Maci Bookout is on the cover of the new Us Weekly (below). Maci says that her first baby daddy Ryan Edwards is/was a failure as a parent.
Did Ryan help when their son Bentley was a newborn? Well, no.
“I don’t like to say that Ryan didn’t do anything [when Bentley was a baby], because he went to work every single day and he paid the bills,” Maci told Us Weekly Magazine (via OK!). “But as far as taking care of Bentley, those duties were kind of nonexistent.”
Maci got pregnant, by Ryan, with their first child, at age 16.
Maci admitted in previous seasons of Teen Mom that she stuck with Ryan as long as she did for the sake of their son (Ryan neglected her and Bentley and chose to hang out with friends instead).
Maci and Ryan split. Maci had a child with another man at age 24.
Maci has another partner, Taylor McKinney. Maci says her new man is WAY better than the old one!
“Having a supportive partner makes it much more enjoyable,” Maci says comparing her partner Taylor to her ex Ryan. Why is Taylor better? “He’s actually changed quite a few poopy diapers. I think he finally realized it wasn’t actually going to kill him.”
Previously Maci admitted that Taylor is more of a supportive father figure to Bentley than Ryan ever was (even though Taylor is not Bentley’s father or stepfather).
Maci also told the magazine about her birth of daughter Jayde Carter: “Everything went quick and smooth, pretty much textbook.
Maci has polycystic ovary syndrome. She explained her fertility struggles: “Getting pregnant was unbelievable to us because we had been told I wasn’t going to be able to. This felt like a miracle because it happened so soon after we had decided I would stop taking birth control. We took 12 pregnancy tests… we legitimately didn’t believe them!”
Here’s the Us Weekly cover (Maci and Jayde are bottom right).