‘Teen Mom OG’ Maci Bookout’s 13-Year-Old Son Looks Like He’s Grown Up In Selfie
Maci Bookout’s little boy has grown up!
Early Friday the OG teen mom star, 30, shared a rare selfie with her son Bentley, 13, who she shares with ex Ryan Edwards. The teenager is almost his mother’s height in the cute beach sunset pic.
“You’ll probably never know a human as special as this,” Bookout wrote of his son in the caption. “He is truly one of a kind!” she added, including the hashtags #bennybaby #godblessedus.
Bookout rose to fame by appearing on MTV 16 and pregnant in 2009. Later that year, she joined the spin-off series teen momwhich was later renamed OG teen mom for season 5. In addition to Bentley, Bookout shares son Maverick, 6, and daughter Jayde, 7, with husband Taylor McKinney.
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During an appearance on the Baby Mamas No Drama podcast last year, Bookout opened up to co-hosts Kailyn Lowry and Vee Rivera about how long she sees herself being a part of the hit MTV series.
“At the time, I was like, you know, as long as I feel like I’m helping people – even if it’s just one person – by showing them that they’re not not alone or they’re not crazy, so I would keep doing it,” Bookout said. “As the kids get older, especially Bentley, it’s definitely a season-by-season thing. That’s not to say I never feel like, ‘Okay, my time is up. … [It’s time to] move on to the next chapter.'”
The reality star continued, “At this point, selfishly — and I’m not saying this in a way that I think it’s selfish — I feel like the show is an eye opener for me. [about] what I need to work on, what I need to face myself. It’s just a good thinking tool that most people don’t have.”
Bookout said that while the long-running series “can definitely break you,” she believes there have been many positives throughout her experience.
“[The] production [staff], I feel like they do a good job of navigating around the kids. If the children don’t want to film, they won’t film. They don’t push them, they don’t push them,” the Tennessee native said. “As long as we can keep navigating this and the other positives happen, I see no reason to leave the show, but that doesn’t mean we won’t settle. It’s definitely season by season.”