Mackenzie Edwards got the rumor mill churning Tuesday when she posted— then deleted— a video to Instagram showing her with her ex Ryan Edwards and their daughter, Stella, eating at a restaurant, but the former Teen Mom OG star is denying that she and Ryan are trying to make things work again.
In an exclusive interview with The Ashley, Mackenzie made it clear that she and Ryan are never [ever] getting back together.
“For 2024, the kids and I are going forward, not backwards. This was an old video,” she said, adding that Stella’s birthday was Monday. “He is wearing his wedding ring in the video because we were married at the time.”
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(Eagle-eyed followers may have noticed that Mackenzie recently changed her last name on Instagram back to Standifer, which is her maiden name.)
As The Ashley previously reported, Ryan is currently dating Amanda Conner, a girl he met while both were in rehab. (Amanda— who, like Ryan, has a hefty criminal record— has reportedly been shacking up with Ryan since he was suddenly released from the slammer on December 23.)
Not only are Mack and Ryan not back together, but Mackenzie said she and Ryan have zero communication whatsoever now.
“We don’t speak because [Ryan and Amanda] feel it’s disrespectful toward their relationship,” Mackenzie told The Ashley.
“I hope eventually Ryan and I can reestablish communication so we can co-parent our kids,” Mackenzie added.
As The Ashley previously told you, Mackenzie filed for divorce from Ryan in February 2023, in addition to filing for a protection order against him. In the petition she filed on February 8 for the order of protection against Ryan, Mackenzie mentioned several times that Ryan allegedly got violent with her or made threats against her, sometimes in front of their children.
Last year, Mackenzie stated in court docs that Ryan held a pocket knife to her back, grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall, punched holes in the walls of their home, called her and said that members of a “club” he had recently joined would find her and harm her, threw menthol nicotine in her eyes, and committed other violence against her.
In April, Ryan completely destroyed the home he and Mack and their children lived in. He has not been charged with any crime in relation to that incident, as of press time.
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Mackenzie and Ryan got married 2017. In addition to Stella, they also share son Jagger, and both have sons from a previous relationship.
According to court paperwork obtained by The Ashley, Mackenzie’s divorce filing against Ryan is still active and ongoing. Ryan’s attorney quit his case in March, and it doesn’t appear that he has hired another one since, which may be contributing to the case being stalled.
The exes are scheduled to meet in court next month.
(Photos: Instagram; MTV)