Maci Bookout: PROOF She’s Pregnant with Baby Number Four?!
Maci Bookout sure has had her hands full lately.
She runs a clothing business with husband Taylor McKinney, and of course that’s on top of filming for Teen Mom OG.
Recently she’s been doing a lot of work to raise awareness for PCOS — polycystic ovarian syndrome, which she suffers from — including traveling to Washington D.C. earlier this month for PCOS Advocacy Day.
There’s also the issue of trying to co-parent with Ryan Edwards, which can’t be easy considering the fact that he’s currently in jail.
We know she doesn’t get along too well with his wife, Mackenzie Standifer, either.
Oh, and she has three kids.
There’s Bentley, the ten-year-old she shares with Ryan, and she and Taylor have two toddlers, Jayde and Maverick.
So it probably goes without saying that her life is pretty busy, right?
Why not throw another kid into the mix?!
Yep, it’s that time again …
Time for a new round of pregnancy rumors!
There’s something about Maci that makes her such a popular subject for these rumors, have you noticed?
Maybe it’s the fact that being pregnant is what got her famous in the first place, or maybe it’s that she had her last two children so close together.
Or it could be that she’s one of the more stable, likable members of the Teen Mom cast, so a pregnancy announcement would be exciting instead of terrifying.
Whatever it is, it’s happening again, and it’s all because of this image:
That’s a shot from an Instagram story she posted a few days ago, when she and Taylor were doing a photo shoot for their clothing line.
As you can see, there’s a little bit of roundness to her belly here, and that’s all it took for fans to start speculating.
But the thing is, a lot of things could be causing that.
One, she could be pregnant, that is a possibility.
Two, she could have had a big lunch.
Maci is a very small person, she’s short and she’s always been super thin, so anything like that would be way more noticeable on her than it would be on lots of other people.
Three, she does have PCOS, as we said, and that can cause both weight gain and bloating.
There are just so many things that could explain this, we can’t assume her uterus is the culprit here, you know?
And according to a new report from Hollywood Life, one of those other things is definitely the cause.
As a source claims, Maci “is laughing off the pregnancy rumors, she is not pregnant and finds it interesting how much everyone cares about any changes in her body.”
But that’s not to say that another child isn’t in her future.
“She and Taylor have talked about having more children,” the source says.
“After some of the challenges they have had, it would be a delightful surprise to be carrying again.”
However, “because of [Maci’s] challenges and history, she would wait until she was far long before making any announcements.”
Another source popped in to say that those challenges include Maci’s PCOS, which affects fertility, and that that’s what causes her bloating.
“Bloating and abdominal distension are common side effects to PCOS, which could partly be the explanation for why she sometimes looks a few months pregnant,” this insider explains.
“While Maci has a great attitude about life and the speculation from fans about her being pregnant again, she does also recognize it is a little insensitive to her condition, which she has also shared with fans.”
It is a tough kind of gossip here — we don’t want to be disrespectful to Maci and her condition, but also Teen Mom pregnancy rumors are always going to get a lot of attention.
We’re glad she has a good attitude though, and we hope she’s not having too difficult a time with her symptoms.
And if or when she does get pregnant again, we’ll be ready to celebrate!