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Ryan Edwards: I Spent Too Much Money on Heroin, Now I Owe the IRS $120,000!

Ryan Edwards is in big trouble, guys.

And not even for drug stuff this time.

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Well, maybe for drug stuff ... he did just get arrested a few weeks ago, and he's still on probation.

But right now, for once, we're not talking about Ryan's heroin addiction.

And that's because we're talking about the ridiculous amount of money he owes the IRS!

Radar Online just revealed that the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Ryan back in March for $119,416.24.

According to a county clerk out in his neck of the woods, he hasn't paid any of that, but a source close to Ryan claimed that he totally paid it off right after he heard about it.

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Wonder who we should believe?

It might be hard to understand how Ryan, who reportedly made $325,000 for the latest seasons of Teen Mom OG, is in so much debt.

But if you break it down, it all starts to come together.

Cast members of Teen Mom are independent contractors, meaning MTV doesn't withhold taxes from their paychecks.

A responsible person would set aside some money from those paychecks so they could pay their taxes every year, but we all know that Ryan is not a responsible person.

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And Ryan did not set aside money to pay his taxes.

Remember, Mackenzie Standifer claimed last year that before he went to rehab, he was spending $10,000 a week on drugs, and if that's true, it's easy to see how he could have gone through his MTV money so fast.

But still ... $120,000 is a lot of money, especially since Ryan was fired from Teen Mom.

How can he possibly pay that back now?

Don't worry, Mackenzie is going to try her very best to provide for her family while Ryan continues to violate his probation and generally be a mess!

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She recently revealed that she's working an office job full-time, and she's also been posting some ads on Instagram, so there's quite a bit of income there.

There's also that event planning business she just announced!

As she explained in a post on her website this week, "My personal mission is to see your dreams come to fruition."

"Sometimes it can be hard to take all of the thoughts, dreams, and visions in your head and turn them into a reality. That is where I step in."

She says that if you hire her as your planner, than she "will be here to help and guide you every step of the way."

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If you think about it, this is actually a very smart move -- the girl had three weddings before her 21st birthday, so she probably knows what she's talking about.

And sure, one of those weddings was in a parking lot by the river, and the only guests were the groom's parents who sat quietly nearby and cried some not-so-happy tears during the ceremony.

And yeah, her groom was high as a kite as he said his vows.

But she's probably going to do just fine at planning other people's weddings!

Also on her site, she has different plans you can purchase, along with the prices.

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The cheapest plan costs $150, and for that, you get 30 minutes for a phone call or a Skype session with Mackenzie herself, help with the itinerary, design, and concept, and a two hour session to "get your plan on paper."

The most expensive plan runs for $1,500, and that includes multiple in-person consults with Mackenzie as well as unlimited texts, emails, and phone calls.

She'll also coordinate and attend your rehearsal dinner, make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding, and come with you to meetings with your vendors.

We're not sure how much wedding planners generally charge, but it seems like she's got some pretty reasonable rates, right?

Especially since there have got to be Teen Mom fans out there who are also getting married and who have $150 to blow for a Skype call with Ryan Edwards' wife.

So she's doing event planning, an office job, and all kinds of ads on Instagram, all while seven months pregnant.

Hopefully she can help Ryan get his tax stuff sorted, or, at the very least, she can inspire him to get a job, since he doesn't seem to be doing much besides getting arrested these days.

Seriously, get it together, Ryan.

Mackenzie Standifer Wants to Plan Your Wedding For Some Reason

Last month, in news that was both shocking yet not at all shocking, we learned that Ryan Edwards is leaving Teen Mom OG.

That doesn't mean he's leaving the public eye, though, because this is 2018, and fool's gotta support his kid(s) somehow.

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Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, are expecting their first child together (it will be the second for both of them overall).

What would've been a heartwarming storyline on the MTV reality show that made him famous won't be happening, though.

Edwards' ex, Maci Bookout, reportedly demanded he be nixed from the show because of his struggles with drug addiction.

Maci, who cited the potential impact on their son Bentley, even said she wishes Ryan were still in jail ... where he's safer.

The sad part is she may have a point.

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After Edwards' latest arrest, the 30-year-old's capacity to handle parenting (or just life, in general) has never been more in doubt.

Being out of work with a baby on the way and looking at prison time for violating probation is not a good position, to say the least.

Well, Mackenzie is - despite shady Ryan's Tinder history and heroin use - trying to make lemonade out of her lemon of a husband.

She's moving on to a new career, announced on an official website this week, as “MACKENZIE EDWARDS WEDDING AND EVENTS.”

That's right, she's a wedding planner!!

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What are you waiting for, couples? She's currently booking weddings for the fall of 2018, and is ready to make your dreams a reality.

“My name is Mackenzie, and I love all things wedding and events,” Mackenzie says on her official site, Mackenzie Edwards (dot) org.

“My personal mission is to see your dreams come to fruition," Standifer says, acknowledging that this is no easy task!

"Sometimes it can be hard to take all of the thoughts, dreams, and visions in your head and turn them into a reality."

"That is where I step in."

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"From start to finish, whatever your needs may be, I will be here to help and guide you every step of the way," she adds.

"The stress of planning your own wedding can take a toll on ones self and really take away from the whole experience."

"With my help, we can partner together to create you the wedding of your dreams and alleviate the stress factor."

Definitely sounds like a good pitch ... but how's she going to do that with a baby at home? Or after she gives birth for that matter??

ZINNNNNNG!!

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"When I am not compulsively planning, you can find me hanging out with my family at our fave hot spot, the lake," she says.

"I have a family FULL of boys (including the dog) so being able to express my femme, creative side is such a breath of fresh air."

Ranging in prices from $150 to $1,500, Mackenzie has what it takes to meet your needs at any price point. Super convenient.

For the premium rate, you get two in-person 1-hour consults (up to a maximum of four) plus unlimited contact via email/text & phone.

Unlimited!

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Weddings are stressful, sure, but no one needs 24-7 access to Mackenzie. Even Ryan needs to go on Tinder now and then.

Sorry. We'll stop, we promise.

Beyond event and rehearsal coordination, venue selection, handling of payments and the like, you get access to her “little black book.”

[We'll pass on the jokes.]

All in all, you can expect white glove service planning the event of a lifetime ... if you think she's the best person to do the job, of course.

Would you consider hiring Standifer as your wedding planner ... especially after the bizarre parking lot wedding she personally had?

Or the fact that she is, you know, involved with Ryan Edwards? That sort of casts a pall over one's decision-making ... just saying.

Discuss!

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

Maci Bookout is in a difficult spot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ryan Edwards Opens Up About Latest Arrest: I Messed Up! Again!

Last month, Ryan Edwards was arrested for the third time in less than 18 months.

This time around, local authorities were understandably less confident in Ryan's ability to keep from messing up again, so they held him in police custody for a week.

These days, however, he's a free man -- for the time being.

Ryan is due back in court on August 23, and if he's convicted for his latest probation violation, he could face up to a year in prison.

So it's a bit surprising that the usually press-shy Ryan has decided to speak to the media about his legal troubles.

His lawyers probably weren't crazy about the decision, but if we've learned anything about Ryan over these past two years, it's that the man is not big on following rules:

1. Hard Times

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On July 23, Ryan was taken into police custody after being pulled over for speeding. As this was a violation of his probation, he was held without bail.

2. An Unexpected Release

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While it was expected that he would be held until his court date, Ryan was released from jail in the wee hours of August 2.

3. A Slap on the Wrist

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To the surprise of many -- including, probably, himself -- Ryan received a suspended sentence and six months of additional probation for failing a court-ordered drug test earlier this year. But he's not out of the woods yet ...

4. Not Out of the Woods

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Ryan still has plenty of legal headaches ahead of him. In July, he was taken into custody not only for speeding but for failing to complete his last round of community service.

5. Spilling the Tea

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Now, Ryan is speaking out about his most recent brush with the law, and he's being much more straightforward about the ordeal than many fans expected.

6. What Did You Expect?

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Of course, this is still Ryan we're talking about, so he couldn't stop himself from making excuses to justify his behavior...
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Ryan Edwards Opens Up About Latest Arrest: I Messed Up! Again!

Last month, Ryan Edwards was arrested for the third time in less than 18 months.

This time around, local authorities were understandably less confident in Ryan's ability to keep from messing up again, so they held him in police custody for a week.

These days, however, he's a free man -- for the time being.

Ryan is due back in court on August 23, and if he's convicted for his latest probation violation, he could face up to a year in prison.

So it's a bit surprising that the usually press-shy Ryan has decided to speak to the media about his legal troubles.

His lawyers probably weren't crazy about the decision, but if we've learned anything about Ryan over these past two years, it's that the man is not big on following rules:

1. Hard Times

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On July 23, Ryan was taken into police custody after being pulled over for speeding. As this was a violation of his probation, he was held without bail.

2. An Unexpected Release

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While it was expected that he would be held until his court date, Ryan was released from jail in the wee hours of August 2.

3. A Slap on the Wrist

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To the surprise of many -- including, probably, himself -- Ryan received a suspended sentence and six months of additional probation for failing a court-ordered drug test earlier this year. But he's not out of the woods yet ...

4. Not Out of the Woods

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Ryan still has plenty of legal headaches ahead of him. In July, he was taken into custody not only for speeding but for failing to complete his last round of community service.

5. Spilling the Tea

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Now, Ryan is speaking out about his most recent brush with the law, and he's being much more straightforward about the ordeal than many fans expected.

6. What Did You Expect?

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Of course, this is still Ryan we're talking about, so he couldn't stop himself from making excuses to justify his behavior...
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Ryan Edwards: Shocking New Arrest Details Revealed!

Last month, Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards was arrested for the third time in less than two years.

This time, local authorities were less inclined to give Edwards the benefit of the doubt, and he remained behind bars for a full week awaiting his arraignment.

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Edwards was released from jail on July 31,  but his legal headaches are far from over.

Ryan is due back in court on August 23, and he still faces up to a year in prison.

If he misses his court date, he'll likely be incarcerated immediately.

If he lands in front of a judge who's less sympathetic to his plight than the previous ones, Ryan is likely headed for the slammer.

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Edwards and wife Mackenzie Standifer have done their best to keep his legal troubles concealed from the public, but they haven't been terribly successful.

Now, new details of Ryan's arrest have emerged, and it's led some to the conclusion that Ryan doesn't care whether or not he goes to jail.

Until today, all we knew about Edwards' latest brush with the law was that he had violated his probation yet again.

Now, we know that Ryan brazenly flouted local traffic violations by driving 36 MPH over the speed limit.

"I observed the above violator operating the above vehicle at a high rate of speed," wrote the arresting officer in his citation.

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"The vehicle's speed was confirmed by a radar at 80MPH in a 55MPH zone."

That may not sound like such a big deal -- but when you're on probation and facing prison time, every infraction is a big deal.

Though he was held without bail following his latest arrest, Ryan was eventually released with a slap on the wrist and sentenced to serve six months probation and five days of community service.

Needless to say, Ryan has to keep his nose clean if he hopes to avoid being sent away.

And as he's proven many, many times in the past, the ability to stay out of trouble is not a skill Edwards seems to possess.

Ryan Edwards: Refusing Rehab, "In Denial" About Heroin Addiction

Earlier this week, Ryan Edwards was released from jail after being arrested for yet another probation violation.

Ever since Edwards was arrested for heroin possession last year, he's been stuck in a seemingly endless downward spiral of legal troubles and other misfortunes.

But remarkably, Ryan apparently doesn't see things that way.

In fact, sources close to the situation say the troubled Teen Mom OG star is totally in denial about his addiction.

Jump into the gallery below to see what Edwards has to say about his growing problem.

 

 

1. Free At Last

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Edwards was released from jail this week after being arrested for the third time in less than two years.

2. A Lucky Break

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He was originally supposed to remain in police custody until his August 6 court date but was unexpectedly permitted to go free on Tuesday morning.

3. What Now?

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Edwards keeps discovering new rock bottoms, and insiders say his family fears for his life.

4. They Tried to Make Him Go to Rehab...

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Ryan's wife, Mackenzie Standifer, and parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, have reportedly done everything in their power to convince him to seek treatment.

5. He Said No, No, No

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Unfortunately, Edwards has been resistant to the idea and is reportedly in complete denial about the severity of his addiction.

6. No Plans

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“There are no plans for him to go to rehab,” a source tells Us Weekly. Not surprisingly, those closest to Edwards are deeply concerned about his stubbornness...
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Ryan Edwards: SENTENCED on Heroin Charges! Released From Jail!

Just about every time we bring you new news about Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards, it has to do with a new round of misfortunes for Maci Bookout's troubled ex.

So in a sense, this is a refreshing change of pace.

Today, we can update you on some good news for Ryan ... well, sort of.

You see, Edwards was released from jail today after spending the past week behind bars.

Unfortunately, that short-term victory precedes what's likely to be a series of crushing defeats for Edwards.

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

1. Another Brush With the Law

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Edwards was arrested for the third time in just over a year last week after allegedly violating the terms of his probation.

2. The Downward Spiral

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Ryan's legal troubles began back in March of 2017 when he arrested on heroin possession charges.

3. Strike Two

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Less than a year later, Edwards was arrested again, this time for failing a court-ordered drug test.

4. No More Second Chances

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As a result of his continued probation violations, Edwards was held in police custody after he arrested for a third time on July 23.

5. A Stroke of Luck

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It was originally reported that Ryan would remain behind bars until his August 6 court date, but today things went Edwards' way for a change.

6. Free at Last

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According to Radar Online, Edwards was released from Hamilton County Jail in Tennessee at around 2 am this morning.
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Maci Bookout: I’m SO HAPPY Ryan Edwards is in Jail!

Ryan Edwards was arrested on Monday evening, and as far as we know, he's still in jail.

And thank goodness for that, right?

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After all, if he's in jail, he can't get arrested again, and we'd hope that heroin is a little more difficult to come by in jail than it is outside jail.

Because as if it wasn't clear enough already, Ryan seems to have a very, very big issue with heroin.

This whole mess started last year, when he was arrested for possession of heroin and sentenced to a year of probation.

Then, back in March, just before the probation was over, he was arrested again after failing a drug test.

Surprise, surprise, he had heroin in his system.

After that six more months was added to his probation, and on Monday, of course, he was arrested yet again.

Some media outlets are reporting that he got another charge of possession and some are reporting that he violated his probation for missing a court date.

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But either way, it's not great.

A Nashville attorney has explained that if he has been charged with possession again, then he could be facing nearly three years in prison.

Even if that's not what happened, he's facing at least a year and a half from his last two arrests.

Considering that this time around, Ryan is being held without bond, it wouldn't be too big a surprise if he did spend a bit of that time in jail.

And according to a new report from Hollywood Life, Maci Bookout would be thrilled by that!

"Maci's heartbroken to see what drugs have done to Ryan," a source explains.

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"She lives in fear that he's going to overdose and die so getting the news that he was in jail was actually a huge relief because at least he's still alive and still has a chance to beat this illness."

The source adds that "Now that he's back in jail there is hope that he might finally get the longterm help he needs, that's what Maci is praying for."

Just so we're clear, she's not wanting him to stay in jail out of spite or anything like that.

"While jail seems bad on the outside, Maci is praying that it will save Ryan's life and help get him sober," the insider continues.

Demi Lovato's overdose apparently really shook her up, and "she's terrified Ryan will overdose too if he doesn't get sober once and for all."

And believe it or not, another source claims that Ryan has those same fears.

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According to this person, "Ryan can't help feeling like he'll never be able to get himself back on track."

"The past couple of years have been nothing but non-stop drama, and Ryan is just burned out and exhausted."

As sad as it sounds, "He truly regrets the day he first took heroin" because "it's really wrecked his life and everything has been downhill ever since."

"Ryan just hopes and prays that when he gets out of jail he can stay clean, and work hard to regain the trust of all those he loves and has hurt over the years because of his addiction."

If any of this is true, and we really hope it is, then maybe things will be different this time around.

And with Ryan expecting his first child with Mackenzie Standifer in just a couple months, they really, really need to be.

But on a more tragic, more realistic note, he's proven time and again that he has a serious problem, and it may take more than a little bit of time in jail to fix that.

Here's hoping he's able to pull through anyway!

Ryan Edwards Facing HOW MUCH Time in Jail?!

Things aren't looking too good right now for Ryan Edwards.

But then again, have they ever?

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Still, things are looking especially bleak for him right now, considering he's been in jail for the past few days.

There have been a few conflicting reports about what happened, but we do know that Ryan's legal troubles started last year, when he was arrested for possession of heroin.

He was sentenced to a year of probation, which he broke back in March by failing a drug test -- for that, he was sentenced to six more months of probation.

On Monday, he was arrested for a third time.

There have been conflicting reports about what happened, with some outlets claiming he was arrested for possession again and others claiming the arrest was for failing to appear in court back in May.

Either way, it's bad news for Ryan -- bad enough that he's being held without bond.

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That means that he'll be hanging out in jail until his next court date, which is on August 6th.

And after that?

Well, it's not looking great.

Nashville attorney Ben Raybin is speaking out about Ryan's case, and although he's not working for Ryan or connected to him at all, he does have a good idea about how the law works, and especially how it works in Tennessee, Ryan's home state.

About the possibility of Ryan spending any real time in jail, he says "It really depends on the case, as far as whether somebody would be going to jail or rehab after getting busted for heroin possession."

"Usually in this state we do try to send people to treatment for when they're found with drugs," he explains.

But in cases like Ryan's, when a person has violated probation multiple times, "then at that point the judge says enough is enough and says they are going to jail and at that point they can put all the offender's sentences into effect."

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For Ryan specifically, he says "I can tell you he is facing up to 11 months and 29 days in jail just on this most recent charge of simple heroin possession."

"But that's not all because he has a prior suspended sentence as well as probation that the judge could choose to add to his sentence."

"To break it down," he continues, "Ryan has the six months of probation he was sentenced to (in March 2018) as well as a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days stemming back to his very first arrest."

"He was able to get that sentence suspended but that does not mean it's gone."

"It's hanging over his head," he says, "and since he has violated probation, if the judge chooses to he can do what I call un-suspend it."

Essentially, a judge could take all that time, add it up, and Ryan could spend two and a half years in jail.

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Ben does add that he thinks "it's probably unlikely that he would get totally maxed out on all of that but he is potentially facing two and a half years total in jail at this point."

We're not lawyers, of course, but it does seem unlikely that a judge would just throw a few more months of probation to Ryan at this point.

Which is especially unfortunate, considering his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is pregnant with his child and is due in just over two months.

It's also a little embarrassing, considering Ryan and Mackenzie were going on and on last week about how sober he is and how hard he's been working on his recovery.

Remember, Mackenzie said that MTV told them that they were letting them go because "they don't want to show Ryan as a recovering addict."

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But reports claimed that what actually happened was that Maci Bookout told the network that she refused to film if Ryan was filming -- Bristol Palin was hired while MTV tried to figure out what to do.

Maci's reasoning behind her demand was allegedly that she believed Ryan was still on drugs and she didn't want Bentley to be able to watch his father spiral even further out of control.

Knowing what we know now, it seems like there's quite a bit of truth to that.

Whatever happens, whether it turns out to be years in jail, we hope Ryan is able to get clean, for real this time.

Goodness knows we love Teen Mom drama, but this is just too much.

Ryan Edwards to Serve Three YEARS In Prison?!

Earlier this week, we reported on news that Ryan Edwards had been arrested for the second time in less than six months.

The troubled Teen Mom OG star is currently behind bars awaiting trial for heroin possession and a probation violation, and legal experts say it's unlikely that he'll walk away with another slap on the wrist.

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For one thing, the judge isn't taking any chances that by allowing Ryan another opportunity to mess up.

His trial isn't until August 6, but Edwards will remain in jail until then, having been denied bail at his arraignment.

As for what awaits him in court -- well, Ryan has squandered multiple "second chances" in the past, so he should probably prepare himself for the worst this time around.

“It really depends on the case, as far as whether somebody would be going to jail or to rehab after getting busted for heroin possession," Nashville-based criminal defense attorney Ben Raybin tells Hollywood Life.

"Usually in this state we do try to send people to treatment for when they’re found with drugs, but a lot of times once they’ve given them multiple chances, like in this case where Ryan is violating probation, then at that point sometimes the judge says enough is enough and says they are going to jail and at that point they can put all the offender’s sentences into effect.”

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Yes, it seems that Edwards -- who recently got fired from Teen Mom OG along with his wife, Mackenzie Standifer -- will almost certainly spend at least a few months locked up.

And the situation could wind up being far worse than that:

“In Ryan’s case I can tell you he is facing up to 11 months and 29 days in jail just on this most recent charge of simple heroin possession," Raybin says.

"But that’s not all because he has a prior suspended sentence as well as probation that the judge could choose to add to his sentence.

“To break it down, Ryan has the 6 months of probation he was sentenced to (in March 2018) as well as a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days stemming back to his very first arrest."

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It's a lot of legal mumbo-jumbo that adds up to one thing -- Ryan has demonstrated time and again that he's incapable of remaining sober, which means, the state will likely keep him under lock and key in one way or another:

"They could potentially put those things together with the year he is facing on this most recent arrest," says Raybin.

"Worst case scenario he could actually be looking at 2 1/2 years in jail."

Raybin adds that he believes it's "unlikely" that Edwards will receive the maximum sentence, but it's certainly not unheard of.

Edwards wife, Mackenzie Standifer, is pregnant with his child and set to give birth in October.

Sadly, it's looking more and more likely that Ryan will not be on hand for the occasion.

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

Ryan Edwards: Arrested AGAIN! Held Without Bail!

Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards has been arrested yet again and is currently being held without bail in the Hamilton County jail near his hometown in Tennessee.

The news comes to us courtesy of The Ashley's Reality Roundup.

The Ashley reports that Ryan was taken into police custody on Monday on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Ryan, of course, is no stranger to the inside of a jail cell, having been arrested at least twice previously.

In fact, this marks the second time in less than a year that Edwards has been taken into police custody.

And this time, he might be facing a very serious penalty, as he's unlikely to get sprung anytime soon.

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

1. A New One For the Collection

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Ryan Edwards has been arrested in his home state of Tennessee yet again. It's the second time this year the troubled Teen Mom OG star has been taken into custody.

2. The Specifics

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Details regarding the charges against Ryan are scarce at the moment, but the situation is serious enough that Edwards was denied bail.

3. The Beginning

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Ryan's legal troubles began last year when he was arrested for heroin possession.

4. Downward Spiral

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In March of 2018, Ryan was picked up for a probation violation stemming from that earlier arrest. Prior to that point, Edwards had managed to keep his legal difficulties hidden from fans.

5. An Eventful Week

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Ryan's latest arrest comes just days after he and wife Mackenzie Standifer announced that they had been fired from Teen Mom OG, which they claim is a result of the fact that MTV did not want to show Ryan in recovery.

6. Too Much Reality

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"We’re not returning to Teen Mom this season," Standifer told E! News. "The network told us they don’t want to show Ryan as a recovering addict.”
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Ryan Edwards: I’m Not on Heroin Anymore! Maci Bookout is a Liar!

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer have been out of the spotlight for several months now, but they're back, and they're making up for lost time.

Mackenzie recently returned to social media after a couple of months of being away -- she's been sharing photos of her baby bump, mostly.

And it seems like now we know why.

Yep, Ryan and Mackenzie are no longer going to appear on Teen Mom OG, and according to many sources, the reason is pretty dark.

But according to them ... look, let's just get right into this, there's a lot to cover.

1. These Two, Right?

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Ryan and Mackenzie were never exactly fan favorites on Teen Mom OG, but things got way worse for them back in the spring, after Ryan was arrested for violating his probation, because apparently he'd been arrested for having tons of heroin on him a while before that.

2. Oh, Ryan

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It wasn't a good look, to say the least, since the second arrest seemed to indicate that he was no longer sober, and since Mackenzie was pregnant with their first child.

3. An Honest to Goodness Mess

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It turned into a great big ordeal: Mackenzie made statements insisting it wasn't a big deal and that Ryan had never relapsed after leaving rehab, but around the same time, Maci was seen on Teen Mom claiming that several people had told her he was using again.

4. Yikes

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Right around the same time, Maci filed restraining orders against Ryan for her entire family. In court documents, she stated that Ryan had been threatening to kidnap Bentley, and that he'd even threatened to murder her husband, Taylor McKinney.

5. Well ...

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Eventually, the truth came out, and we learned that Ryan was arrested because he'd failed a drug test (he had opiates in his system), and another six months was added to his probation. Maci also was able to get her restraining orders.

6. When It Rains, It Pours

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Oh, and right after Ryan was arrested? The news came out that he'd been trying to hook up with random ladies from Tinder again. Because there wasn't enough drama already, right?
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Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards to MTV: Suck It! We Quit!

Teen Mom OG continues to undergo a massive cast overhaul.

In the most stunning news of the week, Bristol Palin confirmed that she's coming on board Season 8 of this long-running MTV franchise.

And now Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards have their own statement to make...

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... they will NOT be interacting with Palin when new episodes premiere later this year.

For what reason? Because the couple is leaving Teen Mom OG behind.

But not before hurling producers far under the bus first.

Following weeks' worth of rumors about their status on the series -- Would Ryan step away to focus on rehab? Did Palin's addition force Ryan out? -- the couple released a statement to E! News that shot down all of this chatter.

In doing so, Mackenzie and Ryan made it clear they are finished filming... while doing all they could to paint the show in a negative light.

Kiss for Mackenzie

"We're not returning to Teen Mom this season. The network told us they don't want to show Ryan as a recovering addict," Mackenzie told E!, making a rather scathing accusation.

She wasn't done making it, either:

"But they did want to enter a contract with our unborn baby and have the baby film with Ryan's parents so it would look like someone else is raising it."

Uhhhh, excuse you?!?

Mackenzie is pregnant with the twosome's first child, this much is true.

However, she's really claiming here that producers were hoping JUST the baby, and not its parents, would appear on Season 8?!? Wow.

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Ryan, who has wrestled with substance abuse for nearly as long he's been in the spotlight and who was arrested earlier this year for heroin possession, also talked to the aforementioned outlet.

The ex-husband of star Maci Bookout, with whom he shares a son named Bentley, Edwards argues that executives refused to let him stand on his own.

He alleges they only wanted him to appear again on Teen Mom OG under the condition that Bookout essentially speak for him. And he was not having that.

Not when his ex has laid down her version of the law to him.

"They also want to take Maci's word on how I'm doing," Ryan says. "Maci's said she's not going to film unless I enter rehab again and quit the show.

"But I'm sober."

Ryan Edwards Is Mad

Mackenzie went on to explain that the couple was told Teen Mom OG is trying to recreate the dramatic magic of Teen Mom 2.

"I know they did want five girls to begin with after Farrah [Abraham] left to sort of resemble Teen Mom 2," she says, adding:

"But they didn't want to see another recovering addict storyline. So they're writing us out of the show right now and making it seem like we dipped out on our baby, on Bentley and on everyone.

"And that's just not the case."

As for other details of their departure?

"The show had been paying for my healthcare and for the baby so they could film the visits and then a week ago they let me know that would no longer be the case," Mackenzie tells E! News.

"They're not going to film the birth. We're not going to be on at all. Maci can't speak to Ryan and Ryan can't speak to Maci – that was a mutual decision.

"But she doesn't know what's going on in our lives."

Mackenzie says she and Ryan are finished with the program, even if producers approached them down the line to return.

Neither wife nor husband says their decision has anything at all to do with Bristol Palin, who has said the following about her addition to the cast:

“I am excited to join MTV’s Teen Mom OG. I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey."

Will she actually help viewers?

That remains to be seen.

But we'll be tuning in each week to find out, that's for sure!

UPDATE: This is what Ryan wrote on Instagram Friday in regard to his sobriety...

Don’t take everything you see on MTV as factual truth. They don’t want to show me or Mack in a happy light or that I am active in my recovery. I AM.

They want me to look angry, passive aggressive and uncaring regarding things that mean the most to me. I’m done taking their shit and letting the world believe this by standing up for myself.

You’re believing a lie. And soon… very very soon, you WILL see the TRUTH behind the .

Ryan Edwards Fired From Teen Mom OG to Make Way For Bristol Palin?!

If you're a follower of all things Teen Mom, then by now, you've probably caught wind of the biggest development to the franchise since Farrah Abraham got fired for being Farrah Abraham.

We're talking, of course, about Bristol Palin joining the cast of Teen Mom OG.

The news has already prompted several important questions:

Will Bristol be able to deliver the ratings?

Does the average MTV viewer even remember the 2008 election?

Does seeing Russia from one's house count as collusion?

And, of course, how does the rest of the cast feel about Bristol's casting?

Now, it turns out the answer to that last query could create some serious problems for the show's producers:

1. New Girl

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Bristol is one of the most famous former teen moms in the country, but the news of her casting came as a total shock, nonetheless.

2. Classified Info

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MTV reportedly went to great lengths to keep the news under wraps, even going so far as to refer to Bristol by a codename in meetings and internal documents.

3. The Maci Connection

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An insider revealed yesterday that Maci Bookout was directly linked to the decision to cast Bristol.

4. A Failed Gambit

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It seems that at one point, Maci refused to continue filming unless producers assured her that they would no longer feature her first baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, on the show. Apparently, she didn't want her eldest son to see his father struggling with addiction on TV.

5. Whoops

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The move backfired, however, as producers decided to continue filming Ryan while simultaneously seeking out a suitable replacement for Maci.

6. Enter Bristol

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And just like that, Bristol wound up joining the cast. Producers decided to keep Maci on the show, and in an ironic twist, Palin might wind up giving Bookout exactly what she wanted ...
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Mackenzie Standifer Opens Up: Will She Divorce Ryan Edwards?!

For the past four months, rumors of Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer getting divorced have been circulating non-stop.

Ryan has given Mackenzie ample reason to leave his ass, and when she took a break from social media earlier this year, many took it as a sign that she had chosen to quietly end her marriage.

Ryan has cheated on Mackenzie; he's been arrested; he's stalked and harassed his ex -- all in the past six months.

Standifer is notoriously shy of the spotlight, so it was widely assumed she had simply chosen to disappear from the spotlight while she and Ryan ironed out the terms of their divorce.

Now, however, she's back on Instagram -- and fans are more than a little surprised by what she's been up to:

1. Standifer By Her Man

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Mackenzie is doing her best to make her marriage work these days. And fans think she's out of her mind for giving Ryan yet another chance.

2. Return of the Mack

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After a hiatus of several months, Mackenzie returned to Instagram this week. She posted this photo of her and Ryan, seemingly as a means of squashing divorce rumors.

3. Bump Close-Up

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Mackenzie also posted this pic of her own baby bump. She captioned the image, "Happiness is HOMEMADE!"

4. Turning It Around

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Needless to say, it looks as though the relationship between Mackenzie and Ryan is actually going quite well. But is it healthy?

5. Mack N Ryan 4-Eva

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Seemingly as a way of assuring fans that all is well in her world, Standifer posted this photo earlier this week.

6. High Hopes

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"Family," Mackenzie captioned the pic, complete with heart emojis. "It means everything." Certainly sound like she's optimistic about her relationship! But it's important to remember why fans are so skeptical ...
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