As legal troubles continue to plague Teen Mom alumnus Ryan Edwards, it seems like he’s been passing the time by filming for reality TV and hooking up with a new love interest.
As Monsters and Critics previously reported, Ryan has been in trouble with the law in recent months.
Ryan was arrested twice in three weeks. He was arrested last month for harassment and drug charges, and was picked up earlier this month for allegedly “stalking” his estranged wife, Mackenzie Edwards, née Standifer.
Mackenzie has since filed for divorce and retains custody of their children, Jagger, 4, and Stella, 3.
Despite the whirlwind of events around him, Ryan has been busy, according to a source.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported that prior to his recent trial, in which a judge ordered a court-ordered rehab, Ryan was filming upcoming episodes for Season 2 of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
MTV is bringing Ryan Edwards back to Teen Mom: The Next Chapter
The outlet’s source told them that Ryan was spotted filming with his ex and baby mama, Maci Bookout, at a restaurant in Tennessee.“With all this drama going on [the Edwards family], [MTV] wasted no time bringing him back and we were surprised he agreed, actually,” the insider told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. Apparently Mackenzie has refused to film.
Ryan was “seen in town” with a new wife during his estranged marriage to Mackenzie Edwards
While Mackenzie and Ryan are still legally married, the insider added that Ryan has been “seen around town” spending time with his newest love interest, the ex-wife of one of his friends.“It’s not a healthy relationship to say the least,” the source told the outlet.
Ryan’s history of drug addiction, legal troubles and strained relationships
Ryan’s antics didn’t come as a shock to most Teen Mom viewers. During his time on Teen Mom OG – before being fired from MTV in 2021 – Ryan’s struggles with substance abuse and addiction were a major drag in his relationship with his son and Maci’s, Bentley.Surprisingly, Teen Mom viewers saw Ryan make a cameo appearance on the Family Reunion finale. During his time on stage with Maci, Ryan became emotional as he vowed to make changes in his life to improve his co-parenting relationship with Maci and his role as Bentley’s father.
Ryan’s vows to Dr. Cheyenne Bryant were so promising that they even gushed over his and Maci’s “really beautiful” co-parenting relationship.
How Ryan’s recent issues will affect his relationship and visitation with his son Bentley remains to be seen.
Teen Mom: The Next Chapter is currently on hiatus.