Teen Mom OG alums Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Edwards’ relationship has always brought the drama, but the two have also made headlines for their blended family of four kids.
Fans were first introduced to Ryan during the series premiere of 16 and Pregnant, which aired in 2009. The inaugural episode focused on Maci Bookout, then a junior in high school, who was dating the mechanic and pregnant with their son, Bentley. The Bulletproof author gave birth in October 2008, months before the show premiered on MTV.
After Ryan and Bookout’s own rocky romance played out in front of cameras both on 16 and Pregnant and its spinoff, Teen Mom OG — they briefly got engaged in 2009 before ending things for good in 2010 — the Tennessee natives found love with new partners. Bookout, for her part, went on to have two children with husband Taylor McKinney: daughter Jayde, born in May 2015, and son Maverick, born in May 2016. The Things That Matter cofounders tied the knot in October 2016.
Ryan, for his part, had a similar timeframe in his romance with Mackenzie. The pair met in 2016 and wed one year later, in May 2017, during a controversial ceremony that aired during the season 7 finale of Teen Mom OG. As Ryan was driving him and Mackenzie to their outdoor nuptials, he appeared to be high and nearly fell asleep at the wheel. Soon after the episode aired, Ryan told Us Weekly in June 2017 that he “made the decision to check myself into a rehabilitation facility.”
He added: “I am back home now [and] doing well, and life could not be better. Without the support of my wife and parents, I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your well wishes.”
Mackenzie, for her part, later explained why she went through with the wedding despite the harrowing incident. “I was young, confused, nervous and made a very bad decision,” she told a fan at the time. “I’m so thankful no one was hurt.”
In October 2018, nearly one year after the couple’s second wedding — they went on to tie the knot in a larger ceremony attended by family, friends and their children in November 2017 — Mackenzie gave birth to the couple’s son, Jagger. (She is also mother of son Hudson, born in 2014, whom she shares with ex-husband Zachary Stephens.) In January 2020, the pair welcomed daughter Stella, becoming a family of six.
While Ryan has faced his fair share of ups and downs through the years — he has been arrested for heroin possession numerous times and, according to Bookout, has no relationship with Bentley — February 2023 seemed to be a particularly difficult time for the dirt bike rider, who accused his wife of cheating on him and slammed her via Instagram. (Mackenzie has not yet commented on the situation but has deleted several photos of her and Ryan from her page, as has he.)
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Keep scrolling to see the Edwards’ family album with their children.