Things are going from bad to worst for Ryan Edwards recently— and it seems Mackenzie Standifer is in denial about her husband's substance abuse issues. Following his arrest last month on charges relating to heroin possession, Mackenzie claimed everything was "fine," refusing to admit the Teen Mom OG star is struggling with sobriety.
"Mackenzie is in complete abject denial about Ryan’s drug addiction and issues surrounding how very, very serious it truly is," the source told Us Weekly. "Mackenzie only wants to focus on having his baby and seems to be hoping that this will help him to be inspired to live a clean and sober life."
And it seems Ryan is also downplaying his current situation, too. "Ryan denies the seriousness of the drug addiction, like any addict will do, and Mackenzie chooses to believe him," the insider added. Along with his arrest, Ryan was reportedly caught using the dating app Tinder and his ex Maci Bookout was granted two protective orders against him after he allegedly threatened her, her husband Taylor McKinney, and their son, Bentley, 9.
According to court docs, Ryan called Taylor last month "and threatened to show up at my house and put a bullet in my head. The police were called and they suggested to seek an order of protection. He has also said he would show up at our son’s baseball game and confront us, my wife and I."
This string of scandals comes just days after Mackenzie announced she was expecting her first child with Ryan, something he didn't seem very excited about. "Crib, stroller, diapers, clothes, baby food, bottles, diapers… yeah, call me when he's about three," he told his wife on the MTV series, who angrily responded, "That's a s–tty thing to say."
Let's hope Mackenzie wakes up and smells the roses. Love Teen Mom? Be sure to join our Teen Mom Facebook group to chat about all the latest updates and juicy gossip!