TEEN Mom fans ripped Ryan Edwards for getting Maci Bookout pregnant when she was just 16 and he was 20 years old.
The backlash comes as the former couple’s feud has exploded, with many show followers taking mom-of -three Maci’s side .
Ryan, 33, and Maci, 29, welcomed their son Bentley, now 12, on October 27, 2008.
Born on August 10, 1991, Maci was 16 when she became pregnant and 17 by the time she gave birth to Bentley.
Meanwhile, Ryan, who turned 33 on January 3, was 20 years old when their son was conceived.
Their age difference was never discussed on 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom OG, while Ryan has never been accused of criminal behavior regarding their romantic relationship.
Fans of the MTV show took to Reddit to slam the reality star for impregnating Maci when he was “a grown a** man.”
One Teen Mom fan wrote: “Fudge thanks for giving me another reason to find Ryan gross.”
Another added: “I hate this so much. I’m from the same area as them, and it’s sadly ‘normalized’ for older boys to date younger girls like they did, especially in the early 2000s.”
A third chimed in: “I had no idea? This makes me think even worse about this jerk off.”
Her pregnancy was documented on 16 & Pregnant, while their journey through parenthood has been captured on Teen Mom.
Maci married now-husband Taylor McKinney, 31, in 2016.
The couple share five-year-old daughter Jayde and four-year-old son Maverick.
Meanwhile, Ryan is now married to Mackenzie Edwards, 24, and they share children: Jagger, 2, and Stella, 1.
Maci and Ryan’s rocky relationship has been documented over the years on Teen Mom.
They ended their engagement when Bentley was still a baby, as Maci accused Ryan of not stepping up to the plate with parenting duties.
She was granted a restraining order against Ryan in 2017 after he allegedly threatened to kill her and Taylor, though the order ended in May 2020.
Maci’s co-parenting attempts with her son’s father have been unsuccessful, as Ryan’s father Larry told The Sun this past fall that Ryan was “not allowed” to see Bentley.
During a recent episode of Teen Mom OG, Maci said Bentley asked if he could go to counseling with his dad Ryan to fix their relationship.
Ryan called the request “bulls**t,” and said Maci coached Bentley to ask for counseling with him.
Teen Mom fans took to social media to slam the father of three as “delusional.”
Aside from his drama with Maci, Ryan has had many run-ins with the law.
Ryan, who has battled drug addiction through the years and now claims to be clean, was arrested for heroin possession in 2017, then arrested for violating probation the following year.
He was arrested again in 2019 for skipping out on a bar bill. Her served three months in jail.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed that Ryan had been sued for “recklessly” causing a car crash.
The alleged victim demanded $290,000.
He denied all of the claims against him, including that his “negligence” and “recklessness” caused the car crash as the case remains ongoing and a trial date is pending.
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