Maci Bookout Reveals the Sad Truth About Bentley's Dad

Oyza. Co-parenting can be difficult even in the best of circumstances, Maci Bookout has been having trouble communicating with Bentley's dad this season on Teen Mom OG. Her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Edwards, just doesn't seem very interested in being present in his son's life.


On the After Show special of the second episode of Teen Mom Original Girls, MTV host Nessa asked Maci what it was like to co-parent with Bentley's dad, Ryan Edwards. 

The reality star answered, "We really don't have much contact at all ... his parents really play the other parent role, so I really communicate with them a lot, and drop off Bentley with them or they pick Bentley up ... it sucks. It's very sad."

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When Nessa mentioned that she was trying to be a "nice host," and presumably not respond negatively to Maci's woes, the reality star responded, "I have to be a nice baby mama all the time, and it's difficult!"

Word. She went on to talk about what it was like to have Ryan not be there for Bentley's first day of Kindergarten. "To me it just kind of blows my mind," she admitted. "If you were to have asked him, 'What day does Bentley start kindergarten?' He doesn't know. He didn't even know where his school was, who his teacher was. He didn't know if he had all the school supplies. He just had zero involvement."

Ouch! Thankfully, Bentley has a gem of a father figure in his life with Maci's long time boyfriend Taylor McKinney. The couple is expecting their first child together, a daughter, in June, and Bentley seems to be over-the-moon excited to be a big brother.

In the meantime, we're hoping that Ryan eventually realizes that nothing can replace the role of a kid's dad, and he gets his act together to show Bentley that he cares.

Do you think Ryan should make more of an effort with Bentley?

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