“Teen Mom OG” fans suspected that Maci Bookout was “on drugs” and “nodded off” during the season finale on November 23, 2021. “Star was the one who was out of line.
A Reddit thread about the “drunk” mother of three at dinner garnered nearly 400 comments. The majority of social media users suspected that she was also using drugs, and some people compared her to her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Edwards, who is addicted to recovering.
The couple share a 13-year-old son, Bentley, and Bookout has two children with McKinney: 6-year-old Jayde Carter and 5-year-old Maverick.
“Is Maci drunk in this scene? I couldn’t understand her without the CC, ”wrote the original poster and included a video of the scene in which Bookout says she is tired and lays her head on the table.
One of the most popular comments came from someone writing Bookout that he mixed alcohol with anxiety medication.
“I’m a benzo addict and an alcoholic and I watched this silently because I’m in bed and I can 99% guarantee she will,” they said. “I didn’t even have to hear her voice, it’s all because of her mannerisms and strange movements. It literally reminds me of my blackout days trying to pretend I was sober.
“Yikes … I’m sorry, but after seeing this she has NO problem talking about Ryan. She’s just as fucked up here as he was / is in his scenes, ”said another person, referring to Edwards.
“It’s Xanax mixed with alcohol,” said one social media user.
“Once again, as a recovering alcoholic … she’s definitely drunk if she doesn’t mix alcohol with benzodiazepines,” agreed a fourth person.
One person on Reddit attributed bookouts’ fatigue to “nodding,” a term used to describe when people fall asleep on drugs.
“Not just drunk, is she fucking nodding?” Said the person. “I mean, there’s always speculation that Jenelle and Chelsea are using drugs, especially something like Xanax – but that’s what it would look like. Especially when you have drunk over it. “
Bookout has never responded to rumors that she was struggling with an alcohol addiction. She also didn’t say she was on prescription medication after she was diagnosed with PTSD after a fatal shooting at a gas station in Chatanooga, Tennessee, in October 2020. Bookout was not injured, but she was in the line of fire and ran to safety into the bathroom.
Bookout and her husband Taylor McKinney took a child-free vacation to reconnect after experiencing some difficulties in their marriage. Although the goal of the trip was to get closer, Bookout found herself snarling at her husband during dinner, admonishing him to chew too loudly and roll his eyes when he dropped food on the floor. “Bless your heart,” she said softly, a southern phrase that can sometimes be used as an insult.
After her “awkward” dinner, Bookout said in a voice over that she would try harder to get in touch with her husband. Despite saying they wanted to fight for their marriage, Bookout claimed that without McKinney, she would be fine if they divorced.
McKinney, on the other hand, said he couldn’t imagine things without his wife.
“It’s crazy because I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t meet you and I wasn’t married and had three kids,” McKinney said. “As if I can’t even imagine it.”
“You really can’t imagine that? I know I’m fine without you, ”Bookout told him. “I would be alone with Benny. That’s it. It’s that simple. I haven’t – I don’t like people. The fact that I even liked you was impressive. “
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