VIDEO EXCLUSIVE! 'People Judging You Is Tough': Teen Mom OG's Maci Bookout Gets Candid About Being A Young Mother
The Tennessee native opened up to us about the realities of being a Teen Mom...
She's currently busy planning her wedding to fiancé Taylor McKinney.
The Tennessee native opened up to us about the realities of being a young mother, having given birth to her seven-year-old son Bentley when she was just a teen - as documented on 16 And Pregnant and Teen Mom.
Maci admitted that one of the hardest things about being a teen parent is having people judge you.
She explained: "Some of the looks you get from people in public wondering why you're 17 with a baby.
"They sometimes think it's your brother or your sister instead of your child.
"That's one of the tough things, ignoring the judgement you can get out in public."
The reality star also told us that she finds it challenging having a child with her at all times, while juggling school work with bringing up a baby can be a struggle.
As well as son Bentley - who she shares with ex-fiancé Ryan Edwards - Maci also has a 10-month-old daughter Jayde with her fiancé Taylor.
The soon-to-be husband and wife are expecting their second child, a boy, in May 2016.
In our interview, Maci admitted that she received some negative criticism when she announced her third pregnancy.
However she told us that she simply 'ignores' the haters and doesn't let them bother her.
See, that's why Maci is our fave Teen Mom!
- By Sophia Moir
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