Ryan Edwards hasn’t been probably the most attentive or sympathetic mum or dad to son Bentley, so on the upcoming season of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ mother Maci Bookout hopes the 2 can restore issues with remedy.

Between dependancy points, serving jail time and being filmed mocking 12-year-old son Bentley‘s feelings on Teen Mom OG, Ryan Edwards isn’t about to win any father of the yr awards along with his son by Maci Bookout. But the MTV star is decided that her oldest youngster forge a more healthy relationship along with his organic dad, although Maci’s husband Taylor McKinney has been within the energetic position as a mum or dad to Bentley since their Oct. 2016 nuptials. Maci is all for Bentley and Ryan going to remedy collectively to enhance their father-son relationship, in Teen Mom OG’s season 9 trailer.

In the promo for the upcoming season — which premieres Jan. 26, 2021 on MTV — Maci is seen asking her son if he “still wants to go to therapy” as Bentley appears to be like at his mother with a involved expression on his face. They are subsequent seen within the automotive apparently on the best way to an appointment, giving one another supportive fist bumps. In the accompanying press launch, MTV notes that Maci “puts her personal feelings aside to support Bentley he takes the steps necessary to repair his relationship with his dad Ryan.”

Maci Bookout and son Bentley are seen collectively in an earlier season of ‘Teen Mom OG.’ Photo credit score: MTV.

Bentley is nearly a young person now, so he’s clearly changing into conscious of his emotional wants. Plus, he’s actually capable of watch his mother and pa’s drama play out on TV from the time he was born. Maci acquired pregnant with Bentley at 16, whereas she and Ryan have been highschool sweethearts. The 29-year-old first grew to become well-known when she appeared on MTV’s then-groundbreaking 16 and Pregnant actuality sequence. Maci has since been a forged member on Teen Mom OG, which is coming into it’s ninth season.

Maci has been married to husband Taylor McKinney since Oct. 2016, and so they have two kids: five-year-old daughter Jayde and four-year-old son Maverick. Ryan married spouse Mackenzie Standifer in 2017 simply earlier than coming into rehab. The pair has two younger kids, son Jagger born in 2018 and 11-month-old daughter Stella.

Sadly, Ryan was seen in a May 2020 Teen Mom OG episode mocking poor Bentley, who cried after he and his first girlfriend broke up. He was proven speaking to Mackenzie and stated “I feel like he’s going to be one of those guys that boo-hoo cries a little bit,” then added, “I feel like he’s going to be one of those guys where the chicks just break up with him on purpose just for a funny show.” That needed to have damage Bentley a lot to have his dad dragging his ache on nationwide TV.

Ryan has additionally had points with drug dependancy and jail stints. He was arrested on January 23, 2019 and charged with easy possession of heroin, violating his probation from a 2017 possession of heroin cost. In March 2018, he was arrested for petition to revoke after failing a drug check in January 2018, testing constructive for opiates and morphine. He was arrested once more in July 2018 for breaking probation. In between these arrests, Ryan tried rehab twice, in May 2017 and Oct. 2018.

In a June 2019 Teen Mom OG episode, Maci shared how she feared how all of Ryan’s authorized troubles would have an effect on Bentley. She even vented to her husband Taylor about how Ryan must be calling his son extra whereas he was behind bars. “Honestly, we don’t really co-parent,” Maci confessed in a March 21, 2020 EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. “Taylor and I definitely co-parent. If anyone, it would be Jen and Larry,” Maci continued, referring to Ryan’s mother and father. Maci defined, “Yeah, we [she and Ryan] don’t have the relationship at all at this point.” In Teen Mom OG season 9, Maci seems to be placing the properly being of Bentley first and attempting to assist him restore his damaged relationship with Ryan.