Ryan Edwards has been in the news a lot lately.
Usually that’s a bad thing, but this time, the headlines are just mostly negative, rather than completely negative.
Last month, Teen Mom: Family Reunion therapist Coach B actually praised Ryan and revealed that he has been trying to be a better father to his oldest son, Bentley.
It was rare favorable publicity for Edwards, and then came the inevitable scandal.
Just days after Coach B’s endorsement, Ryan took to Instagram to accuse his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, of cheating on him.
He later dropped the accusation, but the incident is still a pretty clear sign that all is not well at the Edwards household.
But if there’s anyone who knew all along that Ryan is a shitty dad/partner, it’s
every person who watched Teen Mom OG Macie’s book
While Ryan was fired from MTV years ago, Maci continues to pop up on the network, and during a recent scene on Teen Mom: Family Reunionshared her thoughts on her strained relationship with her baby’s dad.
“I am not in a relationship with Ryan at the moment. We have never been co-parents. Co-parenting was done with her parents Jenn and Larry,” she told co-star Cheyenne Floyd.
“When I was still a co-parent with Jenn and Larry and we were all dealing with all the Ryan crap, I was in a place of unease because I thought it was healthy for him to go there.” Maci asked, referring to her teenage son, Bentley.
Maci further explored these feelings during an exercise in which Trainer B instructed the ladies to walk while wearing a weighted vest, each of which represented a source of stress in their lives.
Not surprisingly, Maci’s weights were representative of the constant drama she endures as a result of Ryan.
“My relationship with Jenn and Larry blew up. I keep trying not to think about it,” she said.
“I hope we can get to a better place that is genuine, but who knows?”
In an earlier episode, the women were instructed to write their grievances on an ax and symbolically bury it in the ground.
Maci said her anger is mainly directed at Ryan, but not because she has ill will about his past.
Rather, she is angry for her son and angry with herself for allowing Bentley to be mistreated.
“I feel like because of my choices in relationships, it hurts everyone. Everyone who loves me suffers because of it,” Maci said.
Needless to say, Maci is almost as big on self-blaming as Coach B is on heavy-handed tokenism.
But the good news is that these scenes were filmed before Coach B worked with Ryan and gave him a strong endorsement.
So maybe you have permanently turned a new page.
We doubt it, but anything is possible!