Maci Bookout is opening up about a painful period of her life: her miscarriage.
The Teen Mom OG star revealed she lost a baby girl to a miscarriage during Monday night’s episode of the MTV reality show.
Speaking with husband Taylor McKinney — the duo wed in October 2016 — while out to dinner about the prospect of having more children, cameras captured the couple opening up about the family tragedy.
“We are not having another baby,” Bookout, 26, told McKinney, 28, at dinner. “You really want another child?”
“I love kids. I wouldn’t be mad about it,” McKinney told his wife, with whom he shares two children: son Maverick Reed, 20 months, and daughter Jayde, 32 months. Bookout is also mom to 9-year-old son Bentley from a previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.
Bookout shared that she would “rather adopt a child,” which McKinney said they can also do, and ideally, they’d adopt a child in the “4 to 6 range” in age within the next one to two years.
Though Bookout has her eyes set on adoption, she is open to conceiving again. “If you seriously want to have another baby, then I’ll do it. But I still want to adopt too. And if that’s really what you want naturally, I want to do it now,” she explained.
“If we want it to happen, it’s going to happen like that,” McKinney said.
But Bookout reminded him that he was “forgetting something” and told him to “think about it.”
Almost immediately, McKinney dropped his head and looked visibly upset before he excused himself to the bathroom.
Sitting at the table alone, an MTV producer asked Bookout what happened.
“I had a miscarriage,” Bookout told her. “Her name’s Dandy, Dandelion.”
When he arrives back at the table, McKinney said, “I don’t want to talk about it.”
“I think it’s important for people that are watching that we talk about it,” Bookout shared.
Evidently, the pair hadn’t yet revealed the loss to family members. “I’d like to talk to our parents about it first,” McKinney said.
Teen Mom OG airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.