TEEN Mom Maci Bookout said her son Bentley isn’t “comfortable” with his dad Ryan Edwards & he “doesn’t see him that much.”
Ryan admitted that he hasn’t seen his son in over a month and blamed his ex for poisoning the tween against him in an exclusive interview with The Sun.
While Maci spoke out to US Weekly for an exclusive update on her son’s relationship with his father.
She told the publication: “He’s only seen him a couple of times this year. To be quite honest, Ryan doesn’t show up to any baseball games or anything like that. It’s not shocking that he doesn’t see him that much.”
The two have had a difficult relationship due to Ryan’s ongoing battle with drug addiction.
In drama that played out on the last season of the MTV series, the 12-year-old refused to see his father until he agreed to go to therapy with him to work on their strained relationship.
Maci revealed that Bentley’s rules still stand as the preteen “isn’t necessarily comfortable” talking to Ryan until they attend therapy together.
She explained that Ryan has had “one or two” phone calls with the counselor adding: “So nothing progressed beyond that.”
On a previous episode, Ryan and his wife Mackenzie made comments accusing Maci of holding Bentley hostage from his family.
Mackenzie told Ryan: “I am responsible for these kids’ emotions and feelings and they don’t deserve that. It’s one thing to be a petty b**ch, fine, but when you’re including my kids, that’s not okay with me.”
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“She’s just a spiteful evil b**ch,” concluded Ryan.
But Maci claimed that Bentley is still yearning for a relationship with his father’s side of the family – Ryan is also father to Jagger, two, and Stella, 20 months.
“Bentley still wants to see his siblings. He wants to have a relationship with them and his grandparents and stuff. It’s still kind of up in the air at this point, as far as his relationship with Ryan,” said Maci.
She also added that Bentley would be “shocked” if his father supported him at one of his games.
In an exclusive interview, Ryan told The Sun his side of the story, claiming that it was Maci who put a halt to therapy sessions he attended with Bentley and suggested he is considering legal action to get more rights to see his son.
Approached in his hometown of Harrison, Tennessee, Ryan told The Sun: “We haven’t seen Bentley for over a month.
“I haven’t seen him, my mom and dad haven’t seen him, nobody has seen him.
“I did go to therapy with Bentley, Maci has kind of put a halt on everything after my dad and Taylor had that argument.”
Ryan is referring to his dad Larry’s heated argument with Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, on last season’s reunion special.
Tensions boiled over as they discussed the years-long feud between Maci and Taylor, 32, and Ryan and his wife Mackenzie, 24, over Bentley, as the two men even lunged at each other at one point.
Following the blowout, The Sun exclusively reported Ryan, Mackenzie and his parents, Jen and Larry, were fired from Teen Mom OG in March.
Ryan continued to claim: “Maci wants people to apologize to her, my mom probably would, but I told my wife ‘If you’re not sorry then don’t say you’re sorry.’ Don’t blow smoke up their a** for no reason.
“I don’t speak at all with Maci. I miss Bentley for sure.”
Asked if he believes Maci has “poisoned” Bentley against him, the dad said: “A little bit, it feels like it. It hurts and it’s painful, for sure.”
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