Tense instances. Maci Bookout is giving Us Weekly an unique replace on her 12-year-old son Bentley’s strained relationship along with his dad, Ryan Edwards.

“He’s solely seen him a few instances this 12 months,” the Teen Mother OG star, 30, tells Us. “To be fairly trustworthy, Ryan doesn’t present as much as any baseball video games or something like that. It’s not surprising that he doesn’t see him that a lot.”


Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards.
Courtesy of Maci Bookout/Instagram; MTV

The MTV persona added that the preteen “isn’t essentially comfy” speaking to Edwards, 33, till the previous actuality star goes to remedy with him.

Whereas Edwards has had “one or two” cellphone calls along with his counselor, he has been unavailable ever since. “So nothing progressed past that,” Bookout explains.

“Bentley nonetheless desires to see his siblings,” the Bulletproof creator says, referencing Edwards’ two youngsters, Jagger, 2, and Stella, 20 months. “He desires to have a relationship with them and his grandparents and stuff. It’s nonetheless form of up within the air at this level, so far as his relationship with Ryan.”

In actual fact, Bentley would “be shocked” to see his dad attending one among his video games, Bookout says.

The Battle Upstairs creator, who can also be the mom of Jayde, 6, and Maverick, 5, with husband Taylor McKinney, welcomed her eldest in 2008. Now that Bentley is approaching his teenage years, Bookout doesn’t need to “take into consideration” what may very well be coming.

“He’s already to the purpose the place he’s like, ‘Mother, you don’t know something,’” the truth star jokes. “I’m form of already used to that half. I preserve fascinated with [how] 13 is three years away from the age I used to be after I obtained pregnant with him, driving, all that scary stuff. I nonetheless do not know what I’m doing.”

Bentley is “probably not” into courting but, Bookout tells Us, noting that “typical center college girlfriends” don’t rely.

“They don’t even discuss to one another. It’s completely awkward and bizarre,” she says. “He doesn’t actually present that a lot curiosity in that facet proper now, or no less than not sufficient to speak about it. He’s extra involved in sports activities and hanging out along with his associates than something.”

The Bare and Afraid alum had a intercourse discuss together with her son in a March episode of the MTV present. “Ladies aren’t gonna be so bizarre fairly quickly,” she instructed the preteen on the time. “You’re gonna be like, ‘Oh, that’s cute.’ Or boys, no matter you want. It’s OK if you happen to don’t like boys, I’m simply saying if you happen to do, I all the time embody that as a result of you’ll be able to inform us something. It’s gonna be OK.”

New episodes of Teen Mother OG premiere on MTV Tuesday, September 7, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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