10 Things You Didn’t Know About Maci Bookout And Taylor McKinney’s Relationship
Maci Bookout has been a familiar face on MTV for nearly a decade. The 25-year-old reality star first appeared on MTV as a pregnant teen on 16 and Pregnant. Since then she’s been starring on the Teen Mom spin off series, now known as Teen Mom OG. Through the seasons we’ve seen Maci’s life take many twists and turns, especially when it comes to her relationships. While on the show we’ve seen her go from being engaged to Bentley’s father, Ryan, to dating Kyle King and now she’s on the brink of marrying her long-term boyfriend, Taylor McKinney! Taylor has been appearing alongside Maci on Teen Mom for past couple years and since then we’ve seen them welcome two children, 16-month old Jayde and 4-month old Mavrick, into their growing family. As they gear up to walk down the aisle together, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Maci and Taylor’s relationship!
10. How They Met
Not long after her relationship with Kyle ended, Maci traveled down to Texas with her best friend Raj to visit another friend named Cassandra. When they got there Maci and Raj met Cassandra’s best friend, Taylor. In her memoir, Bulletproof, Maci informs readers that she had actually met Taylor before when the same four of them were in New Orleans for a Supercross race, but it wasn’t until the second time around that Maci really got to know Taylor a lot better. “The first thing that stood out to me about him was that he had no idea who I was. After he’d been around me for a second and saw people taking pictures of me, he figured out I was on TV. But he never so much as brought it up. He just treated me like I was Maci, some girl he’d met with his friends. It was a breath of fresh air to be around someone new, who didn’t give a sh-t about the TV show I was on,” she wrote. She was also super impressed at how he managed to find friends every place they went that weekend and was immediately drawn to his charisma. At some point over the weekend Maci managed to get Taylor’s number and so when she got home, she started texting him. Once he texted back, the conversation never stopped!
9. Taking It Slow
Maci leads readers through the various stages of her relationship with Taylor. Maci and Taylor had been texting for about two months when he and her friend Cassandra made plans to visit her in Chattanooga. They had another great weekend together, and the night before they left, Maci and her roommates hosted a Halloween party. When the party ended, she was laying down on a bed with Taylor and she mentions how he never tried to kiss her or “creep close” even though they’d been drinking all night, were alone and had clearly begun a flirtatious relationship. She planned another trip to visit him in November and at this point it was clear they were interested in one another. She spent every night in his room that weekend, but once again nothing happened, not even a kiss. She started to get worried about things not moving forward so she confronted him about why he hadn’t tried to kiss her and he responded with, “I just respect you and what you wanna do, so I’m not gonna push you to do anything.” Afterwards, they decided to take things slow. Maci and Taylor had a long distance relationship for over a year before they finally reached an ultimatum — they had to either break up or move closer to one another, so Taylor decided to uproot his life and move all the way to Chattanooga.