Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, have allowed her son Hudson to appear on the reality show, but her baby daddy does not approve. Is Standifer going against her ex-husband’s wishes and exploiting their son for a paycheck?
Standifer and her ex are in the middle of a nasty custody battle, and he reportedly “wants to take Hudson from her.”
An insider claims that the 21-year-old never has her son, and instead Hudson is with her mom, Edwards’ mom, or her ex-husband, Zach Stephens.
Apparently, Hudson can’t stand being with his mom, and Stephens doesn’t feel that Hudson needs to be with her. The source also says that Hudson screams when he has to leave his dad’s house.
Standifer says those assertions are false, and her son hasn’t made a dime from being on Teen Mom OG.
The courts originally gave Standifer primary custody of Hudson at the time of their divorce back in November of 2016, with an order for Stephens to pay $503 a month in child support to Standifer.
But, last April, Hamilton County Circuit Court adjusted child support in favor of Stephens.
“Defendant shall pay to Plaintiff the sum of $245 per month to be paid at the rate of $113.07 bi-weekly,” the April 7, 2017, order read.
Edwards has been in a custody battle of his own with his ex, Maci Bookout, over their 8-year-old son, Bentley. Edwards went to rehab last summer because of his heroin addiction, and ever since his return from treatment, Bookout has refused to let Edwards see their son alone without passing a drug test.
The 24-year-old has seemingly done well since leaving rehab, but a recent picture on Instagram – that Standifer posted and then quickly deleted – is making fans wonder if he is using drugs again.
In what was a well-intentioned cute pic of the couple enjoying a night out, Edwards’ wide-eyes prompted fans to quickly grab a screenshot, and then take to Reddit to pick the photo apart.
One fan wrote, “What big eyes you have, Ryan,” while another commented, “Ryan looks so awkward like he could shoot laser beams out of his eyes at any moment.”
Others pointed out his apparent weight gain as a sign that he could be drinking.
Edwards’ battle with addiction has recently been a huge plot point on the popular MTV reality show. He reached a new low when cameras caught him driving while intoxicated, and the incident prompted him to get help.
Catch Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer on new episodes of Teen Mom OG, Monday nights on MTV.