Teen Mom OG alum Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards (née Standifer) haven’t always had the easiest relationship. After a slew of legal and marital drama, including Ryan accusing his wife of infidelity, MTV fans are finding it hard to keep up with the pair’s relationship status.
How Long Have Teen Mom’s Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards Been Together?
Ryan and Mackenzie met at a gym in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and had a whirlwind romance.
The couple’s relationship was documented on Teen Mom OG, including their dramatic wedding ceremony in 2017. Before the couple exchanged vows, fans watched Ryan – who has battled with drug addiction over the years – drive while under the influence on the way to the ceremony.
“He’s an addict,” Mackenzie said of her new husband during a June 2017 episode. “He doesn’t care about anything.”
After the episode aired, Ryan revealed he had entered rehab for substance abuse.
“A little over 30 days ago, I made the decision to check myself into a rehabilitation facility. I am back home now doing well, and life could not be better,” the Tennessee native said at the time. “Without the support of my wife and parents I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your well wishes.”
The pair remained on the show until the season 9 reunion, which aired in April 2021. During the special, Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, got into a yelling match with his ex, Maci Bookout, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, over visitation for their son, Bentley.
Following the heated fight, all of the Edwards family members were fired from the show.
Ryan Edwards Accused Mackenzie of Cheating
“I trusted you but now your words mean nothing to me, because your actions spoke the truth,” a quote shared by Ryan read, which has since been deleted. The MTV alum captioned the image, “Your regret is coming … good lord showed me what I need but not what I wanted [sic].”
After Ryan shared the post on his own profile, he went to Mackenzie’s profile to comment under a photo she previously shared of the pair in July 2022.
“Take wife down off this,” he commented. “I’m not proud of being married to someone that stays out in bars and goes home with others guys [sic].”
Ryan wasn’t done, adding, “Tomorrow can’t get here fast enough! Don you know what happens when u lay with dogs? … wait look who I’m talking to. And then blaming it on my addiction yea divorce is the right thing [sic].”
While the original post was taken down, Ryan seemingly doubled down on his claims that Mackenzie cheated on him in a February 9 Instagram post.
“If you guys have never seen a spineless slut this is one. They take your money sleep with anything that looks at them. But they must have a wife to [sic]. God what a joke. It’s sad really,” he wrote alongside a photo of Mackenzie wearing a leather jacket and flashing her bare chest.
The metal fabricator later changed his Instagram bio to read, “You ever had your trash can just smell so bad it makes you sick yea that was my life for the last 7 years. I well anything or nothing is better then u [sic].”
Ryan Was Arrested Three Times in 2023
Ryan was arrested on February 10, 2023, and charged with violating a protective order after allegedly threatening his wife. Mackenzie told authorities that she and her husband have a “history of domestic violence issues,” according to the legal documents obtained by In Touch.
“You better f–king lie to the dudes who come and ask you, they’re gonna come and ask you at work,” Ryan said during a recorded phone conversation with Mackenzie. “I’ll take the f–king ass whooping.”
The former reality star then told Ryan that she no longer wanted to be with him. “Yeah I hear you, but you … look … I guess you didn’t hear me,” he replied. “What’s about to happen to you is gonna be ugly.”
The metal fabricator was taken into custody again on March 1, 2023, on stalking charges.
“Earlier this afternoon, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrested Ryan Edwards on the following charges: Stalking [and] Violation of Order of Protection,” a press release stated. Ryan was released on bond the following day.
On March 14, 2023, most of Ryan’s charges stemming from his February 10 and March 1 arrests were dropped. The former reality TV star appeared in a Tennessee court, where Judge Gary Barnes dismissed multiple charges including stalking, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating a protection order, according to online records viewed by In Touch.
The judge also explained that Ryan’s charge of possession of a controlled substance would be dismissed if he completed six months in rehab. Additionally, Ryan pleaded guilty to harassment and was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, go to rehab, have no contact with the victim – his estranged wife – have no social media relating to Mackenzie and “complete HCP Level 2 for 11 months and 29 days” unless he is in treatment, per records viewed by In Touch.
After checking himself out of rehab after just two weeks, Ryan was arrested again and rushed to the hospital after he overdosed on drugs while driving his truck on April 7, 2023. Ryan was reportedly found “unconscious and unresponsive” in the driver’s seat of his truck by police at 12:06 a.m.
After being released from the hospital, Ryan was arrested and charged with DUI and simple possession. He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail during an April 20, 2023, court appearance. After serving three months of the sentence, he received a furlough to attend rehab. Ryan completed a 28-day court-ordered rehab stint and was transferred to a halfway house on August 15, 2023.
Ryan’s legal issues didn’t end there. In October 2023, Ryan was charged with reckless driving after being caught riding his motorcycle more than 80 miles per hour over the legal speed limit.
In Touch later confirmed that Ryan was found guilty of reckless driving and speeding on November 8, 2023. He had also been charged with failure to exercise due care, but was not prosecuted on that count due to “good behavior.”
A month later, In Touch confirmed Ryan was taken into custody during a check-in hearing on December 5, 2024. Judge Starnes claimed his “patience [with Ryan] is gone” and Ryan was held without bail as he awaited drug test results. Ryan was supposed to remain in custody until his January 17, 2024, court date but the judge seemingly had a change of heart, as he ordered Ryan to be released “as soon as possible” on December 23, 2023.
The dad of three appeared in court on January 2, 2024, where his probation was revoked and a judge reinstated his suspended sentence. He is due back in court on April 23, 2024.
When Did Mackenzie Edwards File for Divorce From Ryan?
Mackenzie filed for divorce from husband Ryan on February 27, 2023, according to online records viewed by In Touch. She was granted a restraining order and temporary custody of the pair’s two children, son Jagger and daughter Stella.
During an episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter, Ryan opened up about his marriage, saying, “Mackenzie is being an absolute pain in my ass.”
“She don’t know why she left, it’s been everything under the sun,” Ryan said. “It’s because of my addiction, because I was outside in my garage.”
However, on Ryan’s first day at the halfway house, Mackenzie was spotted visiting her estranged husband. Her engagement ring and wedding band were visible on her left ring finger as they walked laps around the facility.
Are Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Still Together?
Ryan and Mackenzie are not together. In the past, Mackenzie sparked reconciliation rumors with her estranged husband after visiting him on his first day at the halfway house in August 2023. At the time, her engagement ring and wedding band were visible on her left ring finger as they walked laps around the facility.
Things seemingly have taken a turn between Mackenzie and Ryan as in January 2024, she called the police after receiving “threatening messages” from Ryan.
Ryan has since moved on with a new girlfriend named Amanda Conner. The pair, who sparked their connection during Ryan’s 28-day court-ordered rehab stint in August 2023, reportedly moved in together in February 2024. Amanda revealed the news by posting two photos that documented the process, which included a snapshot of Ryan setting up a large television. Amanda also posted a photo of herself wearing cow slippers, which she captioned, “Our new home.”
Is Mackenzie Edwards Dating Someone New?
Mack slammed reports that she had moved on with a man named Josh Panther in July 2023, exclusively telling In Touch, “I’m focused on my career and my children.”
“I do not have a boyfriend … I’m working on myself to give them the life and future they deserve,” she added in July.
While Mackenzie was adamant that she hadn’t moved on romantically, almost two months later, she was slammed by her rumored ex-boyfriend’s family for seemingly reconciling her relationship with Ryan.
“*blames the ex wife* but truth be told … goes back to her HUSBAND … who she NEVER divorced, destroyed her home, and treated her ‘so bad,’” Josh’s ex-wife, Brooklynn Panter, wrote via Facebook on September 4, as she reshared an article from The U.S. Sun claiming that Mack “dropped” Josh when Ryan was released from prison in July. “Time will tell you so much about someone.”
After a friend commented that she hates that the Panters are involved in the Edwards’ mess, Brooklynn responded, “[That] makes two of us! as a mother myself idk how you can be so selfish in a situation like this. my kids, her kids, and everyone else including.”
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