The origins of the feud between Ryan Edwards and Maci Bookout were on full display, as the two argued over their son Bentley, in a recently reenacted clip from Teen Mom.
And the fans who watched the scene quickly took down Ryan and him lack of parenting skills.
The clip dates back to 2009. And even then, Maci, 30, admitted on camera things didn’t go well in their relationship.
Sit down with the baby’s father, Maci opening: “Ryan, do you think you bring me much joy or trouble?” she asked blankly, Ryan chuckled. “That’s not funny, I’m real.”
Ryan, 34, replied: “Probably trouble, because we like arguing more than anything.”
Ryan went on to admit he didn’t like bringing trouble into her life, and asked her what in particular was causing her stress.
“When you like, ignore me or Bentley,” replied Teen Mom. “That’s when I get frustrated, because if you can’t care for him that much, then how am I supposed to care about you?”
That opened up a new window of opportunity, with the two arguing about Ryan’s lack of time with his son.
Finally, as if enough was enough, Ryan blurted out, “There’s no way that’s good enough for you, Maci. Damn.”
With tears in her eyes, Maci shot back, “Can’t you see that it killed me? And I know it’ll be the same tomorrow. You won’t change a thing.”
She then gathered her young son and left Ryan alone with her thoughts.
On Reddit, where The clip has been sharedFans also shared their thoughts, most of which proved difficult for the absent father.
“This is why I can’t and don’t feel sorry for Ryan,” one fan noted. “At his core, he’s a manipulative, mean-spirited, self-centred hole-hole**.
“It’s not because he’s addicted. He’s just like that regardless of his condition. Now his outside matches the way he’s always looked inside.”
Another added: “She was smart to leave him when he hasn’t changed and leave him again when starting over again.
“No one should be in a toxic relationship just because ‘you all have a child together.”
One commenter kept the comments brief: “I don’t think Ryan ever really liked Maci in the first place.”
And still, some people wonder how all this might affect their toddler’s upbringing.
“I know it’s been said a lot but I really wish Bentley never saw this clip. This is heartbreaking. He’s not responsible and even Bentley reached out to help him and he didn’t either. Doesn’t acknowledge him? And it looks like he hasn’t even seen Bentley in a while. What a POS.”
By 2010, the couple had broken up. ONE bitter battle Their son Bentley, now 13, will follow.
Last month, the reality TV star admitted that she can’t “remember When was the last time she talked to her “ex-boyfriend and troubled baby’s father?”
Transparent Family Reunion premiereTV personality revealing her thoughts about her ex-partner.
In the episode’s opening, Maci says she’s been on the show for about 13 years.
She said: “Ryan is the biological father of my oldest son.”
In the footage, the former couple appears to be berating each other right before the reality TV star rushes out of the car.
Maci added: “I can’t tell you the last time I spoke to him.”
Bentley became estranged from his father due to his long battle with Substance abuse and withdrawal period in 2018.
The Teen Mom star also has daughter Jayde, six, and son Maverick, five, with husband Taylor McKinney, 32.
Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie, 25, are parents to son Jagger, two.
Ryan has been struggling to connect with his first child and his ex after battling severe addiction and substance abuse.
Their problems spill over onto the screen, prompting an intense battle to break out during a special reunion between Ryan’s father and Maci’s husband Taylor.
The controversy resulted in Ryan and his entire family being fired from the show by the MTV producers, although Maci and Taylor were not fined.
At the time, he told The Sun: “Maci was afraid that my mom and dad would start telling the truth. She will always fight to get us off the show. ”
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/4893010/teen-mom-slam-ryan-edwards-toxic-argues-maci-bookout/ Teen Mom fans hail Ryan Edwards as ‘toxic’ as he argues with ex-wife Maci Bookout over son Bentley in show clip reenactment