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Teen Mom Maci Bookout admits marriage with Taylor McKinney is ‘really bad’ at times due to troubled ex Ryan Edwards

Teen Mom Maci Bookout admits marriage with Taylor McKinney is ‘really bad’ at times due to troubled ex Ryan Edwards

MACI Bookout has spoken out about her complex relationships with her co-parenting partners.

The Teen Mom star opened up about her dynamic with her husband Taylor McKinney, 34, and ex Ryan Edwards, 35, who is behind bars.

InstagramMaci Bookout explained her relationship with her baby daddies after very difficult years and months[/caption]

Instagram / Maci BookoutThe star is currently married to Taylor McKinney, and admitted that due to her ex Ryan Edwards’ troubles, there’s a need for plenty of ‘temperature checking’ in their marriage[/caption]

“There’s a lot of temperature checking for [me and my husband, Taylor McKinney] because obviously, our past with Ryan has not been the greatest, it has not been easy and [it’s been] really, really bad at times,” Maci, 31, divulged to the Daily Mail.

The MTV star added: “I feel pressure because I’m trying to support Bentley and do the right thing by him, and I’m learning how to even communicate and have a relationship with Ryan at all.

“But then, [Taylor] is my husband, and he has raised Bentley with me, so there’s just a lot of temperature checking that goes on.”

She added that she was trying to: “not forget to check my own temperature and figure out what my boundaries are and what I’m OK with and what I’m comfortable with. It’s been a lot.’

Taylor, who fathered the younger two of Maci’s three children, added: “You’re going to see us probably in a better point in a co-parenting relationship than we had been in a long time.”

Maci said: “Bentley is getting older, he’s about to go to high school, so parenting at this stage is so different than parenting our younger two.

“It’s fun, but it’s a lot of… Now’s the time when you actually have to let go a little bit and let them make decisions, let them screw up, let them figure it out.

“And that’s hard to do sometimes. Very hard to do.”


Last month, Maci attended Ryan’s court hearing on Wednesday, June 7.

She told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup: “As Bentley’s mom it was important for me to show up for not only Ryan, but Bentley as well.”

Ryan and Maci share one son; Bentley, 14.

Along with Maci, Ryan’s parents Jen and Larry Edwards were also present in the courtroom.

While one of Ryan’s ex was present, it was reported that his other ex, Mackenzie Edwards, 26, did not attend.


The June hearing was put in place to examine the four charges Ryan has against him.

Ryan formerly appeared in Hamilton County Court regarding the two new possession of a controlled substance and DUI charges, as well as the previous two harassment and possession of controlled substance charges.

He was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in prison.

According to a Hamilton County court clerk, nothing was decided at Wednesday’s hearing and all decisions will be pushed back until his next one on July 12 at 8.30am.

As the case is still pending, Ryan will remain at the Silverdale Detention Center in Chattanooga.

Adam Gray for The US SunRyan has faced years of struggles with the law, and was sentenced in June to almost one year in prison on drug and harassment charges[/caption]

Instagram/macideshanebookoutMaci shares two children with Taylor, while her eldest son is co-parented between herself and Taylor, and Ryan from behind bars[/caption]

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