AceShowbiz - "Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout doesn't have a bun in the oven, apparently. Amid speculations that the 27-year-old is expecting her fourth child, it is said that the star is "laughing off the pregnancy rumors."
An MTV insider claims to HollywoodLife.com that Maci "is not pregnant and finds it interesting how much everyone cares about any changes in her body."
However, it doesn't mean that Maci is ruling out the possibility to have a fourth child, third with husband Taylor McKinney. The TV star is already a parent to her two children, daughter Jayde (3) and son Maverick (2), with Taylor as well as to 10-year-old son Bentley, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.
"She and Taylor have talked about having more children," the source goes on saying. "After some of the challenges they have had, it would be a delightful surprise to be carrying again. But because of [Maci's] challenges and history, she would wait until she was far along before making any announcements."
By "challenges," the source is referring to medical condition that Maci is currently suferring from. "Maci suffers from, Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, which is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age," another source details. According to Mayo Clinic, ovaries affected by this condition "may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs."
"Maci has been an outspoken advocate for women who also suffer from this condition," adds the source. The star previously petitioned Congress, along with other women, to upscale its research and funding efforts for the disorder on March 7 (PCOS Advocacy Day).
Speculations of her eating for two sparked after she was spotted having a bit of a pooch around her midsection during a photo shoot for Things That Matter, her clothing and lifestyle brand. "Is she pregnant?" one fan wondered. Meanwhile, one other seemed so convinced, writing, "Maci totally looks pregnant."
However, it should be noted that the video saw her drinking a can of beer which a pregnant woman wouldn't do. Another Reddit user also thought it was just a "beer belly." Another comment read, "She's drinking in the videos. So unless she is and claiming she 'doesn't know' again, I don't think so."