Maci Bookout's Protection Order Against Ryan Edwards Has Been Granted

Maci Bookout

It's been quite the week in the Teen Mom world, with all that's happened with Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer. And to add to the drama, after a court hearing yesterday, Maci Bookout's protection order against her ex Ryan has been granted, and the details she revealed in the report are shocking.

  • According to Us Weekly, the protection order is in effect until May.

    Maci Bookout & Ryan Edwards

    A Tennessee court clerk confirmed the news to the magazine, stating that it is a "temporary order" until Maci's court hearing, which is currently scheduled for May 21, and that it will cover Maci and all three of her children, including Bentley, whom she shares with Ryan. Maci's husband Taylor McKinney filed for his own protection order, although so far the status on that one isn't yet known. 

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  • Radar Online obtained the court documents Maci filed for the order, and they're pretty scary.

    Maci Bookout and Bentley Edwards

    According to the site, Ryan threatened Maci while under the influence of heroin, and apparently it freaked her out enough that she felt like she needed to go to the police. She described an incident at one of Bentley's baseball games in May 2017 where he "showed up under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me" -- and that seems to be just the beginning.

    "He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son," she wrote. "He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don't answer my phone."

  • Maci asked that Ryan not contact her or anyone in her family, and that he stay away from her home and workplace.

    "His behavior and actions are getting worse," Maci said in the filing. "I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats."

    We never thought it would come to this, but after seeing Ryan on Teen Mom OG this season and last, it seemed like it was inevitable. 

  • Maci should do what she needs to in order to protect her family -- and maybe this will be a wake-up call for Ryan.

    We hate to think of Bentley having to live most of his life without his dad in it, but if that's what needs to happen for him to stay safe, we don't doubt that Maci will do everything she can to make sure he's okay. 

    So far, Mackenzie Standifer has remained totally silent on social media about everything that's going on, and we can't help but wonder where her head is at. What does she think about all of this?! 

    Whatever comes next is going to be interesting. Good for Maci for standing up for herself and for her kids. The way she puts them first is what we've always loved about her!