Ryan Edwards’ fiancee, Mackenzie Standifer, doesn’t want fans assuming the worst of her soon-to-be-husband. Instead, she wants fans to pray for their situation.
On May 30, after the latest episode of Teen Mom OG featured Maci Bookout telling her co-stars about Ryan Edwards’ alleged drug use, Mackenzie Standifer took to Twitter with a somewhat confusing tweet.
“Here’s a thought… maybe instead of making assumptions and tearing people down, you could spend that time praying for us instead,” Mackenzie Standifer wrote to her many fans and followers on Twitter.
While the tweet from Ryan Edwards’ fiancee appeared at first to be a denial of the reality dad’s alleged drug problem, her request for prays convinced many that she was admitting that the rumors were true.
“I am praying for you. I am praying that [Ryan Edwards] gets the help he needs… For Bentley, for you, for himself. He’s strong, he can do it,” one person wrote in response to Standifer’s tweet.
“Sending prayers and hoping for a full recovery and health for [Ryan Edwards] and strength for y’all to do what needs to get him healthy again for everyone,” another person added.
Others were more critical and fired back at the reality star, slamming her for being defensive of Ryan Edwards and his behavior on Teen Mom OG. As one person pointed out, Standifer acts like she’s in denial about Edwards’ issues, which only makes viewers more curious about their situation.
“You do know that this could cause you to lose custody of your son [and] not [be] allowed around Ryan, right?” one commenter asked.
Like Ryan Edwards, his fiancee Mackenzie Standifer has one son from a previous relationship.
As fans will recall, Ryan Edwards proposed to Mackenzie Standifer after just months of dating late last year. The proposal, which was filmed for an episode of Teen Mom 2 Season 6B, took place on a riverboat weeks after Standifer caught the bouquet at Maci Bookout’s wedding.
Although Ryan Edwards used to be quite active on social media, he hasn’t used Instagram or Twitter for some time. In fact, his most recent post on Instagram was shared on January 7 and his latest post on Twitter was posted on July 18 of last year. Meanwhile, Standifer shares regular updates on both platforms, including photos of Ryan Edwards on her Instagram page.
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Ryan Edwards first faced rumors of possible drug use at the end of last year, around the time he and Mackenzie Standifer attended the wedding of Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney. However, after the rumors surfaced, Ryan Edwards quickly shot down the idea when confronted by a cameraman while out and about.
Ryan Edwards’ odd behavior on the show, which included looking bug-eyed, was also defended by a producer of Teen Mom OG, who claimed he seemed out of sorts because he was tired.
In other Ryan Edwards news, he and Mackenzie Standifer are planning to get married later this year.
“We already booked the church — we’re getting married in November 2017,” Standifer revealed during an interview with MTV News in December of last year. “It was where Jen and Larry got married.”
Ryan Edwards mentioned his engagement to Mackenzie Standifer on Instagram in December but hasn’t spoken of his plans to get married in the months since.
To see more of Ryan Edwards and his family, including his fiancee, Mackenzie Standifer, and his son, Bentley, tune into new episodes of Teen Mom OG Season 6B on Monday nights at 9 p.m. on MTV.
[Featured Image by Ryan Edwards/Facebook]