10 Things You Didn’t Know About Maci Bookout And Taylor McKinney’s Relationship
8. Becoming a Father Figure
Before Taylor moved in with Maci and Bentley, they spent a lot of time talking about how he would make the transition from Bentley’s friend to a parental figure. They knew it would be an adjustment for them all, especially Bentley. Taylor was going from being a single guy with no responsibilities to moving away from all his friends and family to raise a 5-year-old and live with a significant other. Luckily, Taylor took to his new life well and him and Bentley were great together. She does describe a few times when Taylor had to deal with Bentley resisting his authority and pulling the “you’re not my dad” card. Surprisingly, Taylor knew just how to handle it and he decided to have a serious conversation with Bentley. He told him, “I’m not your dad, and I’m not trying to replace your dad. But when you say things like that, it hurts my feelings. I am here for you, and even though you might not like what I’m saying, you still have to respect me as an adult and as someone who takes care of you.” He also told Bentley he could always talk to him about it. “You won’t be wrong if you can talk about it without being disrespectful.” Maci said they never had any problems again after that, and Taylor even went on to coach Bentley’s Little League team!
7. Getting Serious
It’s a given that Maci and Taylor knew they were serious about one another prior to him moving in, but things escalated when Maci found out she had polycystic ovary syndrome which led to her having to get Depo Provera birth control injections to treat her ovarian cysts. After a bit of research, she realized PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility. Her and Taylor were forced to discuss whether or not they wanted children and if they were okay with potentially adopting in the future. Being the guy that he is, Taylor assured Maci it wasn’t a deal breaker for him if she couldn’t have children. Not long after, she saw a fertility specialist to see if she should be trying to have another child sooner rather than later now that she knew her and Taylor wanted to have their own children together. The doctor told her she wasn’t producing eggs so her and Taylor decided she might as well go off birth control. “We knew we wanted to get married. We knew we were in it for the long haul. And we knew as well as anyone that conceiving usually gets harder with age, not easier…It wasn’t like Taylor and I were desperate for a baby right at that moment. And if the outlook didn’t improve and we got to feeling like we couldn’t wait, we’d already decided we would be one hundred percent happy adopting a child,” she wrote.