Teen Mom’s Ryan Edwards claims he hasn’t seen son Bentley, 12, in a month & ex Maci Bookout ‘POISONED’ tween against him

TEEN Mom’s Ryan Edwards says he hasn’t seen his son Bentley in over a month and believes ex Maci Bookout has POISONED the tween against him. 

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, former Teen Mom OG star Ryan, 33, said that neither he nor his parents have been able to see the 12-year-old. 


Former Teen Mom star Ryan Edwards is seen out shopping with his dog ChanceCredit: Coleman-Rayner
Ryan's ex Maci Bookout has 'poisoned' their son Bentley against him, the dad claims


Ryan’s ex Maci Bookout has ‘poisoned’ their son Bentley against him, the dad claimsCredit: Instagram

He even claimed Maci, 30, has 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.”


The recovering heroin addict was earlier spotted pumping gas in exclusive pictures obtained by The Sun.

Ryan was also seen on a shopping trip while his King Charles Cavalier dog Chance went along for a ride in his cart.  

He has previously claimed that he has “evidence” that would allow him to obtain custody of Bentley. 

Speaking in April to The Sun, he claimed to have collected information “on video and pictures” which would mean he could have Bentley all the time. 

Questioned this week over whether he was planning to go to court for his right to see Bentley, Ryan said: “We’re going to do something, we’re waiting to see what happens.”

Reps for Maci and MTV did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.


Maci appeared to throw shade his way earlier this month with a comment posted on social media. 

The mother-of-three reposted a message to Facebook that said a person cannot care about a child they do not check on, according to screenshots shared by the fan page Teen Mom Chatter. 

The original quote stated: “You can’t love a child you never check on,” to which Maci added, “Say it louder…”

The post later appeared to have been removed from Maci’s Facebook page.

Ryan’s wife Mackenzie also appeared to have a cryptic dig at Maci on her own social media. 

She posted a picture of a quote that read: “No one watches you harder than the person who can’t stand you.”

Back in February, Mackenzie and Ryan lashed out at Maci after Bentley refused to attend his half-brother Jagger’s birthday party.

Mackenzie said at the time: “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.”

Maci fired back on social media: “I’d rather be a petty b***h than a stupid one. #allday.”

Ryan with his wife Mackenzie and estranged son Bentley


Ryan with his wife Mackenzie and estranged son BentleyCredit: Instagram
The recovering heroin addict was spotted pumping gas


The recovering heroin addict was spotted pumping gasCredit: Coleman-Rayner
Ryan and Mackenzie share children Jagger, 2, and Stella, 1, [not pictured] together


Ryan and Mackenzie share children Jagger, 2, and Stella, 1, [not pictured] togetherCredit: Instagram
Teen Mom Maci Bookout shares new video of son Bentley, 12, after ex Ryan Edwards claims he can get custody of preteen

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