Ryan Edwards hasn’t seen his nine-year-old son Bentley in months.
According to a new report, the Teen Mom OG star has been completely estranged from Bentley since March, when his ex-girlfriend, Maci Bookout, filed for an order of protection against him for herself and her family.
Although Bentley has since been dismissed from Maci’s case against Ryan, Ryan’s father, Larry, confirmed on Friday that the reality star has yet to reunite with the boy.
“Ryan really missed Bentley,” Larry told Radar Online. “He hasn’t seen him, not yet.”
Since March, Maci has been allowing her son to spend time with his grandparents, Larry and his wife Jen, and Ryan has been supportive of their time with Bentley. As Larry explained, Ryan doesn’t want them to “suffer” as a result of his legal drama with his ex-girlfriend.
“It’s been sporadic, but we have been with Bentley on a couple of weekends,” Larry said. “Ryan has to leave the house at the time. She’s given us the opportunity to see him.”
As Teen Mom OG fans will recall, Ryan entered rehab around this time last year after he was seen driving high to his wedding to wife Mackenzie Standifer. A short time later, he admitted to being addicted to heroin. Luckily, despite his past issues with drugs, Larry claims Ryan is now doing “fantastic” and is “very excited” to be welcoming his second child, a baby boy, with Mackenzie in October.
“Ryan is very excited that it’s a boy,” he said. “We wanted a little girl because we don’t have a little girl!”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Bentley had been dropped from Maci’s request for a protection order. At the same time, a mutual restraining order was put into place for Maci and her husband, Taylor McKinney, which requires Ryan to stay away from them.
“He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son,” Maci alleged in her request. “He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don’t answer my phone.”
Maci also revealed that during one of Bentley’s baseball games last year, Ryan “showed up under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me.”
“His behavior and actions are getting worse,” she continued. “I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats.”
In a separate request filed by Taylor, he revealed Ryan once told him he would “put a bullet in [his] head.”
“The police were called and they suggested to seek an order of protection,” Taylor explained. “He has also said he would show up at our son’s baseball game and confront us, my wife and I.”
Days after the requests were filed, Ryan was arrested after violating his probation by testing positive for morphine and opiates during a court-ordered drug test in January. Ryan was put on probation in March of last year after being caught with heroin.
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