It’s not a totally unreasonable request. Teen Mom OG dad Ryan Edwards has apparently requested some alone time following his release from jail, and his wife, Mackenzie Edwards, is being understanding about it. Check out our gallery below to learn more about Ryan’s release and why he feels he needs some time to himself after a period in prison.
Teen Mom franchise star Ryan, 31, was released from prison on April 15. He spent a couple of months there and is probably adjusting to things being back to normal.
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Holding Down the Fort
In the meantime, his wife, Mackenzie, 22, has been taking care of the kids. Ryan has two sons — Jagger and Bentley. Unfortunately, Ryan missed Jagger’s birth while he was in rehab.
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The MTV reality star was arrested at 12:45 a.m. for theft of services under $1,000 on January 23. He appeared in court on January 28 and was told he would be staying in prison until April.
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Why Was He Put Away?
Radar Online reported on January 25 that Ryan was arrested for having heroin with him in Red Bank County. According to a clerk the outlet spoke with, a warrant was likely out for his arrest in Red Bank at the time.
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Drink and Dash
Ryan broke probation from a past heroin possession charge in 2017. Before his arrest, Ryan reportedly downed six whiskey drinks without paying at Bud’s Sports Bar in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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On a Break
Ultimately, Ryan was put in jail for his crimes, but he’s out now. However, after his three-month stint in the slammer, Ryan wants a break from Mackenzie, Radar Online reported on April 16.
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All By Myself
“Ryan told Mackenzie, ‘The first thing I want to do is … I need a little time to be by myself,’” an insider reportedly told Radar. We wonder how he handled that conversation without seriously hurting her feelings.
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“He’s had no private time at all,” the source continued. To be fair, that’s not exactly something you can expect much of in prison.
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She Gets It
“She understands,” the source added of Mackenzie. “She told him, ‘I’ve been taking care of these kids. You need to help me with the kids when you’re done!’” That’s certainly an extremely forgiving outlook on the situation.
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“She’s been really good. She’s been very firm with Ryan,” the insider continued. They added later, “I hope Mackenzie loves him till she dies.” He’d be very lucky indeed if that’s the case!
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Free at Last
So what is Ryan doing with his newfound freedom? “He said he wants to sit in the woods for a whole day and not have to listen to anyone talk,” the source revealed. “He wants to get on his motorcycle and ride it.”
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As for whether Mackenzie will continue to stand by her man, the insider added that while they hope Mackenzie does, “You never know. There are no guarantees.”
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A different insider previously told Radar that Mackenzie is “more relaxed with Ryan away.” “She’s being more like her old self where she is more down to Earth and not in defense mode all the time,” the source claimed.
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The Way Things Were
But what about when Ryan’s little break is over and he comes back? The source said of Mackenzie, “Hopefully she doesn’t go back to being overprotective and antisocial when he comes home.” Well, a little overprotectiveness in this situation probably can’t hurt.
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All the Best
We really wish Ryan all the best in the midst of this tough transition. Hopefully, he’ll be back with his family in no time and he can adjust well to being back in the “real world” after he served his time.