Here's What You Don't Know About Teen Mom OG's Maci Bookout

Maci Bookout has grown up in front of our eyes thanks to MTV's hit shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom OGthe latter of which continued to tell the stories of several key cast-members from the original, groundbreaking reality docuseries. Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood and Bookout have been fixtures on our screens for over a decade at this stage, making them far removed from the young teenagers we first met.

However, the issues inherent with becoming pregnant at a young age continue to loom large, particularly for Bookout. Her baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, has endured some well-publicized addiction issues over the years and continues to fight with Bookout on-screen. Away from the cameras, things appear to be just as difficult between the former couple. Only time will tell if they can sort out their issues once and for all for the sake of son Bentley. 

The reality star continues to battle her ex

During Season 8 of Teen Mom OG, Maci Bookout expressed concern Ryan Edwards wasn't sober at Bentley's birthday party. As The Sun reported, the mother of four fretted that "the cycle is starting all over again." Edwards' father Larry subsequently revealed to the publication that he and wife Jen hadn't been allowed to see their grandson in weeks due to the warring parents' ongoing feud. "I just wish we could work together a lot better and be more of a part of everybody's life and it works out. I hope so more for Ryan," he opined. 

Thankfully, Edwards' father subsequently confirmed that they were due to reunite with Bentley at a wrestling match (Bookout congratulated her eldest on Instagram after he emerged victorious at the bout). Although Larry separately expressed hope the two could eventually work things out for the sake of their son, he told The Sun it probably won't happen for a while yet. 

Maci Bookout was targeted with divorce rumors

Every couple on the Teen Mom franchise has to deal with split rumors — even Catelynn Lowell and husband Tyler Baltierra have had to defend their relationship in spite of the fact they've been together since middle school. Watching Maci Bookout find love with hubby Taylor McKinney on the hit show was a joy, and the super-cute kids that followed just made it sweeter. Even so, the couple was faced with rumblings of their impending split in 2020. Thankfully, an insider told Us Weekly, "There's no truth to these rumors whatsoever."

The source added, "They laugh at them as they are happier together than ever." However, these suggestions didn't exactly come from nowhere. As The Sun reports, Bookout and McKinney posted several clickbait articles about their relationship, leading fans to call them out for "playing games" with them for attention. Still, it's unlikely the Teen Mom stars are fazed considering they find negative attention hilarious.