For weeks ‘Teen Mom OG’ star Maci Bookout has been publicly calling out her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards’ wife Mackenzie for being unwilling to meet with her face-to-face at the Reunion. (Which was filmed recently) “Mackenzie is brave sitting on a couch responding to strangers on social media about my son, but still not brave enough to sit on a couch and talk to me at the reunion,” Maci tweeted. It is true that during the reunion Mackenzie and Ryan had the option of filming a scene with Maci, her husband Taylor and Dr. Drew but they declined. Instead, Ryan’s parents sat down with Maci and Taylor and the interview ended in threats and insults being hurled around. (Mostly by Taylor!)
Meanwhile Maci has been going on Twitter rants about Mackenzie while watching the current season of the show to defend herself against the claims that she keeps her son Bentley away from his dad and Mack. This drama is just too good for MTV to let it go so apparently the network has been trying to get Maci and Mackenzie to interview face-to-face to discuss the tension between them and maybe clear the air.
According to a production source that spoke with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, “If Maci wanted to go face-to-face with Mackenzie, she could have already. The producers know it would be ratings gold, so they’ve been highly encouraging it, but so far Maci has refused and kind of ignored their requests.”
Mackenzie has been quiet on social media possibly to keep the peace. She has not responded to Maci’s recent tweet about wanting to fight her in a boxing ring. In fact, it was Mackenzie’s idea to meet in person to talk things out.
“Mackenzie reached out to [production] a few weeks ago, letting them know that she wanted to sit down with Maci privately and see if they could resolve some of their issues,” the source says. “Maci refused to give the producers an answer on whether or not she was willing.”
“Mackenzie also reached out to Maci privately via text to see if they could clear the air and Maci didn’t respond,” the source added. “In fact, that was filmed for next season— Mackenzie texting Maci, and talking about how she just wants things to not be so tense between the families. She thought a sit-down lunch or something might be a good thing to help them talk out their issues.”