If you watched last night’s episode of Teen Mom, you know that much of the season finale centered around Ryan Edwards and his difficulties with substance abuse.
Viewers witnessed Ryan and Mackenzie Standifer’s wedding, but the ceremony was far from a joyous occasion.
In fact, the quickie nuptials were attended only by Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry.
Worse, Ryan appeared to have driven to his own wedding under the influence.
When Standifer grabbed the wheel and asked why he was swerving, Edwards offered this bizarre response:
“My eyes, babe, in the sunlight I can’t keep ‘em open.”
He then appeared to briefly nod off behind the wheel.
The wedding was basically a legal precaution to ensure that Ryan would be able to retain custody rights of Bentley, his son with Maci Bookout.
Almost immediately after the ceremony, Edwards entered rehab in order to be treated for a number of addiction issues.
Earlier this month, the world learned that Edwards had left rehab, when he announced his completion of treatment by attacking Bookout on social media.
Despite the brief amount of time that he spent in treatment and thre troubling fact that his first act upon being released was to publicly denigrate the mother of his child, Edwards says all is well is in his world.
Today, the troubled reality star issued a statement about his condition, possibly in response to fan concerns that arose following last night’s episode:
“A little over 30 days ago, I made the decision to check myself into a rehabilitation facility. I am back home now doing well, and life could not be better,” his statement read.
“Without the support of my wife and parents I would not have been able to do this. Thank you all for your well wishes.”
While many fans will no doubt feel comforted by Edwards’ statement, in the case of those struggling with addiction, it’s actions that do 100 percent of the talking.
So only time will tell if Edwards is truly committed to and able to maintain his sobriety.
As a newly married young man with a son and a career in the public eye, his stakes couldn’t be much higher.
Watch Teen Mom online to relive Edwards’ tumultuous past.