Fans of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant have been following the story of Maci Bookout for the past eight years since she was 16-years-old! She’s come a long way since then both as a mom and reality star. She began starring on the spin-off series Teen Mom and now Teen Mom OG. We’ve watched her go from a scared pregnant teenager to a loving mother with a post-secondary education, successful job and a great relationship with her soon-to-be husband Taylor McKinney. Maci’s been on a reality show for just under 10 years, so no doubt she’s shared a lot with the world and viewers probably feel like they know a lot about her, but when she released her autobiography Bulletproof, we realized we really didn’t. There’s a lot that the cameras didn’t pick up, like how she found out she was pregnant, her relationship with Ryan before Bentley, her private and personal thoughts, the backlash of becoming a reality star and the break down of all her relationships. If you haven’t read her book, don’t fret! We’ve created a list of 15 most shocking revelations from Bulletproof:
15. The Early Days with Ryan
Maci met Ryan through the social network of motorcross. She’s been riding dirt bikes and hanging out at local race tracks since she was little, and it was through this community that she met all of her boyfriends. One day her friend Abby called her and said there was am older guy named Ryan who had seen her around and was interested in meeting her. They connected through MySpace and, although Maci writes that she was adamant she didn’t want a boyfriend, she was definitely interested in Ryan. After a few months of Ryan courting Maci, she caved and allowed him to be her boyfriend. Despite their tumultuous relationship on television, Maci wrote in her book that things between her and Ryan were actually really good before she got pregnant. There was no fighting, no mind games, no conflicts, no trust issues, things seemed perfect. She also said that she never felt pressured by Ryan to take their relationship further. In fact, according to her, it was the other way around. She waited three or four months into their relationship until she couldn’t hold off any longer and they finally slept together.