‘Teen Mom’: Maci Bookout’s Disturbing New Allegations Against Ryan Edwards
Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards first appeared on 16 and Pregnant when they had their son, Bentley. The two were engaged, then broke up. Since then, they have both moved on to marry other people and have more children. But their relationship has become harder because of Edwards’ history of heroin addiction.
Recently on Teen Mom OG, Edwards was seen nodding off behind the wheel to go to his wedding with wife, Mackenzie Standifer Edwards. His wife accused him of spending $10,000 on Xanax and heroin. He later went to rehab for treatment.
But now, there are new disturbing allegations against Edwards because Bookout and her husband, Taylor McKinney, have filed orders of protection from him. Here are nine things to know, including why he was recently arrested (page 6) and what his new wife had to say about the allegations (page 8).
1. Maci Bookout has been granted an order of protection from Ryan Edwards
The mother filed and was granted an order of protection from her ex-fiance, according to Us Weekly. She claimed she, her three children, and husband Taylor McKinney need this protection because Edwards has threatened her multiple times.
“He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son,” the court documents said according to Radar Online. “He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don’t answer my phone.”
She also pointed out a specific instance that allegedly occurred in May 2017 in the filing. Bookout claimed Edwards “showed up to my son’s baseball game under the influence of heroine [sic] and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me … I fear for my sons’s safety because of these threats and proof that he drives while under the influence.”
Next: This is how the order of protection affects Edwards’ rights to see Bentley.
2. Edwards will be able to see his son under this order of protection
Bookout, her husband, and their children have an order of protection for two years. Edwards is allowed to see his son, Bentley, with this order.
“We did agree to a restraining order where Ryan will not go within 100 feet of Maci and her current husband and their two children. Ryan has no exclusions with Bentley and is still able to see his son under the new restraining order,” Jonathan Turner, an attorney who represents Edwards told E! News.
Next: Bookout said this scary thing about his behavior.
3. Bookout claims Edwards is getting worse
The reality star says Edwards’ actions are only progressing in the wrong direction. “His behavior and actions are getting worse, I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats,” she said, according to Us Weekly.
Next: Bookout reveals Edwards did this terrifying thing while under the influence.
4. Bookout claims Edwards drove and made a public scene while under the influence
Per Us Weekly, Bookout also alleged in the filing that in May 2017, Edwards “showed up to my son’s baseball game under the influence of heroine [SIC] and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me … I fear for my sons’s safety because of these threats and proof that he drives while under the influence.”
Next: Bookout’s husband is also taking legal action against Edwards.
5. McKinney also filed an order of protection from Edwards
Although Bookout mentioned her husband in her own filing, McKinney also filed for an order of protection from Edwards after the latter made a terrifying threat. McKinney said on March 20, Edwards “threatened to show up at my house and put a bullet in my head.”
Next: This isn’t Edwards’ only problem with the law.
6. Edwards was recently arrested for violating probation
The order of protection isn’t the only problem that Edwards has recently faced with the law. The father was also arrested for violating his probation at his home in Tennessee, according to TMZ.
The probation was reportedly put into place after a previous heroin case. Edwards went on to post a $5,000 bond.
Next: Edwards and his wife made this announcement right before his arrest.
7. Edwards’ wife announced their pregnancy right before the arrest
Edwards’ current wife, Mackenzie Standifer Edwards, confirmed she is pregnant the day before he was arrested in an episode of Teen Mom OG. “[He] was so excited, he couldn’t contain himself,” the expecting mother said, referring to Edwards.
Next: Mackenzie Standifer Edwards is focusing on this during this tough time.
8. Mackenzie Standifer Edwards wants to focus on the baby
The expecting mother reportedly wants to focus on her baby, according to a source.
“Mackenzie is in complete abject denial about Ryan’s drug addiction and issues surrounding how very, very serious it truly is,” a source told Us Weekly. “Mackenzie only wants to focus on having his baby and seems to be hoping that this will help him to be inspired to live a clean and sober life.”
Next: The same source said this about Ryan Edwards.
9. Edwards is in denial about his problems
Edwards reportedly is also not coming to terms with his own problems. “Ryan denies the seriousness of the drug addiction, like any addict will do, and Mackenzie chooses to believe him,” a source told Us Weekly.
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