Procreate or clickbait? Teen Mom‘s Maci Bookout McKinney seemingly sparked rumors that she is pregnant and expecting  baby No. 4.

Maci, 30, led fans to wonder if she’s pregnant by sharing a photo of herself while pregnant on Instagram on Monday, April 25. In the photo, the reality star smiled for the camera as she cradled a baby bump. She wrote in the caption, “Our secret is finally out!”

However, fans that followed a link in Maci’s Instagram bio learned that the photo was old and she was actually promoting an article that detailed her and husband Taylor McKinney‘s relationship.

The recent Instagram photo is not the first time Maci has led fans to think she’s pregnant. “And just like that … surprise! [two pink hearts emoji],” Maci wrote via her Instagram Story on Friday, March 18. Instead of confirming a pregnancy, she shared a link to a story explaining that the baby speculation was just rumors.

She also sparked baby No. 4 rumors back in January. “Since everyone’s talking, I am happy to CONFIRM my PREGNANCY news!” Maci shared via Instagram alongside a blurry screengrab from Teen Mom: Family Reunion‘s teaser trailer. 

The mom of three ushered followers to the link in her Instagram bio to learn more about the MTV star’s possible bun in the oven. 

“It seems the rumors are popping up again so … to settle the score — no, Maci is NOT pregnant,” an insider told Celebuzz. “No, she is not sporting a baby bump in the upcoming Teen Mom vacation show.”

It seemed Maci’s “pregnancy news” is that she is “happy to confirm” she is not pregnant at the time. 

Maci Bookout
Courtesy Maci Bookout/Instagram

Rumors of Maci’s pregnancy have been circulating for a number of months, with fans deeply analyzing her social media posts as well as teasers for the upcoming show. 

One TikTok user pointed at the 16 and Pregnant alum pulling down her shirt as she stood up, possibly alluding to a baby bump.

“Proof Maci is totally pregnant for this reunion,” the fan captioned the video, which also points out that Maci is suspiciously drinking water while the other women sipped on wine. 

“She [didn’t] only drink water on the show. Anyone who knows Maci knows she likes beer,” Celebuzz’s source explained. “No, she is not pregnant.” 

The Teen Mom OG star is a mother to 13-year-old son Bentley Edwards, whom she shares with ex Ryan Edwards, and daughter Jayde, 6, and son Maverick, 5, whom she shares with husband Taylor

The I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof author previously told In Touch that she was “done” having children with Taylor — but adoption was still “on the table.” 

“It’s just a matter of the right timing,” she said in September 2021, adding that both she and her husband, 32, have incredibly busy schedules.

“We have no idea how much is going to be on our plate at any given week or month or whatever,” she added. “I don’t feel like we’re in a place like right now where we could give everything we would want to give. … [Adoption is] definitely still on the table, but not right now.” 

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