Mackenzie Standifer Comments on Claims That Her ‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Fiance Ryan Edwards Has a Drug Problem

“Mind your beeswax!”

Mackenzie Standifer is finally speaking up regarding the rumors that her fiance, Ryan Edwards, has substance abuse issues. While that rumor has circulated the ‘Teen Mom’ World for over a year, things really came to a head on Monday’s episode of Teen Mom OG, when Ryan’s ex, Maci Bookout, voiced her concerns on-camera regarding Ryan’s alleged drug issues.

During the episode, Maci says that she has encouraged Ryan to “go to a treatment center” and stated that “he would do it” but his friends and family may be holding him back.

“Everyone else around him is too afraid of what it will look like more than his health…it’s all denial. They all know,” Maci told Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell on ‘Teen Mom OG.’

Amber, who is a recovering addict, admits that she, too, suspects that Ryan is using drugs.

“Ryan’s f**ked up,” Amber said. “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.'”

Mackenzie, who plans to marry Ryan in November, has remained relatively silent when she has been asked in the past about Ryan’s alleged drug issues. However, she did speak to The Ashley last week about the topic, after a clip of Monday’s episode of ‘Teen Mom OG’ aired. She was not ready to share her fiance’s problems with the show’s fans, though.

“Let them wonder, let them assume, and then let them eat cake,” Mackenzie told The Ashley in regard to all of the fans who are wondering what has been going on with Ryan. “I don’t feel like I need to defend myself to viewers. When they walk in my shoes or pay my bills, then maybe. But I have absolutely no respect for individuals who choose to put everyone else down.”

On Wednesday, Mackenzie took to Twitter to address the topic.

“Here’s a thought… maybe instead of making assumptions and tearing people down, you could spend that time praying for us instead,” she tweeted.

When one Twitter user asked Mackenzie if she was OK with spending the rest of her life worrying if Ryan was high, Mackenzie clapped back.

“Well I am ready to spend the rest of my life not worrying about ignorant comments,” she wrote in response.

Ryan has never publicly addressed the rumors that he is using drugs, except for one time last year when a paparazzi photographer managed to corner him after the taping of a ‘Teen Mom OG’ Reunion Show and ask if the drug rumors were true. Ryan denied the rumors at that time. ‘Teen Mom’ Producer Jaala Webster insisted at the time that “sometimes he’s just tired.”

Ryan and his parents have yet to comment publicly about Monday’s episode.

(Photo: MTV)



  1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “trash”. Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (comment token failure) *]
    She is worse than Ryan,she knowing he was high in that car and chose to let him keep driving so she insure her marriage to become a teen mom star.She didn’t car about her son or Bentley because they could have been killed,or worse kill others on that road.Selfish ass. i told everyone she was pretending to be so sweet and kind to win over marrying Ryan.

  2. Maci get a life and stop trying to cover your shittalking about Ryan on MTV by pretending to be so concerned you call a counselor and ask advice all while being filmed!! If you wanted to help that is the last thing you’d do! Shame on you for letting your spite get in the way of wtf is Good for Bentley!! So now the poor kid gets judged in school and by other kids parents for his whole childhood! A real caring person would’ve seeked help for Ryan through his soon to be and now wife!! I think that’s the real problem,you’re jealous or acting out because you know Ryan doesn’t need you or your pathetic help anymore!! Aweee poor Maci!! Do you need constant male attention! We’ll get it from poor Taylor who has to sit around and listen to your pathetic bs about Ryan 24/7!! Get a life and maybe Taylor will stay with you ! He probably should or else he will be the next Ryan!!

  3. Maci just can’t deal with the fact that Ryan doesn’t need her help anymore because he found a good, better girl than her!! Spiteful person to blow Ryan’s dirty laundry on national TV!! She should be ashamed of herself, obviously not thinking about Bentley’s reputation at school and with other kids’ judgemental parents!! Selfish! It’s obvious Taylor doesn’t want anything to do with a conversation about Ryan!! Never know when he will be in Ryan’s position!! Grow up and stop talking about people! If you really wanted to help the last thing you’d do is blast his problems on MTV! shame in MTV for editing it like that too!! Come on! Good job trying to cover for yourself Maci by trying to turn your shittalk into “caring so much and calling drug counselor on TV! LOSER!!

  4. THIS is absolutely pathetic.
    “Oh I wonder why there’s SO many down votes this post!!”
    Because there’s so many judgemental C-U-Next Tuesdays commenting on this and passing judgement like they’re entitled to it. “Well they put their lives on TV!!”
    He agreed to do a small documentary about teen pregnancy without knowing that it was going to become what it did. They were TEENAGERS.
    I’m a recovering addict,and you know what.. Most of us as adults have our vices whether it be legal, cigarettes, alcohol, sugar, or caffeine, or illegal. Let me clue you magpies in on something, just because some one has a different vice than you, doesn’t mean that you should pass judgement. And if you do, you best bet you don’t live in a glass house.
    He goes to rehab and you guys are nasty and disrespectful and judgemental about it, he doesn’t and there’s “drug addiction” rumors running rampant.
    This is what killed Valerie. This is what keeps people from seeking the help that the desperately need.
    You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

    1. To be honest, I don’t see that many people being disrespectful about him. Mostly about her. And I stand by that. That being said, he was a well-known deadbeat long before the drug rumors started circling, so………u mad bro?

  5. Macy seems genuinely concerned. He is lucky to have a supportive ex. I hope whatever the problem is, he gets the support he needs.

  6. I wonder what drug it is….
    Its got to be a stimulant because he doesnt just sleep after the crash, he takes a damn coma.
    Also, weight gain because during periods of sobriety, food is used as a substitute…
    Im curious…what is it??? Lol

  7. It’s just amazing what people will do to be on TV. Remain engaged to a bug eyed druggie just so you can pay your bills without being gainfully employed. What does Mackenzie’s ex think about this Bozo being around his kid while being methed out.

    1. I read an article that said during the divorce, she claimed “cohabitation was unsafe and improper.”

      ………..then shacks up with Ryan Edwards. Looks like someone has a type! Fixers just can’t help themselves, even when they have a child whose best interest should be a priority.

    1. She didn’t recognize it because the relapse was BS. Her radar is foggier when it comes to pinpointing someone who just sucks as a human being.

  8. I don’t feel like I need to defend myself to viewers. When they walk in my shoes or pay my bills, then maybe…

    Pretty sure the viewers do pay your bills… Does Ryan even have a job or just TM???

  9. I wonder if the reason Ryan and his dad got in their fight last season was because of Ryan’s drug use. I can see Jen as an enabler for Ryan, but I feel like his dad wouldn’t want to put up with it. It’s really sad that his girlfriend has her head in the sand over all this.

  10. Did it ever occur to anyone that the look in his eyes is from damage to his brain probably from concussions he received while playing sports as a child dont be to quick to judje till you have all the facts just saying.

    1. Could that be it? He also had that car accident.

      MTV and his fiancee seem to be hinting something else is going on. Maybe something neurological?
      But it all does not add up to what Maci is saying. Maci would know it when something else is causing (a part of) this and she would not talk like she does about Ryan when she would know that there is something else going on.
      Because of that, I’m still opting for a medical issue with prescribed medication getting out of hand.

      1. Someone owes me cake for making me believe her BS!

        Her dad confirmed he does have a drug problem.

  11. I knew Ryan was on drugs when he wasn’t hot anymore.He used to be so hot now not so much. Still hoping Ryan gets his hotness back.

  12. Ryan can get better. He just has to want to get better and have the people that love him encourage him and support him. If this problem is ignored, it’ll just get worse. I have been through something similar with my dad and he ended up losing his life last year. I definitely hope Mackenzie uses her brain and doesn’t marry Ryan until he’s been to treatment and been sober for over a year. She not only has to think of what is best for her but what is best for her child as well.

  13. My favourite part of the whole article is where is says self righteous “sober” Amber says that she “sees” Ryan and says that he is f*cked up.

    Girl, don’t even try it.
    You’re sitting there living in denial that your leech of a “man”, isn’t a liar and a con man who reeled you in with a make believe drug problem.


    1. Do you live her life ? No didn’t think so … quit making assumptions and get over it .. the girl has worked her @$$ off to get sober for her daughter and herself …

  14. I’m not really the type to call attention to things like this but I got to say the amount of dislikes on everybody’s comments is unbelievable I mean geez

  15. I like how the producer said “Sometimes hes just tired” when his eyes are almost popping out of his head. It is obviously that Ryan is on drugs and it is irresponsible that Maci allows Ryan to watch Bentley and drive him around while obviously under the influence. Poor Bentley has a drug addict father and an alcoholic mother…

  16. She’s another low self-esteem chick that will settle for anyone. I’m sure she started planning their wedding after the second date. Oh well, I guess she picked the right one if she wanted a loser that nobody else wants. Good luck wasting your youth taking care of a man-child! How soon do you think this one will get knocked up?

  17. There’s only one actual healthy teen mom and that is Chelsea. Most of them have some type of drug issue, whether with prescribed meds or street drugs. Farrah is a train wreck in every imaginable way. I’d hate to think that this group of girls is representative of young women in today’s world. For the most part, they really aren’t respectable people at all. Even Chelsea used to be a sad sack, but with the help of her dad, she managed to find her way and her story turned out so nicely. I used to think Tyler and Catelynn would have a similar success story, but sadly it doesn’t look that way anymore. Sometime during the last season or two, they became almost unrecognizable. I still hope they will pull through.

    Anyway, let’s face the reality – the show follows a group of losers. The fact that they now have money doesn’t change the fact that most of them are low-lifes. Some of them are probably even worse off due to the money. Janelle, Leah, Amber, and Ty and Cate would probably all spend less time on their asses sampling pharmaceuticals if they had to get real jobs. Might was well throw Ryan in that category too. Pretty sad, really.

    I’ll be happy when TM2 comes back on so I can see Chelsea and Cole and their new baby. At least I don’t feel like I need a shower after watching them.

    1. THIS. 16-25 year olds are not meant to have zero purpose in life. Nothing to do and nowhere to get up and be every day. Idle time is the devil’s plaything. I think the show has a ton to do with the fact that so many of them have issues.

  18. As a teen mom myself whose baby daddy has substance abuse issues, which didn’t start until midway through my pregnancy, McKenzie is in for a world of hurt if she thinks this issue will somehow magically get better or disappear if she just ignores it. I left my son’s father for his substance abuse and it was the best decision I ever made. Hopefully his issues are being dealt with behind the scenes but somehow I doubt it.

  19. His parents and his soon to be wife need to get him to treatment center. It’s not maci’s job now she has her own family. If he cares about his son he will get help.

  20. Why in the world does she want a Man who doesn’t work, has a personality of a log, and has a drug problem ? Wake up Girl this the Best thing for your child to be around? Geez

  21. You tell ’em, Jen 2.0! When you get upset at all the haters’ comments, do you ever remind yourself that you willingly got involved with (and subjected your child to) a known deadbeat who has no job OUTSIDE of the one in the public eye? Just curious.

  22. I can’t stand how MTV covers up and denies drug problems on this show. Is this not supposed to be a show of the struggles of teen parenting? Drugs are an issue In society and I don’t understand why the lie and cover it up, all that teaches viewers is to be in denial of your problems. I’m actually glad Maci said something, this shit needed to be addressed, I mean look at Ryan.. he needs help!

    1. MTV is protecting their cash cows. They need the orignal cast so they hide serious issues and try to keep them happy to keep them on the show.

  23. To be fair, Mackenzie never actually denied the claims or said Ryan didn’t have a drug problem. At least, not as far as I know. It’s an extremely difficult topic for all involved, I’m sure. This was filmed months ago, so for all we know Ryan could very well have gone to rehab or even be there right now. I don’t think addiction is something to joke or bully about- ever. Praying for the family and all those involved that Ryan gets the help he needs and beats this ??

  24. What else could be going on with Ryan? Could Ryan have ADD and issues with Ritalin or other prescribed drugs? A mental issue that he is prescribed medication for? Could he have issues finding the right medication and dose?

    It would be totally Ryan to refuse to share a thing like that.

  25. that’s not really speaking out, she neither confirmed or denied that he’s a drug addict/user. He’s a user it’s very clear, and very sad, and very troubling, that MTV just keeps rolling along and not canceling this train wreck!

  26. Well, as long as Ryan’s keeping it classy à la Matt and miraculously stops using whenever Bentley is around…oh right, that’s not how it works.
    Also, Jesus God Mackenzie, if you don’t want people to make assumptions, then how about avoiding phrases like ‘spend that time praying for us’?! Why should people be praying for you when nothing’s wrong, girl?

    1. I want to like Mackenzie, but she’s young and she acts young. She needs to take a hint from the other women in Ryan’s life who don’t respond to everything on twitter. When you are super defensive, it looks suspicious.

  27. That’s great of her to say but does she realize that these people actually DO pay her bills? We watch and continue to watch which allows ryan to buy big trucks/golf carts/boots to tuck his jeans in and then discuss…which makes more people watch. You signed on for it, sister! And I’m sure you have no problem reaping the rewards.

    1. you speak the truth!! this actually applies to every person on teen mom that decides to rant and rave when the PUBLIC (which is all of us who’s watching, writing about, reading and commenting on) question or assume anything about their lives. they literally sign a contract letting cameras film them for millions to watch, and then suddenly want privacy! they are getting paid waaaay too much to pick and choose what part of their lives we get to know about.

  28. Maybe they don’t want to deal with it on TV and I totally understand that but my God it seems like it’s at least been going on two years he’s been struggling with something it’s not the end of the world to get some kind a help

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