Back in June, Ryan Edwards checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer in a disastrous ceremony.
It was a positive and necessary move for Ryan to make, but in the months since his release, it seems he’s been forced to confront a painful truth about sobriety–namely, that life doesn’t necessarily get easier after one stops using drugs.
Ryan still struggles with the challenges of being a parent, a step-parent, and a husband.
And based on what we saw on this week’s episode of Teen Mom 2, Taylor McKinney thinks he’s not up to the task …
1. Ryan In Rehab
Ryan checked into rehab after losing consciousness while driving to his own wedding. He didn’t stay in treatment very long, but he’s reportedly been maintaining his sobriety ever since.
2. Father’s Day Tension
This week’s Teen Mom 2 featured scenes from Ryan’s first Father’s Day after leaving rehab. He was able to spend time with his son, Bentley, but the day didn’t exactly go according to plan …
3. A Poorly Handled Situation
Apparently, Ryan could take a lesson in politeness from his 9-year-old son. Maci says Bentley politely asked if he would be seeing his dad on Father’s Day, while Ryan was much more crass in his approach.
4. Abusive Behavior?
Maci accused Ryan of berating her with vulgar and offensive text messages. Naturally, Taylor McKinney was not happy to learn that his wife was being insulted by her ex.
5. A Privilege, Not a Right
“It is a privilege to be his father,” Taylor ranted. Maci concurred, telling Taylor, “You’re his father!”
6. Who’s the Real Father Here?
“Why should I not get to spend Father’s Day with him, why should Ryan?” Taylor asked at one point. “To spend time with your son on Father’s Day, that should require you being an actual father.”