Well, folks, what should be some fairly straightforward good news has been complicated by a tangle of rumors, rebuttals, and mistruths, but we're gonna go ahead and focus on the positive for a moment:
Ryan Edwards has checked out of rehab and is now back at home with his long-suffering wife and infant son.
As for when Ryan left treatment and whether or not he completed the entire 90-day program ... well, none of that is entirely clear at the moment.
Here's what we know so far:
Back With Mack!
Ryan's home! After a series of legal issues and drug-related mishaps, Ryan finally recognized the imporance of getting sober and decided to seek treatment.
When exactly he reached that decision is a matter of debate, but we'll get to that later.
Radar Online initially reported that Ryan quietly left treatment on Thanksgiving Day and was escorted home by his wife, Mackenzie Standifer.
Jen Clears the Air
However, speaking with The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Ryan's mother, Jen Edwards, claimed that the report was bogus, and Ryan was still in treatment.
Stating Her Case
"Ryan is not currently home,” she told the site. “Ryan will be leaving the exact day he is supposed to which is set by the facility."
Jen Ain't Playin'
“He is not leaving treatment early," Jen added for emphasis.
That Was Fast
The very next day, Jen issued a statement to The Ashley indicating that Ryan was now out of treatment and back home.
It's a little odd that Jen would bother to issue a statement about her son remaining in treatment, knowing that he would be home in less than 24 hours. And that's not the only thing raising eyebrows about this situation ...
Here's Where It Gets Weird
Mackenzie also confirmed that Ryan is home, but she did so on social media -- on Monday evening.
Muddying the Waters
"Oh, my f--k," Mackenzie wrote on Instagram in response to a fan's comment. "Longest f--king 90 days of my life and they are COMPLETED."
Sorting It Out ...
To be fair, Mackenzie never stated that Ryan was home already, only that the 90-day mark had been reached.
But believe it or not, fans are even taking issue with that part of her post.
News that Ryan had checked into treatment was initially reported on October 1.
We're No Mathematicians ...
We probably don't need to tell you that October 1-November 27 is not a period of 90 days. But as with everything here, there's more to the story ...
Keeping It on the Down-Low
Reports at that time indicated that Ryan had already been in treatment at a facility in Alabama for a period of 30 days.
A Lot Going On Here
We're not sure why Ryan's family would keep such long-awaited news under wraps for a full month, but if that is the case, the 90-day timeline checks out.
It's worth noting that initial reports indicated that Ryan intended to remain in treatment for 5-6 months, but we digress ...
What's really important now is that Ryan applies what he learned in treatment, steers clear of all intoxicants, and doesn't repeat his past mistakes.
Off to a Good Start
Just by staying for as long as he'd intended, Ryan is already off to a better start than the last time he checked into rehab and left way ahead of schedule.
Staying Off Social
Last time he checked out, Ryan immediately took to Instagram and blasted his first baby mama, Maci Bookout.
As far as we know, he hasn't done that yet, so that's a step in the right direction.
Also, the last time he left treatment, Ryan was spotted drinking shortly thereafter, apparently under the impression that since heroin was his drug of choice, he could safely indulge in booze.
Not a Good Idea
Rehab counselors generally advise against replacing one drug with another. Hopefully, Ryan will take that advice seriously this time.
A Hard Road Ahead
There's no doubt that Ryan will face some major challenges in the months and years to come.
A Good Situation
But he's got a solid support network and a new baby boy to inspire to stay the course. We wish him all the best.