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:
Maci part 6 pic.twitter.com/L7pLjhtZQ1
— Ms Anon Mafioso™ (@Anon_Mafioso) June 27, 2017
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!
#BeGoneSatan 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.