Maci Bookout vs. Ryan Edwards: 15 of Their Biggest Digs at Each Other

CafeMom Contributors | May 4, 2018 TV
Maci Bookout vs. Ryan Edwards: 15 of Their Biggest Digs at Each Other
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In the war between Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards, anything is fair game, it seems. From social-media jabs to angry accusations, these Teen Mom OG exes have certainly never been shy about making their feelings about each other known. And if these fights involve their respective spouses, Mackenzie Standifer and Taylor McKinney? Well, so it goes, too!

When we first met Maci and Ryan on the pilot episode of 16 and Pregnant, they were young, scared, unsure new parents juggling a new life -- and juggling their already-shaky relationship. While they tried in the beginning to make it work -- particularly for the sake of their son Bentley -- it just wasn't meant to be for them.

We've seen these two go in and out of new relationship and whether all kinds of storms, and through it all, they've had to somehow find ways to be civil with each other, and co-parent their son together. It hasn't always been a walk in the park.

Here, we look at some of the ways Maci and Ryan have feuded over the years -- and we always hope that these two can stay happy, healthy, and able to co-parent well!

  • Ryan Says Maci Refuses to Communicate


    Ryan has made it clear on Teen Mom OG that he thinks Maci is unwilling to communicate him -- especially when it comes to his being able to see their son Bentley. In a 2017 ep, Maci claimed to have texted Ry about a drug test stipulation for visitation -- even letting the cameras see her phone screen  -- but Ry told his lawyer she hadn't been communicating with her.

  • Maci Says Ryan Misses Out on a Lot of Moments With Bentley


    Maci has made no secret about the fact that she's been constantly disappointed by Ryan's lack of presence for many moments in Bentley's life -- including the time he missed out on trick-or-treating on Halloween with Bentley

  • Maci Reportedly Had Some Thoughts on Ryan's Alleged Cheating


    Amidst the Tinder cheating rumors surrounding Ryan, Maci reportedly had some things to say about it. Hollywood Life apparently talked to an "insider" who said: 

    "Maci wasn't surprised at all about the allegations that Ryan was sexting some chick on Tinder. She can't help thinking that a leopard never changes its spots, and once a cheater always a cheater." 

    The source also said: 

    "Maci had reservations about Ryan being able to stay sober, and this latest scandal just reinforces her belief that he's not to be trusted. Maci couldn't care less about Mackenzie and her feelings. She is super worried about Ryan being around their son right now."

  • Ryan & Mackenzie Took Shots at Maci on Social Media


    Ryan and Mackenzie seem to have taken some jabs at Maci Bookout on social media in the form of memes and subtweets. Radar Online reported that Ryan posted a meme on his now-private Instagram account that said, "I have a dream that one day my psycho baby's mama will shut the f*ck up."

  • Mackenzie Says Maci Is Triggering to Ryan

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    On a 2017 ep of Teen Mom OG, Mackenzie implied that Maci was a "trigger" for Ryan's problems. She also told a producer about Maci, "All of a sudden it's, 'Oh, I have no communication with Ryan.' Yes, you do, and I watch you sit there and ignore his texts. Ryan is not a bad guy, and my blood boils because she literally does this for her own self whatever and it really is just pissing me off."

  • Mackenzie Thinks Maci Is Trying to Sabotage Ryan's Bond With Bentley


    After a miscommunication about when to meet for Halloween, Mackenzie felt that Maci came late to try to sabotage Ryan and Bentley's bond

  • Maci's Cryptic Tweet May Have Been About Ryan


    After Ryan was arrested on a charge related to heroin possession, Maci retweeted her mom's tweet that said, "When it rains it pours." Fans suspected this was commentary on Ryan's issues.

  • Maci Says Ryan Doesn't Answer for Himself

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    During the Teen Mom OG reunion in 2018, Maci told Dr. Drew that Ryan doesn't answer for himself, and that his wife and family tend to answer for him when he's asked a question. She said, "I don't think he wants to be put in a situation where he has to answer for himself. I think a lot of people around him answer questions for him."

  • Maci Was Granted a Protection Order Against Ryan


    Maci was granted a protection order against Ryan. According to Radar Online, Maci wrote in her filing that she felt threatened by Ryan. She mentioned a time at one of Bentley's baseball games in 2017 in which Ryan "showed up under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me." She also claimed: "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." She added, "His behavior and actions are getting worse. I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats."

  • Taylor Got a Restraining Order Against Ryan


    Apparently things have gotten so heated, Taylor has felt threatened by Ryan too. According to Radar Online, Taylor wrote in his filing, "[Ryan] called me on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 and threatened to show up at my house and put a bullet in my head. The police were called and they suggested to seek an order of protection." He mentioned Ryan's "history of drug abuse" as well as his threat that "he would show up at our son's baseball game and confront us, my wife and I."

  • Maci Has Said She Didn't Believe Ryan Was Clean


    After Maci's mom asked her in a 2018 ep of Teen Mom OG if Ryan had yet to pass a drug test since getting out of rehab last spring, Maci said, "My people know people. I mean, he's not clean. He's not. That's just it. He's not."

  • Maci Says Ryan Threatened Her About Seeing Bentley


    In a 2017 ep of Teen Mom OG, Maci told Taylor about Ryan seeing Bentley for the first time since getting out of rehab: "Ryan hasn't asked me, all he's done is threaten me for three days about seeing his child."

  • Taylor Went After Ryan for Being 'Jobless'


    When a fan went after Ryan and Mackenzie on Twitter for a conversation they had about Maci on Teen Mom OG, Taylor replied with: "Well when you have 2 jobless adults, one of whom is 30 years old and still needs his ass wiped, what do you [expect] the dinner convos to be? They should thank Maci for paying their 'nursing school'….but that's none of my business."

  • Maci Let Bentley Choose to Stay With Her Instead of Ryan on Thanksgiving


    In a 2018 episode of Teen Mom OG, Bentley told Maci he wanted to stay with her for Thanksgiving instead of traveling with Ryan and his fam. Welp, that didn't sit too well with Ryan, who later on sent her a slew of angry texts.

  • Ryan Claims Maci Has Never 'Helped' Him Since They Had Bentley


    In a 2017 ep of Teen Mom OG, Ryan sought legal counsel regarding custody of Bentley. He told a friend that he barely got to see his son on Father's Day, adding: "It sucks. [Maci has] never helped me in any sort of way since we had him.”

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