seem to mind.

5. Wedding Number 2

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Ryan and Mackenzie recently held a second wedding ceremony to make up for the first. Scenes from that ceremony will be featured in this week's episode of Teen Mom OG. And it seems fans are in for yet another shock.

6. Sober No More

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In a preview clip released today, Edwards can be seen drinking beer at his second wedding. Those around him don't seem to mind.
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Teen Mom OG Recap: Insane in the Brain

Monday on Teen Mom OG, Amber and Andrew got into a major tiff, while Farrah and her mom continued to butt heads over Deb's wedding.

Also, Catelynn confirmed she was pregnant again, but not everybody reacted to the seemingly joyous news how you might expect.

When Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 10 got underway, Amber finally announced her baby news to her friends and family members.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that there's always more drama ahead, though, and Andrew Glennon delivered.

Amber disagreed with his “hippie” suggestion that they wait to find out the gender of their child, and an explosive argument followed.

Not surprisingly, Amber won out in the end.

The family then celebrated Halloween with her daughter, Leah, along with Leah's father Gary Shirley, and his wife, Kristina Anderson.

Gary Shirley on Teen Mom OG

The haunted hayride looked fun, but things turned a little more serious (and awkward) when Gary expressed his concern for Amber.

Regarding her pregnancy, he even took a dig at her and the timeline of her latest romance, saying, “hopefully it’s not Matt's!"

Hopefully not, indeed. Kristina weighed in that “I think there was a break between Matt and Andrew, I think, I don’t know!”

None of us really do.

Indeed, fans have speculated that Amber’s baby could possibly be Matt’s, but there's nothing to suggest that rumor is true.

Ryan Edwards of Teen Mom

Down in the Volunteer State, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards were still trying to figure out a custody agreement, and butting heads.

Since he has yet to take a drug test - her requirement for him to see Bentley more often - there's still an impasse in that regard.

Just the same, Maci and Ryan kept up their tradition of taking Bentley trick-or-treating together with his grandparents, Jen and Larry.

At least that was the plan.

When Maci changed the time, Ryan, Mackenzie Standifer, and her son, Hudson, were not able to join the festivities. Ryan was pissed.

Mackenzie Edwards on Teen Mom Reunion

Ryan alleged that Maci intentionally wanted to sabotage the plans and exclude him, though Maci claimed this was not the case.

Separately, she told husband Taylor McKinney that she didn’t know anything about Ryan and Mackenzie’s scheduling issues.

Either way, another day, another drama.

On a bittersweet note, considering what we know has happened since this was filmed, Catelynn Lowell was celebrating her pregnancy.

At the same time, she and Tyler Baltierra were dealing with the emotionally heavy subject of sending his father Butch back to rehab.

Tyler Baltierra and Nova

Fortunately for Butch, this time it was voluntary, not court-ordered; Cate and Tyler were also behind him 100% - and $48,000 worth.

That's a lot of confidence in his ability to take it seriously, but it seemed like he was, even if he was feeling anxious about the process.

We wish him the best.

As for Cate, we know she miscarried, and that Lowell is in rehab again as well as part of her ongoing battle with mental health problems.

Finally, Farrah Abraham heard from none other than Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame, who reached out to her about Deb's wedding.

Farrah Abraham Cries on Teen Mom OG

What does Jenelle have to do with it?

Apparently, Evans' ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, was invited to Farrah's mother's upcoming nuptials ... which makes literally no sense.

Farrah, naturally, was confused, and did the logical thing - calling up Debbo on FaceTime and putting her on blast over this move.

Despite the verbal reprimand, Debra decided to stand by her decision about Courtland being invited, which still makes no sense, but hey:

Very little about Farrah's world does.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Insane in the Brain

Monday on Teen Mom OG, Amber and Andrew got into a major tiff, while Farrah and her mom continued to butt heads over Deb's wedding.

Also, Catelynn confirmed she was pregnant again, but not everybody reacted to the seemingly joyous news how you might expect.

When Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 10 got underway, Amber finally announced her baby news to her friends and family members.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that there's always more drama ahead, though, and Andrew Glennon delivered.

Amber disagreed with his “hippie” suggestion that they wait to find out the gender of their child, and an explosive argument followed.

Not surprisingly, Amber won out in the end.

The family then celebrated Halloween with her daughter, Leah, along with Leah's father Gary Shirley, and his wife, Kristina Anderson.

Gary Shirley on Teen Mom OG

The haunted hayride looked fun, but things turned a little more serious (and awkward) when Gary expressed his concern for Amber.

Regarding her pregnancy, he even took a dig at her and the timeline of her latest romance, saying, “hopefully it’s not Matt's!"

Hopefully not, indeed. Kristina weighed in that “I think there was a break between Matt and Andrew, I think, I don’t know!”

None of us really do.

Indeed, fans have speculated that Amber’s baby could possibly be Matt’s, but there's nothing to suggest that rumor is true.

Ryan Edwards of Teen Mom

Down in the Volunteer State, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards were still trying to figure out a custody agreement, and butting heads.

Since he has yet to take a drug test - her requirement for him to see Bentley more often - there's still an impasse in that regard.

Just the same, Maci and Ryan kept up their tradition of taking Bentley trick-or-treating together with his grandparents, Jen and Larry.

At least that was the plan.

When Maci changed the time, Ryan, Mackenzie Standifer, and her son, Hudson, were not able to join the festivities. Ryan was pissed.

Mackenzie Edwards on Teen Mom Reunion

Ryan alleged that Maci intentionally wanted to sabotage the plans and exclude him, though Maci claimed this was not the case.

Separately, she told husband Taylor McKinney that she didn’t know anything about Ryan and Mackenzie’s scheduling issues.

Either way, another day, another drama.

On a bittersweet note, considering what we know has happened since this was filmed, Catelynn Lowell was celebrating her pregnancy.

At the same time, she and Tyler Baltierra were dealing with the emotionally heavy subject of sending his father Butch back to rehab.

Tyler Baltierra and Nova

Fortunately for Butch, this time it was voluntary, not court-ordered; Cate and Tyler were also behind him 100% - and $48,000 worth.

That's a lot of confidence in his ability to take it seriously, but it seemed like he was, even if he was feeling anxious about the process.

We wish him the best.

As for Cate, we know she miscarried, and that Lowell is in rehab again as well as part of her ongoing battle with mental health problems.

Finally, Farrah Abraham heard from none other than Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame, who reached out to her about Deb's wedding.

Farrah Abraham Cries on Teen Mom OG

What does Jenelle have to do with it?

Apparently, Evans' ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, was invited to Farrah's mother's upcoming nuptials ... which makes literally no sense.

Farrah, naturally, was confused, and did the logical thing - calling up Debbo on FaceTime and putting her on blast over this move.

Despite the verbal reprimand, Debra decided to stand by her decision about Courtland being invited, which still makes no sense, but hey:

Very little about Farrah's world does.

Maci Bookout: New Evidence of Fake Custody Battle Emerges

Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout was accused of lying to fans of the show in order to create a more dramatic storyline for herself for the show's current season.

Eagle-eyed viewers claimed that the custody battle between Maci and Ryan Edwards had been faked for the cameras, and the exes had actually reached an amicable co-parenting arrangement.

Bookout

Now, new evidence has emerged indicating that Ryan and Maci have, in fact, been sharing custody of their son Bentley for several months, all the while pretending to be at one another's throats over the question of who will raise the boy.

According to the show, the timeline of Ryan and Maci's custody battle goes something like this:

Back in June Ryan checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer.

He left treatment three weeks later, and immediately attacked Maci on social media with a vulgar meme.

Thus began one of the ugliest fights for custody in the illustrious history of the Teen Mom franchise.

Or so viewers have been led to believe...

Maci Conspiracy

The above image was posted in a Teen Mom message board on Reddit earlier this week.

The poster claims it offers conclusive evidence that Ryan and Maci are lying about the severity of their feud.

On the show, Maci and Bentley visited Ryan on Father's Day at his parents' house.

Ryan and Maci got into a fight; she left, and he supposedly didn't see Bentley for several months afterward.

“Maci’s storyline this season is total BS,” the viewer wrote on Reddit.

“Go figure lol. Here are some pictures with dates proving that Bentley has been able to see his dad and grandparents regularly since July. Tomorrow’s episode takes place at the end of October where Ryan supposedly hasn’t seen him since Father’s Day.”

Maci, Taylor Photo

Yes, it does seem that either Ryan is posting old photos of himself with Bentley, or he's lying about going several months without seeing his son.

The same viewer claimed that changes were made to Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra's storyline in post-production.

Meanwhile, Maci has moved on to a dramatic storyline.

On a recent episode of the show Bookout revealed that she suffered a miscarriage, and thus, has concerns about getting pregnant again.

While the miscarriage took place several months ago, fans were not made aware of it until recently.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Maci's many struggles.

Mackenzie Standifer: Risking Custody By Putting Son on Teen Mom OG?!

It's been seven months since Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer's first wedding, and there's been no shortage of drama in the early days of their marriage.

(Case in point: Ryan and Mackenzie had to have a second wedding because he was so high for the first one that he passed out on the way to the church.)

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Mackenzie once threatened to quit Teen Mom OG due to the constant criticism from fans on social media.

But like everyone else on the show, she keeps coming back for more punishment.

(Imagine you're making six figures, and your biggest complaint about your job is that you have more Twitter haters than most people. Now it all makes sense, right?)

In fact, Mackenzie has basically doubled down on her commitment to the series.

These days, she's not only featured on TMOG herself, she also has her son from a previous relationship appearing on the show.

And not surprisingly, Mackenzie's baby daddy is less than thrilled with that development.

Kenzie Standifer

According to Radar Online, Hudson's father, Zach Stephens, never agreed to allow his son to be on the show, and now, he's doing everything he can to strip his son of custody rights.

“He’s not supposed to be on the show,” a source close to Mackenzie's ex Zach Stephens told Radar.

“She exploits her son for a paycheck.”

The insider adds that Stephens “wants to take Hudson from [Mackenzie]" and plans to use footage shot by TMOG camera crews as evidence of abuse.

Ryan Edwards Wedding Picture

Stephens says that Hudson  “can’t stand being there" when his mother is filming.

He also claims that Mackenzie regularly neglects her parental duties in order to focus on filming.

“She never has Hudson,” an insider told Radar.

“It’s her mom, Ryan’s mom Jen or Zach watching him. Zach doesn’t feel with her is where Hudson needs to be.”

Mackenzie responded to the claims in an interview with Radar.

Ryan Edwards, Mackenzie Standifer, Sons

She insists that her son actually enjoys his time on camera and appears on the show of his own volition.

“He hasn’t even made a dime so clearly he’s not on there for a paycheck,”

Well, most 4-year-olds aren't overly focused on their bank accounts, so we suppose that's not a big surprise.

Mackenzie's story checks out, folks! Call off the investigation!

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more questionable parenting decisions.

Maci Bookout Accused of Lying to Fans in Fake Teen Mom OG Storyline

If you watch a lot of reality television, then you're probably aware that the genre is somewhat ironically named.

There's no question that it qualifies as "television," but the "reality" part is a bit more dubious.

Maci Tells It Like It Is

Take Maci Bookout's storyline on the latest season of Teen Mom OG, for example:

Much of Maci's recent drama on the show has revolved around her continuing conflict with Ryan Edwards, the father of her oldest son, Bentley.

If you're a fan of the series, then you're likely aware that Ryan has struggled with heroin addiction.

Edwards checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer last summer, and though he's reportedly been sober ever since, his co-parenting relationship with Maci has continued to suffer.

Or so MTV producers would have us believe.

Maci and Bentley

According to the show, Maci and Ryan are locked in a custody battle that's tearing both of their families apart.

But eagle-eyed viewers believe the whole thing has been orchestrated for the sake of bringing some additional drama to the show's current season.

At one point the audience was led to believe that Ryan went several weeks without seeing Bentley following a Father's Day fight with Maci.

Those who have studied the show closely and cross-referenced its version events with the posts on Ryan's Instagram page claim that that's quite clearly not the case.

“Maci’s storyline this season is total BS,” one fan wrote.

Bookout

“Go figure lol. Here are some pictures with dates proving that Bentley has been able to see his dad and grandparents regularly since July."

"Tomorrow’s episode takes place at the end of October where Ryan supposedly hasn’t seen him since Father’s Day.”

And it seems that's not the only instance of dishonesty on the part of the show's cast and producers.

“The show also plays fast and loose with timelines,” wrote one commenter before citing several examples from the most recent season.

“There were several scenes with Cate and Tyler that made it appear it was the same day or same week," another sleuth said.

"But the color of their house went back and forth several times from blue to white back to blue," the armchair detective notes.

Therefore, "it was clear that the scenes were out of order and done further apart than what the storyline suggested.”

Like we said, every reality show manipulates the events of its subjects' lives in order to craft coherent storylines, but it seems Teen Mom OG producers have been rather sloppy about it this season.

And the show's producers appear to have committed a cardinal sin by underestimating the intelligence of their viewers.

As always, you can watch Teen Mom OG online to join the search for glaring continuity errors.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Stay Fertile My Friends

This week on Teen Mom OG, one cast member shocked her whole family when she reveals that she is pregnant once again.

Meanwhile, another who hoped to follow in those same fertile footsteps took the surprising step of having her IUD removed.

Tyler and Catelynn Lowell

There were birthdays, weddings and custody issues to be talked about too, making for an eventful installment of the MTV hit.

We begin with Catelynn Lowell, who actually took a pregnancy test just in case she was pregnant, but did so on the DL. Why?

Just in case since if she was pregnant, she said, she wanted to keep it from Tyler so she could surprise him in some cute way.

It turns out that she was ... and she did!

When he got home, her daughter Nova was outfitted in a shirt saying: “I’m going to be a big sister!” Tyler was ... kinda confused.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

“Why do we have that shirt?” Tyler asked.

"Because she’s gonna be a big sister!” Catelynn responded, and brought out the positive test, and told him she'd taken three others.

“You’re a fertile myrtle,” he replied.

We don't know what that means, but sadly, we know what happens next: Catelynn Lowell suffered a miscarriage shortly after.

In this case, knowing the details of the lives of these quasi-celebrities before they play out on screen puts a damper on things.

We just hope Catelynn is doing alright, and that her latest trip to rehab (reportedly being filmed for the show) is successful.

Mackenzie, Ryan and Bentley

In Tennessee, Ryan Edwards finally got to spend time with Bentley on his ninth birthday, though not without mire controversy.

Maci Bookout didn’t have the drug test results she demanded before she would let her first-born son be around Ryan alone.

According to Ryan, he had taken and passed such a test administered by his lawyers; Maci simply hadn’t asked for the results.

It's unclear where the truth lies, but his parents, Larry and Jen, picked up the adorable boy and arrived at the house with Ryan.

He didn’t even get off the couch, which was strange, but they did appear to have a good time together after that awkwardness.

Maci Tells It Like It Is

On the plus side, Ryan's wife Mackenzie Standifer texted Maci Bookout letting her know that she was invited to their wedding.

Their whole family was, including Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, and their kids. So that's a really positive sign for everyone.

In the Wild, Wonderful World of Farrah Abraham, she and her oft-estranged mother Debra went on a karaoke girls night out.

Debra again asked Farrah and Sophia to attend her wedding, and again was rebuffed, as Farrah really, really doesn't like David.

Finally, Amber Portwood broke the news of her pregnancy to her mom and her cousin Krystal during this week’s installment.

Amber Portwood in Good Light?

Her mom's response, not unlike ours:

“Shut up, are you serious?”

Amber's mother admitted that she was in shock and didn’t know Andrew well, hence her less-than-enthralled initial reaction.

The expectant couple was upset that word of the pregnancy made its way online before they told Andrew’s family personally.

No one knows (including Amber and Andrew) who talked to the media about this, but we're looking at you, Jenelle Evans.

Just kidding. Sort of. Not really. Maybe.

Andrew wondered if Gary Shirley, the father of Amber's daughter Leah, was the one who leaked the story. Amber doubted that.

Gary did speak to his wife, Kristina Anderson, about the pregnancy in private, musing on how this presents an opportunity.

“They could be great parents. It could be Amber’s second chance,” Gary told Kristina. “I hope that she takes care of the kid.”

Don't we all.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Oh, Yeah, Baby, Yeah!

Monday night on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 8, Farrah got into a nasty argument with her mom ... what else is new, right?

Meanwhile, Amber found out she was expecting, and Ryan and Mackenzie celebrated a joint bachelor and bachelorette party.

Amber Portwood at 2017 VMAs

There's no need to tease that someone is pregnant on Teen Mom: OG, because in this day and age, you already know who it is.

Still, there's always more to the story that you don't know, and for Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon, timing was everything.

On the couple's Hawaiian vacation, she ended up getting sick right away, immediately and then continuously feeling nauseous.

You know what that means!

Despite the exciting pregnancy test reveal (see video above), it wasn't all sunshine last night, thanks largely to Andrew's past.

Gary Shirley at 2017 VMAs

Amber's ex, Gary Shirley, started reading things in the news about him, and discussed Amber's battle with depression issues.

He ultimately relayed this to his wife, Kristina Anderson, saying that as always, it's all about Leah, his daughter with Amber.

Kristina revealed that the couple told Leah that Amber hadn’t been coming around as much because she was too depressed.

That's fair if true.

However, Leah later asked Kristina: “If she was too depressed to see me, she wasn’t too depressed to find a new man?”

Andrew Glennon and Leah Shirley

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell decided to get her birth control device out but wanted to keep that a secret from Tyler Baltierra.

Right away, that's a recipe for disaster.

By the time she turns 30, she hoped to be done having children, she told her mom, and now that she's 26, the clock's ticking.

Cate was told by her doctor she needs to drop 15-20 pounds to get healthy, however, plus quit smoking (Tyler already has).

In the world of Farrah Abraham, she decided to take her mother and her father on a family vacation, a very nice sentiment.

At least it was, except for the fact that she neglected to tell her mom that her dad and his girlfriend would also be on hand.

Farrah on Instagram

Naturally, the moment Debra showed up and ran into Farrah, Sophia, Michael and his girlfriend, Amy, was beyond awkward.

Nevertheless, they somehow persevered through that and were having a cordial time with one another. Shocking, we know.

Later, though, Debra brought up Farrah's ex-lover Simon Saran in front of Sophia, and Farrah proceded to flip her actual s--t.

As soon as Sophia was out of earshot, Farrah called Debra “an evil bitch” and said she didn’t want to speak to her anymore.

At least Soph wasn't there for that?

Ryan, Bentley

Last but not least, Mackenzie Standifier and Ryan Edwards jetted off to Las Vegas for their bachelor and bachelorette parties.

There, Standifer broke down talking about her bizarre parking lot wedding to Ryan last spring where only his parents came.

Those were dark times, indeed.

Mackenzie added that at one point, she didn’t even know if he’d be alive, so thinking about a future with him seemed bleak.

Ryan, for his part, confided that he's not sure if he's ready for another child ... making reports of them trying for a baby feel troubling.

Kenzie Standifer

Standifer mentioned that she invited his ex, Maci Bookout, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, to the wedding. But did she?

The invite came to “Maci Bookout” and Bentley ... as in her maiden name, and without Taylor's name appearing anywhere.

Bookout planned to bring him anyway, so we'll see when we watch Teen Mom OG online next week if that caused any drama.

Feels like a good bet.

Mackenzie Standifer: I’m Afraid Ryan Edwards Will Relapse!

If you're a fan of Teen Mom 2, then you're no doubt aware of Ryan Edwards' recent struggles with addiction.

Edwards hit rock bottom before an audience of millions when he passed out while driving to his own wedding, a shocking scene that was captured by MTV cameras.

The Edwards'

Shortly after exchanging vows with Mackenzie Standifer, Edwards checked into rehab, and he's reportedly been sober ever since.

But that doesn't mean the early months of his marriage have been entirely smooth sailing.

On this week's episode of TM2, Standifer opened up to a friend, revealing that in some ways, her life was easier when her husband was in rehab, as she knew that he couldn't get acquire drugs.

When Edwards returned home, Standifer says, the fear that he might disappear on a bender became overpowering.

“When Ryan was in rehab it was easy,” she told her friend.

“I knew he couldn’t get anything. He was safe. When we came home life punched us in the face. If he wanted it he could go get it. It’s scary.” 

Ryan Edwards Wedding Picture

Mackenzie went on to reveal that Edwards' short temper has also been a constant source of stress in her marriage:

“You can be angry, but you can’t talk to me like that,” she said.

“This is hard for me too. I knew it would be hard, but I didn’t know it would be like this. It’s stress all the time. I’m so exhausted. I’m sad and depressed and angry.”

Clearly in despair from the stress of a "honeymoon period" marred by the ravages of addiction, Mackenzie complained that marriage to Edwards has exacted a profound emotional toll.

“I didn’t know it would be like this. It’s stress all the time. I’m so exhausted. I’m sad and depressed and angry."

Needless to say, the Ryan and Mackenzie are enduring an incredibly trying time.

Mackenzie Edwards

However, many viewers stated on social media that their fears were somewhat allayed by a touching scene in which Edwards expressed his gratitude to Standifer for essentially saving his life:

“It’s disgusting I let myself go like that,” he told his wife.

“It’s just pathetic. I’m so glad I listened to you and got help. You’ve been very, very understanding. I couldn’t have done this without you. Is there anything I could do to help you through this?”

Clearly, Ryan and Mackenzie have a long way in getting their marriage to a place where they're both at their happiest and healthiest.

But the good news is, it seems that they're both willing to put in the necessary work.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the many ups and downs of the Edwards' marriage.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer: Trying for a Baby?!

Hasn't it been such a joy having Mackenzie Standifer on Teen Mom OG?

Not because she's like some great person or anything like that, it's just that she's been making for some really, really great TV.

The Edwards'

She's been in Ryan Edwards' life for a little over a year now, and that may sound crazy, considering all they've been through in that time, but it's true.

She filed for divorce from her first husband in the summer of 2016, the divorce was finalized that winter, and a few days later, Ryan proposed.

Then, though they'd been planning a big wedding for November, they got married in an awkward, rushed ceremony last May so that, as Mackenzie explained, they'd have some sort of advantage in Ryan's custody case for Bentley.

It didn't make sense then, it doesn't make sense now, but that's what happened.

They got married in a parking lot down by the river, Ryan was high out of his mind, and very shortly after the wedding, he went off to rehab.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer Photo

Even though he'd been doing heroin, he felt comfortable leaving rehab early, and a couple of months after that he was caught talking to other women on Tinder.

And by "talking," we mean "propositioning and asking very graphic questions about their genitals."

Still, after all that, Mackenzie stood by him, and they even went ahead and had that big wedding they'd planned for November,

With Ryan, we've seen him on the show for nearly a decade now, so we know that he doesn't usually feel too many feelings, and he rarely seems to care about anyone but himself.

So his reasoning for staying with Mackenzie ... well, it's pretty whatever.

Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards

But Mack is new to the show, so we don't know nearly as much about her. We know that she's 21 years old and she already has a son and she's already on her second marriage.

What's her motivation for sticking with Ryan? Does she really love his immature ass that much? Is she just trying to get that Teen Mom money and/or fame?

It's hard to tell, but one thing is for sure: whatever she's doing, she's really going for it.

And what better way to cement your questionable relationship with a reality star than by having a baaaaaaby?!

She hasn't come out with a pregnancy announcement just yet, but Mackenzie has come out with approximately a million ads on Instagram.

It's starting to look like she'll advertise the hell out of anything and everything, and her latest product is some sort of fancy scientific bracelet.

Mackenzie Standifer Ad

In the caption, she explained that "One of my resolutions for 2018 is to become more in tune with my body," and that she's going to get that done with this bracelet.

She said that it "works while you sleep to gather insights on your monthly cycle, and tells you when your 5 most fertile days are."'

This way, she added, "We'll be ready to go if we ever decide to try for Baby #3!"

Girl. Girl.

Suspiciously enough, this isn't the first time she's hinted at having a baby with Ryan.

In a Q&A she posted on her website last month, she wrote that "We both want ONE more. God's plan is good enough for us. We will have one in His timing!"

Usually when people say things about leaving their family planning up to God, they mean that they aren't using any kind of birth control, and whatever happens, happens.

That's not to say that this is what Mackenzie is trying to communicate with all of this, but considering everything ...

Well, we'll just say that we wouldn't be surprised to hear a pregnancy announcement from these two sometime soon.

Mackenzie Standifer: I Saved Ryan Edwards’ Life!!!

Oh, that Mackenzie Standifer ... has Teen Mom ever had such a universally hated cast member?

Well, there was the complete douchebaggery that was Matt Baier. And most people have pretty strong feelings against Farrah Abraham.

Mackenzie's husband, Ryan Edwards, has never been that likable himself.

But still, there's just something special about Mackenzie, something that makes her so very easy to despise.

And she's making that even easier with a new blog she wrote about Ryan's addiction ...

1. Suspicious ...

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If you've watched Teen Mom at all in the past few years, you've probably noticed that Ryan's seemed a little bit ... off. From his bugged out eyes to his disappearances to "the bank" for hours every day, something just wasn't right with him.

2. The Big Reveal

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Turns out, that "something" was drugs.

3. Understandable Tears

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As Maci revealed in an episode last season, Ryan had been struggling with addiction. She didn't give out any details, but it was obvious that Ryan was into something bad.

4. Heroin?

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At one point last season, Maci said that a friend of Ryan's had texted her and let her know that things had somehow gotten even worse for him, and though again she didn't get into specifics, the news obviously shook her up. Then, in this scene from the season finale, fans spotted what looked like track marks on Ryan's arms.

5. What a Nightmare

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After fans spotted those alleged track marks, they saw Ryan nod off while driving himself and Mackenzie to their parking lot wedding. It was definitely one of the most shocking moments in the history of Teen Mom, and it made it clear that Ryan had a big, big problem.

6. Yep, Heroin

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And on an episode this season, it was confirmed that Ryan was doing heroin, so there's that tragic little tidbit.
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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds of 2017, Ranked!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and even legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure went hard this year.

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 past 12 months really had it all, and as such, were likely the most entertaining in the history of this long-running reality TV franchise.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang's most explosive feuds of 2017, 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 as you recap the year that was, grab a hat and hold the f--k onto it, ‘cause it only gets wilder …

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

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast earlier this year, 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.”

24. 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.

23. 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 …

22. 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.

21. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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Lately, it's been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times this year, they were at each other's throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout the most recent season 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.

20. Chelsea Houska vs. Adam Lind

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Perhaps the longest-running feud of the franchise, Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind face off mostly through their lawyers these days, because the derelict of society can't stay out of trouble or pay child support. He was recently arrested for domestic violence against his current fiancee, leaving his ability to parent Chelsea's daughter Aubree or his other daughter Paislee (with Taylor Halbur) seriously in doubt. Guy also uses meth and steroids we're told.
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Maci Bookout-Ryan Edwards Feud Heats Up, Claims More Victims

Ryan Edwards has undergone a lot of changes recently.

In just the past six months Edwards has gone to rehab, overcome a life-threatening addiction, gotten married twice (same girl, two separate ceremonies), and launched a concerted effort to become more of a presence in the life of his son, Bentley.

Unfortunately, Ryan's relationship with his baby mama, Maci Bookout, hasn't improved along with the rest of his circumstances.

In fact, relations between the exes have hit a new rock bottom, and Ryan and Maci aren't the only one suffering for it...

1. Rehabbed Ryan

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Over the summer, Ryan checked into rehab after becoming addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers. He's been sober for several months now, but he's still struggling to regain Maci's trust.

2. Father's Day Showdown

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On a recent episode of Teen Mom 2, Maci brought Bentley to Ryan's parents house for Father's Day. The visit did not go smoothly.

3. Custody Battle Brewing?

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Ryan vaguely threatened Maci with a court battle before she left his parents' house with Bentley in tow. The scene confirmed what many viewers had feared--the fight over Bentley is soon to get even uglier.

4. A Silver Lining?

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Ryan supporters were hopeful that his eagerness to fight for increased parental rights was a sign that Edwards would begin taking a more active role in Bentley's life. As this week's episode of TM2 showed us, however, that doesn't appear to be the case.

5. Drug Test Drama

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Ever since Ryan left rehab, Maci has been clear about what she expects from him as a father. Her trust is understandably shaken, and she wants Edwards to submit to drug testing before he's permitted to spend time alone with Bentley. On this week's episode, he appeared reluctant to do so.

6. Disappointing Dad

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Many fans expressed disappointment in Ryan, particularly after being reminded that he, Maci, and Bentley aren't the only ones who's lives are affected by his bad behavior...
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Teen Mom OG Recap: High Hopes and Ryan’s Dope

Last night on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 5, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra finally got the chance to see their first-born child.

Of course, this was not without complications.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that they've wanted to see Carly for years, plural, and now her adoptive parents agreed.

Of course, their proposed date conflicted with a vacation they already planned, which left an already struggling Lowell extremely upset.

Cate felt that Carly’s mother, Teresa, was making thing more complicated than necessary, though they were able to find a new date.

When they got to North Carolina to see Carly, Tyler said that he wasn’t as nervous as in the past about what the family thinks of them.

“I love them and I think they’re good people. They’re raising her right," he said, and beyond that, "I just don’t really care, I guess, anymore."

Cliffhanger alert: They will meet Carly NEXT week.

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Meanwhile, Farrah Abraham returned from traveling overseas, realizing that she needed to fix her relationship with her mother Debra.

If not for her, for Sophia, who she knows should have a figure like her in her grandmother in her life ... Farrah is ever-so selfless, people.

Farrah also helped her dad’s girlfriend pick out a ring, proving to be on better terms with her father's significant other than her mom's.

Naturally, with all these things going on, and a lot on her plate career-wise (see Farrah Abraham's LinkedIn page), she had this idea:

Take a drop with Debra and Sophia to Italy, and also invite Michael and his girlfriend, and help plan Michael's proposal to her as well.

What could possibly go wrong?!

Maci Tells It Like It Is

In Tennessee, Maci Bookout asked Ryan Edwards to please take a drug test before seeing their son Bentley again, but he never responded.

To her. He did talk to his wife.

Edwards told Mackenzie Standifer that he did submit to the test, but knew that the drugs he'd used wouldn’t be out of his system yet.

Ryan did eventually talk to Maci, only to flip the script and tell her she was only hurting Bentley by keeping them apart with her actions.

After she didn't respond, he said he'd be taking her to court over this. Yeah. Cue Mackenzie ranting against MTV in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...

Finally, Amber Portwood was having second thoughts about her breakup with Matt Baier, though she obviously got over that.

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Amber, of course, is now expecting a child with Andrew Glennon, who she met while filming Marriage Boot Camp ... with Baier.

That escalated fast, yes, so what we're seeing on Teen Mom OG feels like a lifetime ago even though it's only like six months.

On this week's show, Baier was reaching out to her, and just when she thought this was over she realized she still had feelings.

She admitted she loved him, considered flying out to Las Vegas to see him and wondered if there was still something there.

(Besides Jennifer Conlon.)

Her friends and family felt she should reconsider this, that she deserved more, etc. Sage advice from the Portwood crew ...

Maci Bookout: I’m GLAD I Dumped Ryan Edwards!

There was a time when Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards were among the most civil former couples in the entire Teen Mom franchise.

We think it's safe to say those days are done.

Maci and Ryan are feuding over custody of their son, Bentley, and it looks as though the conflict is doomed to get uglier before it (hopefully) gets resolved.

As is so often the case in public custody disputes, a fair amount of shade-throwing is going on, and the latest comes from Maci, who says she's very happy that she decided to cut Ryan loose so many years ago.

 

1. The Beginning

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There was a time when Ryan and Maci actually seemed like a stable couple by Teen Mom standards. That era didn't last very long.

2. A Bitter Breakup

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Ryan and Maci have gone through periods of relatively amicable co-parenting, but they've also experienced plenty of rough patches. The one they're in now being a prime example...

3. "See You in Court!"

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A recent episode of Teen Mom saw Mackenzie and Bentley visiting Ryan on Father's Day. He vaguely threatened his ex with legal action.

4. Safety Concerns

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Maci is reportedly concerned about Ryan's ability to create a safe and stable environment for Bentley. Given his struggles in recent months, it's not hard to see why she might feel that way.

5. Ryan at Rock Bottom

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Ryan's drug addiction was so severe at one point that he passed out while driving to his own wedding. These days, he's six months sober, but he's had a difficult time earning Maci's trust back.

6. Opening Up

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Maci spoke candidly about her feelings toward Ryan in a recent TM:OG promo. He might not like what she had to say...
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