Ryan Edwards’ new wife Mackenzie Standifer has revealed why they eloped.
On a previous episode, Maci admitted that she would limit Ryan’s visitation if he didn’t get clean from a drug addiction.
In the latest episode, Mackenzie explains: “Ryan met with a lawyer to get his rights to Bentley legalized.”
Mackenzie also reveals the REAL reason she and Ryan eloped: “The lawyer thinks it’ll be better to be legally married before custody is worked out.” She adds, the wedding is really “just a formality.”
In the season finale, fans watched Ryan and Mackenzie’s wedding.
In the scene, Ryan’s parents are present. His mother, Jen, is sobbing that “the most important people are not here.” Meaning Ryan’s ex-fiancee, Maci Bookout, and the son they share, Bentley, 8.
His parents stand off to the side, Ryan keeps his sunglasses on and they’re apparently being married by a stranger.
Ryan reassures his mother: “I don’t think we’re [going to tell Bentley]… If he does find out, we’re gonna sit him down.”
Ryan admits he doesn’t care who is there, including his son, because: “It don’t matter if there are 100 people or two people. It just matters as long as we [me and Mackenzie] love each other.”