Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Put Me Through Hell … But I Still Love Him!

Things got emotional on last night’s episode of Teen Mom OG.

For years, Ryan Edwards substance abuse issue has been creating chaos not only for his wife, but for his ex and her family, as well.

Through it all, Maci Bookout has made it clear that she very much wants her son to have a relationship with his father — but Bentley’s safety has to come first.

So as Ryan’ stint in rehab came to an end, Maci was as nervous as anyone.

And she reached out to Ryan’s parents to share her concerns.

Take a look:

1. Hard Times

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Ryan and Maci have struggled to co-parent peaceably in recent years, largely due to his substance abuse and legal issues.

2. Downward Spiral

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Ryan has been arrested three times in the past 18 months.

3. Protecting Her Family

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Earlier this year, Maci was forced to file for an order of protection against Ryan after he threatened violence against her husband.

4. A Difficult Decision

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That meant, of course, that Ryan was unable to have any contact with his son Bentley.

5. Picking Up the Pieces

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These days, Ryan is fresh from rehab, and he has a second son, who was born while he was in treatment.

6. Turning It Around

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With the help of his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, Ryan is reportedly sober, and insiders say he’s fully committed to staying that way.

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Maci Bookout Braces Daughter For Frightening Medical Procedure

Back in October, Teen Mom OG fans learned that Maci Bookout’s daughter is struggling with health issues.

Maci generally prefers to keep her family life private (well, as private as one can while starring on a reality show), so we’ve received few updates on Jayde Carter’s condition.

On this week’s episode, however, Jayde will undergo a medical procedure that will hopefully correct her respiratory issues.

And fans are nearly as nervous about the situation as Maci is.

Take a look:

1. Baby Jayde

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Maci has said little about her daughter’s condition, but we now that Jayde has required a fair bit of medical attention in recent months.

2. Mystery Ailment

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Little is known about Jayde’s ailment, but it’s clearly been a source of stress in Maci’s household for quite some time.

3. Maci’s Pain

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Bookout revealed back in October that Jayde had been hospitalized and was now “recovering.”

4. Questions Remain

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However, she offered little in the way of detail, and it remains unclear if that incident is related to the latest update.

5. Playing Out on Camera

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The latest on Jayde’s condition comes to us courtesy of a preview for the upcoming episode of Teen Mom OG.

6. Dinner Table Drama

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In a scene that takes place at the family dinner table, Maci and her husband, Taylor McKinney, help to brace Jayde for what’s to come.

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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds, Revisited!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure know how to go hard.

Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies. 

Moments that made you cringe because they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.

The franchise really does have it all, and as such, it’s become one of the most entertaining in the history of the reality TV genre.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang’s most explosive feuds, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:

There were no shortage of them.

NOTE: We’ve saved the best for last, so we advise you to take a deep breath, sit back, grab a hat and hold the f–k onto it …

33. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast in 2017, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast – with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s–t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.â€� Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.â€� As we’ll get to in a bit, relations haven’t exactly gotten more amicable in the months since.

32. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney

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Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney’s relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married … most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with this confession earlier in the year that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.â€� Yikes … but at least they are self-aware and working on things?

31. Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood … The Eruption

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Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her … because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,â€� he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!â€� Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas – her brother Shawn not being present – went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.â€� We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …

30. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr

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Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. Earlier this year, the couple’s engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Oh yes. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke’s best friend, but … only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was “f-cking his brains out, every day,” and he was single, so “my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did.” Shocking that these two didn’t work out … but neither party was completely off base with their allegations. Just saying. Jeremy and Leah did hook up.

29. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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From the get-go, it’s been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times, they’ve been at each other’s throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding … the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle’s son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser’s dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn’t get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.

28. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason, Part Two

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Things got much, much worse in October of 2018 when Jenelle called 911, and through hysterical sobs, she told the operator that David had physically assaulted her, and that he’d knocked her to the ground so hard she thought she heard her collarbone snap. But once the call was released, she was quick to tell everyone that her marriage is actually amazing and he definitely never hurt her.

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Ryan Edwards: Out of Rehab and Loving Life! (According to Mackenzie Standifer)

It’s been about a week since Ryan Edwards got out of rehab, and the former Teen Mom OG star has been keeping a low profile during that time.

That’s a very good thing, as the last time he checked out of a treatment facility, Edwards immediately started bashing Maci Bookout on Instagram.

This time around, he’s keeping his nose clean, focusing on his sobriety, and spending time with his newborn son.

But that doesn’t mean we’re totally in the dark about how Ryan is doing these days.

Both Maci and Ryan’s wife, Mackenzie Standifer, have offered updates recently, and so far, fans like what they’re seeing.

Take a look:

1. Triumphant Ryan

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We don’t want to jinx him, but it looks like Ryan may have finally turned things around.

2. Sticking It Out

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Despite initial reports that he left rehab early again, Ryan reportedly lasted for the entire 90-day course of treatment.

3. Moves Like Jagger

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Ryan even missed the birth of his second son, Jagger, in order to complete treatment.

4. The Return

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But now that he’s back, it seems Ryan is making up for lost time.

5. Q&A

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Mackenzie recently took to Instagram to answer fans’ questions about what life’s been like since welcoming Jagger into the world.

6. Point-Blank

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The question that got the most attention, of course, had to do with Mackenzie’s relationship with Ryan.

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Maci Bookout Accidentally Reveals Baby Bump on Instagram!

Well, it looks like congratulations are in order!

Maci Bookout has always been among the most private of the Teen Moms, but it seems there are some things even she can’t keep to herself.

For the past several weeks, fans have suspected that Maci is pregnant, and now many believe they’ve found the proof they’re looking for.

The “evidence” comes to us courtesy of a video posted by Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney.

Take a look:

1. Baby on the Way?

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Fans have recently been scrutinizing Maci’s Instagram page for proof that she’s concealing a baby bump.

2. Jury Is Out

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While there’s been nothing in the way of definitive evidence, many think they’ve spotted signs that Maci is hiding something.

3. Zoinks!

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In this Halloween photo, for example, Maci appears to have retouched the area around her midsection, as evidenced by the elbow of her eldest son.

4. On the DL

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Maci never commented on the Photoshop controversy, and while she’s posted pics of herself in the weeks since, it’s unclear when they were taken.

5. Taylor Slips Up

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After all those weeks of secrecy, many TMOG fans believe Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, has accidentally let the cat out of the bag.

6. Oversharing

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Taylor posted a video on his Instagram stories with the intention of showing off his family’s Christmas decorations.

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Teen Mom OG Recap: Stalkers, Miscarriages and More

Emotions and drama ran very high on Teen Mom OG this week.

One cast member opened up about her long-time stalker.

Another talked about her miscarriage.

And a prominent player who hasn’t been seen on screen this season checked into rehab.

Indeed, things got as serious as possible on the MTV hit, with a few bits of humor sprinkled in here and there.

Scroll down for a complete recap of events and storylines…

1. Scary Times for Bristol Palin

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Bristol moved into her new home this week, following her ugly split from Dakota Meyer. But then the ex-Marine called Palin with some troubling news.

2. A Break-In

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YIKES: someone had broken into Meyer’s home in Kentucky, with everyone assuming the culprit was a stalker who had been targeting Sarah Palin and her loved ones ever since she ran for vice president.

3. Who is He?

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Bristol explained on air that the man, Shawn Christy, had been “in and out of jail,” but was now “on the run from the law.” This concerned Palin, of course, who figured the only reason the man broke into Dakota’s place was due to her.

4. A Decade-Long Threat

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“I’m by myself with the kids in a house in Texas, 4,000 miles away from pretty much everyone I know,” Palin told the camera. “I get maybe 4 hours of sleep as it is, I’ve had this constant threat for 10 years. Super scary.” We can only imagine.

5. Tension Mounts

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Bristol took a few self-defense classes and learned that the the U.S. Marshals, FBI and Secret Service were on the lookout for the stalker. But then the issue turned into another source of contention between the estranged spouses.

6. Said Meyer:

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“How many times did I sit down with you and say we need to talk about scenarios, Bristol? How many times and what do you say, ‘I just don’t want to think about it.’

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Maci Bookout: Please Pray For My Sick Daughter!

Maci Bookout and her husband, Taylor McKinney, are considered one of the quieter couples of the Teen Mom world.

Sure, the McKinneys have endured their fair share of ups and downs over the years, but most of it has had to do with Ryan Edwards’ addiction issues.

Left to themselves without any drama-prone exes interfering, the couple keeps things pretty low key.

And so, when Maci revealed that her daughter had been hospitalized, fans knew this was no cry for attention of the sort some of her castmates are prone to.

In fact, many have jumped to the conclusion that whatever left 3-year-old Jayde laid up must have been something serious.

Take a look:

1. Maci In the Hospital

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Maci Bookout revealed this week that her daughter Jayde has been hospitalized. Maci and her family have enjoyed an outpouring of support from Teen Mom 2 fans.

2. Jayde Recovers

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“Everything went good, now just recovering. #MissJaydeCarter,” Taylor captioned a series of Instagram photos of his daughter.

3. Father and Daughter

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Jayde famously has her doting father wrapped around her finger. Maci seems to enjoy documenting their close relationship on social media.

4. Instagram Star

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Jayde is a fan favorite on Instagram, where every adorable pic posted by Maci quickly racks up tens of thousands of likes.

5. Maci and Kids

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Jayde is Maci and Taylor’s only daughter. The couple also has a 2-year-old son named Maverick. Maci has a 9-year-old son named Bentley from her relationship with Ryan Edwards.

6. From Day One

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Like the McKinney clan, Maci’s followers fell in love with Jayde on the day she was born, so the news that she was recently hospitalized has been greeted with a tremendous amount of shock and concern.

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Teen Mom OG Recap: Sarah Palin Steps In!

Sarah Palin has gone from insulting Barack Obama on the campaign trail to dissing Dakota Meyer on MTV.

It’s been quite the journey for the former Vice Presidential candidate.

On Monday night’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Sarah got in the middle of the ongoing marital dispute between her daughter, Bristol, and Bristol’s estranged and irritated husband, Dakota Meyer.

Following Bristol’s breakdown over this relationship, how did her mom try to intervene?

What mean things did Dakota have to say this time around?

And what were the other cast members up to?

Scroll down to find out!

1. Come On, Dakota!

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We open with Bristol complaining to Sarah about Meyer moving all her belongings into a separate bedroom while she was out of town, following their agreed-upon separation. She was really pissed over this.

2. Sarah Tried to Help

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“That bare empty room?” said Sarah. “Of course, that was a symbolic thing that he did there. That’s heartbreaking, Bristol.”

3. Fighting Words

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Bristol told her mom that Meyer also asked for her ring back, saying to his wife: “You better get your mama’s money, because I’m gonna fight you tooth and nail until the girls are 18.”

4. How Will We Move Forward?

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“The thing that I worry about, is how are we going to learn to communicate as coparents and putting our kids first and not having petty arguments?” wondered Bristol.

5. Meyer Loses It

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Bristol asked Dakota if he would be home when she got back from a trip to Los Angeles, which set him OFF. “She’s a f-cking smart ass isn’t she? She’s an obnoxious smart ass,” Meyer vented to a producer. “‘Oh, so you’re gonna be there all week?’ It’s my house. What am I gonna do, for 8 days, go find another place to stay? No.”

6. And He Wasn’t Done, Either

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“She just thinks that when she makes a decision and she wants to do something, everyone else should just bow down and run to her help and make it happen,” Dakota continued. “She’s not my problem anymore. I get upset about it because I have another 16 years to have to communicate to a human being like this about my daughters.”

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Ryan Edwards Threatens to Murder Taylor McKinney: Watch!

We’ve known for several months that Ryan Edwards threatened to murder Maci Bookout’s husband, Taylor McKinney.

But it wasn’t until Monday night that Teen Mom OG viewers got to see the insanity unfold.

Ryan’s threats resulted in a restraining order that prevented him from seeing his own son for a time — and it all started because of a joke Taylor posted on Twitter.

Check out the gallery below for a full recap of one of the show’s all-time most ridiculous moments:

1. Maci Is Frustrated

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Discussing the ongoing Ryan issue with Taylor, Maci was clearly at the end of her wits. Fortunately, that frustration inspired her to take action.

2. Taylor Tells All

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In a conversation that astonished Maci and millions of viewers alike, Taylor revealed that Ryan “threatened to put a bullet in [his] head.”

3. The Offending Remark

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And what did Taylor say on social media that sent Ryan into a murderous rage? Well, apparently it was a joke about Edwards’ inability to wipe his own ass.

4. Taylor’s Tweet

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Referring to Ryan and his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, Taylor wrote, “Well when you have 2 jobless adults, one of whom is 30 years old and still needs his ass wiped what you think the dinner convos to be?”

5. That’s All It Took

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As you’re probably aware, Ryan doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to emotional stability, and that very mild shade was enough to make him fly off the handle.

6. A Fateful Decision

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And so it was that Ryan made one of the worst decisions in a lifetime defined by bad decisions. And fans got to see Maci and Taylor cope with the aftermath in a very memorable scene …

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Teen Mom OG Recap: Welcome to the Dysfunctional Family!

They are officially on board.

Teen Mom OG kicked off Season 8 on Monday, October 1 with an intense 90-minute episode that introduced a pair of new faces to the franchse:

  1. Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
  2. Cheyenne Floyd, a former cast member on MTV’s The Challenge who has a daughter with another Season 8 addition, Cory Wharton.

What were this pair up to on the opening installment?

We learned just how complicated of a relationship Floyd and Wharton find themselves in, while we also got a pretty good idea of why Bristol and Dakota Meyer recent filed for divorce.

Scroll down for a recap of all the events from an interesting and emotional Season 8 premiere…

1. Her Life Isn’t Perfect

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This was a message Bristol said she wanted to send, although it’s not clear why anyone would think that a 27-year woman with three kids by two men – with a famously polarizing mother – would be living a perfect life. Regardless, the premiere gave us a look look at the difficulties in her marriage.

2. Yup, It’s Sarah Palin

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We’re just saying. The woman who came close to being the second most powerful person on Earth made a cameo early in the premiere.

3. Worlds Apart

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While Bristol and Meyer live together in Austin, Bristol was off in Arizona with her mom celebrating her sister Piper’s bachelorette party to opem the premiere, while Dakota took the kids to see his parents in Kentucky. Palin told the camera that her husband’s PTSD has been “hard on our marriage.”

4. PTSD?

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Yes. Meyer received the Medal of Honor after 2009’s Battle of Ganjgal, where he witnessed the deaths of his entire team. He’s been battling those demons and scars ever since.

5. What are Things Like for This Veteran?

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Speaking with his dad and the show’s producers, Meyer talked about joining the Marines. “When I joined, it was 110% that you will be going to war soon,” he said on air. “Joining, I could have never knew what I was getting into. You can say, ‘Yeah, I’m ready to get shot at,’ but you’re talking at a 17 year old kid.”

6. More from Dakota:

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“We got in a big gunfight and everybody with me is dead,” he continued. “When I first came home, train wreck is not even, that’s an understatement. Anxiety got me real bad.” Meyer added that his children are the “reason I get up every day,” saying they “add to the quality of life, they’re everything.”

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