During the “Teen Mom OG” Season 9 reunion, Taylor stated that he believed that Ryan Edwards had relapsed on drugs.
Taylor would make the statement during the confrontation involving himself and Maci against Ryan’s parents Jen and Larry Edwards.
Credit HeavyRyan would eventually defend himself and question why McKinney thought he had relapsed and clarified that he was sober.
“I can see why he made the comment, but really I was just exhausted 99 percent of the time… Staying up all night then helping Mackenzie with kids in the day. That’s in between going back to the garage building my buggy to try and get it done for King of the Hammers off-road race.”
Ryan currently works a late-night job building cars for off-road races and stated that some nights he was so busy that he’d get a mere 15-20 minutes for a quick nap before he was back to work:
“Imagine hand-building and fabricating everything you see on a car by yourself in a little less than a year. Covid ended up getting in the way too much and I didn’t get it done in time, but we will get there next year!”
Taylor would elaborate on the fact that he didn’t think Ryan was sober, bringing up the fact that there were numerous scenes where Ryan couldn’t even keep his eyes open. He also stated that he didn’t “feel safe” with Bentley and Ryan spending time together.
Ryan would respond in an interview by calling Taylor a “punk b***h.”
“People do that because they feel incompetent, threatened, or less than whatever makes him feel that way. He could be like my one-year-old that does stuff like that for attention,”Ryan would also discuss how he’s been trying to greatly distance himself from the “Teen Mom” spotlight (probably an extremely good idea). And even went as far as notating that his recent termination was a “blessing in disguise” and said that he and his parents are “so happy” for not being with the program.
Ryan closed with:
“This is the happiest I’ve been since before I started taking pain killers. It makes me real happy to see my wife so happy so I couldn’t ask for much more,”