Last month, Ryan Edwards married Mackenzie Standifer, but there wasn’t much time for a honeymoon.
Shortly after saying “I do,” Edwards checked into rehab to be treated for substance abuse issues so severe they reportedly threatened his life.
And now it looks as though that wasn’t the only dark cloud hanging over the ceremony.
Ryan and Mackenzie’s wedding will be featured on this week’s Teen Mom: OG, and it seems the quickie wedding was anything but a joyous occasion.
The wedding was attended only by Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry.
Yes, Ryan’s beloved son, Bentley, was not on hand for the occasion.
And it seems that fact simply broke Ryan’s mother’s heart.
“The most important people aren’t here,” she protested through tears at one point.
Ryan tried to put his mother’s mind at ease, but he seemed pretty upset by the situation himself:
“Mom, it don’t matter if there’s 100 people or two people here,” Edwards insisted to his mother.
“As long as we love each other.”
Speaking to his father, Ryan seemed considerable less optimistic.
“How are you gonna tell Bentley?” Larry asked at one point.
“I don’t think we’re going to, Dad,” Ryan responded.
Yes, it seems when Edwards checked into rehab, his son didn’t know he had a new stepmom.
Fortunately, these days, Edwards is out of rehab and appears to be n the upswing. We think …
Fans have pointed to a handful of troubling signs that may indicate Edwards is still struggling:
For one thing, he wasn’t in rehab for very long.
As far as we can tell, he checked shortly after his wedding, and he left on June 19.
That’s only about four weeks.
Treatment programs generally recommend that as the bare minimum for in-patient care.
On top of that, Edwards immediately began taking shots at Maci Bookout after leaving treatment.
Not an encouraging sign for someone who’s supposed to be leaving the past and its accompanying negative emotions behind him.
Obviously, we’re hoping for the best for Ryan, but there’s no denying that the causes for concern are legitimate.
Watch Teen Mom online to get caught up in time for what’s sure to be a drama-packed season finale.