Mackenzie Standifer: In Denial About Ryan Edwards' Drug Use?

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Last week, Ryan Edwards was arrested in Tennessee for allegedly violating the terms of his probation.

There are conflicting stories regarding the nature of Edwards' violation, but in the days that followed his arrest, several disturbing revelations about the life of the troubled Teen Mom OG star came to light.

Mackenzie Standifer with Ryan Edwards

First, we learned that Edwards has been using the dating app Tinder to try and cheat on his pregnant wife, Mackenzie Standifer.

Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Edwards threatened to kill Taylor McKinney, the husband of his child's mother, Maci Bookout.

It's unclear if this threat constituted the probation violation that got Edwards arrested, or if the incident was only brought to authorities' attention when McKinney and Bookout filed for orders of protection against Ryan after the fact.

Whatever the case, the events of the past week have left TMOG fans deeply concerned about Edwards' welfare.

And for obvious reasons, many now believe the 30-year-old recovering addict is back on drugs.

Ryan and Mack

Ryan checked into rehab last year shortly after getting married to Mackenzie.

Edwards was so high on his wedding day that he lost consciousness while driving to the church, but those who know him best say that he's been taking his sobriety very seriously ever since.

Unfortunately, those who know him best may have been taken in by a disingenuous practicing addict.

"Mackenzie is in complete abject denial about Ryan’s drug addiction and issues surrounding how very, very serious it truly is,” a source close to the situation tells Us Weekly

“Mackenzie only wants to focus on having his baby and seems to be hoping that this will help him to be inspired to live a clean and sober life.”

Unfortunately, TMOG viewers know that Edwards is not completely sober, as he was spotted drinking before his second wedding to Standifer, which was scheduled in order to make up for the disastrous first ceremony.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards

However, the insider claims that Mackenzie fully believes Edwards' explanation that he's able to drink because he's beaten his more serious addictions completely.

“Ryan denies the seriousness of the drug addiction, like any addict will do, and Mackenzie chooses to believe him,” says the source.

We may soon find out much more about the situation when the two-part Teen Mom OG reunion special begins next week:

“There was real concern for Ryan’s sobriety at the reunion and he was urged to get further treatment by close to the show off-camera, but refused,” the source explains to Us. 

'There is a genuine and real fear that Ryan could die because of his drug addiction.”

Watch Teen Mom OG online to get caught up in time for what's sure to be a doozy of a reunion.

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