“Teen Mom” star Maci Bookout is relieved she would not need to movie together with her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Edwards.
The former couple share a son collectively, 13-year-old Bentley. But Edwards and his household had been fired from MTV after Bookout and her husband, Taylor McKinney, received right into a struggle with Bentley’s paternal grandparents, Jen and Larry Edwards, on the “Teen Mom” reunion in 2021.
Bookout hinted that “Teen Mom” made her relationship with Edwards worse.
“I believe being on TV and doing this show was not the primary portion of why our relationship was all the time so poisonous,” Bookout informed Page Six.
“But … there was no strategy to create room or house for us to heal or transfer on or recover from some issues as a result of we’re continually having to speak about one another after we do not even discussto one another,” she continued to Page Six. “What’s the purpose in that? So yeah, protected to say it is an enormous reduction.”
Bookout Doesn’t Think She’ll Ever Co-Parent With Edwards
Bookout stated it did not make sense for Edwards to be on the show anymore as a result of they by no means co-parented collectively. She all the time communicated with Jen and Larry Edwards to arrange conferences for Bentley.
“So it received to some extent the place it felt it wasn’t very genuine as a result of I had by no means actually co-parented with him. I had all the time simply co-parented along with his dad and mom,” Bookout informed Page Six. “Truly not making an attempt to be imply however, in my thoughts, you really need to show up and be a mother or father to co-parent.”
Bookout would not suppose Edwards will ever be the daddy she had hoped he could be for Bentley.
“What I hoped would occur or wished would occur, will most likely by no means occur,” she informed Page Six. “It’s less than anybody however Ryan, so I do not foresee a world the place we’re really co-parenting.”
Bookout Is Standing by Amber Portwood
While Bookout is relieved she would not have to speak about her ex-boyfriend on “Teen Mom” anymore, she’s making the hassle to succeed in out to co-star Amber Portwood.
The Indiana native misplaced custody of her son, 4-year-old James, in July after a decide dominated that her ex-fiance, Andrew Glennon, could be awarded major custody.
“I simply really feel like when any person that you simply’re near goes by way of such a tough time, like she is, if I take into consideration her, I’m texting her,” Bookout informed Us Weekly. “Because I’m like, I by no means know if there is a second when she actually wants any person to verify in and I do not wanna not verify in. And I really feel prefer it’s necessary for the folks which are near her to do this.”
Portwood, 32, would not have custody of both of her youngsters. She misplaced custody of her daughter, 13-year-old Leah, in 2011 after Child Protective Services. Portwood fought for 5 years to regain her rights, however settled together with her ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley. She agreed to pay him little one assist and provides him major custody of Leah.
To discover out what occurs subsequent, do not miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.