Maci Bookout & Ryan Edwards Reunite for Bentley’s Birthday (PHOTO)
Little Benny turns 7 today, October 26, and both parents celebrated together at his birthday party over the weekend, according to Teen Mom fansite All the Teen Moms, who posted this photo on Facebook. BTW, can we have a moment to talk about the fact that Bentley is now SEVEN years old?!
Bentley’s birthday parties have always been a point of contention for Maci and Ryan — remember in Season 4 when a then 4-year-old Benny called his dad asking him to come to his party but he never showed up? — but we’re glad to see them doing their best to co-parent nowadays.
The couple who were once infamous for explosive fights and calling off their engagement seem to be getting along a lot better now. "Me and Ryan don't have the best communication skills, but there's not really tension here like there used to be," Maci said at the TMOG reunion. Progress!
And Ryan seems to be supportive of his ex and her life with Taylor McKinney. "I'm glad that Maci is with someone that I can get along with that's great with Bentley," Ryan said at the time.
And though Maci sort of indirectly bashed Ryan in a recent interview by saying how much better of a father Taylor is to Jayde than Ryan is to Bentley, it’s good to see there’s no hard feelings and they can now be friends for the sake of their son.
BTW, it’s unknown if Bentley’s birthday party was filmed for the upcoming season of the show, but at this point we don’t even know if he’ll appear on the new season at all. Last season, if you recall, Maci pulled her son off the series once Farrah Abraham returned because she didn’t want her child being associated with the porn star’s not-so-PG-rated professional endeavors. Fair.
Now that things are good between Maci and Ryan, we’re intrigued to find out if they’ve improved at all between Maci and Farrah. Stay tuned!