Teen Mom Maci Bookout says son Bentley, 12, calls her husband Taylor 'DAD' in latest dig at his father Ryan Edwards

MACI Bookout has revealed her son Bentley calls her husband Taylor McKinney "Dad".

She made the dig at her 12-year-old's biological father Ryan Edwards after Ryan, his wife Mackenzie and his parents were fired from Teen Mom OG.

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Maci got onto the topic while talking about Taylor's nickname "T-Money" during an appearance on Kailyn Lowry's podcast, Baby Mamas No Drama.

"Sometimes [Bentley will] call [Taylor] T-Money, sometimes he'll call him Taylor," the 29-year-old said.

"Sometimes – it's not extremely often – but if he's talking to the younger kids he'll just call him Dad.

"If it's just us adults and Bentley, it's usually T-Money."


The MTV star added: "That's always been Taylor's nickname, because he had like three different Taylors on his basketball team.

"And so they kind of just gave him that nickname because his last name is McKinney.

"For the whole first year that I knew him before we were even dating, I did not know what his actual name was, I just thought it was T-Money."

Last week, Ryan, his wife Mackenzie, and his parents, Jen and Larry, were fired from Teen Mom after Larry had an explosive row with Taylor during the reunion show.

A teaser from the scene shows Taylor yelling: "Ryan has never been there for him, but y’all put it on Bentley!”

This prompts Larry to push off his couch and lunch towards Taylor, exclaiming: “You know what!”

Ryan follows suit and jumps off the couch toward Larry, but both of their wives hold them back.

Following the firing, Ryan exclusively told The Sun: "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 said that while he can’t speak for his parents, he doesn’t believe he and Mackenzie will return to Teen Mom OG.

He continued: “MTV does not really stand for anything we believe in or support.”

Ryan previously told The Sun that the firing hasn’t bothered him, as he said: “I really haven’t given MTV much thought now that I have my own fabrication shop.”


Teen Mom OG – Season 9

Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.

Who's in the cast this season?

  • Amber Portwood
  • Catelynn Lowell
  • Cheyenne Floyd
  • Maci Bookout McKinney
  • Mackenzie McKee

Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?

  • Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
  • Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
  • Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
  • Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
  • Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee

Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.

The Sun was the first to report on the firings, with Ryan's dad saying: “We, the family have been let go from the show by the network.

"It's unbelievable.”

Bentley became estranged from Ryan in part due to his father's long battle with substance abuse and rehab stint in 2018.

The preteen had been setting boundaries with his father, including choosing to not visit the house and asking his father to attend therapy sessions with him.

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