If you watch Teen Mom: OG online, then you know the most recent season finale may have been the most harrowing episode the show has ever delivered.
In it, we saw Ryan Edwards marry Mackenzie Standifer in what was likely the most depressing wedding in the history of reality television.
Edwards checked into rehab after the ceremony, and the wedding was a quickie affair attended only by his parents and intended to give him a leg up in custody negotiations with his ex, Maci Bookout.
Ryan was visibly intoxicated and drove to the wedding so high on prescription drugs that he nodded off behind the wheel.
Standifer took a world of flak on social media for both allowing Edwards to drive and shutting off the car’s dash cam so that fans and producers wouldn’t realize the extent of his inebriation.
For the most part, Mackenzie’s been silent on the criticism from fans, leading many to the conclusion that she realizes it was a foolish move.
Today, she acknowledged both the uproar and the difficulties of her first month of marriage with one cryptyc tweet:
“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way,” Mackenzie wrote.
Obviously, she didn’t directly address the issues at hand, but there’s no way this tweet is about anything other than the mess of drama that has characterized Standifer’s life in recent weeks.
These days, Edwards is out of rehab, and back on social media himself.
But his own posts aren’t quite so sunny and optimistic.
In fact, his very first post after leaving in-patient care was a jab at Maci Bookout, in which he encouraged the mother of his child to “STFU.”
This may have been a reference to Maci’s demands that Ryan seek help, as well as her accusations that his wife and parents were enabling his dangerous behavior.
Whatever the case, it doesn’t seem that Ryan effectively put his demons behind him during treatment.
Here’s hoping that he’ll continue to seek the help that he needs.