“Teen Mom OG” star Maci Bookout has broken her silence when it comes to those pesky pregnancy rumors, which continue to swirl. Fans suspected Bookout was expecting her fourth baby after they accused the MTV personality of having a pronounced tummy on “Teen Mom Family Reunion.”
“Honestly … I just laugh at it now, but at the same time I’m like, how, at this point I would have like 56 kids, I think,” Bookout said, referring to how many times she’s battled pregnancy speculations over the years. Messer, who is dating boyfriend Jaylan Mobley, also shot down the rumors.
Another reason fans wondered if Bookout was having another baby had to do with a story run by Celebuzz on January 7, 2022, with the headline, “EXCLUSIVE! SOURCE CONFIRMS MACI BOOKOUT PREGNANCY NEWS.”
Inside the article, the source denied the speculation.
“It seems the rumors are popping up again so… to settle the score- no, Maci is NOT pregnant,” the insider told Celebuzz. “No, she is not sporting a baby bump in the upcoming ‘Teen Mom’ vacation show.
“And she did not only drink water on the show. Anyone who knows Maci knows she likes beer,” the person added. “What was shown was a small clip from the show in the form of a trailer. It’s funny how many people jump to conclusions based on a small clip. But no she is NOT pregnant. Sorry to disappoint.”
Bookout Is Open to Adoption
While Bookout has said she doesn’t want to carry another child, she and her husband, Taylor McKinney, are open to expanding their family through adoption.
“It’s just a matter of the right timing,” she told In Touch Weekly in September 2021. “We have no idea how much is going to be on our plate at any given week or month or whatever.”
“I don’t feel like we’re in a place like right now where we could give everything we would want to give,” Bookout continued. “Definitely still on the table but not right now.”
Bookout, 30, is the mother of three children. She shares her 13-year-old son Bentley with her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Edwards. She also has two children with McKinney: a 6-year-old daughter, Jayde Carter, and a 5-year-old son, Maverick.
The star opened up about her miscarriage in 2017 during an episode of “Teen Mom OG.” She named the baby Dandy for Dandelion.
Bookout Feels Like She’s ‘Not Enough’
The “Teen Mom Family Reunion” spinoff kicked off with an impromptu therapy session. The girls were instructed to scream “something that represents what we have been harvesting and we’ve been holding in within ourselves.”
When it was Bookout’s turn, she yelled, “I am not enough.”
“I’ve been chasing it my whole life — acceptance,” she said.
Bookout discovered this insecurity “when I realized that I found confidence in taking care of everyone else.”
“[I] make sure everyone else is okay and when you’re s*** gets real, go away,” the Tennessee native continued. “Run.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss “Teen Mom: Family Reunion” when it airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern time on MTV.