Teen Mom OG star Maci McKinney is scheduled to be in court this afternoon where a judge will rule on her application for a protective order against her ex Ryan Edwards — a protective order that includes their son Bentley as well Maci’s other two children: Jayde and Maverick. We now know some of the details from Maci’s filing, which allege that Ryan has threatened to harm her and to take Bentley away!
“He has left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son,” Maci claims in the filing. “He has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don’t answer my phone.”
It’s unclear what the dates were in regards to the threatening voice mails, but Maci also cites an alleged incident from May of 2017 during one of Bentley’s baseball games when Ryan “showed up under the influence of heroin and got in my face, yelling and threatening to hurt me.”
It’s important to note that the baseball game incident was from the same time as Ryan’s impromptu wedding with Mackenzie on May 15 that he was infamously filmed driving high to on the last season of Teen Mom OG. The day after his wedding, Ryan checked himself into rehab for three weeks, so the baseball game must have been prior to the wedding. It’s unknown if this is the same baseball game in which Taylor and Ryan’s dad Larry reportedly got into an argument — an altercation Ryan talked about on screen with Mackenzie after the fact.
I feel it’s also important to note that there has been no evidence that Ryan is using again. His arrest last week stemmed from a probation violation that is believed to be because Ryan missed a scheduled drug test. That may sound like a lame excuse, but Ryan was originally cited for heroin possession in March of 2017, and was later sentenced to one year probation in April of that year, so it is understandable that he would have thought his probation was up in March.
That being said, Maci filed for the protective order on March 23 and Ryan was arrested on March 27. I’m not a legal expert by any means, so I am unsure if the allegations made by Maci would be enough to merit a probation violation? The timing sure seems right. Of course, the timeline would also make sense if Maci received notice that Ryan missed his scheduled drug test and that motivated her to file for the protective order.
Despite there being no evidence (available to us) suggesting Ryan is no longer sober, the protective order filing does claim that Ryan’s threats against Maci have continued. “His behavior and actions are getting worse,” Maci states in the filing. “I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats.”
UPDATE – Maci’s husband Taylor McKinney has reportedly filed a protective order against Ryan for just himself, which was also scheduled to be heard in court today. However, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup says his filing has been delayed until May — I assume because it does not involve minor children.
Also, The Blast reports that Maci’s protective order includes her boxers Bonnie and Clyde as she opted to check the box on the form that reads: “You must not hurt or threaten to hurt any animals owned or kept by the Petitioner/Petitioner’s children.” You may recall that Ryan made headlines back in 2016 when he bragged about shooting feral cats on his property.
In addition, The Blast states: “The documents that she and her husband Taylor McKinney filed also list a ‘Warning’ that Edwards owns a gun. However, McKinney’s petition checks the box that a weapon was involved in the threats made by Edwards, but the exact details are unclear.
The hearing on the protective order filed by Maci is happening right now, so hopefully we will have an update soon.
UPDATE – It wasn’t “soon,” but we do have an update. The case was pushed back to May 21, and the judge approved a mutual restraining order between Maci and Ryan. Click here for the details.
Additional quotes from the filing provided by Radar Online.