Ryan Edwards and wife Mackenzie reveal they won't be returning to 'Teen Mom OG'
Ryan also discussed the way Mackenzie could be portrayed in the upcoming season as he warned viewers not to view what MTV was showing as factual truth.
'Teen Mom OG' might be welcoming a new member to their cast with Bristol Palin joining the rest of the members in the upcoming season but it looks like they are also bidding goodbye to two others. Ryan Edwards and wife Mackenzie Standifer confirmed that they won't be returning to the show. “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! claiming that MTV “did want to enter a contract with our unborn baby and have the baby film with Ryan’s parents so it would look like someone else is raising it.” Mackenzie added that she wasn't too pleased with how the show did not talk about one of the most important aspects of their life at the moment.
“They want to talk about us but they don’t want to pay us and film us,” she said. Ryan alleged that even though he is sober now, his ex Maci Bookout and other cast members told MTV “she’s not going to film unless I enter rehab again and quit the show.” Ryan also slammed MTV as he took to Instagram to share with his fans a message about addiction. "I will never stop speaking out against this horrible disease! It consumes your life and turns you into someone even you don’t know," he wrote.
"I’m asking you to never give up. Each day is a struggle. I’ve made mistakes and I have really messed up in the past but there is so much hope ahead and it doesn’t mean I can’t change the future,” he continued. Ryan also discussed the way Mackenzie could be portrayed in the upcoming season as he wrote, “Don’t take everything you see on MTV as factual truth.”
“They don’t want to show me or Mack in a happy light or that I am active in my recovery. I AM,” he continued. “They want me to look angry, passive-aggressive and uncaring regarding things that mean the most to me. I’m done taking their s— and letting the world believe this by standing up for myself. You’re believing a lie. And soon… very, very soon, you WILL see the TRUTH behind the LIAR.”
Ryan was arrested on March 27 in Tennessee by the Red Bank Police Department. His charge was listed as “petition to revoke (simple possession of heroin).” TMZ reported that the reality star was arrested at his house when the police executed a warrant for violating probation.
The news came a day after Mackenzie revealed that she was pregnant. The pair secretly tied the knot before Ryan headed to rehab back in May 2017. “A little over 30 days ago, I made the decision to check myself into a rehabilitation facility. I am back home now doing well, and life could not be better,” he said in a statement at the time. “Without the support of my wife and parents, I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your good wishes.”