Teen Mom fans think Ryan Edwards looks unrecognizable after drug addiction battle as he feuds with ex Maci Bookout

TEEN Mom fans think Ryan Edwards looks unrecognizable after his drug addiction battle as he continues to feud with ex Maci Bookout. 

A Twitter account shared two photos of the 33-year-old side by side with the caption: “You’d never know that this was the same person.”

Fans were blown away to see a photo of Ryan when he was much younger and another of him now, and voiced their concerns over his continued sobriety. 

One wrote: “The perfect poster child for why drugs are bad.”

“God he looks aweful! [sic],” added another. “I would of thought he look like a brad pitt or George Clooney & age well like alot of men do. But nope he was the opposite. He is my age (I'll be 33 in 6 days) and he is almost fully gray!”

A third chimed in: “Same! I remember watching Maci’s 16&P episode & thinking how cute he was. A damn shame.”


“He looks and acted high as a kite,” wrote a fourth.

While a fifth penned: “Drugs really screwed him up smdh. Now he does nothing but whine cause…his first child to not want to be around him.”

Ryan has struggled with drugs for years and has been to rehab several times as well as multiple drug-related arrests.

In September 2019, he discussed his heroin use with Dr. Drew during a reunion special and admitted he doesn't remember when he started to use the drug, but "never" went back to using anything else.

As for his sobriety, Ryan said at the time: "Unfortunately, I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow.

"So I can't sit here and say 'Oh, I'll be sober for the rest of my life.'

"I don't know that, but I would love to be and I'm willing to do pretty much whatever it's going to take."

Earlier this week Teen Mom OG fans expressed concern that the dad of three was using drugs again.

Many felt that he appeared to be "high" while chatting to wife Mackenzie on Tuesday's episode.

The 33-year-old sparked concern while talking outside their home about PCOS month, a cause his ex Maci was fundraising for.

Ryan asked: "Why does it need a month… why… I'm just confused like why do you need awareness about something that you can't control?"

Viewers took to social media to express their fears for the reality star after the scene.

"I don't know if he is high or not but I have watched him for years and he blames Maci for everything," wrote one viewer.

Ryan's had a strained relationship with his ex-fiancee Maci, 29, and their son Bentley, 12, following his years of rehab and jail stints for drug abuse.

The ex couple's current feud came after he accused Maci of holding Bentley, hostage from his family.

The youngster had decided he didn't want to go to his half-brother Jagger's birthday party, which took place at Ryan and Mackenzie's house.


After hearing his son wouldn't be coming to the party, Ryan called his ex a "spiteful evil b**ch."

Bentley had been setting his own boundaries with his father, including choosing not to visit the house and asking his father to attend therapy sessions with him.

Ryan has yet to agree to visit with him for joint sessions.

Bentley became estranged from Ryan in part due to his dad's long battle with substance abuse.


As well as Bentley, 12, Maci shares daughter, Jayde, five, and son, Maverick, five, with her husband Taylor McKinney.

Ryan’s wife Mackenzie recently posted a rare picture with her husband, as fans hoped he is "clean and healthy.” 

Ryan’s father, Larry, told The Sun previously told The Sun that Ryan is now sober.

Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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