TEEN Mom star Mackenzie Edwards has officially filed for divorce from her husband, Ryan, following weeks of shocking fights and claims.
The move comes after two warrants for Ryan’s arrest were issued earlier this month.
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According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, and subsequently confirmed by The U.S. Sun, Mackenzie filed on Monday in Tennessee.
Mackenzie has already retained an attorney to assist her in the divorce process.
Amid the filing, the 26-year-old has also been awarded temporary custody of the couple’s two kids: son Jagger and daughter Stella.
Along with receiving custody of their children, the Teen Mom was also granted a restraining order.
As The U.S. Sun previously exclusively revealed, Two warrants were issued for Ryan’s arrest, after cops accused him of “stalking” and “violation of order of protection.”
The Hamilton County sheriff confirmed Mackenzie filed an incident report with authorities on February 23 against Ryan.
Ryan was initially arrested on February 10 for harassment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and order of protection violation.
He was arrested at his place of employment and held on a $5,000 bond.
The protective order was filed by his wife Mackenzie on February 9.
Mackenzie wrote in that petition about an alleged January 15, 2023 fight: “Arguing, Ryan punched holes in the walls and doors. [He] held me up by my neck to the wall. Threw me down in hallway and said if he could not have me no one could.
“Opened pocket knife, put to my back like he was going to kill me. This was in front of children. I tried to leave, he smashed my phone, took my car keys.”
Mackenzie wrote that a co-worker then called 911.
In the petition, Mackenzie claimed of a January 24, 2023 fight: “[He] came into bedroom where I was laying down. Pretending like he’s going to punch my face. Breaks bed with me in it. Getting in my face yelling.
“I went to get kids and leave. He wouldn’t let me leave. Threw me down in living room. Threw menthol nicotine in my eyes.”
Mackenzie claimed in the petition that her father called authorities and that officers found a loaded AR gun in the home.
She then described a February 8, 2023 phone call where he threatened her, claiming: “Phone call threatening me, saying I’m not going to like what’s going to happen to me.”
Mackenzie then named a motorcycle gang he joined and claimed they “will find [her].”
Ryan claimed to The U.S. Sun that he did not join the gang.
Mackenzie also noted Ryan has a “vast history of substance abuse.”
She claimed in the petition that sheriffs “documented him stating still using heroin” on January 28.
The former MTV star initially requested Ryan have no contact with her and stay away from her home and workplace.
The mom of three listed three of Ryan’s guns.
On February 9, the court issued a temporary order of protection.
Ryan told The U.S. Sun of Mackenzie’s claims at the time: “I don’t speak for her. I never wanted to hurt her, just tried telling her. I would have loved to work it because I still at the time wanted to.”
Mackenzie did not immediately respond to The U.S. Sun’s request for comment on the petition.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office told The U.S. Sun of the claims: “We do not have any additional comment to make on this incident other than what was originally listed in our press release.”
The arrest affidavit for harassment obtained by The U.S. Sun detailed the threatening phone call mentioned in the petition for an order of protection.
Mackenzie answered a phone call from Ryan and video-recorded the conversation, as she provided authorities with two videos.
The officer wrote the “most threatening part of the video” in the affidavit.
Ryan said, according to the court records: “You better f**king lie to the dudes who come and ask you, they’re gonna come and ask you at work.”
Mackenzie responded: “What?”
He replied: “I’ll take the f**king a** whooping.”
Mackenzie then said: “Who’s coming to my work?”
Ryan answered: “The people in the club I f**king joined Friday. You know it’s a big no no to be married and have your wife disrespect you in that kind of way but I said I’d take the a** whooping because I didn’t want the outcome to be [unintelligible] for you, and that ain’t fair.”
Ryan later said: “If you don’t tell me the truth right now, God you’re gonna f**king regret that.”
Mackenzie shot back: “I don’t want to be with you.”
Ryan then said: “Yeah I hear you, but you… look… I guess you didn’t hear me. What’s about to happen to you is gonna be ugly.”
The narrative continued by the officer: “She interpreted this as a legitimate threat on her life.”
As for the drug charges, in the arrest affidavit obtained by The U.S. Sun, police claimed Ryan had multiple substances on him at the time of the arrest on February 10.
The court papers read: “I searched the inside of his wallet and located a glass pipe and two baggies of white powder.
“One baggie appeared to be very white, more consistent with cocaine, while the other appeared slightly darker, more consistent with heroin.
“The combined weight was 1.8 grams. This will be sent off for testing.”
Ryan has been in and out of rehab and jail over the years and has detailed his struggle with heroin addiction on Teen Mom OG.
SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACK
Before the arrest, Ryan posted an X-rated photo of Mackenzie and called her “spineless” for allegedly cheating.
Hours later, he took to his Instagram Story and shared a photo of a handwritten note that appeared to have been written by Mackenzie.
The message read: “Ryan, search for and find your truth here and you’ll always find the right path.
“I love you very much. Thank you for leading our family in the right direction. Love you always, Mackenzie Edwards.”
However, “Edwards” was crossed out and replaced with a derogatory word.
And underneath in pencil, it was written in all caps: “NO THANK YOU FOR WALKING OUT ON WHAT IS NOW MY FAMILY.”
Last month, Ryan posted a now-deleted photo of a couple kissing with a text that read: “I trusted you but now your words mean nothing to me because your actions spoke the truth.”
He captioned his post: “Your regret is coming… the good lord showed me what I need but not what I wanted.”
Ryan additionally took to Mackenzie’s Instagram to leave a harsh comment on her latest post of the two of them together, which has since been deleted.
He wrote: “Take wife down off this, I’m not proud of being married to someone that stays out in bars and goes home with other guys…
“Tomorrow can’t get here fast enough!”
Ryan continued: “Don’t you know what happens when you lay with dogs? Wait, look at who I’m talking to. And then blaming it on my addiction – yeah, divorce is the right thing.”
Days later, Mackenzie posted a quote that read: “I used to wanna protect my name in situations, now I just wanna protect my peace. I let whoever think WHATEVER.”
‘WORK IN PROGRESS’
But the next day, he told The U.S. Sun: “I was wrong. She isn’t that kind of person.
“For a relationship, it’s a work in progress.”
Ryan and Mackenzie got married in 2017 on Teen Mom OG.
The U.S. Sun broke that Ryan, Mackenzie, and his parents, Jen and Larry, were fired from Teen Mom OG in 2021 after a fight with Maci and her husband, Taylor McKinney.
Ryan and Maci share a son, Bentley, 13.
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