Stevie Ryan: Teen Mom Stars React to Shocking Suicide
Just a couple of days ago, we learned that comedian and fellow Teen Mom trash talker Stevie Ryan had been found dead inside her home.
She was only 33 years old.
Shortly after the news broke that she’d passed, we learned that police at the scene described her death as an apparent suicide by hanging.
As heartbreaking as it was to hear, it wasn’t entirely unexpected — Stevie’s been open about her struggle with depression for a long time now.
In addition to her depression, she’d also revealed that her grandfather had passed away recently, which was very difficult for her.
In her last Twitter post, written on June 30th — the day before she died — she wrote “The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa.”
It’s all just so, so tragic, isn’t it?
And several Teen Mom cast members are taking time to recognize it.
In case you’re not familiar with Stevie’s connection to Teen Mom … well, it goes way back.
Stevie, like many of us, couldn’t rip her eyes away from all of the show’s wonderful trashy drama, and she actually managed to work her way into the drama a couple of years ago.
In 2015, Nathan Griffith sent Stevie some private messages on Twitter, and like the hero she was, she shared them with us all.
In the messages, Nathan complained about his then-fiancee, Jenelle Evans, and he also flirted with her pretty hard.
Even though Stevie made those messages public, Jenelle still stayed with Nathan, and the two women became mortal enemies.
Stevie also inserted herself into the Teen Mom universe just a couple of weeks ago when she got into a Twitter fight with none other than Simon Saran.
It’s a little tough to read now — Simon mocked her body, which seems too sad considering the mental state she was apparently in at the time — but it seemed like it was all in good fun.
After all, she did theorize that “Simon’s tits look like a B or C cup.”
Stevie also had a new podcast called Teen Mom Tea in which she recapped episodes and gave her opinions.
So with that in mind, check out the messages the cast members left in tribute to her.
“I know we pretty much hated each other,” Jenelle admitted, “but I’m sorry you had to go so soon pretty girl. RIP.”
Nathan tweeted “I’m lost for words. I’m sorry. I wish I could have been a friend you could have leaned on. Happiness awaits you.”
Simon simply wrote “RIP beautiful!” and retweeted a comment about how they’d “trolled each other,” and “they were both hilarious.”
Tyler Baltierra said “I’m so sad to hear about @StevieRyan I just talked to her about battling depression & she told me how proud she was of @CatelynnLowell.”
Catelynn added “So sad…” and in hashtags she urged others who may be struggling to “please get help” and “seek out someone.”
Chelsea Houska wrote that she was “So sad to see the news about @StevieRyan,” and Kailyn Lowry tweeted “#rip Stevie Ryan.”
Somehow, we think Stevie would be tickled to hear all these sweet messages.
Like the Teen Mom crew said … rest in peace, Stevie.