Ryan Edwards Wife Mackenzie Standifer Opens Up About Drugs

This season on Teen Mom OG, it was revealed that Maci Bookout’s ex was dealing with drug issues. Even on the way to his nuptials to now-wife Mackenzie Standifer, Edwards appeared to be under the influence and was passing out at the wheel while driving. At one point, Standifer shut off the cameras in the car and asked Edwards if he had taken Xanax. After the two tied the knot, Edwards checked into rehab and it looks like there has been a wedge put in between Bookout and Edwards’ family. This includes Standifer, who used to get along well with Bookout.

It looks like recently, Standifer opened up a bit about the drug problems in her relationship, writing this message online:

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.

On Teen Mom OG, Bookout voiced that she felt Edwards’ family wasn’t doing anything to help put a stop to his drug use. Clearly, this has impacted her relationship with them. Once Edwards got out of rehab, he posted a meme with a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. and the words, “I have a dream that one day my psycho baby’s mama will shut the fuck up.”

This season, it was actually other stars on the show who brought up Edwards’ drug use and Bookout took that opportunity to open up about the issues. From that point on, Edwards’ drug use was a major topic on the show. Edwards and his family most likely did not want these problems in the spotlight. And, not only has Bookout had things to say about Edwards, the MTV network also released a statement after footage of Edwards driving under the influence was aired. MTV’s statement reads that:

MTV does not condone driving under the influence. Ryan’s erratic behavior was due to actions that he took without anyone’s prior knowledge.

While MTV maintains that they were unaware of this until after it aired, Teen Mom OG co-star Simon Saran has implied that producer Kiki Malone may have something to do with it, according to The Hollywood Gossip. Saran tweeted:

Someone needs to open up an investigation on Kiki giving Ryan pills … It’s really fucked up! They could have died or killed!

Saran also reportedly tweeted out to fans, asking if he should ask Kiki about “giving Ryan pills during shoots or save that for another day.” Those are very serious accusations, but Malone was sure to fire back via Twitter, writing that, “some only feel good when trying to make others feel bad. #Riseaboveit. http://www.stompoutbullying.org @CatelynnLowell @AmberLPortwood @MaciBookout.”

When Edwards finally decided to check himself into rehab, he reached out to the public with his own statement, saying that:

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

On tonight’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Bookout and Standifer sit down with Dr. Drew Pinsky to talk about their issues and it’s clear that the honeymoon is over for the two women. At one point Bookout tells Standifer that she is “full of shit.”


7 Comments

7 Comments

Phyllis whitley

On believable that Ryan and his parents would try to turn this around on Macy his mother and father and ditzy wife all knew he had a drug problem and done nothing about it and now they want to be mad at Macy

Mellee

Reading all the stuff that Ryan his parents and wife are saying about Macy is ridiculous they need to concentrate on his recovery and not what other people think. If it didn’t come out on TV who knows if he ever would have gone into treatment. Mackenzie had the audacity to say that Macy was being an enabler for TV. Being an enabler is getting in the car with someone who is completely wasted nodding out and instead of stopping the car and saying you can’t drive I’m not driving with you you shut off the camera so no one else can see because apparently other people seeing is more important than the safety of others. Enabling is things like that happening and then still marrying the person like nothing happened, because looking good for TV is more important to you . Bottom line Macy tried to help and in the end it was because of her that he’s in rehab right now that he’s out instead of concentrating on his recovery you’re all deflecting and blaming other people and saying horrible things about them for putting it out there instead of concentrating on recovery and all that’s going to lead to is a relapse!! good luck!

Nicole

I agree also. How could Mackenzie or Ryans parents not know what was going on. They were around Ryan more than Macy was. They blaming Macy because they know it’s their faults for enabling Ryan. Ryan is a grown man and made his own choice to do what he did. Not in any way is this Macy’s fault that’s bull. For Mackenzie to stay in that car and marry a man who was all pilled up says ALOT about her. She was going to make sure she got married that day even if it killed her and Ryan on the way. And even if Mackenzie didn’t know which I believe she did because you can tell when someone is messed up especially when you’ve been around them long enough if Macy had told her she would have went running back to Ryan Jen and Larry trying to instigate trouble by saying Macy was lying. But one way I know for a fact that Mackenzie knew about his problem is that when she turned off those cameras and said did you take Xanax. How would she know that how could she pinpoint down to the pill he took there’s lots of pills but she knew the exact one he prefers to take. Lol turned off the cameras but forgot to turn off the Mic you told on yourself Mackenzie and if I had been Macy I’d have brought that up on stage at the reunion. Sickening to blame someone else for something they had nothing to do with. Then she calls Macy a narcissist. Please I think Mackenzie has that one backwards. Wonder how long this marriage will last. Smh couldn’t even get married to her without being high. That alone would have embarrassed me and made me rethink the whole thing. But for some reason Mackenzie was ready to rush the whole marriage thing even going as far as to leave Bentley out. These people all need help it isn’t just Ryan. My opinion

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