TEEN Mom Maci Bookout’s ex Ryan Edwards made a wild claim he has “evidence” that he believes would get him custody of their son Bentley, 12.
Maci, 29, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, 32, have been feuding with Ryan, 33, and his family in recent years over Bentley.
Ryan Edwards said he has ‘evidence’ that would get him custody of Bentley, 12Credit: Instagram
Maci Bookout kept Bentley from Ryan until he agreed to go to therapy with his sonCredit: MTV
On Teen Mom OG, Bentley refused to see his father, who has struggled with heroin addiction, until he agreed to attend therapy with him, as Ryan blamed Maci for being unable to see their son.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Ryan revealed he has a wild plan to obtain custody of the pre-teen.
He told The Sun: “I’ve collected enough information that is on video and pictures to be able to have Bentley all the time.
“I’m not trying to turn Bentley’s world upside down so I’m trying to find a way to do this.”
Ryan did not specify what the alleged “evidence” is.
Ryan said he’s ‘not trying to turn Bentley’s world upside down’Credit: Instagram
Ryan’s dad said his son was ‘not allowed’ to see Bentley in OctoberCredit: MTV
Maci and Ryan do not have a court custody agreement, as he has been primarily in her care.
Maci did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
In October, Ryan’s father Larry told The Sun that the Teen Mom OG dad is “not allowed” to see Bentley, as the family “hasn’t gotten to see him very much.”
He previously said of Ryan and Maci: “Their relationship hasn’t been going well. It’s not any better. Something came up that she wanted and needed.
“Ryan wasn’t going to comply with everything she wants and needs and we’ve been shut down.
“Bentley right now, we can’t even see him, they’re not even allowed to see him. It is what it is.”
Larry told The Sun they had been ‘shut down’ when wanting to see BentleyCredit: MTV/Teen Mom
Ryan has struggled with heroin abuseCredit: MTV
Maci has taken to Twitter to slam Ryan and Mackenzie, who blamed her for Bentley’s decision.
When Ryan called Maci a “spiteful evil b***h” because Bentley didn’t want to go to his brother Jagger’s birthday at their home, Maci tweeted: “I really wanted to post some ‘petty b*tch’ (and hilarious) comments, but I’ll wait until they can tell me the definition of ‘petty’ without googling it and reading it aloud.”
Then, when Mackenzie called Maci a “petty b***h” for keeping Bentley from them, she went off after the episode.
Ryan and Mackenzie blamed Maci, calling her a b***hCredit: Instagram
Maci defended herself on TwitterCredit: MTV
Maci fired: “I’d rather be a petty b***h than a stupid one. #allday.”
Ryan previously speculated to The Sun that Maci may have gotten the family fired out of “retaliation” after Larry fought with her husband at the reunion.
Ryan previously told The Sun Maci got the family fired out of “retaliation” after Larry fought with her husband at the reunion.
Ryan, who is also dad to son Jagger, 2, Stella, 1, and stepson Hudson, exclusively told The Sun: “Maci is in fear that my mom and dad will start telling the truth. She will always fight to have us off the show.”
Ryan and his family were fired from Teen Mom OGCredit: Instagram
Ryan blamed Maci, saying she is scared his parents will ‘start telling the truth’Credit: Macie Bookout/Instagram
Ryan previously told The Sun that being let go was a “blessing in disguise.”
He said: “We are so happy that we are no longer doing it. This is the happiest I’ve been since before I started taking pain killers. It makes me real happy to see my wife so happy so I couldn’t ask for much more.”
Maci and Taylor fought with Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry, at the reunion.
On the reunion, Taylor said: “Bentley is becoming a young man. I think he’s shown the Edwards that he’s found his voice. He can think for himself.”
Taylor fought with Ryan’s dad Larry on the reunionCredit: MTV
He said of Ryan: “Ya’ll saw the clip. He sat there and called my wife a b***h. In past seasons the things he’s done to Bentley, poking fun at him, making fun of him, calling him a cry baby. Enough is enough. Grow up and be a man. Don’t be a coward. Come sit out here and sit on the couch with us.
“I think every week when you watch a new episode, you think Ryan can’t possibly be any dumber than he is, and he will prove you wrong the next week.
“I mean that guy can really show you how big a piece of s**t he really is.”
Jen and Larry then joined the stage.
Taylor yelled at Larry when he stood up to himCredit: MTV
Larry said: “You said that we put [Bentley] in an unsafe situation. Never would that ever happen, ever.”
When Larry sat up, Taylor said, “Don’t you buck up to me.”
Taylor then sat up and said: “When you’re forcing [Bentley], when ya’ll are telling him, ‘Go over there and give your dad a hug,’ ‘Go take a picture with your dad,’ Bentley is a child. Stop forcing a relationship on the child. Stop guilt tripping him.
“Ryan has never been there for him. But ya’ll put it on Bentley. Ya’ll make Bentley feel guilty.”
Taylor ripped Ryan for being a ‘piece of s**t’Credit: MTV
Larry tried to fight Taylor before the episode endedCredit: MTV
When Larry stood up, Taylor did the same, as both women tried to calm down their partners.
Taylor then said: “You’re a sorry son of a b***h!”
When reunion show host Dr. Drew Pinsky said the fighting is not putting Bentley first, Taylor responded: “I’m sitting here watching their piece of crap son call my wife an evil b***h.”
When the men stood up again, the screen went black, as Taylor could be heard screaming: “Put the kid first, stop putting that sorry excuse of a human being first!”
Taylor told the parents to put Bentley over RyanCredit: MTV
Ryan called Taylor a ‘punk b***h’
Ryan previously told The Sun of the fight: “I think Taylor is a punk b***h.
“People do that because they feel incompetent, threatened or less than whatever makes him feel that way. He could be like my one-year-old that does stuff like that for attention.”
Also at the reunion, Taylor said they believe Ryan isn’t sober because he struggled to stay awake during scenes.
Ryan explained to The Sun: “I can see why he made the comment, but really I was just exhausted 99 percent of the time.
“Staying up all night then helping Mackenzie with kids in the day. That’s in between going back to the garage building my buggy to try and get it done for King of the Hammers off-road race.”
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Ryan builds and fabricates buggy cars for off-road races.
He added: “There were many nights I would work so long, I would just sit down for 15-20 min in the shop and nap for that long and get back to it.
“Imagine hand-building and fabricating everything you see on a car by yourself in a little less than a year. Covid ended up getting in the way too much and I didn’t get it done in time, but we will get there next year!”
Ryan said the firing was a ‘blessing in disguise’Credit: Instagram