TEEN Mom OG star Ryan Edwards claimed Maci Bookout got his family fired from the MTV show because she “feared” his parents would “tell the truth.”
Ryan, 33, his wife Mackenzie, 25, and his parents, Jen and Larry, were fired from Teen Mom OG earlier this week amid their ongoing feud with his baby mama Maci Bookout and her husband, Taylor McKinney.
Ryan’s wife, Mackenzie, 25, claimed Maci got the Edwards family fired out of “retaliation” after Larry confronted and fought with her husband at the reunion.
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, who shares son Bentley, 12, with Maci, said that while he can’t speak for his parents, he doesn’t believe him 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.
He said: “I really haven’t given MTV much thought now that I have my own fabrication shop.”
The Sun was the first to report on the firings, as Larry previously said: “We, the family have been let go from the show by the network. It’s unbelievable.”
Though Larry was unable to confirm why the family was let go, he admitted Maci was “so mad” at him at the reunion for claiming they hadn’t seen Bentley in a month.
He added: “We got in so much trouble.”
A source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup that Maci, 29, got the family fired.
The insider told the outlet: “Ryan and Mackenzie, as well as Jen and Larry, were all on a call with production on Tuesday informing them they won’t be on the show anymore going forward.
“The Edwards were informed that Maci’s reps wanted to go a different direction and showcase all of her abilities. Maci went to production and explained she wanted her story to cover all the parts of her life and no longer focus on Ryan and his family.”
The insider claimed returning in the future is an option, as “they were just being set aside right now.”
The outlet reported the family will make an appearance next season to discuss the reunion show fight.
Mackenzie told Without a Crystal Ball of Maci’s role in the firings: “We got a call from MTV and Maci’s agent went above their heads and went to Viacom.
“They said that they wanted to focus on all of Maci’s abilities and whatever she does and we took up the time on the show that she could be using to show all that.”
“On the side, they said that when she didn’t fulfill her obligations or basically didn’t have enough content they would call us back.
“Pretty much Ryan said, ‘Don’t. We’re going to move on, we’re going to live our lives, we’re going to do our jobs and have a normal life. Don’t waste your time or your breath coming back.’”
She continued: “They said they could read between the lines and it was more of like an anger thing and more of like a retaliation type deal after Jen and Larry and Taylor getting into it.
“Her subsequent tweets that she had… it’s more of an angry ‘I’m going to show you who’s boss’ type thing.
“And sadly, the truth of the matter is, she calls the shots here, this is her show. It is what it is, it’s fine.”
The firings come after MTV released a teaser from the reunion show of Larry standing up to confront Taylor during an argument.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported of the fight: “You could cut the tension with a knife when they were all sitting out there.
“But everything was OK until the very end of the segment. Maci kept giving vague answers and was making it clear she was upset but would not say why.”
Taylor then “exploded” on Jen and Larry.
The insider said: “He told them Ryan is a ‘piece of s**t’ and that he, unlike Ryan, has been there for Bentley for a long time.
“He told Larry and Jen that Ryan should be more like he is. [Taylor] kind of got up and eventually asked Larry if he wanted to take things outside. It didn’t get that far, though. Nothing got physical.”
Maci, who is also mom to Jayde, 5, and Maverick, 4, then allegedly called Jen a “manipulative b***h” before they stormed off the stage.
Ryan’s father Larry previously told The Sun in October that the Teen Mom OG dad is “not allowed” to see Bentley, as the family “hasn’t gotten to see him very much.”
He previously said of Ryan and Maci: “Their relationship hasn’t been going well. 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.
“Bentley right now, we can’t even see him, they’re not even allowed to see him. It is what it is.”
Maci has been on the outs with Ryan ever since his jail and rehab stints for heroin abuse.
Larry has insisted his son is sober today, as fans speculated Ryan, who is also dad to Jagger, 2, Stella, 1, and stepson Hudson with Mackenzie, may have relapsed after he appeared “high” on a previous episode.
Maci has taken to Twitter to slam Ryan and Mackenzie, who blamed her for Bentley’s decision.
When Ryan called Maci a “spiteful evil b***h” because Bentley didn’t want to go to his brother Jagger’s birthday at their home, Maci tweeted: “I really wanted to post some ‘petty b*tch’ (and hilarious) comments, but I’ll wait until they can tell me the definition of ‘petty’ without googling it and reading it aloud.”
Then, when Mackenzie called Maci a “petty b***h” for keeping Bentley from them on last week’s episode, she went off after the episode.
Maci fired: “When that girl says ‘if it has any effect on you seeing B’ & then he says ‘she does that all the time’ I’m like hold the damn phone.
“Do I have control over his bio dad showing up to 5 out of the 100 school/sport events Benny has? & why does he never call/text B?”
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She added: “I’d rather be a petty b***h than a stupid one. #allday.”
The Edwards family has made frequent appearances on Teen Mom and Teen Mom OG through the years.