Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout was accused of exploiting her oldest son Bentley, as first famous by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. Viewers of the show argued on Twitter that she’s displaying an excessive amount of of Bentley’s private relationship together with his estranged father, Ryan Edwards. This season has explored the brand new boundaries Bentley set together with his father. The 12-year-old revealed he needed distance between them till they may work by way of some of their points in remedy.
In a thread on the Teen Mom subreddit, some viewers argued that Maci may show different issues as an alternative of making Bentley’s life her important storyline. She has a clothes line together with her husband Taylor McKinney, referred to as TTM or Things That Matter. She additionally has two extra youngsters: Jayde Carter and Maverick. In previous seasons, she’s confirmed her charity work to carry consciousness to PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome.
“Poor child seems depressing. He clearly disliked filming and Maci herself stated it on earlier OG seasons,” one commenter wrote. “She may speak about TTM and Covid or make up different crap about her life. Not movie a preteen child, clearly uncomfortable, that’s going by way of so much and clearly at an age the place filming goes to have a big effect on his life, in comparison with the youthful children.”
Another particular person slammed Maci for letting MTV report the dialog she had with Bentley’s therapist, the place the counselor stated her son felt “uncared for” by Ryan. “A therapist ‘only for him’ that Maci performs on speakerphone for the entire world to listen to,” they stated.
One netizen accused Maci of placing on a facade for actuality TV. “Maci is aware of all of the ‘proper’ issues to say & do (remedy for Bentley) to not make herself seem like a complete piece of s*** mother for exploiting her son,” they wrote. “She’ll do all the things however preserve him off of TV. Poor child.”
Bentley Told His Grandparents Why He Didn’t Want to Go To Ryan’s House
“I have never seen him in ceaselessly, after which that’d simply be an enormous soar from similar to, not seeing him.” 💔 When there is a change in plans, Bentley has a change of coronary heart in the case of seeing his dad on tonight’s #TeenMomOG. pic.twitter.com/jdvTGvgXM1
— Teen Mom (@TeenMom) February 23, 2021
There had been two events being held for Jagger: One of Mackenzie and Ryan’s home and the opposite and Jen and Larry’s home. Bentley stated he needed to go to the social gathering at Jen and Larry’s, however advised them he needed to again out after his grandmother “blended up” the dates.
“Hey. I do not wish to go to the party on Friday, however I’ll be on the party on Sunday,” Bentley stated in a telephone name, as famous by Too Fab. “It’s at Daddy and Mack’s home and since I have never seen them shortly, I do not wish to make an enormous soar and be at their home.”
In a separate dialog together with his mom and Taylor, Bentley once more defined he wasn’t prepared. “I have never seen them in ceaselessly and that will simply be an enormous soar from not seeing them after which going straight to his home,” he stated.
Bentley Had ‘No Interaction’ With Ryan on the Birthday Party
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At the top of final week’s episode, MTV gave a sneak peek the place Taylor requested Bentley how Jagger’s party went. It was the primary time he had seen his father in weeks, and issues did not precisely go nicely.
“There was no interplay… with me and Dad,” the 12-year-old advised his stepfather.
Bentley had beforehand advised his mom he was apprehensive in regards to the social gathering and solely needed to go if it was going to be held at his paternal grandparents’ home. Even although issues are strained with Ryan, Bentley nonetheless has a bond with Jen and Larry Edwards.
Jen has additionally labored because the communicator between Maci and Ryan since Maci took out a restraining order on her ex in 2018 after she accused him of threatening her. The two-year order has since been lifted, however issues between Maci and Ryan stay strained.
To discover out what occurs subsequent, do not miss Teen Mom OG when it airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on MTV.