Teen Mom's Maci Bookout Accuses Ryan Edwards of Threatening to Hurt Her While He Was on Heroin

She was also granted an order of protection

By Elyse Dupre Apr 03, 2018 3:56 PMTags

Teen Mom star Maci Bookout accused her ex Ryan Edwards of threatening to hurt her in an order of protection filing. 

In court documents obtained by E! News, the MTV celeb claimed Edwards "left voicemail messages threatening to show up at my house and take my son." The two share a 9-year-old child named Bentley. She also wrote that Edwards "has made threats to show up and hurt me if I don't answer my phone."

In addition, the reality star accused Edwards of showing up to her son's baseball game "under the influence of [heroin]" and getting in her face, yelling at her and threatening to hurt her.

"I fear for my son's safety because of these threats and proof that he drives while under the influence," Bookout wrote in the document. "His behavior and actions are getting worse, I am fearful for my three children and myself, and what he may do, based on his threats."

Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney also wrote that Edwards called him in March and "threatened to show up at my house and put a bullet in my head."

The couple filed two petitions for order of protection at the Hamilton County Circuit Court in Tennesse on Mar. 23. The first was identified as McKinney versus Edwards while the second order was identified as Bookout and her three children versus Edwards. In addition to Bentley, Bookout has two children—Jayde, 2, and Maverick 1—whom she shares with McKinney.

According to the documents obtained by E! News, the court issued the temporary order of protection. 

The orders require Edwards not to contact Bookout or her children and to "not come about" or "stalk" them. He also cannot "abuse, threaten to abuse, hurt or try to hurt or frighten" them and he cannot put them in fear of being hurt or not being able to get away. Finally, he cannot hurt or threaten to hurt any animals.


Bookout and Edwards were scheduled to appear in front of Judge Jeffrey Hollingsworth on April 2; however, the hearing has continued to May. 21. 

News of Bookout's filing came shortly after Edwards was arrested for violating terms of his probation that stem from a prior heroin possession charge last year. A source told E! News the new arrest was a result of Ryan missing a drug test, not failing one.

"It was related to his charge last year before he went to rehab. This is not anything new," an insider told E! News. "It's not a new arrest for heroin. That was his original charge last April."

Edwards started receiving treatment shortly after substance abuse allegations were made on Teen Mom.

The news also came shortly after it was revealed that Edwards' wife Mackenzie is pregnant with their first child together.

E! News has reached out to Mackenzie for comment on Bookout's allegations.