'Teen Mom OG': Here's why Ryan Edwards and his family were fired from show

'Teen Mom OG': Here's why Ryan Edwards and his family were fired from show
Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards (Instagram/ mackedwards95)

Raising a child while still a teen is far from easy. And to have the whole process documented while you're at it certainly adds to the pressure of it all. And it looks like Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards are certainly feeling the heat of the situation. The two share a son, named Bentley and while they've gone on to have families of their own, they have always maintained a co-parenting situation concerning Bentley.

This seems to have fallen through and now, Ryan Edwards and his family have been fired from 'Teen Mom OG' and won't be a part of the upcoming season. So what exactly led to the fallout between Maci and the Edwards? Continue reading to find out.


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Why was Ryan Edwards fired from the show?

Seeing that Ryan Edwards dealt with substance abuse, he could not be present for his son, Bentley. However, Jen and Larry, his parents, always stepped in and made sure to have a relationship with their grandchild. Maci for the most part had a good relationship with them as well; however, over the years, this seems to have deteriorated. However, during the Season 9 reunion, things seem to have gotten from bad to worse when Larry and Taylor, Maci's husband, got into an argument. 

Larry stated that Maci was instrumental in reducing visits between Bentley and Ryan's family. The reunion episode saw Maci and her husband Taylor argue with Jen and Larry. Larry implied that a 12-year-old (Bentley) can be easily manipulated, suggesting that Maci put ideas into her son's head which caused strain between him and his father. Taylor argued that Jen and Larry cannot force a relationship between Bentley and Ryan, especially if Bentley doesn't reciprocate. Following this argument, the Edwards family was fired from the show. 


However, the Edwards family and Ryan seem to be handling the exit rather well, seeing that he told The Sun that his focus was now on his career. "I really haven't given MTV much thought now that I have my own fabrication shop." he said. "We, the family have been let go from the show by the network. It's unbelievable," Ryan explained. 

In a conversation with YouTube channel Without a Crystal Ball, Mackenzie, Ryan's wife, explained that they were fired so that the show could focus more on Maci. "We just got a call yesterday from Morgan (J. Freeman) and Larry (Musnik) at MTV and Maci's agent went above their heads and went to Viacom.  Adding that "they wanted to focus on all of Maci's abilities and her … whatever she does, and that we took up the time on the show that she could be using to show all that." She also explained that she and Ryan would be fine without being on the show. "Ryan's got work and he has skills. He has a couple of trades that he went to school for. He'll be fine. And then me, I am taking a licensing test for insurance in a couple of weeks. We'll be fine." she said. 

You can catch the new season of 'Teen Mom OG' premieres on September 7 at 8/7C, on MTV. 

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