There’s no denying that Ryan Edwards is a deeply, deeply troubled guy.

Unlike so lots of other Teen Mother child daddies, Ryan at least has moments where it seems that he desires to do better.

Those minutes may be few and far between, but “troubled” Ryan benefits from contrasts to fathers like David Eason, who are actively wicked.

Ryan Edwards With His Family

That stated, we can certainly see why Maci Bookout would wish to avoid her oldest kid, Bentley, from hanging out with Ryan.

In addition to the fact that Ryan has actually been arrested numerous times in recent years and his life has been ravaged by drug addiction, there are times when he’s just flat-out mean.

Fans were shocked by Teen Mother OG scenes in which Ryan bullied Bentley, and it seems that for Maci, Ryan’s behavior was the last straw.

Ryan, Bentley

She had actually already been tested by her ex on numerous events.

At one point, Maci was forced to file for a limiting order versus Ryan for her own security, a move that she says “caused a lot of strain between our households.”

And so, she made the challenging decision to strip Ryan of the right to check out Bentley.

Mackenzie, Ryan, Bentley

Maci made that call a number of months ago, and it seems she has no regrets.

” I couldn’t tell you the last time the words, ‘I wan na see my daddy’ came out of his mouth,” Bookout stated on Tuesday’s season best of Teenager Mama OG.

According to Maci, Bentley feels that he’s much better off without his father in his life.

Maci Bookout, Bentley 2020

The 11- year-old would be prepared to give Ryan a 2nd chance … on one condition:

” He does not want to see his daddy any longer unless he gets treatment,” Maci stated.

Ryan, meanwhile stated that he has no intent of reaching out to Maci in order to exercise a compromise “because she did an order of security with about 30 lies last time.”

Ryan Edwards Talks About Bentley

As a result, he states he doesn’t “feel the requirement to speak to her and bring a few of that back in my life again.”‘

Of course, “go to therapy, damnit!” is a pretty uncommon need for a 11- year-old to make.

Which is one factor that a lot of people– consisting of Ryan’s parents– believe Maci is privately behind the warning.

Larry Edwards in 2021

” Sometimes it’s quite easy to persuade children and flex their minds how you want it.” Larry Edwards stated, in discussion with Ryan.

The episode concluded with Maci talking to Bentley.

She asked him if anyone in Ryan’s household had actually mentioned the treatment compromise, and Bentley stated no.

The Bookouts on Thanksgiving

She then asked if he felt that the Edwards household had been “respecting what you’ve stated,” to which he likewise replied no.

Bentley added that he hoped therapy would assist “work things out in between us, and I would get to see him more.”

The discussion appeared to have actually taken a heavy emotional toll on Maci.

Pondering a Future

Ultimately, she decided to do something about it by merely making an appointment on Ryan’s behalf and informing him where and when to appear.

Yes, she went from filing a limiting order versus Ryan to making his doctor’s consultations.

With all the blended messages he’s receiving from the grownups in his life, we’re pretty sure Bentley’s gon na require some intensive therapy.


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