Teen Mom: Original Girl Maci Bookout and her co-stars stopped filming the show for three years. In which time they got to enjoy some downtime, expand their families, and live their lives.
Maci admits it was a strange time. With such a long break from Teen Mom, even with the catch-up shows, interest did wane. Her celebrity faded and, in her own words, people didn’t care anymore.
“It had been a very long time since we had been on the show,” the 23-year-old recalled of the break. “I wasn’t getting recognized everywhere I went anymore and people didn’t really care. It was very quiet.”
“I was definitely apprehensive,” she admitted of being asked to come back for the OG series. “But I thought it was really cool and all of us are in such different places in our lives that it would be nice for the fans to see how much we have grown.”
The pregnant reality star, expecting a daughter with Taylor McKinney, says of her son from a previous relationship, Bentley, 6, “[Bentley is] so excited for the baby and I’m excited for him to have a sibling. I think it will be good for him to finally have to share the spotlight.”
She reveals of co-parenting with her ex, Ryan Edwards, “We don’t argue with each other. I guess we just learned it’s just not worth the energy, and we’ve grown up a little bit.”
Maci is due to give birth in 11 weeks. She continues of Taylor, “We definitely want to get married and we’ve talked about it a lot. But we aren’t trying to cram it all in at one time. After the baby comes and we get settled in with parenting two children then that will definitely be our next step.”