Teen Mom Maci Bookout’s ex Ryan Edwards DEMANDS to be paid for appearance on new season after show firing
TEEN Mom star Maci Bookout’s baby daddy Ryan Edwards is demanding to be paid for his appearance on the new season after he was featured in a show trailer months following his firing.
Ryan, 33, his wife Mackenzie, 24, and his parents were fired from Teen Mom OG in March after his dad’s blowout fight with Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, on the reunion special.
Despite the firing, Ryan and Mackenzie are featured in a trailer for the upcoming season.
Ryan exclusively told The Sun of being featured: “They just better pay me.”
In the trailer, Maci, 30, said to Taylor: “Would you ever have any interest in a relationship with him?”
The trailer then cut to Ryan, who told his wife: “I just have so much dislike for both of them.”
The Sun broke the Edwards clan was let go following a blowout fight between Ryan’s dad Larry and Taylor during last season’s reunion special, where the two men stood up to each other and almost got into a physical fight.
Ryan blamed Maci, who he shares son Bentley, 12, with, for the firing, saying it was “retaliation” for the reunion show fight.
He told The Sun at the time: “Maci is in fear that my mom and dad will start telling the truth. She will always fight to have us off the show.”
Ryan also revealed a fight he got into with MTV producers just before he was terminated from the hit series.
He told The Sun in August: “What got me is when they took my flag down off the porch. They laid it on the ground and when I went down to pick it up they told me it was in their shot.
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“I got real angry because it was an American flag and they said it was in their way. I said ‘Either put it back on the post or leave’ and that was the last time they ever came back, I guess.”
Ryan added that he and Mackenzie were contemplating leaving the show before the firing.
He explained: “MTV just stands for a lot of things that my wife and I don’t support, politics and respecting people’s rights, that kind of stuff.
“I just don’t agree with them on a lot of stuff and I didn’t want to work for some place that was like that anymore, they were just way too far out there for me.
“Mackenzie and I were discussing, ‘Do we really want to do this anymore?’ and then I guess they made the decision for us, which was a good decision.
“And then Maci didn’t want us on the show anymore either.”
FEUD WITH MACI
The father of three also admitted that he has not been able to see Bentley for over a month and believes that Maci has "poisoned" the tween against him.
He said: “I haven’t seen him, my mom and dad haven’t seen him, nobody has seen him.
“I did go to therapy with Bentley but Maci has kind of put a halt on everything after my dad and Taylor had that argument.”
Meanwhile, his wife Mackenzie branded Maci a “hypocrite” and suggested she has “skeletons in her closet.”
She fired: “Maci is all about Maci and anybody that gets in Maci’s way or doesn’t do what Maci wants gets cut out.
“Nobody is saying that Ryan hasn’t made mistakes, nobody is saying that I haven’t made mistakes. We own that, we’ve made mistakes but we’ve also learned from them.
“We’re allowed to grow as people and to change but Maci doesn’t allow for anybody to change in her mind.
“It’s all about Maci and Maci making money and portraying on television that they’re one big happy family when they have skeletons in their closet that they don’t want out there either.
“They are very hypocritical.”
The feud started when Maci refused to allow Ryan to see Bentley until he agreed to go to therapy with him.
Ryan has been in and out of rehab and jail in recent years, though he insisted he is sober today.
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