Has Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards started using drugs again? That’s what fans think after seeing a picture his wife Mackenzie Standifer posted, then quickly deleted. Followers were quick to grab screenshots of the snap, which features Mack and her hubby out to dinner.
Captioned “Lover lover,” it looks like Mackenzie was simply trying to share a cute pic of the duo, but people quickly took to reddit to pick apart the photo. “My, what big eyes you have Ryan,” one person wrote on the site. Another user added, “Ryan looks so awkward like he could shoot laser beams out of his eyes at any moment.” Some pointed to his apparent weight gain as a sign. “He looks like he has an alcoholic bloat going on,” a commenter noted.
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Ryan’s battle with addiction has become a huge plot point on the MTV show, and we’re finally getting more information about the extent of his struggle. The reality star reached a new low when he got behind the wheel of a car while seemingly intoxicated. The incident, which was caught on camera, served as a catalyst for him to get help.
His ex, Maci Bookout, has expressed concern over his prolonged addiction issues for some time now. In an episode from last season, Maci talked to a specialist about how she should handle the problem. “I’m not really sure exactly what it is that he’s using,” she said on the phone. “Sometimes he’ll fall asleep while you’re trying to have a conversation with him, or he’s extremely wide-eyed and he doesn’t look right.”
But, it looks like Mack and Ryan are doing their best to ignore the haters and move on, and have even discussed expanding their family. In a Q&A on her blog, Mackenzie revealed the couple would love to have a child together soon. “We both want ONE more,” she wrote. “God’s plan is good enough for us. We will have one in His timing!” Well, if they are planning a pregnancy, we hope Ryan stays on the wagon.
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If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s free and confidential hotline at 1-800-662-HELP.