Little Bentley is pulling at our heartstrings
In a new interview with MTV, Maci Bookout opened up about how her seven-year-old son reacted to the news of her engagement with beau Taylor McKinney – and things got seriously emotional.
When Taylor asked for Maci’s hand in marriage during the season premiere of Teen Mom OG, Bentley was immediately touched by the special moment.
“On the day that we got engaged, I wasn’t surprised that Bentley was excited, but I was kind of shocked that he was so emotional about it,” Maci revealed to MTV. “Like, it was such a weight lifted off his shoulders, which, at the time, made me kind of sad – but then again, I was super excited that he was so excited about it.”
Further, Maci believes his emotional response stemmed from a lack of uncertainty of ever having a present father figure in his life.
“Bentley can be a lot like me and hold his emotions in and not really speak about them, so I think it was kind of a hidden emotion that he had had,” Maci continued. “You know, when is he going to have a stepdad or father figure that’s actually going to be there forever? And I know he wanted that to be Taylor. I just don’t think I ever really thought about the fact that he had been keeping that all in kinda the same way I was.”
Maci welcomed little Bentley with ex-fiancé Ryan Edwards in 2008; she shares her two-month-old son Maverick and one-year-old daughter Jayde with Taylor. Since her split with Ryan in 2009, she had introduced her son to a number of suitors, but we’re thrilled she’s finally found the one.