Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards has remained in the spotlight for a long time now because of his drug abuse and messy romantic bonds. Recently, his former lady love Maci Bookout threw shade at him through her book when she referred to their affair as her most “toxic relationship.”
Bookout Admits Split with Edwards was Better Than Living Together Miserably
Bookout opened up about her toxic past with Edwards. The star revealed in her book, I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof, that her ex is her most painful breakup – a relationship that led her to a teen pregnancy and was the man she “had so much invested in.”
She put pen to paper: “I convinced myself that I needed to make it work and ignored a lot of red flags. It was my second love and my toxic relationship. When it finally ended it was painful, but I also felt a sense of relief that the relationship was over.”
Furthermore, Bookout described that it took a year of disconnection from Ryan Edwards before they finally separated for good. Though they lost their focus on the relationship, she admitted that they still tried to make it work for the sake of their son, Bentley.
The Teen Mom OG star explained, “We tried for a little while because we thought staying together was the right thing for Bentley (after all my parents have stayed together through all kinds of ups and downs since they were teenagers).” She further added, “But ultimately we realized that being happy and apart was far healthier for our son that being miserable and together.”
Since their split, they have embarked on new romantic relationships. Bookout tied the knot with Taylor McKinney in October 2016 and now shares children with him, Maverick and Jayde. Edwards, on the other hand, married Mackenzie Standifer in May before he checked into rehab to treat his drug addiction. Bookout’s new book is already out in the market.
Mackenzie Standifer Opens Up About the Drug Abuse of Ryan Edwards
This season of Teen Mom revealed that Edwards was dealing with drug issues. Even on the way to his wedding to now-wife Standifer, he appeared to be under the influence of a substance and was passing out at the wheel while driving. At one point, Standifer shut off the MTV cameras in the car and asked him if he had taken Xanax.
After the pair tied the knot, Edwards checked into rehab. On tonight’s episode, the show will discuss the controversial drug use of Edwards. In a preview video, Standifer and Bookout are seen with the host, Dr. Drew Pinsky, about to tackle Edwards’ struggles with drugs and his recent endeavor to the treatment facility.
In the clip, Standifer told the reunion host: “I told him that I loved him but I couldn’t sit by and watch him kill himself.” Unfortunately, Edwards was not spotted in the preview video. Instead, his wife and the mother of his son, Bentley, were present to offer an update on his condition. Watch the full episode tonight on MTV at 9 PM.
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