Former Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards has surely faced his fair share of hardships since beginning the MTV franchise with 16 and Pregnant in 2009. The father-of-two started out dating Maci Bookout as they were preparing to give birth to their son Bentley. Fast forward to 2019, and Ryan is also father to son Jagger, who his wife Mackenzie Standifer gave birth to in Oct. 2018. However, Ryan was not able to see his second child be born, as he was in rehab at the time.
Ryan has been arrested multiple times over the years for charges stemming from drug possession and theft, a struggle which has been documented on the MTV show. However, he and Mackenzie were reportedly fired, after it was believed his drug use was shown too heavily in the series. According to the couple, though, they claimed they had quit. "We're not returning to Teen Mom this season. The network told us they don't want to show Ryan as a recovering addict," Mackenzie told E! News in July 2018. But despite any bad blood between the pair and the network, it looks like there might be a reconciliation.
According to The Ashley, Mackenzie went on Instagram Live last week and spoke about what's to come for her and Ryan, claiming they will be in the upcoming season of Teen Mom OG.
“We are filming for this season, we filmed a bunch of episodes thus far,” Mackenzie said. “You’re probably going to be bored out of your mind…Ryan’s not off the show [anymore].” She went on to bash MTV, stating, “They make it very hard to walk away just because your contract is tricky. You’re basically signing your life away. Your contract is basically a trap…you can’t get out.”
Season 8 of Teen Mom OG has not been announced yet, but if we truly can expect Mackenzie and Ryan to make an appearance, we're definitely in for some new drama.