rocky romance. Teenage mother the fans watched ryan edwards and mackenzie edwards (née Standifer) face many ups and downs in their relationship.
MTV fans first met Ryan during a season 1 episode of 16 and pregnant in 2009. At the time, he was expecting his first child, a boy named Bentley, with his then-girlfriend, Macie’s book
After a tumultuous relationship and brief engagement, Ryan and Maci split for good in 2009. They continued to be a part of each other’s lives while raising Bentley, though they often had trouble agreeing on how to raise their son. The former couple’s problems only worsened when Ryan struggled with her addiction and her legal problems.
Ryan met Mackenzie in May 2016 at a gym in Tennessee. It was love at first sight for the couple, who got engaged just eight months later, in December 2016.
Two months before they were set to marry, Ryan was arrested for heroin possession in March 2017. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor citation for heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Despite the setback, the couple went ahead with their plans and married in May of that year. However, the wedding wasn’t ideal because Ryan appeared to be under the influence when they became husband and wife in a scene that aired on season 7 of Teen Mom Y.
In June 2017, Ryan told her us weekly who entered a treatment center for his substance abuse problems. “A little over 30 days ago, I made the decision to check into a rehab center,” the TV personality said at the time. “I’m back home now fine, and life couldn’t be better. Without the support of my wife and parents I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your good wishes.”
In March 2022, Mackenzie reflected on her decision to get in the car with Ryan while he was under the influence during a Q&A with fans via social media. “I was young, confused, nervous and I made a very bad decision. I am so thankful that no one was hurt,” he said at the time. “We made peace with that a long time ago together.”
Over the course of their relationship, Ryan and Mackenzie welcomed son Jagger and daughter Stella. Meanwhile, the influencer shares her son Hudson with her ex-husband. Zachary Stephens.
In January 2023, their relationship hit a new low when Ryan publicly accused Mackenzie of cheating on him via Instagram. He was later arrested in February and charged with violating a protective order after allegedly threatening Mackenzie. Later that month, he filed for divorce.
Keep scrolling for a peek into Ryan and Mackenzie’s relationship that led up to their split.