Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards has reportedly check himself into rehab. The MTV reality star has been at the center of drug rumors for over a year, and now it seems that he is finally ready to take the first step towards getting clean.
According to E! Online, Ryan Edwards has been in rehab for about two weeks now and he is reportedly doing very well. The rehab news comes just days after Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Maci Bookout revealed during an episode of Teen Mom OG that Ryan was engaging in some very scary and dangerous behavior. Bookout, who shares one child with Edwards, a son Bentley, also admitted that she often cries herself to sleep at night over the worry that Ryan may do something harmful to himself.
“Honestly, the hardest thing is for me to see Ryan not love himself because he is a person worth loving. He deserves to love himself,” said Maci.
Maci Bookout told her Teen Mom OG co-stars, Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell about her fears over Ryan Edwards’ issues, to which both Catelynn and Amber seemed to understand. Portwood, a former drug addict, revealed that she’s relates to what Ryan is going through because she’s been there as well.
Men love with machine bc machine only do what you tell them to do!? pic.twitter.com/JbgaqMx8wT
— Ryan Edwards MTV (@ryancedwards) September 27, 2014
“Ryan’s f–ked up. I watch it, I see it, I know it. Where he’s at right now, when I see him, I know where he’s at and I’m like, ‘Wow, he needs some guidance.'”
Bookout also claimed that while she wanted to see Ryan Edwards go to rehab, that the people around him, like his family, are in denial about his issues. “It’s everyone else around him that is too afraid to admit it,” Maci added.
After the episode of Teen Mom OG aired, Ryan Edwards’ mother, Jen Edwards, took to social media to speak out about the drug rumors. Jen said that she and her husband Larry have a story that will be told, “but not at this time.”
Meanwhile, with the Teen Mom OG reunion set to film in California this weekend, it seems likely that Dr. Drew Pinsky will be asking Maci Bookout, and any of Ryan’s family members who attend the filming, about Edwards’ issues, the drug rumors, and his current rehab stay.
Of course, Ryan Edwards isn’t the only Teen Mom star to enter rehab. In fact, many of the franchise’s stars have opted to get professional help for an array of issues. Jenelle Evans and Amber Portwood both attended rehab for drug related issues, while Catelynn Lowell and Leah Messer decided to seek help for their mental health problems.
Ryan is getting healthy not only for his son, Bentley, but also for his fiance, Mackenzie Standifer. The pair got engaged in late 2016, and are currently planning their wedding. Maci Bookout has revealed that she likes Mackenzie very much, and that she is so happy that Ryan found someone who makes him happy and treats their son well.
Haven't had this much fun in sooooo long thanks to @shelby_woods2 an Bentley!!!!! pic.twitter.com/YBXGW5kMjr
— Ryan Edwards MTV (@ryancedwards) January 17, 2014
“All I ever wanted was for Ryan to find someone that makes him happy and a woman that will treat my son, as their own child [when] I am not there. So, we are both his mother,” Maci told Mackenzie during an episode of Teen Mom OG.
Currently, there is no word about whether or not Ryan Edwards’ rehab stay will be documented by Teen Mom OG cameras, or be addressed by his parents in an upcoming episode of the MTV series.
What are your thoughts on Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards checking into rehab? Do you think his recovery will be documented on the show?
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