The Fallout of Ryan Edwards’ DUI on Teen Mom OG finale

Those of you who watched last night’s finale can skip ahead a few paragraphs. But for those who didn’t, a brief recap is necessary for you to understand this story. I will also be linking a Tweet from @Anon_Mafioso which includes footage of the incident we are about to discuss.

Last night, during the finale episode of Teen Mom OG, we witnessed the marriage of baby daddy Ryan Edwards to his fiancee Mackenzie Standifer. We saw in the sneak peek that Ryan’s parents were not too thrilled about this wedding, but the context of the episode made the whole scene much, much worse.

 

We learned that Mackenzie had called a minister to plan a literally last-minute wedding. I mean, she scheduled it for 6 p.m. that day. From there, she told a producer she was rushing this legal ceremony because she believed getting married prior to their big “real” wedding in November would help Ryan in his custody case for his son Bentley.

From there, we see Mackenzie inform Ryan that the wedding will be in a matter of hours. He seems panicked about this and stumbles around (literally) trying to get ready. He wants to get a haircut and take a shower, but Mackenzie says there is no time for that nonsense. What we see next is a black screen with white text, reading “Please be advised. The following scenes may be disturbing to watch.” We are all expecting Matt and Amber’s fight from the sneak peek, but instead we see Mackenzie leave to go “rent” a wedding gown. Not disturbing at all, right? So why the warning?

Because immediately after she returns, Ryan greets her in the driveway, telling her she looks beautiful. They get in their Mustang and start to drive to the ceremony. Ryan asks if he can stop at T.J. Maxx to get a bowtie (he is only wearing light-colored slacks and a gingham button-up shirt), but Mackenzie says no, noting that it is 6:10 p.m. and they are already late for their wedding.

Here comes the disturbing part. Watch for yourself:

How do I sum this up for those who can’t watch? Ryan is high as balls, nearly (if not totally) losing consciousness while driving. Mackenzie reacts by elbowing and slapping him to keep him awake before turning off the Go-Pros to prevent further footage from being filmed. However, Mackenzie did not anticipate that there would still be audio recording. The screen goes black, and she asks Ryan if he had taken more Xanax. He swears on his kid’s life that he hasn’t, and that’s all we get to see.

Amazingly, the wedding goes on as planned. (Well, except for the fact that nobody is there but a bawling Mimi Jen and an angry, red-faced Larry.) That’s right. Neither Bentley nor Mackenzie’s son were there. Mackenzie had nobody from her family or friends with her. They say their awkward vows and end scene.

Now, there is more context here that you might be able to enjoy from JerseryGirl’s recap, but this is enough to lead into the real story here.

Yesterday, Ryan Edwards released a formal statement to Us Weekly in anticipation of this scene airing.

“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,” his statement read. “Without the support of my wife and parents I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your well wishes.

This puts Ryan’s entry to rehab within just a few days after this filmed wedding. We know now that Ryan is back home, but not before he and Mackenzie went out on a boat with a friend who was drinking alcohol, as we reported here.

Meanwhile, Mackenzie has locked down her Twitter, again, presumably in anticipation of this scene airing last night. Just last week, however, she had been tweeting some pretty interesting things.

“And any negativity… bye,” she tweeted on June 20. “Hope the door doesn’t hit ya on the way out! too much good happening in this household”

So far, nobody from Ryan’s camp has outright spoken about the DUI that occurred and how utterly frightening it was to viewers.

Except…co-star Simon Saran.

Simon has taken to Twitter to blame MTV producer Kiki and viewers as part of the problem here.

Simon further tweeted, “You are the jackasses that continue supporting the cause by watching the show.” He also said, “I had a close friends [sic] die from an idiot under the influence crashing into them as they were walking on the sidewalk.”

This is not the first time Simon has accused MTV producer Kiki of supplying pills to cast members.

We’ll keep you updated on any further fallout from this scene.

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17 Comments

  1. Tyler's Great American Novel says:

    Oooo, I know Simon is a shit stirrer but I’m very curious about this Kiki thing

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  2. ColeAteMyCereal says:

    This breaks my heart. Seriously this is so so sad. He looks like he’s going to die. Why doesn’t she have him pull over?!?

    Bentley should only get supervised visits through the state at this point. Macis fears were confirmed. Screw Jen and Larry and Mackenzie- if he kills himself with these drugs or someone else it’s on them too.

    I truest hope Bentleys visits are done until Ryan can pass drug tests for at least 6 months. I’m really praying that Bentley doesn’t have to bury his dad before he’s 10 years old.

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    • Butch mullet says:

      I agree. Additionally imagine if Bentley got a hold of some pills. He’s a kid. Pills look like candy.

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  3. Stephanie89 says:

    So her main concern is turning off the camera to protect his addiction as opposed to getting him to pull the fuck over before he kills her and some innocent people?!
    It’s nice that she’s so concerned about Rhine’s custody (that’s clearly in Bentley’s best interest 🙄). I don’t know her situation with her own ex but I don’t see this marriage working to her benefit should he decide to seek more custody himself.
    They also obviously subscribe to the Matt and Amber School of Sobriety; alcohol is totally fine for “recovering” drug addicts post rehab.
    These people.

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  4. Nikki says:

    Rewatching that scene is just as horrifying today 🙁 I have to wonder if their is some truth to what Simon is saying about KiKi?? I’m no Simon fan but if he keeps saying it, knowing he could be sued, their must be at least a little something to it…?

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  5. chelseas annoying baby voice says:

    Well that was scary..

    Should she have married him when he was high as a kite?
    I don’t think he knows what he is doing.

    I think I am right when it comes to comparing Mackenzie to Jeremy. She is the female version of him…

    Both got married REALLY fast. Jeremy can deny what he wants but he likes the fame..

    I think Mack has got some alterior motives too

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  6. chan says:

    I was in shock too! 😮 I think it’s also really shady that Mackenzie know what’s going on and still gets in a car with him and lets him drive. Doesn’t she care about her and Ryan’s safety? About the possibility that her son loses her mother and Bentley his father? About other innocent people on the road who could be injured or killed? Jesus. Also the whole wedding-thing came across as shady to me. So early in their relationship, the so called reason behind it (getting custody of Bentley) ,the very last minute set up, marrying someone while he is high as fuck, without the children present and with his parents obviously very upset about it, etc etc. It makes MacKenzie look sketchy too and not as nice and ‘normal’ as we first thought she was.

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    • Hairstyles of the Rich & Alnost Fanous says:

      Remember her jumping up and down, flashing her undies while catching the bouquet? That may have been a real accurate representation of her.

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  7. Stasia's Stankface says:

    That was horrifying. Like, that’s not just being high and needing to take naps all the time and having crazy eyes during talking heads. That signals a drug problem too, of course. But this is advanced. I hope he’s following up rehab with either a recovery program or counseling. He needs help.

    Mackenzie is honestly disgusting to me right now. There is no way he could have consented to marriage in that condition, and she has no plausible deniability. We all saw his face. Either Ryan is losing his mind or he’s on drugs, and either way, she should not be marrying him. The whole thing feels manipulative and coercive and honestly kind of rapey.

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  8. Classyycassie says:

    I forget if it was amber, Matt or catelynn, but I recall Kiki giving them a Xanax for something too. Early this season or late last season.

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    • Nikki says:

      She gave one of them Xanax and let it be known?! Wow!!! She could be arrested for that. Amazing what must go on behind the scenes…

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  9. This paper towel's got more than you says:

    What the fuck is wrong with Mackenzie? She is obviously aware of Ryan’s drug problem, yet still allows him to drive. She also didn’t seem to be too bothered by the fact that he is nodding off and not making any sense while driving. I feel like most people would try to get him to pull over. You’d also think that she would try to rethink the wedding if the other person is in that condition. She’s a piece of shit for having him drive and then marrying him while he’s probably not even aware of what’s going on.

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  10. Kayekaye says:

    That’s not a Xanax nod, that’s straight up opiate abuse. Just speaking from years of experience.

    Either…

    She’s smarter than we think and said “Xanax” to Ryan

    Or….

    She’s dumber than we think and believes that’s his DOC.

    Terrifying and sad. I hope he comes to his senses and truly gets/stays clean, drinking 2 days out of rehab isn’t a good sign.

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  11. JerseyGirl says:

    I have to admit, I had a really hard time watching that whole scene. I have two nephews who are addicts, one is doing AMAZING and has completely turned his life around. The other one, not so much, and struggles over and over with staying clean. While I knew Ryan and Mackenzie did not get in a wreck, my heart was still in my throat the whole time. I’m glad Ryan went to rehab, I just hope it was long enough and intense enough. No matter my personal feelings about him, I really do hope he gets the help and has the support he needs.

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