On the latest episode of Teen Mom OG, airing on Monday Nights on MTV, several issues were revealed related to Ryan Edwards, Maci Bookouts’ ex and father of their eight year old son, Bentley.
The episode began with Ryan, who had just gotten left a 30 day treatment facility for his drug use, telling his friend that some days are very difficult and that he still had suffered from withdrawal symptoms related to drugs. He also told his friend that he was upset that he rarely gets to see Bentley and that he only saw him on Father’s Day for 5 minutes.
Later on in the episode, Maci is shown speaking with friends about the custody situation with Ryan. She wanted Ryan to take a drug test, specifically, “to pass a drug screening, hair and urine, at my expense immediately prior to you taking Bentley for a visit.” Maci sent this to Ryan via text and told friends that she did not hear back from Ryan and in fact that she hadn’t heard from him the entire time when he was in rehab. We reported earlier in the month that Maci had been upset with Ryan’s lack of communication when he was in the treatment facility.
In one of the more intense moments of the episode, Ryan calls a lawyer to discuss his custody options. The lawyer asks Ryan was his drug of choice was and Ryan says, “heroin”. The call ends with the lawyer telling Ryan that he will likely not be able to visit with Bentley unless he passes a drug test first.The lawyer tells Ryan, “the biggest problem you’ve got is gonna be making sure the judge has great confidence in you, that your substance abuse problem is being dealt with appropriately,” He continued on by telling Ryan, “I’m hoping that you can pass the drug screens.” Honestly, this seems pretty fair given the fact that Ryan just admitted he had been using heroin up until checking into rehab.
This new custody battle between Maci and Ryan will probably only be the beginning of tumultuous times to come for this pair. Hopefully the two can put Bentley’s best interests above their own problems with one another. Stay tuned for more Teen Mom OG airing on Monday nights at 9/8c on MTV.