Ryan Edwards, the ex fiance of Maci Bookout, is finally seeking help for a drug problem that has been alleged for years. Edwards, 28, and Bookout have an 8 year old son Bentley Edwards. He started appearing on MTV’s ’16 & Pregnant’ in 2009, he currently stars on ‘Teen Mom OG’ on MTV. His behavior on the show has drawn many fans and viewers of the show asking if he had a drug problem. He has been asked to address the drug rumors, and he has always denied them, saying the rumors are false. This is the first season in which someone actually spoke of his drug issues.
Bookout told the MTV cameras, that she was going to stage an intervention, because she wanted “to save his life.” Bookout told her current husband Taylor McKinney, that she fears that any day could be his last day alive. His parents Jen and Larry Edwards, were also asked about their son’s alleged drug problems. Jen Edwards said there is a huge story to tell, and she will tell it some time, but at this point she has never confirmed or denied her son’s drug problem. Edwards appeared to be half asleep in many scenes on the hit ‘MTV’ show. He also seemed to be chronically unemployed and living with his parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
E News has confirmed that Edwards has been in rehab for over two weeks, and said to be doing very well. ‘Teen Mom’ was renamed ‘Teen Mom OG’ in the fifth season, the show is currently airing it’s 7th season. There is no word on whether the MTV cameras will film Edwards’ rehab stay. MTV cameras captured another ‘Teen Mom’ star Amber Portwood, during her stay at Passages in Malibu in 2011. Edwards recently proposed to his girlfriend, Mackenzie Standifer, no wedding date has been revealed.