TEEN Mom fans ripped Ryan Edwards for getting Maci Bookout pregnant when she was just 16 and he was 20 years old.
The backlash comes as the former couple’s feud has exploded, with many show followers taking mom-of -three Maci’s side .
Fans slammed Ryan for getting Maci pregnant when she was 16 and he was 20Credit: MTV.com
Maci was barely 17 when she gave birth to their son Bentley, now 12Credit: Instagram
Ryan, 33, and Maci, 29, welcomed their son Bentley, now 12, on October 27, 2008.
Born on August 10, 1991, Maci was 16 when she became pregnant and 17 by the time she gave birth to Bentley.
Meanwhile, Ryan, who turned 33 on January 3, was 20 years old when their son was conceived.
Their age difference was never discussed on 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom OG, while Ryan has never been accused of criminal behavior regarding their romantic relationship.
One person said their age difference gave them ‘another reason to find Ryan gross’Credit: Reddit
Another fan said they ‘hate’ the fact ‘so much’Credit: Reddit
Others said they had ‘no idea’ of the age gapCredit: Reddit
One Teen Mom fan wrote: “Fudge thanks for giving me another reason to find Ryan gross.”
Another added: “I hate this so much. I’m from the same area as them, and it’s sadly ‘normalized’ for older boys to date younger girls like they did, especially in the early 2000s.”
A third chimed in: “I had no idea? This makes me think even worse about this jerk off.”
Her pregnancy was documented on 16 & Pregnant, while their journey through parenthood has been captured on Teen Mom.
Maci married Taylor McKinney, 31, in 2016.
Maci and Ryan were previously engagedCredit: MTV.com
She now has two kids with husband TaylorCredit: Instagram
The couple share five-year-old daughter Jayde and four-year-old son Maverick.
Meanwhile, Ryan is now married to Mackenzie Edwards, 24, and they share children: Jagger, two, and Stella, one.
Maci and Ryan’s rocky relationship has been documented over the years on Teen Mom.
She filed a restraining order against her ex-fiancée in 2017 after her threatened to kill her and Taylor, though it recently ended in May 2020.
Ryan is now married to MackenzieCredit: Instagram
They share two kids togetherCredit: Instagram
Maci’s co-parenting attempts with her son’s father have been somewhat unsuccessful, as Ryan’s father Larry told The Sun this past Fall that Ryan was “not allowed” to see Bentley.
During a recent episode of Teen Mom OG, Bentley asked Maci if he could go to counseling with Ryan to fix their relationship.
After Ryan called the request “bulls**t” and said Maci told Bentley to ask for counseling, fans took to social media to slam the father as “delusional.”
Maci and Ryan have had a messy past as they co-parent
Aside from his drama with Maci, Ryan has had many run-ins with the law.
Ryan, who has battled drug addiction through the years and now claims to be clean, has a history of “reckless” behavior behind the wheel.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed that he has been sued for “recklessly” causing a car crash.
The “suffering victim” is demanding $290,000.
He denied all of the claims against him, including that his “negligence” and “recklessness” caused the car crash as the case remains ongoing and a trial date is pending.
Run has had many run-ins with the lawCredit: Teen Mom