On the Wednesday, September 6, episode of the Teen Mother spinoff present, Maci, 31, acquired the information that her ex had overdosed on medicine simply days after he selected to go away court-ordered rehab early.
“Earlier than [Ryan] went to rehab, [Bentley] was very involved and really fearful,” Maci advised her associates in regards to the former couple’s 15-year-old son’s response to his dad’s ongoing substance abuse issues. “He saved saying, ‘I don’t need him to should take care of this alone. I’m fearful about him.’ After which as soon as he was in Texas [in rehab], like the remainder of us, it’s like a breath of contemporary air. We don’t have to fret for just a little bit.”
Nevertheless, Ryan’s determination to go away remedy — which Maci surmised was attributable to him eager to be with household and have the power to contact his lawyer amid his contentious divorce from estranged spouse Mackenzie Edwards — was one which had grave penalties. On April 7, Ryan was discovered “unconscious and unresponsive” in his automobile, in response to an arrest affidavit obtained by Us Weekly on the time. Maci advised her associates that Ryan needed to be revived by Narcan — a drugs that reverses opioid overdoses — twice.
After Maci advised her eldest son that his father had overdosed, Bentley — who had simply seen his dad a number of days prior when Ryan got here to his baseball recreation — was “simply indignant,” she recalled.
“The best way issues have been going the final 4 or 5 months and the way good issues had been going, even within the midst of all this crap with [Ryan’s] soon-to-be ex-wife … I feel Bentley is indignant as a result of he’s like I was,” Maci defined. “Like, ‘Man, do you understand how a lot potential you have got?’ I simply suppose for Bentley, he’s similar to, ‘Rattling, 10 items of the puzzle had been put in the fitting place and you continue to couldn’t get the 5 items left in there.”
Ryan — who was arrested for a DUI and possession of a managed substance on the time — was discovered with a bag containing a “crystal sort substance,” the affidavit learn, in addition to a “second small bag of what seemed to be a blue powder.” The MTV character additionally “suggested he snorted a powder earlier than waking up at the back of an ambulance.”
Throughout Wednesday’s episode of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter, Ryan obtained candid — and emotional — when speaking about his dependancy.
“Heroin. Utilizing that s—t’s tough. I imply, it may kill you and also you wouldn’t even realize it,” he mentioned in a confessional, sharing how he didn’t wish to go down that path once more.
“Once I discovered that Ryan had overdosed, that’s actually the primary time I used to be genuinely scared. Having to have that dialog with Bentley, and simply … figuring out how I felt [finding out] however Ryan’s not my dad. All of it’s so exhausting,” she mentioned, breaking down in tears. “Bentley feels all of that occasions 1,000,000. And he’s a child.”
After his overdose and DUI arrest, Ryan was sentenced to just about one 12 months in jail after pleading responsible to harassing Mackenzie, 26, earlier this 12 months. (Mackenzie, who shares two kids with Ryan, filed for divorce from her estranged husband in February.) Ryan was launched to a midway home in June, the place he was later noticed with Mackenzie over the summer time. Final month, Bentley shared a photograph enjoying golf with Ryan, Taylor and Ryan’s dad, Larry Edwards.
“Household,” the teenager captioned the picture.
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