Mackenzie Standifer made an unexpected appearance during this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, and during her time on camera, she took the opportunity to slam her husband, Ryan Edwards, who is currently in rehab for heroin addiction. Is it possible that Standifer is ready to leave her husband?
In the most recent episode, Standifer revealed that Edwards voluntarily checked himself into an intensive 90-day rehab program, and he wasn’t able to talk to his family for the first seven days. The facility is very strict about outside communication, and Edwards can only make two ten-minute phone calls each week.
But, the timing of Edwards’ most recent rehab stint couldn’t have been worse. He ended up missing the birth of his son, Jagger, in early October. Edwards shares one son with his ex, Maci Bookout, and Standifer also has a son from a previous relationship. But Jagger was their first child together, and Edwards missed the delivery.
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When Teen Mom OG producers asked Standifer about her opinion on her husband’s timing, she had some harsh words.
“If I did not love Ryan, I would call him the most selfish a**hole ever for missing this,” Standifer said. “But this is a drop in the baby’s life.”
She hopefully added that if her husband misses his son’s birth, but is healthy for the rest of his life, she couldn’t ask for more.
“It was about to spiral bad,” Standifer said. “Right before he left, he said his kids deserve to have the healthiest dad. What better time to go than now?”
According to People Magazine, Edwards’ father, Larry, said that his son knew it was time to go, and he picked the rehab facility because he wants to get better. His mom Jen says that Edwards relapsed and realized he needed to go to treatment before things got out of control.
Larry and Jen also revealed that Edwards’ ten-year-old son Bentley was not aware that his dad was in rehab, and they are waiting for the right time to tell him. Jen said they planned on talking to Bentley, but it makes her sad because he will miss his dad.
Jen wants to explain to her grandson that being an addict doesn’t make you a bad person, but she didn’t know much to share with the ten-year-old.
However, Larry said that he had no problem about being open with Bentley when it comes to Edwards’ struggles with addiction. He added that he wants his grandson to hear the news from them first instead of hearing it from somewhere else.
This was the second time Mackenzie Standifer has appeared on this season of Teen Mom OG despite claiming she left the show.
New episodes of Teen Mom OG air Monday nights on MTV.