Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards, 29, has checked into a rehab facility and is doing well according to sources cited by E! News. He has apparently been there for about two weeks undergoing treatment for substance abuse. The news follows his ex Maci Bookout’s emotional revelation of substance abuse on this week’s episode of the MTV reality show.
The 25-year-old mother of three shared her fear that Ryan may die of an overdose with castmates Amber Portwood and Catelynn Baltierra. The women spoke very openly about the seriousness of the situation. Maci explained, “The hardest thing for me is to see Ryan not love himself.” She was holding back tears as she explained, “Wonder if today’s gonna be the day that Ryan does something that he can’t come back from.”
UsMagazine.com reported he secretly married fiancé Mackenzie Standifer before leaving for the treatment center. Ryan has had issues co-parenting 8-year-old son Bentley with his ex Maci, but she clearly still cares deeply for him. “He is a person worth loving,” she said in this week’s episode, “He deserves to love himself.”
Maci is now married to Taylor McKinney, 28, and in this week’s emotional episode of Teen Mom OG she expressed her gratitude to her husband telling him, “Most nights I’m crying in our bed talking to you about whether or not today is the day that he’s going to die or when I’m going to do something about it. And you’ve always just been there for me. Thank you for being there for me and for not making me feel like that’s not what I should be doing. I appreciate it.”