EXCLUSIVE: Mackenzie Standifer Talks Criticism of Ryan Edwards and His Parents
Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout‘s ex, Ryan Edwards, is currently engaged and planning his wedding to Mackenzie Standifer. Last night on the show, fans saw Standifer and Edwards’s parents, Jen and Larry, discuss how Standifer went out with Bookout and Bookout said some things that Standifer wasn’t sure what to respond to.
We exclusively spoke with Standifer this morning who shared that, “I’ve been through a lot in my life and sometimes it’s misinterpreted.”
“I’ve always tried to do the right thing despite what others critique,” Standifer continued. It’s not any ill feelings towards Maci whatsoever. I love her and respect her totally as Bentley‘s Mom. It’s simply a different opinion of an awkward situation I was put in the middle of.”
“Ryan and I spend every single weekend with Bentley and love him to the moon and back,” Standifer added. “There’s not one thing we wouldn’t do for that boy. He’s such as pecial part of our lives. My own son, Hudson, calls him his brother. It’s a tough spot to be in.”
As far as Edwards’s parents, Standifer stated that, “I love Jen and Larry. They are the most amazing grandparents our kids could have ever asked for.”
Standifer also talked to us about Edwards, dishing that, “They say Ryan’s never there and that’s not true at all. We go to Bentley’s games, spend every weekend and holiday with him. They criticize so much about him having to ask his mom plans and stuff. They are all active in his life and he wants to see everyone. So we have to coordinate with everyone as well. That’s a simple fact of co parenting life. I have to do it too. You only get a set amount of time so you have to share it and spend it wisely.”
“People are always going to criticize and that’s fine,” Standifer wrapped with telling us. “Because, at the end of the day, they’ve never walked in my shoes nor Ryan’s. So those opinions do not matter whatsoever.”
We appreciate Standifer talking to us about all of this and look forward to continuing to watch her and Edwards’s story unfold more on this season of the show.