'16 and Pregnant': Maci Bookout Today

Maci Bookout at The Candie's Foundation Event To Prevent in New York City, 2010
August 16, 2019 - 10:00 / Laura Pérez

You probably remember how Maci Bookout struggled with a couple of emotional and physical issues during her pregnancy in the MTV's show 16 and Pregnant. The Tennessee native now has three kids and she has built her career as a writer!

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Maci Bookout came to prominence in 2009 after appearing in the MTV reality television show 16 and Pregnantwhich documented the lives and pregnancies of a group of young women. Later on Maci was cast in the spin-off series Teen Momappearing in four seasons of the show which ended in 2012. Three years later she returned to television alongside other 16 and Pregnant stars like Farrah Abrams, and Amber Portwood, for the fifth season of the MTV's show, renamed Teen Mom OG.

Maci Bookout at the MTV "Restore The Shore" Jersey Shore Benefit, in New York City, 2012

A little bit about Maci Bookout's relationships and children

You probably remember that Maci Bookout gave birth to her son Bentley in 2008; his father is Maci's former boyfriend Ryan Edwards. The couple got engaged in 2009 but split in 2010. Afterwards, Maci dated her longtime friend Kyle King and lived with him for a couple of years, however, they ended their relationship in 2012. 

Also in 2012, Maci started to date a motorcross racer named Taylor McKinney, and three years later she revealed that she was pregnant again; they welcomed a baby daughter named Jayde in 2015 while filming Teen Mom OG. In 2016 the pair announced that they were expecting their second baby together, and Maci gave birth to her son Maverick that year. Bookout and McKinney got married in Florida in 2016. 

Maci Bookout at the Bridal Fashion Show at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, 2016

Maci Bookout - Where is the 16 and Pregnant star now?

The 27-year-old reality television star is also a public speaker and an author. In 2016 she published her first book called Bulletproofand one year later she released her second book I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To).

Most recently, in 2018, Maci Bookout appeared in the Discovery Channel's reality television series Naked and Afraidwhere she had to survive two weeks in the wilderness; however, she quit the show on the second day. The reality television star is very active on Instagram, where her fans can often see pictures of her lovely kids!