Fans Say Maci Bookout Wasn’t ‘Making Sense’ at Reunion

“Teen Mom OG” star Maci Bookout appeared “undoubtedly off” throughout half two of the reunion, in keeping with some viewers.

“It’s time to get actual about Maci,” an unique poster wrote on Reddit. “She was f***** out of her thoughts on the reunion, like not even making sense. She is more and more visibly inebriated in all her scenes general.”

Responses to the unique poster’s assertion have been blended. While some individuals argued Bookout needs to be given some grace as a result of she is battling PTSD, others accused the Tennessee native of abusing tablets and alcohol. Though Bookout has drunken beers and exhausting seltzers on digital camera, she has by no means talked about having a difficulty with medicine or alcohol.

“Active work on PTSD can actually mess together with your thoughts. You are confronting issues that your mind buried for a cause,” one particular person stated. “Give the girl some grace.”

Not everybody had the identical outlook. “Something is unquestionably off,” they stated. “Maci has all the time been fairly sharp and there was an enormous distinction simply within the clip they confirmed from 2018. I like Maci and I hope she will be able to get higher quickly.”

Bookout, 30, is affected by post-traumatic stress dysfunction after being concerned in a deadly capturing in a Chatanooga, Tennessee, gasoline station in October 2020. Bookout feared for her life and allowed “Teen Mom OG” to doc the aftermath.

One of the issues MTV confirmed was Bookout being afraid to pump her personal gasoline. She even relinquished her function of driving her 13-year-old son, Bentley, to highschool, having her husband, Taylor McKinney, do it as a substitute.

Giving up one in every of her parenting duties is without doubt one of the issues that brought on stress in her marriage to McKinney. Their relationship struggles have been additionally featured on this season of “Teen Mom OG.”

Bookout Became Emotional on the Reunion

Bookout — who can be the mom to 6-year-old Jayde Carter and 5-year-old Maverick, the youngsters she shares with McKinney — broke down in tears when she began to speak about her feelings.

Reunion host Dr. Drew Pinsky requested Bookout about her bond with Bentley. Earlier within the season, she accused McKinney of being a “Benny thief” as a result of her husband was spending extra time together with her son.

“If I’m being trustworthy it hasn’t actually improved,” Bookout stated. She admitted to being “egocentric” and stated she has an “unhealthy relationship with emotion.”

“It was type of bizarre as a result of I’m like, I do not know if that is pure means of feeling and I simply type of all the time to myself would simply be like ‘simply be grateful that they’ve a relationship,'” she confessed.

“Sometimes it is like ‘simply cease and be grateful,’ however then on the identical time Bentley is simply getting older and it is a kind of ya know there’s sure issues he would not need to speak to me about,” Bookout stated. “I believe I like overthought it.”

Bookout then started to speak about “homesickness” and the way she’s afraid to be alone. When Pinsky requested her the place this emotion was coming from, she stated she felt it for the primary time when she miscarried in 2017. She named the infant Dandy.

“I wasn’t dwelling on my own so after I was alone, I wasn’t snug, and I wanted that to alter. But as a result of I disconnected all feelings, I did not know who I used to be. So it was scary, so I did not really feel protected alone,” she stated.

Bookout stated she was “making an attempt to not shut down” and wiped away her tears with a tissue. “I simply love the human I’m now. I’m not a robotic.”

“I’m current as a substitute of possessive,” she stated. “I’m right here, I’m current and it is stunning and it is fantastic.”

Bookout Denied Having Marital Issues

Later within the section, Bookout was joined by her husband. When McKinney got here out on the stage, the “Teen Mom OG” star seemed on the father of her kids and informed him he was “great.”

“We lived a great life, I’m simply glad I bought him. He’s great,” she stated.

Pinsky stated he was confused about what particular points they have been having of their marriage, and Bookout revealed they have been having communication issues. She then went on to say that bodily contact is her love language.

“I do not want you to inform me I’m fairly and say ‘thanks.’ Like, simply seize my a** and provides me a kiss on the cheek, we’re good,” she stated. “It’s my love language.”


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