How I Worked Through My ‘Anger’ Toward Ryan Edwards

Trusting the method. Teen Mother OG star Maci Bookout is coping with her feelings about ex Ryan Edwards after years of coparenting drama involving their son Bentley.

“I really feel like I used to be in a position to work via a number of the anger and pinpoint a number of the issues that I carry round due to how the previous has gone down,” Bookout, 31, completely tells Us Weekly about how the brand new iteration of Teen Mother: Household Reunion — through which the forged goes on trip along with their mothers — improved her capacity to deal with the tough occasions with Bentley’s dad.

“I felt like I used to be extra ready and in a wholesome spot alone to maneuver ahead and determine tips on how to transition issues and be only a higher mum or dad that may cope with the feelings that come up in making an attempt to place issues again collectively,” the MTV persona provides, explaining how she labored with a ​life coach whereas on the collection, which premieres January 3.

Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards
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“It positively helped,” Bookout provides whereas teasing the place the 2 stand now. “All I can say is that you simply’ll know by the top of the season … everybody simply has to maintain watching.”

The exes have had a tumultuous relationship since welcoming Bentley, now 13, in October 2009. The drama — which has ceaselessly revolved round Edwards’ previous drug dependancy and his strained relationship with their son — got here to a head in March 2021 when the 34-year-old former actuality star was fired from the present, alongside together with his mother and father, ​Larry and Jen Edwards, and spouse, Mackenzie Standifer.

“We simply received a name yesterday from [producers] Morgan [J. Freeman] and Larry [Musnik] at MTV,” Standifer advised And not using a Crystal Ball on the time, alleging, “Maci’s agent went above their heads and went to Viacom and stated that they wished to concentrate on all of Maci’s skills and no matter she does and that we took up the time on the present that she might be utilizing to indicate all that.”

Standifer, 25 — who shares son Jagger, 4, and daughter Stella, 2, with Edwards — additional alleged that Bookout had them fired out of spite. “It’s simply extra of an indignant, I’m-gonna-show-you-who’s-boss-type of deal,” she claimed. “The reality within the matter is, she calls the photographs right here. That is her present. It’s what it’s. It’s fantastic.” (Standifer, can also be mother to son Hudson, 8, whom she shares with ex-husband Zachary Stephens.)

How Teen Mom’s Maci Bookout Was Able to 'Work Through' Her Anger Toward Ryan Edwards
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The couple’s firing from the collection occurred as Teen Mother OG aired footage of Bookout’s husband, Taylor McKinney, getting right into a heated argument with Ryan’s dad  over Ryan’s perceived lack of relationship with Bentley. (Bookout and McKinney, 33, share daughter Jayde, 7, and son Maverick, 6.)

Over a 12 months later, Ryan and Bentley’s relationship stays the identical, Bookout completely advised Us.

The daddy and son “don’t have a relationship in any respect,” the Bulletproof writer shared in September.