Maci Bookout: Why Did She Keep Ryan Edwards' Engagement a Secret From Her Son?

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Teen Mom: OG viewers were treated to a double dose this week, as MTV hit fans with new episodes on consecutive nights.

On Sunday night, fans finally got to see Ryan Edwards propose to Mackenzie Standifer.

On last night's episode, we got to see Maci Bookout's reaction to the news that her baby daddy is soon to be married.

Maci Bookout At Bridal Fashion Show

Obviously, the Teen Mom franchise thrives on drama, but Maci decided to go off-brand by expressing genuine happiness for her ex and his new fiancee.

It was a refreshing change of pace for a series that's historically been lacking in anything resembling emotional maturity.

Could it be that these moms and dads are starting to grow up now that their kids are old enough to recognize crazy behavior?

That may be true for the most part, but Farrah will always be Farrah, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

Anyway, Maci received a lot of praise for her level-headed reaction to the news, but many wondered why she kept her ex's engagement a secret from her son and Edwards' Bentley:

Ryan Edwards Gun Pic

Maci addressed that question (and explained her love for Mackenzie) in a recent interview:

"[Mackenzie] called me and told me, and Bentley was going to their house the next day," Maci told MTV News.

"And she was super-excited when she called me. She told me not to tell Bentley because they planned to tell him in person the next day. It was a tough secret to keep because I wanted to be excited with him, but obviously, it wasn't my place to tell him."

Maci has nothing but kind words for her ex's wife-to-be:

Ryan Edwards Proposes

"They genuinely care about each other," she explained. "They have a very healthy relationship."

Maci went on to say:

"I think she's very understanding and supportive of him -- she's a really good friend to him, but she also has enough of a 'I'm not going to put up with your s**t attitude.' It's the perfect balance for what Ryan needs in a partner."

With a laugh, she added, "I like her, so it has to be easier on him."

Could we be on the verge of two Teen Mom couples successfully so-parenting?!

Watch Teen Mom: OG online to relive Maci and Ryan's rocky relationship and ponder the many ways this could all go awry.

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Maci Bookout Biography

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Maci Bookout is a star of Teen Mom on MTV. She is the mother of Bentley Cadence Edwards. MTV describes her as the classic teenage... More »
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