Back in December of 2018, Teen Mom 2 star Ryan Edwards was arrested for skipping out on a bar tab.
That charge was later dropped, but at the time of his arrest, there was a warrant out for Ryan's arrest stemming from an earlier charge for heroin possession.
Since Edwards was already on probation from an earlier brush with the law, this time, he didn't get off with a slap on the wrist.
In fact, he's been locked up since the time of his arrest.
Ryan is set to stand trial next week, and his lawyers have revealed that they believe they'll be able to strike a plea deal, under which he'll be released for time served.
Edwards' probation will be extended, and another arrest will likely mean a lengthy prison sentence, but for now, the important thing is that he's coming home.
Ryan was in rehab when wife Mackenzie Standifer welcomed his second son last year, and he's had little opportunity to spend any time with the boy.
Now, Ryan's long-suffering father, Larry Edwards, has opened up to Radar Online for a touching interview in which he reveals his excitement over welcoming home his troubled son.
“I’m excited to see him,” Larry told Radar.
“I’ve missed him. We’re all doing great.”
Asked if he's visited his son behind bars, Larry surprisingly revealed that he has not, seemingly because the process is simply too depressing.
“No, I haven’t visited him,” he stated.
“At jail it’s not like on TV. You go into a room. It’s a video. He sits in one room and the family is in another.”
Obviously, Larry is excited to lay eyes on his son for the first time in five months.
And he says Ryan is equally elated at the prospect of being with his family once again.
“Ryan is excited to come home and be with all of us,” he said.
“He said he’s missed us and he loves us. I’m excited. It’s been a long time.”
While Ryan's wife has kept a low profile in recent months, sources say her love for Ryan has not dimmed in the slightest.
Asked by a fan recently if she and Edwards would be getting divorced as a result of his latest relapse, Standifer replied, “Hell no!"
The road to recovery will no doubt be a long and arduous one for Ryan.
But the troubled star is no doubt aware he has everything to lose.
And fortunately, he'll have plenty of support along the way.