Things got tense during Tuesday night’s Teen Mom OG Reunion, with Taylor McKinney and Larry Edwards nearly getting into a physical fight on stage (just as The Ashley told you a month ago they would). Larry’s son, Ryan Edwards, was at the center of the verbal argument, even though he wasn’t present at the Reunion. Taylor told Larry and his wife Jen that their “piece of crap son” had never been there for his son Bentley.
Watching his parents fight with Taylor and Maci Bookout at the Reunion– which continues next week—has apparently angered Ryan, who unloaded on Taylor in a new interview with The Sun.
“I think Taylor is a punk bitch,” Ryan told the site on Wednesday.
Ryan stated that he thinks Taylor’s behavior at the Reunion was a way of getting attention.
“People do that because they feel incompetent, threatened or less than whatever makes him feel that way,” Ryan said. “He could be like my one-year-old that does stuff like that for attention.”
As ‘Teen Mom OG’ fans know, Ryan and his family has been feuding with Maci and Taylor for years. During Season 9, their conflict exploded over Ryan’s relationship with Bentley (or lack thereof) and the amount of time Bentley spends with Jen and Larry. In March, The Ashley broke the news that Maci had gone to network execs and basically stated that she wouldn’t continue with the show if the Edwards family remained at the center of her storyline. Ryan, his wife Mackenzie and his parents were all let go from ‘Teen Mom OG’ after that.
In his interview with The Sun, Ryan addressed his being let go. He stated that, despite losing his family’s main source of income, the firing has been a “blessing in disguise.”
In fact, Ryan compared the bliss he’s now feeling to how he felt in the days before he started popping pills. (Ryan has struggled with a substance abuse problem for years and says he’s maintaining his sobriety; however, Maci and Taylor stated at the Reunion that they feel Ryan is no longer sober.)
“We are so happy that we are no longer doing [the show],” Ryan said. “This is the happiest I’ve been since before I started taking pain killers. It makes me real happy to see my wife so happy so I couldn’t ask for much more.”
Ryan’s statement echoes a statement Mackenzie made to her Instagram followers earlier this month. She claimed that she and Ryan had been contemplating leaving ‘Teen Mom OG’ for a while.
“We had been having this conversation for a long time but it’s hard to pull the trigger on something like that,” Mackenzie said. “So, we got the phone call saying we’re not going to be doing ‘Teen Mom’ anymore, and we both kind of felt this peace.”
Mackenzie said she will be launching an online fitness program next month, while Ryan has stated he plans to open his own garage.
“Mackenzie’s doing her thing with her business and I am starting my own fabrication business building off-road race cars and racing them as well,” he told The Sun on Wednesday.
You can watch a clip of the the Reunion fight below.
(Photos: MTV; Instagram)