Maci Bookout’s Son Bentley Says She ‘Did Really Good’ Raising Him in Sweet Mother-Son Moment: ‘Proud of You’

Maci Bookout and Son Bentley Enjoy Quality Time with Ex Ryan Edwards' Parents: 'United'
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Maci Bookout McKinney is in disbelief at how briskly her son is rising up.

Within the season finale episode of Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter, the 32-year-old actuality star talks to son Bentley, 15, about graduating and heading to highschool.

When the teenager confirms he is “prepared for commencement, Maci asks him if he “feels prefer it’s gone quick.”

“This yr was loopy quick,” he says.

“I undoubtedly know Ryan want to be right here to go to your commencement, however I undoubtedly know he is pleased with you. So am I,” Maci tells her son.

On the time, Bentley’s dad, Ryan Edwards, was serving jail time and the household was unsure whether or not he’d be capable to attend the commencement.

Because the dialog between Maci and Bentley continues, she asks him, “Do you’re feeling like there’s extra entry to a relationship with Ryan now than there was earlier than?”

Bentley solutions, “That is difficult, I suppose.”

Maci asks if the connection felt like “much less of a chore” or “much less heavy,” to which the teenager says, “I suppose.”

“It feels that approach for me too, actually,” she shares, including, “We’re doing good, buddy. Happy with you.”

“You recognize, you probably did actually good,” Bentley says.

“With what, elevating you?” Maci asks, to which he sweetly confirms.

Maci Bookout and Family Celebrate Bentley's Final 8th Grade Baseball Game amid Ryan Edwards Sentencing News
Maci Bookout and son Bentley.Maci Bookout McKinney/Instagram

Along with Bentley, Maci is mother to son Maverick, 6, and daughter Jayde, 7, each of whom she shares with husband Taylor McKinney.

Later within the episode, Maci updates her personal mother on Ryan’s newest courtroom date, explaining the in depth highway forward because the 35-year-old — who is also dad to daughter Stella, 3, and son Jagger, 5, with estranged spouse Mackenzie — continues to battle with dependancy.

“I believe Ryan and Bentley talk extra since he is been in jail,” including that “it is loopy.”

“Properly, if he is not on medicine, it makes good sense,” her mother replies.

“You will be hopeful with out anticipating something, which is the seat I am staying in. In fact, I am unhappy for Bentley that Ryan will not be at his Eighth-grade commencement, however at the least he is alive.”

“All we wish is the very best for Ryan as a result of meaning it is the very best for Bentley,” her mother says. “His restoration is about Bentley. In fact, it is about him. However for us, it means a greater expertise for Bentley, a greater life for Bentley, a greater relationship with Bentley and his father. And it does not matter what you do in your life. That is nonetheless Bentley’s dad. If issues go dangerous for him, it is nonetheless Bentley’s life.”

Ryan Edwards, Bentley, Maci Bookout
Ryan Edwards (L), Bentley Edwards (C), Maci Bookout McKinney (R).

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“I actually do not know what’s subsequent for Ryan and Bentley,” Maci says in a confessional. “I believe that that is as much as Ryan. Bentley has accepted how issues have been and the way issues sort of are, however I additionally know that Ryan’s his dad and there’ll all the time be an area there for him to fill if he chooses to take action.”

Maci concludes, “I hope that Bentley is ready to be a baby and Ryan will present up because the grownup.”

In case you or somebody you realize is scuffling with substance abuse, please contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

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