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Teen Mom: Ryan Edwards Rebuilds Bond with Son "Bentley" Amidst Sobriety Struggles


Teen Mom star Ryan Edwards with son Bentley
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In a heartwarming display of bonding, former "Teen Mom OG" star Ryan Edwards was seen spending quality time with his 15-year-old son Bentley. Taking to social media, the 35-year-old reality star shared a touching snapshot of the duo at a golf course. Clad in matching polos and hats, the father-son duo posed with arms wrapped around one another, radiating warmth and camaraderie.



Edwards' Expanding Family and Recent Sobriety Achievements


Ryan Edwards, who shares his son Bentley with his ex, Maci Bookout, aged 32, is no stranger to the challenges of parenting. In addition to Bentley, Edwards is a proud father to Stella, 3, and Jagger, 5. The younger kids are shared with his estranged wife, MacKenzie Edwards.



Stepping onto a brighter path, Edwards recently disclosed that he marked a significant milestone in his journey to sobriety. During the "Teen Mom: Next Chapter" reunion, he revealed his achievement of five months of sobriety. Earlier in the year, viewers watched as Edwards confided in Bookout about his intentions to seek treatment at an Austin rehab center, intending to stay for 30-45 days.



Past Legal Challenges and Rehab Requirements


April wasn't an easy month for Edwards. Records that became public showed that he was detained for not adhering to his probation's conditions. His initial charges revolved around the possession of a controlled substance and a DUI.



This wasn't Edwards' first brush with the law. Earlier in March, he faced arrest, which led to mandatory rehab. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department in Tennessee highlighted in a March 1 press release that Edwards was detained due to charges related to stalking and breaching an order of protection.



Edwards eventually entered a guilty plea for harassment, leading to the dismissal of several other charges against him. These dismissed charges encompassed possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of an order of protection, and stalking.



In light of these legal proceedings, Edwards was presented with two choices: undertake a rehab treatment program or serve a prison sentence stretching 11 months and 29 days. Further stipulations required Edwards to sport a GPS monitor and restrict any contact with Edwards, as dictated by the circuit court's terms. Another condition barred Edwards from posting about her on any social media platform.



Marital Strife and Custody Complications


Notably, these incidents came shortly after reports suggested Edwards had initiated divorce proceedings. Edwards not only filed for divorce but also secured a restraining order against the former reality star. In a subsequent turn of events, temporary custody of the couple's children was granted to her.



While the journey has been fraught with challenges, both personal and legal, Ryan Edwards seems committed to rebuilding his life and fortifying his bond with his children. The recent golf outing with Bentley serves as a testament to his dedication to being present in his son's life. As the "Teen Mom" community continues to watch, many hope Edwards stays steadfast on his path of recovery and familial reconnection.



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