‘Teen Mom’ alum Maci Bookout loving life as single mom

Maci BookoutMrs. Carter: Sometimes, it’s better to just have some time off.

Over her time on “Teen Mom,” Maci Bookout was known rather well for some struggles in her personal life, whether it be with her son Bentley’s father Ryan Edwards or other boyfriends in Kyle King and later Kyle Regal. We’ve seen her go through highs and lows alongside plenty of stress; but now, she is taking a different approach to life and is enjoying sitting back and figuring out just what her future might hold as a single woman.

Speaking to Us Weekly at the MTV “Restore the Shore” benefit on Thursday night, Bookout announced that not only has she been single since before her series’ final season finished airing, but she is enjoying every second of it:

“I’ve been single for four or five months — happily. It’s awesome … [I love] not having to be anyone’s mom but Bentley’s. These guys [I’ve met and dated] are cool, and then three months into it, I’m like, ‘You are a child and I’m your mother. You’re grounded. Leave me alone.’ The only mom I want to be is Bentley’s mom.”

Eventually, we are sure that Maci will find her way back out into the dating game again courtesy of someone who provides her with a little bit more of what she is looking for; specifically, someone who will love her but also take care of her, as opposed to her doing most of the work.

New episodes of “Teen Mom 2,” featuring the likes of Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, and others, are currently airing on MTV Monday nights. What do you think about Maci’s comments, and do you think her problem is one that many “Teen Mom” stars have struggled with? If you want to hear what “Teen Mom 2” star Leah Messer is saying about being pregnant again, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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