The drama continues — even when the cameras stop. Former Teen Mom OG stars Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards may have been fired from the show in 2021, but controversy has continued to follow the pair ever since.
Ryan joined the franchise in 2009 during the inaugural season of 16 and Pregnant, as the father of Maci Bookout’s son, Bentley. After the Tennessee natives’ romance quickly fizzled, the Things That Matter cofounder struggled to find a way to coparent with her ex — a difficult situation that played out for years on MTV and only grew worse when Ryan began to suffer from substance abuse issues.
Ryan’s addiction problems didn’t just affect his relationship with Bentley and Maci, however — it also deeply impacted his romance with Mackenzie, whom he met in 2016 and married one year later.
The couple, who went on to welcome two children of their own while Ryan was in and out of rehab, split in February 2023 after Ryan was arrested and charged with harassing Mackenzie. He was subsequently arrested multiple times throughout the year on various charges — including a DUI — before being sentenced to nearly 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to harassing Mackenzie. The estranged couple were spotted spending time together that August, seven months after Mackenzie filed for divorce.
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Keep scrolling to see all of Mackenzie and Ryan’s ups and downs through the years: