‘Teen Mom’ News Pile: Ryan Edwards Slams His Wife Mackenzie (Again); Jenelle Evans Says MTV Used ‘Teen Mom’ Cast Members To Persuade Her to Return the Show & More

“Ryan Christopher, do I need to write you a damn letter listing all the reasons you need to stay off the Internet? Lawd.”

From slamming their spouse on ‘The Gram, to calling out old co-workers, it’s been another busy week for the stars/former stars of the Teen Mom franchise! In an effort to bring you up-to-date on the latest 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 news, The Ashley brings you the Teen Mom News Pile.

Here are some of the major (and minor but interesting) ‘Teen Mom’-related things that happened over the last few days…

Ryan Edwards Blasts His Wife Mackenzie on Social Media Again

“I just can’t stop talking crap on The ‘Gram!”

Just over a week after Ryan “took back” cheating accusations he made on Instagram about his wife, Mackenzie, the former ‘Teen Mom OG’ dad is doubling down and seemingly calling her out again.

On Thursday, Ryan randomly posted a photo of a woman (who appears to be Mackenzie, based on the fact that the woman in the photo has a wedding ring that looks identical to Mack’s). The woman– whose face doesn’t appear in the photo— is shown wearing a leather jacket with seemingly nothing underneath. In the caption of the post, Ryan made some very unsavory remarks about his wife.

“If you guys have never seen a spineless sl*t this is one,” Ryan wrote. “They take your money sleep with anything that looks at them. But they must have a wife to. God what a joke. It’s sad really.”


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While Ryan appeared to be trying to rally the ‘Teen Mom’ troops to side with him, his plan didn’t work, as the majority of the comments left on the post slammed Ryan for running to social media to air the dirty laundry. Others accused Ryan of relapsing on drugs. 

“Come on now,” one person wrote. “She’s the mother of your children. Have some respect.”

As The Ashley previously reported, Ryan blasted Mack in late January on Instagram, accusing her of cheating and stating that he planned to file for divorce. Two days later, though, he tried to recant his statements, telling The Sun that he and Mackenzie had worked things out and that he regrets making the accusations against her. 

“I was wrong,” Ryan told the site. “She isn’t that kind of person. For a relationship, it’s a work in progress.” 

Mackenzie has yet to comment on Ryan’s latest post, which remains online as of press time. 

Jenelle Evans Implies Briana DeJesus Helped MTV Trick Her Into Appearing on ‘Teen Mom’ Again

Describe what goes on behind the camera, as well as in front of it, in four words.

Jenelle made an appearance on ‘Teen Mom: The Next Chapter’ last year when she attended Briana DeJesus’ “Lawsuit Victory” party, but now the former ‘Teen Mom 2’ star is calling Bri out for working with MTV to try to convince her to come back to the show.

In a new TikTok, Jenelle posted a video of Jersey Shore Family Vacation star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi talking about how their show’s producers tried to use her and the other ‘Jersey Shore’ girls to try to convince ex-cast member Sammi Giancola to make a guest appearance on ‘Family Vacation,’ despite Sammi making it very clear she had no interest in returning to the show.

@jenellelevans #stitch with @bffspod ♬ original sound – Jenelle Evans

“This is exactly how [the producers] reel you in,” Jenelle said. “[They say], ‘The fans want to see you!’ As for me, I heard, ‘This is important for your career. You should come and visit.’ And when I said, ‘Is it going to be filmed?” they were like, ‘Yeah, it’s going to be filmed.’ 

“I literally got told, ‘Jenelle come on, this is important for your future. You know you want your job back!'” Jenelle claimed.

“You don’t need no stinkin’ job! Unemployment is great. And, believe me, I would know!”

Jenelle then claimed that the producers will “use someone from the show, like a cast member” and invite her to things so that she will go and be filmed.

Jenelle didn’t use anyone’s name– although she insinuated in the comment section she was talking about Briana— but she claimed a cast member invited her to go on vacation last year with her and her mother. Jenelle said she declined after the cast member admitted the “vacation” was being filmed for the show.

“You’ve seen how I vacation. Water bottles and fists start flying as soon as we step off the plane!”

In the comment section, someone wrote that everyone knows she’s talking about Briana, to which Jenelle responded with a sly-faced emoji. When someone else posted that it was shady of a fellow cast member to participate in this type of trickery, Jenelle stated that, “I think she was following what she was told.”

Mackenzie McKee’s Son Says He’s Being Bullied Because of His Mom’s TikTok Posts

Raise your hand if you’ve been accused of oversharing your life on social media…

Former ‘Teen Mom OG’ star Mackenzie McKee has received plenty of criticism for her social media over the years, but now the complaints are coming from someone very close to her: her 11-year-old son Gannon.

While Mack was Live on TikTok, her son announced that his peers have started using Mackenzie’s TikTok content as ammunition to bully him.

Gannon told his mom that her actions are causing him to be teased at school. The conversation was  recently reposted on Reddit. 

From TM_Chatter, Mackenzie ignoring her son while he tells her kids at school are making fun of him because of her social media
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At one point in the clip, Gannon can be heard telling his mom that he doesn’t like people from school seeing her on TikTok. Instead of wrapping up the live video or at the very least, not drawing further attention to her son, Mackenzie doles out a message to her viewers. 

“Ok, if you go to Gannon’s school, get off [TikTok Live],” Mackenzie says, appearing rather annoyed by her son’s complaints. 

“Because there’s no way I’m gonna stop shaking my rump roast on TikTok!” 

Gannon can then be heard in the background saying, “No!”– presumably begging his mom to stop talking about him (or the issue) on social media. 

“No, they’re making rumors about me that’s not true,” Gannon tells his mom. 

Gannon goes on to tell his mom that he doesn’t know what kind of rumors are being spread, he just knows people are talking about him.

“I don’t know, they’re just whispering into people’s ears,” he says. 

“Because of TikTok?” Mackenzie asks, to which Gannon replies, “Yes.” 

Mackenzie seemingly tries (and fails) to defend her TikTok posting, reminding Gannon that all of his friends have the social media platform. 

“I know … ,” Gannon says. 

“Should we do a Live about this? Let’s call up your little friends and see if they want to join!”

Imprisoned “16 and Pregnant” Star Lori Wickelhaus Restarts Sex Offender Program After Being Kicked Out Months Earlier

Lori in her pre-prison days…

Lori Wickelhaus of “16 and Pregnant” Season 2 is currently serving time in federal prison for sex crimes against children, but things have not been going well for her behind bars. This week, The Sun reported that Lori (who placed her oldest son Aiden, for adoption during her 2010 episode) was kicked out of the sex offender program she is required to complete while in prison.

The site reported that Lori was booted from the two-year program in May 2022 for an “undisclosed reason.” Because of this, she is now being required to restart the entire prison sex offender program.

As The Ashley previously told you, the 31-year-old–- who appeared on the same “16 and Pregnant” season as Leah Messer and Kail Lowry–- was sentenced in August 2021 to more than six in prison for child p0rnography charges. She pleaded guilty to her charges, which included 20 counts of “Possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.”

Lori’s 2021 mugshot…

Lori was arrested in August 2020 for possession of child p0rnography and according to the police report from the arrest, the offending material was found on Lori’s iPhone and laptop, with viewing dates listed at September 23, 2019 and December 18-19, 2019. 

Lori’s arrest occurred after Campbell County’s police department received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

In addition to the two-year prison sex offender program she is attending, Lori is also reportedly completing college programs. 

She is scheduled to be released from prison December 26, 2027. 

Lori’s appearance has changed significantly since she entered prison. In her latest mugshot, Lori is seen with her hair cut very short and smiling for the cameras. 

Lori’s latest mug offering…

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(Photos: MTV; Instagram; BOP; Reddit.) 

31 Responses

  1. Everyone was so upset about Lori having to give up the baby in her episode but it’s very clear that she has some sort of mental disability.

  2. So they told Jenelle that it would help her future if she made that appearance on that one episode, and she feels like they lied to her? How can anyone be this damn dense?! It probably would have helped her career/her future and probably would have gotten her a spot back on the show, but she refuses to get rid of that POS goblin goon of a husband who has threatened violence against multiple cast and crew members. Jenelle got away with everything except murder before David popped up, he murdered Nugget, and refused to let Jenelle go to work without him, so MTV had to let her go. Jenelle has got to have the thickest skull on earth. Nothing ever fully gets through to her brain.

  3. I can’t stand Mackenzie Edwards and I hate to have to defend her but Ryan blasting her on social media like this when they have two kids together is immature and irresponsible. Also, he’s not exactly one to talk when it comes to infidelity.

  4. They should have fired Ryan years ago after he killed all those cats. He’s a selfish druggy pos.

    Mackenzie McKee is the dumbest person I’ve ever seen.

    Jenelle doesn’t want her MTV job back? Sure, Jan.

  5. She got a badly needed chin and some degree of fame (I guess) out of marrying this loser. Time to cut her losses and move on.

  6. If Mack is cheating, it doesn’t surprise me. She’s been a fame wh0re from the jump. She’s not getting what she originally wanted which is popularity and MTV money. So Ryan lashing out when she finally shows her true colors is only natural. And no his kids can’t see what he posts because I doubt YOUNG BABIES have an Instagram. Y’all like shaming people all the time it’s ridiculous. Mack chose this from beginning to end. The proof is in the wedding day drug drive which she didn’t mention to anyone because she so badly wanted to marry someone on MTV. What a joke.

    1. Bentley isn’t a young baby. He could easily have seen his dad’s misogynistic tirades against his siblings’ mom. Mack sucks but that’s irrelevant wrt Ryan publicly posting abusive shit.

    2. Bentley is nowhere near a “young baby”, and if he has social media now, he can read everything. If he doesn’t have social media, I’m sure many of his friends do and can tell him exactly what his Dad is posting. And he doesn’t need social media to google the names of anyone in his family and see the entire history laid out on the internet for the world and the kids to see. The younger kids will not be far behind, before they find out what there Dad has posted online.

    3. Whatever you post on the internet doesn’t go away, so his 2 younger kids WILL see this in the future. And his older son Bentley I’m sure HAS already seen the things his dad is saying about his stepmother, and possibly Ryan’s almost 9 year old stepson.

  7. Goddamnit Mack, your son is a teenager now, it reminds me of Maci oversharing things about Bentley, please let Gannon have a normal childhood and teenage years, he just wants you to stop doing these TikToks, is that so hard to understand?! And using ‘all your friends have social media’ as an excuse. Come on now. You don’t have to share everything with the world, you know that though?

    1. While I agree that kids need normal lives, I don’t think 11 a teenager. Gannon still has a couple before he gets to be a teenager.

      1. Oh sorry, I didn’t know in USA it’s different. Where I live, at 11 you are already considered a teenager. (I remember when I myself got to that age, how happy I was to be considered a teen already)

        1. Just asking because I’m curious, but how is 11 years old considered a teenager when your age doesn’t even end in the word teen yet. That makes no sense.

          1. It’s all about where a person is from or quite possibly a person’s religious background i suppose.

            I’ve often wondered why in the Jewish tradition a 13 year old is considered a man?

  8. Jenelle’s just pissed Bri used her for clout. MTV didn’t pay her a cent for appearing or approached her. It was all Bri. MTV wasn’t interested.

    Bri wants Jenelle back on the show so someone looks messier and more violent than she/ they do and the ratings improve.
    She has bills and no other plan to pay them but showing as less as possible from her messiness on TV.

    1. Definitely agree Bri used Jenelle for clout and attention but I don’t think she’s smart enough to think of that on her own. Pulling attention away from their own messiness with a bigger train wreck seems like something her mom Roxanne would come up with.

      1. I think Brittney is the brightest light there but she could barely disguise how she didn’t want to have anything to do with Jenelle. So Im going with you, it was probably Toxi Roxi.

  9. Janelle would run back to show, who’s she trying to fool. Show needs to be canceled as MacKenzie son. Kids deserve semi normal life and privacy being paycheck for parents.

  10. oh, and those implants rival tori spelling’s as #mostbotched
    #gross #truth #sorrynotsorry ??‍♀️

  11. not a fan of macktruck but ryan is disgusting af for that

    we all know jenelle would go back to mtv in heartbeat if they gave in to her demands ??

    and anyone else want to slap that f*ck!ng smile off of lori’s face?!?! she’s a mother to young children and went to prison for CHILD P0RNAGRPHY there’s nothing to smile about smdh loser behavior

    1. Right?! For someone who “doesn’t care”, she’s been bitching about being kicked off TM2 for damn near 4 years at this point.

  12. If we were talking about almost any other woman, I’d be sorry but Mackenzie deserves Ryan treatment of her. She has zero dignity. She wanted to get married so bad that agreed to marry a guy so high that couldn’t even drive to their own wedding. She blamed Maci for his issues, for him being a deadbeat dad. She made excuses when he ended up in jail, when he was picking up other women on Tinder. All because she wanted to play house with him. You got it, Mack. Congratulations!

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