Breakups are tough. When they involve a child, they are even tougher. When they are played out on reality TV, they are the toughest. This is something Teen Mom's Maci Bookout knows all too well. Over the course of her time on the show, we've watched her start and end a few different romantic relationships.
One of them was with Ryan Edwards, the father of her son, Bentley Edwards. It can be difficult to break away from someone even if it's the right thing to do. That's why we all rooted for Maci when she and Ryan finally ended things in spite of their bananas chemistry. But now, according to Ryan's ex, Dalis Connell, things between Maci and Ryan have changed again.
Dalis claims that Maci and Ryan have been hooking up! She says that the former couple began having sex when Dalis and Ryan were on the rocks. Dalis isn't acting bothered. In fact, she is actually rooting for them:
After all this time, I think they should just go for it. If I would want to see Ryan with anyone, it would be Maci. She has a good head on her shoulders. If Ryan and Maci got back together, I think it would work out.
Uh, okay Dalis. Cool that you're cool. I think it's easy for her to talk about her ex and Maci getting back together because she knows it's a terrible idea. Don't believe me? Here are 5 reasons why Ryan and Maci shouldn't get back together.
1. He Cheated on Dalis
Once a cheater always a cheater. If a guy is leaving someone to be with you, how can you ever trust him?
2. They Drive Each Other Nuts
Driving each other nuts might make for crazy times in the sack, but it also makes for crazy times in your daily life. That second one? Not so fun.
3. Ryan Holds Maci Back
Maci's worked so hard to get her autonomy. She's moved away from her parents, she's started school - and she's had to fight Ryan every step of the way.
4. First Love Is Confusing
It's so easy to confuse first love with true love, because there's nothing like either one. By sticking with each other, they are missing out on a chance to make something work with other partners.
Their son is growing up. They owe it to him -- and each other -- to have a healthy relationship. That's not going to happen with this on-again-off-again nonsense.
Do you think Ryan and Maci should get back together?
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