Buckle up buttercups! This is one reunion of ‘Teen Mom OG’ that you are not going to want to miss! Maci Bookout and her husband Taylor finally come face to face with Ryan Edwards’ parents Jen and Larry. MTV tried their hardest to get Ryan and his wife Mackenzie to sit down for an interview with Maci, Taylor and Dr. Drew but the couple declined to do so. According to a source that spoke with “Without a Crystal Ball,” Ryan did not want a confrontation with Taylor due to Taylor’s temper and behavior. The last time he spoke to Taylor over the phone the two fought over Taylor putting out insulting tweets about Ryan, which lead to Maci and Taylor getting a restraining order against him that lasted 2 years.
Mackenzie also refused to sit with Maci and Taylor on her own but Jen and Larry did agree to sit with the couple so they could try to resolve the issues between them. According to a source that spoke with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup when Dr. Drew was asking questions, “Maci kept giving vague answers and was making it clear she was upset but would not say why…” Jen started pushing Maci to reveal what she was so angry about. She asked her repeatedly what was wrong which ended up enraging both Maci and Taylor.
“You could cut the tension with a knife when they were all sitting out there,” another source said. “But everything was OK until the very end of the segment.” This is when Taylor apparently unleashed on Jen and Larry. “He told them Ryan is a ‘piece of s**t’ and that he, unlike Ryan, has been there for Bentley for a long time. He told Larry and Jen that Ryan should be more like he is.” Taylor jumped out of his seat while yelling at Larry and while attempting to get in his face told him he wanted to “take it outside.”
The two were quickly separated and somewhere in the middle of this whole mess Maci exploded on Jen, calling her a “manipulative bitch.” Maci and Taylor ended up storming off the set leaving Jen and Larry confused. According to the source that spoke with WACB, Maci and Taylor seem to be holding onto anger from incidents from years prior but aren’t communicating it to them. Which is interesting because they all used to be very close. Jen and Larry even attended Maci and Taylor’s wedding in 2016.
One of the topics brought up during the reunion was the birthday party episode. Apparently Maci didn’t want Ryan at the birthday party for his own son while Bentley was there, which isn’t how the situation was portrayed on the show.
Ryan ended up sitting down by himself with Dr. Drew and explained why he took so long to do therapy with Bentley. He claims that he wanted the situation to be private and not filmed as a storyline for the show but that ended up backfiring when the topic was used anyway. Ryan and Bentley reportedly went on after the season finale to have weekly therapy sessions together.
Not long after the reunion drama Maci reportedly went over the heads of her producers and straight to Viacom to have Ryan and his family fired from the show. “Ryan and Mackenzie, as well as Jen and Larry, were all on a call with production on Tuesday informing them they won’t be on the show anymore going forward… The Edwards were informed that Maci’s reps wanted to go a different direction and showcase all of her abilities. Maci went to production and explained she wanted her story to cover all the parts of her life and no longer focus on Ryan and his family.”