Those who have been keeping up with Teen Mom OG this season are well aware that something is up with Maci Bookout's ex-boyfriend and first baby daddy, Ryan Edwards. The mother-of-three confirmed on this week's new episode that the troubled father is dealing with substance abuse issues — and it has even sparked concern with his new fiancée, Mackenzie Standifer's family.
In a new interview with Radar Online, Mackenzie's father, Bob Standifer Jr., revealed how they plan to help Ryan recover.
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“We’ll get together and talk about it. Mackenzie and Ryan are adults. I won’t talk without them present. Anything that we talk about, we’re all going to sit down together,” he told the publication.
My girl A post shared by Christopher Edwards (@rcedwards85) on Dec 11, 2016 at 8:20pm PST
A post shared by Christopher Edwards (@rcedwards85) on Dec 11, 2016 at 8:20pm PST
However, he did admit that the reality star is "a great guy."
Mackenzie recently addressed the issues on Twitter and asked fans for their support during this difficult time.
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"Here's a thought — maybe instead of making assumptions and tearing people down, you could spend that time praying for us instead," she tweeted earlier this week.
Here's a thought... maybe instead of making assumptions and tearing people down, you could spend that time praying for us instead— Kenzie (@MacStandifer) May 30, 2017
Here's a thought... maybe instead of making assumptions and tearing people down, you could spend that time praying for us instead
Maci addressed her ex's issue during a cast trip to Puerto Rico with Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell. She said he would be willing to go to rehab, but "everyone else around him is too afraid of what it will look like more than his health.”
“Honestly, the hardest thing is for me to see Ryan not love himself because he is a person worth loving. He deserves to love himself,” she explained. “I’m just sick of cleaning up his mess. I get tired of dealing with the s--t. Just being the only one that f--king sees everything and cares. I talk to [husband] Taylor [McKinney] about it like, ‘I wonder if today’s going to be the day that Ryan does something that he can’t come back from?’”
Elsewhere in the episode, she told Taylor about her game plan.
“I’m just going to be like, ‘You have to go to rehab,’” the mother-of-three explained. “Right now is legitimately about saving his life. Most nights I’m crying in our bed talking to you about whether or not today is the day that he’s going to die or when I’m going to do something about it or how I should do something about it. And you’ve always just been there for me. Thank you for being there for me and for not making me feel like that’s not what I should be doing. I appreciate it.”
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We hope Ryan gets the help he needs.
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Baby Mama: Kailyn Lowry
Relationship Status: Engaged to Vee Torres
While much of the series centered on Kailyn’s problems coparenting her son, Isaac with her high school boyfriend, the two know how important it is to have Isaac’s best interests in mind and have learned to coexist. We've seen in recent seasons that they get along much better.
Jo is now engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Vee, and the couple has a daughter together, Velisse.