Teen Mom Maci Bookout asks co-star Tyler Baltierra for advice on her son Bentley going to therapy with dad Ryan Edwards
TEEN Mom OG star Maci Bookout asked Catelynn Lowell’s husband Tyler Baltierra for advice on her son Bentley wanting to go to therapy with his dad and her ex, Ryan Edwards.
The 29-year-old reality star figured Tyler would have some insight since he had a difficult relationship with his own father.
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In a clip from Tuesday’s new Teen Mom OG episode, Maci explains that she decided to video chat with Catelynn’s husband after her 12-year-old son said he wanted counseling to fix his relationship with his dad.
Tyler “struggled with his dad Butch his whole life,” so the Teen Mom figured he would understand.
During their chat, Maci tells him “it’s such a big deal for a kid” to be the one wanting to go to therapy and to be wanting to work on repairing his relationship with his father.
Tyler agrees, saying it’s a “huge” deal, before noting that he thinks Bentley “thrives off of accomplishments” and suggests Maci “praise” him for taking it upon himself to ask about therapy.
He adds: “This deserves the biggest trophy that you could ever have, to be this self-aware to bring this up and to not snuff it out, to not put it down.
“Really, really proud of him.”
After the two are done chatting, the Teen Mom OG clips skips over to Maci’s baby daddy Ryan talking to his wife Mackenzie about the situation.
He says he’s unsure of whose idea it was to go to counseling, worrying him about his son and what ideas his mom might be putting in his head.
Ryan says: “If he says that’s how he feels, then that’s fine. But is it all your mama’s bullsh*t? I don’t know which one it is.
“I’m tired of having made-up stories and lies and problems. I’m over that. I’m not gonna do it.
“Because if I continue to play into sh*t, we’ll have a damn problem.
“I feel sorry for Bentley that he has to grow up like that and grow up with that kind of person raising him.”
Ryan's relationship with his son and ex has been tumultuous following drug abuse for years of rehab and jail time.
The reality star filed a restraining order against her ex-fiancée in 2017, which recently ended in May 2020.
Maci's co-parenting attempts with her son's father have been somewhat futile, as the convicted star's father Larry told The Sun this past Fall that Ryan was “not allowed” to see Bentley.
In another teaser for the new season shared last week, Larry spoke to Ryan, Mackenzie, and his wife about their lack of time with their grandson.
Teen Mom OG – Season 9
Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.
Who's in the cast this season?
- Amber Portwood
- Catelynn Lowell
- Cheyenne Floyd
- Maci Bookout McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee
Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?
- Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
- Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
- Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
- Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee
Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.
When asked by a show producer: "So you're technically allowed to reach out to Maci yourself, right?" the TV personality responded: "Oh yeah, but I don't believe I will. Because she did an order of protection with about 30 lies last time."
After the clip came out, Maci posted a photo of her and Bentley hugging in the car.
She wrote a sweet caption for him: “It’s easier said than done, but I’m so proud of Bentley for his choice to go to therapy. 💓 I will always want the best for him!”
Tyler saw the pic and told Maci: “Make sure to tell him that I think he’s the toughest young dude I know & I’m SO proud of him! 🙌🏻”
He then went on Twitter to share the Teen Mom preview clip himself and to make sure everyone knew just how happy he is that Maci’s son came to this decision on his own.
Tyler tweeted: “I’m BEYOND proud of Bentley for being so self aware & vulnerable enough to ask about therapy.
“& I’m always proud of @MaciBookout for being such a supportive loving mother! I’ll always be there for my OG family!”
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