As fans of Teen Mom know already, Ryan Edwards has been struggling with drug addiction for quite some time. His problem with the harmful substances got his arrested multiple times, and each time he was released.
That being said, we hear that his baby mama Maci Bookout is very disappointed that he walks free this time as well, as she hoped he’d get sentenced for his own sake.
The reality TV star thinks prison is the only way he will stay away from drugs and get sober.
Despite the fact that they are not together anymore, Maci and Ryan do have a 9-year-old son together named Bentley, so whatever the father does will affect the boy, which is why she wants him to get clean.
One source close to Maci tells HollywoodLife that ‘Maci is disappointed that Ryan was released from jail. She truly feels that, for his own health and safety, he should have been sent directly to a long-term rehab. She doesn’t want him punished. This is not about her being angry with him. This is about his life being at risk. Maci does not believe Ryan has the tools he needs to stay clean right now so, to her, letting him out of jail puts him back in the danger zone. She is very frustrated that the law isn’t being tougher on Ryan right now. She believes that is what he needs to save his life.’
The woman has never really hidden her concern for her ex, be it on the show or not.
Last year, during one Teen Mom episode, Maci revealed that she cries herself to sleep a lot of night because of his drug problems.
That is why she was reportedly relieved when Ryan got arrested last month.
One MTV insider shared with the outlet that ‘She lives in fear that he’s going to overdose and die so getting the news that he was in jail was actually a huge relief because at least he’s still alive and still has a chance to beat this illness.’