A Downward Spiral
The situation got worse in recent months, when Ryan was arrested yet again, AND caught cheating on Standifer while she was pregnant.
The Clear Front-Runner
Fans reasoned that MTV was indebted to Standifer for allowing the network so much access to her turbulent life. Not only that, making her a full-time cast member was sure to result in even more ratings-friendly drama. But alas, Standifer was passed over for the position ...
She's Not the Only One Who's Suffered
In recent months Mackenzie McKee became the preferred choice for many fans, partially due to the courage she's displayed in the wake of her mother's cancer diagnosis.
A Fan Favorite
McKee was a fan favorite during her time on the short-lived Teen Mom 3, but she was passed up for a role on Teen Mom 2 when producers selected her former castmate Briana DeJesus, instead.
A Major Clue
Fans assumed McKee had the job when an MTV camera crew was spotted outside her home several months ago.
Like It Or Not...
In the past, outlets have "confirmed" that McKee would be next to join the cast, but according to The Ashley's sources, MTV has worked out a deal with a dark horse newcomer ...