As Teen Mom star Maci Bookout prepares herself for a custody battle over her son Bentley, fans of the young mother are wondering — what is really behind Ryan Edwards‘ sudden need for more daddy duty, especially when Maci claims that his mom does the majority of caring for Bentley? In the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere now! — we take you behind Ryan’s motives.It could be jealousy of the time Maci’s new beau, Kyle King, spends with Bentley, who reportedly calls “da-da.”
“Maci and Kyle can’t help but wonder if this change of heart is just Ryan’s immature way of dealing with Maci moving on in a new relationsip,” says a source close to the couple.
Or — as Ryan’s recent Tweets to followers telling them when he’ll be on the show seem to indicate — perhaps Ryan’s interest in time with his son is an easy way to fame. He could have a publicity-induced conscience, an expert explains.
“As a reality producer, I see this sort of thing all the time,” says Michael Essany, who is not involved with Teen Mom.
“Participants suddenly want to do ‘the right thing’ once they realize they’re the ‘bad guy’ on national TV.”
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