Teen Mom star Maci Bookout was criticized for her performance after viewers saw a picture of her stressed out about the Teen Mom reunion. Fans accused the Tennessee native of getting filters and altering her appearance.
“Holy Filters Batman!!” wrote an original poster on Reddit.
Bookout, 30, wore her hair half up, half down. She donned a pastel blouse that faded from pink to blue and paired her outfit with blue jeans.
However, it wasn’t just Bookout’s outfit that got fans talking. It was the obvious change in her face. While some people mused that she used a filter to alter her appearance, others accused her of getting fillers.
“I really didn’t know who that was at first,” one person wrote. “I thought it was McKenzie before realizing it was Maci. You should stop here! Any more and she’ll look crazy, she’s a little too close already.”
“I know it says Maci, but that’s not Maci’s face! Kind of reminds me of Taylor (Corey),” commented a second.
“THIS IS MACI?!?! I wouldn’t have recognized her in 1 million years,” said a third.
It’s been four years since Bookout spoke to her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards. The former couple share 13-year-old Bentley together.
While things were strained between them from the beginning of their relationship, it got worse over time. Although Edwards claims to be sober, Bookout and her husband, Taylor McKinney, have their suspicions.
Bookout hinted that Edwardss and his family were fired from “Teen Mom” in 2021 because she didn’t want to talk about someone she hadn’t spoken to in real life.
“As we’ve been shooting the last few seasons, it just got to a point where I’m uncomfortable talking about someone I’m not talking to,” Bookout told TooFab. “Well, that’s weird. And it stays that way. We don’t have a relationship.”
Edwards and his wife Mackenzie Standfier were asked to return to Teen Mom, but they declined the invitation.
Edwards took a call from the producers to hear them out, but he wasn’t convinced it would be a good move for his family to return to the shows.
“Ryan listened to them briefly and basically said, ‘I don’t want any of what you’re selling. I don’t have time for that,” Standifer revealed live on Instagram. “We’re sorry.”
Bentley will soon be 14, but he doesn’t mind MTV following him. The cameras have been there since he was born and he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.
“Ever since he was born on TV and been on TV his whole life; even the crew,” she told Too Fab. “They are just a family now. So I think it will always keep that normality for him.
That doesn’t mean that Bentley is always after film.
“Sometimes it’s still annoying for him,” Bookout told Too Fab. “He knows he doesn’t have to film or even carry a microphone if he doesn’t want to.”
She added, “It’s always been like that and the production has always been really good at letting the kids – no matter how big, small, old, young – if they don’t want to film, they don’t film and that’s it, and.” It is in order.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV.