What Does Ryan Edwards Do? The 'Teen Mom' Ex Is Still An Athlete & MTV Star
Ryan Edwards, the ex-boyfriend/fiance of Teen Mom Maci Bookout, is no longer with the mother of his son, Bentley. But the recently single 20-something is still on the fifth season of Teen Mom OG, a reunion of the original girls and their significant others. But most of his storyline is limited to his involvement with Maci, so where is Ryan Edwards working lately? As we've seen in the OG premiere, Edwards is still living in Tennessee — Chattanooga, to be exact — and as recently as late 2014, he was seriously dating and living with his second post-Maci girlfriend, Shelby Woods, who's been surprisingly game to jump right in with the MTV cameras, spending playdates with Bentley. But his work life has stayed off-camera so far.
While the premiere of Teen Mom OG showed that Ryan has a long way to go before being able to successfully co-parent with Maci, we also watched as she made adjustments to her personal and professional life after finding that she's now expecting her second child (with her hot, bearded boyfriend Taylor McKinney). But Ryan's still being Ryan, at least from what he's shared on the show and on social media.
He Still Loves Racing Bikes
Every other shot on Ryan's Instagram is of a fancy bike or a fancy bike on a dirt course. He loves racing ATVs, and I'm sure he'd describe it as his passion. I don't know if he's a professional racer, but he seems like he's more of a hobbyist who spends most of his free time practicing. But any searches for "Ryan Edwards professional biker" doesn't yield any recent results, though some of his race results from 2010 are still available.
He's Still Involved With MTV
Ryan recently posted a Tweet about going to the MTV Movie Awards. And his handle still has "MTV" at the end of it. It seems like being on the latest season of Teen Mom has rekindled his love of the spotlight a little bit. I guess he doesn't mind that MTV has portrayed him as a less than perfect dad.
He May Still Be Working As A Lineman
In 2014, Ryan posted that he was starting a new job working on power lines in Georgia, leaving his native Tennessee for the dangerous new gig. While it seems like Ryan is back in Tennessee, he might still be making his living as a lineman, according to this random Instagram photo. Whether he is or not, it doesn't seem like a passion for him — within a day, he was complaining about moving to Georgia. Sounds like he loves the stability, but hates traveling for work.
His First Full-Time Job Is, Of Course, A Dad
As we've seen on the first episode of Teen Mom OG, Bentley and Ryan are have a little trouble getting along. Hopefully we'll see things get easier for the father and son this season, as well as a better relationship between Ryan and Maci.