Speaking out for the first time, Ryan Edwards opens up to OK! about how Teen Mom Maci Bookout cheated and broke his heart. They’ve had a difficult relationship since the birth of their son, Bentley, but Ryan insists that his problems with Maci aren’t entirely his fault.
“I was the bad guy from the beginning,” the 21-year-old mechanic confides to OK! in an exclusive interview. “But no one knows what happened. I have a reason to be mad: Maci cheated, and then she lied about it.”
Viewers of Teen Mom know Ryan as Maci’s former fiancé, who seems to enjoying making life harder for her. But Ryan contends that his coldness toward Maci is justified.
He alleges that when they were still living together, Maci confessed that she had an affair (with her current beau, Kyle King, 22) when Bentley was 4 months old.
“We were sitting in the living room and she just told me,” says Ryan, whose job as a diesel engine mechanic often took him away from home. “It probably happened when I was at work.”
The betrayal was worsened by the fact that Kyle had been a friend to Ryan — he even apologized after the truth came out. “Kyle texted Ryan and said, ‘I’m so sorry. Maci didn’t tell [me] the truth. She said you were broken up,'” Ryan’s father, Larry Edwards, tells OK! exclusively. “I believe him. Kyle didn’t mean to hurt Ryan.”
Maci also apologized to Ryan for the betrayal, but from that moment on they were doomed as a couple. “She said she was sorry, but sorry doesn’t fix everything,” Ryan says.