Teen Mom OG’s Maci Bookout says her boyfriend, Taylor McKinney, treats her son from a previous relationship, Bentley Edwards, like his own flesh and blood.
“He’s gonna be great [at being a dad one day],” Maci gushes of Taylor, with whom she is expecting a baby girl.
So what makes Maci so sure Taylor is going to be a great dad to his first child? She explains (via WetPaint), “I already see it with how he is with [my son] Bentley. [Taylor] loves Bentley like that’s he’s his own son. He’s an assistant coach on his little league team, and he’s always there for him.”
However, Taylor caring for Maci’s son from a previous relationship with (largely physically and emotionally absent) Ryan Edwards hasn’t been without its challenges.
Maci reveals, Bentley is sometimes confused about how he is being co-parented. Maci and Taylor are always there for him. However, Ryan is often not. “It’s been tough because Bentley has a lot of questions and sometimes Bentley struggles with, ‘Why is Taylor always here for me but my own dad isn’t?’” the expectant mother reveals.
“Sometimes I can see some sort of resentment from Bentley.” Maci explains of her son’s struggles, “Sometimes he’s just so confused that he’s like, ‘I don’t think I should like you because you’re not my dad.’”
“[Taylor] always puts Bentley before himself,” she adds. “Even if what’s going on, I can tell sometimes hurt Taylor’s feelings, he still never let’s Bentley see that.”