Teen Mom OG had seemingly fixed its casting issues when the MTV reality series welcomed Bristol Palin to the cast after firing Farrah Abraham. But now it's coming out that Farrah was only one of several stars who signaled they were bouncing out the series. Ryan Edwards and his wife Mackenzie have announced they are leaving the long-running show on the grounds that they feel they are being misrepresented by the network. They're also claiming Ryan's ex Maci is behind some of the drama, and the couple are on the offensive following their exit.
Mackenzie Standifer Edwards told outlets that Teen Mom OG was not interested in following Ryan Edwards' efforts as a recovering addict, but was instead arranging a new contract regarding the couple's unborn child. Mackenzie told E! News attempts were reportedly being arranged for the baby to film with Ryan's parents after its birth, in what she said was an attempt to make it look as though someone else was raising the child. Ryan offered additional comments on his Instagram page, which talked about his recent sobriety and MTV's supposed agenda:
Ryan Edwards also alleged that his ex (and show star) Maci Bookend has a part to play in the Teen Mom OG drama. Edwards said that Bookend told MTV that she would not do the show unless he attends rehab, in what sounds like a move to twist Edwards arm into entering a drug treatment program. Edwards has voluntarily checked himself into rehabilitation facilities in the past, but there's no word from MTV or Bookend about whether or not their actions encouraged him to do so.
Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards said that MTV doesn't want to pay them or film them for future episodes of Teen Mom OG, but would rather arrange things so the network can still address the couple on the series without paying them. One would think the show will still be able to accomplish this with Maci Bookend's nine-year-old son Bentley, whom Ryan is the father of. That all might be a non-issue, though, provided Edwards cryptic tease of exposing "the liar" brings new facts to light, although it's not immediately clear what he's referring to.
Teen Mom OG returns to MTV this fall. Those looking for more wild Teen Mom news should read up on what's going on with Jenelle Evans and why she's blasting her mom online. For a look at what other shows are coming out before then, be sure to visit our summer premiere guide.
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