ryan and maciMaci Bookout seems to be one of the most down-to-earth Teen Mom stars. Sure, she's had her ups and downs in relationships, but the drama has been minimal -- no rehab to speak of, no abuse allegations, basically nothing remotely resembling Jenelle Evans' love life. You gotta adore her for that! But, at the same time, she seems to have the tendency to juggle the attention of several different guys who are often exes. Hello, trouble!

As far as we know, Maci Bookout is still seeing boyfriend Taylor McKinney ... Although, she did tweet on February 10 that "long distance relationships are evil." So, maybe there's a little trouble in paradise? And if that is the case, it's possible baby daddy Ryan Edwards saw an opening for him to step in and start flirting up a storm with his ex. Oh yes, he did.

Apparently, Ryan was tuning into Maci's radio show, Ask Maci, and tweeted, "What's is the number to call maci on the radio." She quickly responded, "dont even think abt it.... unless benny wants to talk!" Aww. If it wasn't about Bentley, then, what on earth was he planning to ask her on the radio, I wonder? The guy did propose via Twitter not long after breaking up with his girlfriend Dalis Connell! Maybe he thought he'd put Maci on the spot on the air?!

At any rate, there's obviously still chemistry between Benny's parents. And while having a friendship is fab for their little boy, I feel like Maci would be wise to keep her distance until she's sure what she wants to do.

It's easy to slip back into flirtatious banter with an ex. To enjoy getting attention from an ex. But usually, indulging in anything more than strictly platonic chatter with an ex is a recipe for disaster. You realize you're slipping back into an old pattern or reliving the past when what you really want to be doing is moving forward -- probably, nine times out of ten, with someone else!

Sure, it may have been an issue of the timing not being right, but Maci clearly vetoed the idea of getting back together with Ryan by beginning to date Taylor. Maybe the long distance relationship is tough, and maybe it won't work out in the end. But hopefully it doesn't drive her closer to getting back into an already broken relationship.

Do you think Maci should steer clear of flirting too much with Ryan, or is it only a matter of time before they get back together? Do you try to avoid similar encounters with your ex(es)?

 

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