TEEN Mom Maci Bookout admitted she “thought she was going to die” as she “witnessed a shooting.”
The reality star, 29, previously opened up about developing post-traumatic stress disorder after the incident.
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In a preview clip for the upcoming season of Teen Mom OG, Maci opened up about the terrible moment her life flashed before her eyes as she witnessed a shooting.
As she sits with her husband, Taylor McKinney, outside their home, he asked her how she was doing since the shooting.
She tells him: “I literally thought I was going to die.”
Part of Maci’s storyline this season will focus on her dealing with the aftermath of the shooting.
The mom of three apparently witnessed a “shooting at a gas station” which has left her “shaken” ever since.
The teaser also discloses that despite her mixed feelings on the matter, Maci is going to “put her personal feelings aside” and support her son Bentley, 12, as he seeks therapy.
The pre-teen reportedly wants to see a counselor in order to heal his relationship with his father Ryan, 33.
Maci – who plans to adopt her fourth child with husband Taylor – and her ex have had a tumultuous relationship following the father’s rehab and jail stints for drug abuse.
The MTV star had a restraining order against Ryan beginning in May 2018, but after two years the document has expired in May of this year.
Ryan’s father, Larry Edwards, exclusively told The Sun that despite their shared child, the ex-couple are not close to resolving their issues.
The grandfather explained: “After everything that’s happened, I just don’t believe that’s going to be possible for a long time.
“Would I say never? Absolutely not. Would I say currently, or in a year or two? I don’t think so. I don’t believe that’s going to be possible.
“I would not say it’s impossible, but I wouldn’t bet on it.”
Larry hopefully added: “Maybe Bentley will bring them together. I don’t know. I believe time heals a lot of things.”
Both individuals have since moved on, as Maci now shares Jayde, five, and Maverick, four with Taylor.
Ryan is now married to Mackenzie Edwards, and they have children Jagger, two, and Stella, 11 months, while the busy mom also has a son, Hudson, from a previous marriage.
Larry offered sincere wishes that Bentley’s parents will find reconciliation, telling The Sun: “What I hope for is that, regardless of what’s happened, Jagger, Jayde, Maverick, Stella, Bentley, Hudson, all of them will be able to grow up and have a relationship.
“They’re all connected in a very special way, and that special way is Bentley. I hope they can just be a family.
“Hopefully one day we can all get past all of this and these babies can figure it out and do whatever they want to do.”
He added: “It would be nice. It’s nice to have a big family and a lot of support. I want them to work it out. I know one day they will work it out.”
Ryan’s father also spoke to The Sun this past October, when he explained that his relationship has also been strained with Maci.
The Teen Mom OG star claimed that he “hasn’t gotten to see Bentley very much,” and that when issues arise with Ryan, they are also kept from the child.
“Their relationship hasn’t been going well,” he disclosed on Maci and Ryan’s situation.
“It’s not any better. Something came up that she wanted and needed. Ryan wasn’t going to comply with everything she wants and needs and we’ve been shut down.
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“Bentley right now, we can’t even see him, they’re not even allowed to see him. It is what it is.”
Ryan’s battle with drug abuse became a serious problem in March of 2017 when he was ticketed for possession of heroin.
Throughout the next three years, the troubled father spent time on probation, in rehab, and even in jail as he fought addiction.
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