Maci Bookout | Biography

Maci Deshane Bookout is a popular American reality television star and an advocate for teen pregnancy awareness. She was one of the first pregnant teenagers to be featured on the famed 16 and Pregnant series on MTV. After she gave birth to her baby boy, she was promoted to a spin-off reality show, Teen Moms, which followed her journey of being a mom in her teens. Presently, she has taken on herself to speak at different events in schools and colleges on teen pregnancy. She was born on August 10, 1991.

Maci was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a teenager, she was athletic, outgoing and quite a popular girl in her high school. When she found out that she was going to have a baby, she joined 16 and Pregnant which followed her life as it changed drastically. She is currently dating motocross competitor, Taylor McKinney and will be getting engaged soon. The couple started dating in 2012 and they live together with Maci’s son in Chattanooga. The father of her child is Ryan Edwards, her ex fiancé. The pair had a rough relationship and eventually they broke it off after their son Bentley Cadence Edwards was born on October 27, 2008. She was briefly engaged to former friend Kyle King and also dated Kyle Regal after she split with King.

Maci is actually the first teen mother to be featured on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Since then, she has made many appearances in talk shows to speak about her incredible journey with her son. She has talked about teen pregnancy and birth control on various occasions in events and interviews. She has used this life experience to aware other teen girls about teen pregnancy. She shared the screen with fellow teen moms Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell in 2009. On the show, she matured quickly from an innocent teenager to a responsible mother to her son. Out of the four original teen moms, the fans of the series frequently dubbed Maci as the most responsible one. While on the show, she and the baby’s father Ryan Edwards broke up after disputes and she moved back to Chattanooga to her parents’ home. Her parents played a major role in raising Bentley. After 16 and Pregnant ended, the very first season of Teen Mom aired on MTV which picked up the girls’ lives where the previous show had left off. Her former show stars also joined the spinoff. The first season showed the audience the struggle that Maci was facing with her new born. She balanced motherhood, work and her tremulous relationship with Edwards while studying at Chattanooga State Community College. She eventually started dating Kyle King and decided to live in Nashville during the show’s second season. She faced custodial issues with her ex fiancé during this time which led to several heated discussions between them. She later relocated to her hometown at the end of the third season. In 2012, she started a relationship with Taylor McKinney. She and her soon to be fiancé are scheduled to appear in a brand new Teen Mom series in 2015.

Throughout her journey as a teen mom, Maci has overcome every struggle that motherhood has thrown her way. As Teen Moms progressed, the viewers got the chance to know more about her life and stayed tuned to the show as she grew up to be a responsible and loving mother to Bentley. She has shown interest in being on television. As a reality star, she aimed to get her message out to other teen moms. She stated that she aspires to have a career in hosting or journalism.

Former Teen Moms star, Maci Bookout has been a favorite television figure for many young girls. As a reality star, she has successfully completed three seasons of Teen Moms and is expected to return to television with Teen Moms 2. With support from her parents and friends, she has been responsibly raising her adorable son, Bentley and has been working with schools and colleges to speak about teenage pregnancy. 



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