Mackenzie Edwards Explains Why She Let Ryan Drive High

It’s been 5 years since “Teen Mom OG” alum Ryan Edwards nodded off whereas driving to his impromptu wedding ceremony to Mackenzie Standifer in 2017. For one the primary time, Standifer stated she made a “dangerous determination.”

Standifer made the admission to a fan who introduced up the incident on Instagram.

“Can I ask a sequence query? What made you undergo marrying Ryan when he was so excessive? So excessive the truth is he may have killed you each,” the fan wrote, in keeping with a screenshot shared to Reddit.

“I used to be younger, confused, nervous and made a really dangerous determination,” Standifer wrote again. “I’m so grateful nobody was harm. We made peace with it a very long time in the past collectively.”

” … It was very laborious going by means of that, a lot much less publicly!” Standifer stated in one other response, in keeping with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. “I wasn’t even positive easy methods to course of what was taking place a lot much less my phrases to explain it. Rips my coronary heart out wanting again at every little thing! Feels like a lifetime in the past! I really feel like Ryan and I’ve a weight lifted utterly off of our shoulders.”

Edwards is a recovering addict who has completed at the least three stints in rehab, per The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. He’s confronted issues with the regulation due to his habit, receiving a quotation for “easy possession of heroin” in March 2017, The Ashley wrote. He was arrested in March 2018 and in August 2018 for expenses associated to his arrest from the earlier yr.

Standifer and Edwards have two kids collectively: 3-year-old Jagger and 2-year-old Stella. They each have older kids from earlier relationships, too. Standifer shares 8-year-old son Hudson along with her ex-husband, Zachary Stephens, and Edwards welcomed his 13-year-old son, Bentley, together with his ex-girlfriend, “Teen Mom OG” star Maci Bookout.

The Edwards had been fired from “Teen Mom OG” in March 2021 at Bookout’s request.

Fans Had a Mixed Reaction to Standifer’s Admission

Fans on Reddit had been cut up about Standifer’s solutions. While some folks agreed Standifer was younger when the incident occurred, others slammed her for the way in which she dealt with the incident.

At the “Teen Mom” reunion that yr, Standifer learn a letter to Edwards’ ex-girlfriend, Maci Bookout, and blamed Bookout for not telling her about Edwards’ drug habit.

“We made peace with it aka I made a decision to jot down this piece of crap letter to place the blame on Maci and confront her on TV as a result of I used to be embarrased for my husband who ain’t s***. Stfu Macktruck,” one particular person wrote.

“If a person coerced a lady into marriage, particularly if she was underneath the affect of medication, folks can be shouting from the rooftops. But when Mack does it, it is simply one other day within the Edwards family,” a second particular person stated.

One of the most well-liked responses, with 90 upvotes, got here from somebody who supported Standifer. “I believe that is an sincere reply,” they stated. “I’m 38 and did a variety of questionable issues once I was youthful, wanting again now. Even as a mom 29. Idk I believe that response was legitimate. Doesn’t imply I like her however 🤷‍♀️.”

Standifer Said It Was Bookout’s Responsibility to Tell Her About Edwards’ Addiction

Standifer penned a letter to Bookout — whereas Edwards was in rehab — on the 2017 reunion. She claimed Edwards may have died as a result of Bookout uncared for to inform her about Edwards’ habit to heroin.

“Maci, you instructed me to my face, merely days after I had knowledgeable you about Ryan in search of assist, that you just had identified about his drawback since November,” she stated aloud in a pre-written letter.

“That was 186 days; 400,464 hours; and 267,840 minutes that he may’ve died, and nonetheless, you stated nothing,” Standifer stated. “You let everybody know that you just feared for his life, whereas concurrently exploiting Ryan and his habit on the show.”

“Helping Ryan does not imply speaking about all of his issues on nationwide tv,” Standifer continued. “It means being supporting, not kicking somebody after they’re down, and respecting the privateness that all of us so graciously deserve.”

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