Forward. teen mom and alum mackenzie edwards (née Standifer) opened up about being in a “new season” of life after an estranged husband ryan edwards‘ imprisonment.
“Sometimes you just have to let people know: I realize I’ve tolerated that in the past, but that won’t work for me in this new season,” Mackenzie, 26, shared via her Instagram story on Sunday May 14. “Or never again.”
The mother of three, who shares son Jagger and daughter Stella with the former reality star, as well as son Hudson with ex Zachary Stephens, shared the touching quote nearly a month after her husband was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in prison.
Ryan, 35, was arrested on February 10 after he violated the protection order by contacting Mackenzie’s father. In addition to communicating with his mother-in-law, Ryan allegedly vandalized the home he shared with his ex-wife and was charged with stalking, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
While the charges were previously dropped on the condition that he complete six months in rehab, Judge Starnes reinstated his sentence on April 20 after Ryan checked out of the Austin, Texas facility after just two weeks. With good behavior, Ryan could be granted early release and placed in a rehab center or under house arrest. In contact confirmed at the time.
After his sentencing, Mack said Sun that he hoped “he would have more” prison time.
“It’s a start. He’s an addict,” he told the outlet after Judge Gary Starnes’ decision issued in Hamilton County Court. “There are four other charges pending.”
However, just hours later, the social media influencer took to Instagram to share a different point of view.
“Stop talking bad about people who lost their way and start praying they find their way,” he shared in an April 20 Instagram story.
Mackenzie, whose 2017 wedding to the Tennessee native was filmed as part of Season 6 of the MTV series, filed for divorce from Ryan on February 27, after six years of marriage. She was granted a restraining order and a temporary custody order for her two children at the time of filing.