Ryan Edwards: I Spent Too Much Money on Heroin, Now I Owe the IRS $120,000!
Ryan Edwards is in big trouble, guys.
And not even for drug stuff this time.
Well, maybe for drug stuff … he did just get arrested a few weeks ago, and he’s still on probation.
But right now, for once, we’re not talking about Ryan’s heroin addiction.
And that’s because we’re talking about the ridiculous amount of money he owes the IRS!
Radar Online just revealed that the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Ryan back in March for $ 119,416.24.
According to a county clerk out in his neck of the woods, he hasn’t paid any of that, but a source close to Ryan claimed that he totally paid it off right after he heard about it.
Wonder who we should believe?
It might be hard to understand how Ryan, who reportedly made $ 325,000 for the latest seasons of Teen Mom OG, is in so much debt.
But if you break it down, it all starts to come together.
Cast members of Teen Mom are independent contractors, meaning MTV doesn’t withhold taxes from their paychecks.
A responsible person would set aside some money from those paychecks so they could pay their taxes every year, but we all know that Ryan is not a responsible person.
And Ryan did not set aside money to pay his taxes.
Remember, Mackenzie Standifer claimed last year that before he went to rehab, he was spending $ 10,000 a week on drugs, and if that’s true, it’s easy to see how he could have gone through his MTV money so fast.
But still … $ 120,000 is a lot of money, especially since Ryan was fired from Teen Mom.
How can he possibly pay that back now?
Don’t worry, Mackenzie is going to try her very best to provide for her family while Ryan continues to violate his probation and generally be a mess!
She recently revealed that she’s working an office job full-time, and she’s also been posting some ads on Instagram, so there’s quite a bit of income there.
There’s also that event planning business she just announced!
As she explained in a post on her website this week, “My personal mission is to see your dreams come to fruition.”
“Sometimes it can be hard to take all of the thoughts, dreams, and visions in your head and turn them into a reality. That is where I step in.”
She says that if you hire her as your planner, than she “will be here to help and guide you every step of the way.”
If you think about it, this is actually a very smart move — the girl had three weddings before her 21st birthday, so she probably knows what she’s talking about.
And sure, one of those weddings was in a parking lot by the river, and the only guests were the groom’s parents who sat quietly nearby and cried some not-so-happy tears during the ceremony.
And yeah, her groom was high as a kite as he said his vows.
But she’s probably going to do just fine at planning other people’s weddings!
Also on her site, she has different plans you can purchase, along with the prices.
The cheapest plan costs $ 150, and for that, you get 30 minutes for a phone call or a Skype session with Mackenzie herself, help with the itinerary, design, and concept, and a two hour session to “get your plan on paper.”
The most expensive plan runs for $ 1,500, and that includes multiple in-person consults with Mackenzie as well as unlimited texts, emails, and phone calls.
She’ll also coordinate and attend your rehearsal dinner, make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding, and come with you to meetings with your vendors.
We’re not sure how much wedding planners generally charge, but it seems like she’s got some pretty reasonable rates, right?
Especially since there have got to be Teen Mom fans out there who are also getting married and who have $ 150 to blow for a Skype call with Ryan Edwards’ wife.
So she’s doing event planning, an office job, and all kinds of ads on Instagram, all while seven months pregnant.
Hopefully she can help Ryan get his tax stuff sorted, or, at the very least, she can inspire him to get a job, since he doesn’t seem to be doing much besides getting arrested these days.
Seriously, get it together, Ryan.