TEEN Mom star Maci Bookout’s son Bentley admits he plans to skip his brother’s birthday party to avoid his estranged father.
Last week fans saw 12-year-old Bentley make the call to attend his brother Jagger’s birthday party at his grandparent’s house and see his troubled dad.
But after he discovers that the party will be at his father’s house instead, the tween makes a hard choice.
“Bentley has set clear boundaries that he doesn’t want to be around his dad until they go to therapy together,” shared Maci.
She then told her son the news that the venue had changed, and Bentley admits he doesn’t want to be at his dad’s house.
“I haven’t seen him in forever, and then that’d just be a big jump from just like, not seeing him,and then going straight to his house…” he admitted.
Bentley’s relationship with his father has become strained because of Ryan’s addiction issues.
This season has seen him begin seeing a therapist to help with their relationship.
But Ryan has yet to agree to visit with him for joint sessions.
Ryan has had a long battle with substance abuse and was last in rehab in 2018.
Earlier this month, The Sun exclusively revealed that he has been sued for “recklessly” causing a car crash, as the “suffering victim” is demanding $290,000.
Despite the complaints coming from Ryan and his parents that Maci has been keeping Bentley away from them, she assured fans the decision has been Bentley’s alone.
She disclosed to MTV producers: “I couldn’t tell you the last time the words ‘I want to see my dad’ came out of his mouth.
“He definitely wants to still see his brothers and sister, but we spoke with Jen and Larry with Bentley. He told them he doesn’t want to see his dad anymore until he goes to therapy.”
As well as Bentley, Maci shares daughter, Jayde, five, and son, Maverick, five, with her husband Taylor McKinney.
Ryan shares Jagger, two, and daughter Stella, one, with wife Mackenzie Edwards.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on MTV.