Last month, in news that was both shocking yet not at all shocking, we learned that Ryan Edwards is leaving Teen Mom OG.
That doesn't mean he's leaving the public eye, though, because this is 2018, and fool's gotta support his kid(s) somehow.
Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, are expecting their first child together (it will be the second for both of them overall).
What would've been a heartwarming storyline on the MTV reality show that made him famous won't be happening, though.
Edwards' ex, Maci Bookout, reportedly demanded he be nixed from the show because of his struggles with drug addiction.
Maci, who cited the potential impact on their son Bentley, even said she wishes Ryan were still in jail ... where he's safer.
The sad part is she may have a point.
After Edwards' latest arrest, the 30-year-old's capacity to handle parenting (or just life, in general) has never been more in doubt.
Being out of work with a baby on the way and looking at prison time for violating probation is not a good position, to say the least.
Well, Mackenzie is - despite shady Ryan's Tinder history and heroin use - trying to make lemonade out of her lemon of a husband.
She's moving on to a new career, announced on an official website this week, as “MACKENZIE EDWARDS WEDDING AND EVENTS.”
That's right, she's a wedding planner!!
What are you waiting for, couples? She's currently booking weddings for the fall of 2018, and is ready to make your dreams a reality.
“My name is Mackenzie, and I love all things wedding and events,” Mackenzie says on her official site, Mackenzie Edwards (dot) org.
“My personal mission is to see your dreams come to fruition," Standifer says, acknowledging that this is no easy task!
"Sometimes it can be hard to take all of the thoughts, dreams, and visions in your head and turn them into a reality."
"That is where I step in."
"From start to finish, whatever your needs may be, I will be here to help and guide you every step of the way," she adds.
"The stress of planning your own wedding can take a toll on ones self and really take away from the whole experience."
"With my help, we can partner together to create you the wedding of your dreams and alleviate the stress factor."
Definitely sounds like a good pitch ... but how's she going to do that with a baby at home? Or after she gives birth for that matter??
"When I am not compulsively planning, you can find me hanging out with my family at our fave hot spot, the lake," she says.
"I have a family FULL of boys (including the dog) so being able to express my femme, creative side is such a breath of fresh air."
Ranging in prices from $150 to $1,500, Mackenzie has what it takes to meet your needs at any price point. Super convenient.
For the premium rate, you get two in-person 1-hour consults (up to a maximum of four) plus unlimited contact via email/text & phone.
Weddings are stressful, sure, but no one needs 24-7 access to Mackenzie. Even Ryan needs to go on Tinder now and then.
Sorry. We'll stop, we promise.
Beyond event and rehearsal coordination, venue selection, handling of payments and the like, you get access to her “little black book.”
[We'll pass on the jokes.]
All in all, you can expect white glove service planning the event of a lifetime ... if you think she's the best person to do the job, of course.
Would you consider hiring Standifer as your wedding planner ... especially after the bizarre parking lot wedding she personally had?
Or the fact that she is, you know, involved with Ryan Edwards? That sort of casts a pall over one's decision-making ... just saying.