Maci bookout and taylor mckinney are engaged
Maci Bookout declared during a recent episode of “Teen Mom OG” that she wanted her longtime boyfriend Taylor McKinney to make her his wife — and now, the mother of two is officially going to be a married woman. That’s right: The MTV lovebirds are engaged!
Photo: Maci Bookout
“I honestly don’t think it has actually ’hit’ me yet,” Bentley and Jayde’s mama — seen smooching her new fiancé in the photo above — exclusively told MTV News shortly after the proposal. “But I am very excited and feel super blessed that I get to marry Taylor. He’s an amazing man and dad.”
“We were on Venice Beach!” the blushing bride-to-be reveals. “He (and MTV) had told me that I was going to do an interview for MTV.com, which turned out to be a complete trick just to get me to the beach for him to ask me.”
She continues: “When he asked me to marry him, I was in complete shock. I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening, and to be honest, I couldn’t believe that he had pulled it off without me figuring it out…because I usually know everything!” Way to pull off the ultimate surprise, Taylor!
Fittingly, Maci’s two munchkins were on hand for the unforgettable event — and her firstborn was (adorably) overwhelmed by what was happening.
“He was shocked and emotional,” she dishes. “He actually teared up a little bit — I think his exact words were that he was just so happy that T-Money was finally going to be his step dad.”
Understandably, her infant’s reaction was a bit more subdued.
“Jayde was pumped considering she is only eight months old,” the Tennessean jokes. “She has no idea what’s really going on.”