As we learned on the latest episode of Teen Mom OG, things aren’t going so well for Ryan Edwards.
And apparently they haven’t been going well for a long, long time.
For a while now, Ryan, ex-boyfriend of Maci Bookout and father of Bentley, has been acting a bit off.
Every time we see him, his eyes are bugging out of his head, and we’ve seen him disappear from home for hours at a time to, as his family claims, “go to the bank.”
He rarely speaks, he doesn’t act anything like he used to, and also there was a moment in time where he killed a bunch of cats.
Fans of the the show have theorized that drugs are to blame for his bizarre behavior, and as Maci explained, those fans are right.
During their Puerto Rico vacation, the topic of Ryan came up, and Amber Portwood told her that, based on personal experience, she can tell that Ryan has been “f-cked up” lately.
And Maci agreed.
“I talk to Taylor about it like, ‘I wonder if today’s going to be the day that Ryan does something that he can’t come back from?'” she said through tears.
“I’m just sick of cleaning up his mess. I get tired of dealing with the sh-t. Just being the only one that f-cking sees everything and cares.”
It seemed to be weighing heavy on Maci that she’s apparently the only one in Ryan’s life willing to speak out about his problem and try to get him help.
If that’s true, it’s a sad situation, since Ryan has two very involved parents as well as his fiancée, Mackenzie Standifer.
Ryan and Mackenzie haven’t been together all that long: she filed for divorce from her first husband, Zachary Stephens, in July of 2016.
She also shares a three-year-old son named Hudson with Stephens.
And here’s where things start to get a little complicated.
Mackenzie has custody of her son, and she lives with Ryan, which is a little alarming, considering his apparently serious drug problem.
But in April, Mackenzie and her ex-husband went to court, and there was a pretty interesting development.
When their divorce was finalized, Stephens was ordered to pay Mackenzie $503 a month in child support.
Then, in April — soon after Maci discovered the truth about Ryan — things were changed so that Mackenzie now pays Stephens $245 a month in child support.
Does that mean that she lost custody of her son, either full or partial? And could it have anything to do with her choice to house her son with a drug addict?
According to a statement Mackenzie made on Instagram this week, she has “full custody” of the little boy.
… Then why would she pay child support?
It doesn’t make much sense, but then again nothing Mackenzie has been saying this week makes much sense.
Remember, when someone asked her on Twitter if she’s “ready to spend the rest of your life wondering if [Ryan] is high,” she said “Well I am ready to spend the rest of my life not worrying about ignorant comments.”
Like, chill, honey, you’re the one marrying a creep like Ryan Edwards.