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Maci Bookout Defends Herself For Putting Son Bentley, 11, On ‘Very Strict Diet’ To Achieve Wrestling Dream

Maci Bookout took to Twitter following Tuesday night’s episode of ‘Teen Mom OG,’ after fans criticized Maci for putting her son, Bentley, on a diet. In response, she assured fans that she will ‘never convince Bentley to ‘cut’ weight.’

Maci Bookout responded to fan backlash after it was revealed she had put her 11-year-old son, Bentley, on a diet in order to help him achieve his wrestling goals. Following the Tuesday, May 26 episode of Teen Mom OG, the reality TV star, 28, took to her Twitter account to issue the following statement: “In reference to tonight’s episode — I have never and will never convince Bentley to ‘cut’ weight. After wrestling his first 2 tournaments in the 75lb class weighing in at 72-he came to me & said he wanted to wrestle at 70. I told him that’s fine, but you WILL NOT ‘cut’ weight,” Maci explained in her first tweet.

The mother-of-three went on to detail that she told her son, “I will lay out a healthy scheduled diet for u, u can eat salads, grilled chicken, veggies, good carbs-instead of pizza, doritos & candybars. Through the season, he decided he didn’t like it-I told him that’s okay! U can go back to usual and wrestle at 75 which is what he did.”

I will lay out a healthy scheduled diet for u, u can eat salads, grilled chicken, veggies, good carbs-instead of pizza, doritos & candybars. Through the season, he decided he didn't like it-I told him that's okay! U can go back to usual and wrestle at 75 which is what he did.

— Maci McKinney (@MaciBookout) May 27, 2020

During the recent episode, Maci revealed that wrestling has been “a great outlet” for Bentley, as the newly-graduated fifth grader continues to deal with family struggles between his mom and biological father, Ryan Edwar

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