Maci Bookout is expecting a child with boyfriend Taylor McKinney, but the “Teen Mom” star won’t be walking down the aisle with the motocross racer anytime soon. After announcing her second pregnancy Monday, the MTV reality series lead revealed that she is holding off on marriage until after baby no. 2 is born.
The expectant 22-year-old “Teen Mom” star claimed that being a pregnant bride was “too stressful" of an idea. “Obviously, I wish we could be married first, but everything will come together afterwards,” she told InTouch Weekly via the Daily Mail.
Maci, who is due to give birth to her daughter in June 2015, first shared her desire to marry Taylor during an August 2013 interview with InTouch. “He’s like the identical version of me, except he’s a guy,” she said. “We’re looking for the same things in a marriage.”
Luckily for Maci, her son, whom she shares with ex-fiancé and co-star Ryan Edwards, approves of her new boyfriend. “Bentley’s going to need a father figure around all the time, and I want him to be comfortable with one ginormous family,” Maci said.
While MTV viewers have yet to officially meet Taylor, Maci has confirmed that fans of the original “Teen Mom” series will be introduced to him when the program returns in the New Year. “I feel like I have grown up so much since the last time that I filmed anything for TV, so it will be very interesting to show viewers how our lives have evolved,” Maci told Us Weekly in August.
Maci and her “Teen Mom” co-stars, Catelynn Lowell— who is also expecting her second baby— and Amber Portwood are currently filming Season 5 of their hit docuseries. The program is expected to premiere on MTV in early 2015.