Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards discussed the potential of co-parenting their 14-year-old son Bentley in the February 21 episode of Teen Mom: Family Reunion.
Ryan Edwards and Maci Bookout McKinney have promised to prioritize their kid beyond all else.
The former couple got back together on the February 21 edition of Teen Mom: Family Reunion to figure out how to co-parent their son Bentley, now 14.
Ryan expressed his desire to see his son show presenters Nessa and Dr. Cheyenne Bryant, saying, “I’d just like to—for Maci to be alright with me being able to see him.” “It’s been a long time since I had some one-on-one time with him.”
Cryptically, the MTV star said, “What I mean is that I simply miss him. There were plenty of occasions where I could have used a little spectator time to watch him play baseball but wasn’t there.”
Maci started crying after hearing Ryan’s perspective because she could relate to his anguish.
She then turned to Ryan and stated, “I appreciate the vulnerability and the ownership, and maybe where he fell up short.” “Bentley loves you so much, but there’s a part of him that’s hurting, and you’re the only one who can heal it. He’s desperate for a connection with you.”
Maci said that she might have treated the father of her oldest kid “more like a human being,” and the two went on to apologize to each other for their past animosity. Maci and her husband Taylor McKinney have two children, Jayde, 7, and Maverick, 6.
She went on to say that she hoped the two of them could keep their co-parenting arrangements private. “As we grow in assurance and comfort, we can include more people.”
Maci and Ryan made their debut appearance as parents on 16 and Pregnant in 2009 when MTV cameras followed the pair through their pregnancy. Teen Mom cameras followed their strained relationship even after the couple split up in 2010.
After a furious argument during a Teen Mom reunion with Maci and her husband, Ryan and his parents Jen and Larry Edwards decided to leave the program in 2021.
Maci believes that her connection with Ryan and his family will flourish at its speed, despite any turbulence in the past.
She said, “I don’t believe that one of us wants to rush things since Jen and I are not in the very awful position that we were a couple of years ago.” “A lot of junk is present. We have to keep our cool through a lot of things.”