Taylor McKinney‘s paternal instincts toward his step-son Bentley have been picking up lately.
In unison with his wife Maci Bookout, Taylor has been putting his foot down when it comes to Bentley’s father Ryan Edwards and his family.
Recently, Taylor demanded Ryan take a drug test before seeing Bentley. Now, he’s setting his sights on Ryan’s father, Larry.
Last month, Ryan and Mackenzie Edwards were fired from MTV, and the couple made it clear that they believed it was Maci’s fault.
“Nothing happened, literally, nothing,” Mackenzie claimed in an interview with gossip YouTuber Without A Crystal Ball. “We just got a call yesterday from Morgan and Larry at MTV and Maci’s agent went above their heads and went to Viacom.”
However, to no one’s surprise, she insinuated that the firing was Maci’s fault.
Mack claimed that Maci’s agent “said that they wanted to focus on all of Maci’s abilities and her… whatever she does and that we took up the time on the show that she could be using to show all that.”
But according to his interview with The Sun, Ryan couldn’t care less about the update.
“I really haven’t given MTV much thought now that I have my own fabrication shop,” he told the outlet.
His father Larry told The Sun that Ryan is “getting a garage built right now.”
He shared, “He fabricates buggies from the ground up. He would love to build buggies for people. Put row bars on them. Not many people do custom work like that. He’s very good at it. He’s got all the tools and machines.”
Soon after, he changed his tune.
Ryan went on to claim that Maci got them fired out of “retaliation” after Larry confronted her husband Taylor during the reunion, The Sun reports.
“Maci is in fear that my mom and dad will start telling the truth,” Ryan claimed, adding, “She will always fight to have us off the show.”
It looks like Ryan believes there’s some things Maci is keeping off camera… but given how many times he’s made similar claims without receipts, there’s probably not too much Maci needs to worry about.