Photo: Courtesy Taylor McKinney via Instagram
It looks like love...and marriage...is finally in the air! Breakout Teen Mom OG star, Maci Bookout, is engaged to longtime love, Taylor McKinney, after her other half popped the question. The couple, who welcomed baby Jayde back in May, took to Instagram to share their super sweet celebratory moment, and a close-up of the bride-to-be's newest engagement ring!
This year seems to be starting out on the right foot (and left hand) for this newly engaged leading lady! Following in the footsteps of newly married Teen Mom alums, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, this engagement comes after Bookout had been hoping for a ring from McKinney for a while now, People reports. The redheaded beauty posted a celebratory snapshot of the post-bended knee moment, making her future plans to walk down the aisle sooner than ever. The photo shows Bookout sharing a sweet smooch with her new fiancé accompanied by the caption, "Well y'all, my best friend asked me to marry him! I'm one lucky lady, I love you T! @tmon3yyy."
McKinney also took to Instagram to celebrate the momentous moment, sharing a photo of him on bended knee on the beach, proposing to a shocked Bookout — who's doing the classic hand-over-mouth, he-just-popped-the-question stance.
But the blissful kiss between these newly engaged lovebirds wasn't the only topic of conversation that sparked from this candid social media post. The bride-to-be's visible new sparkler resembles what looks to be an oval-cut diamond on top of a pavé diamond ring (quite possibly like the one TV host Louise Roe just flashed after her recent engagement news). The diamond seems to also be surrounded by a layered stack of stunning pavé rings.
The now-engaged reality star opened up to People about marriage inMarch, back when the couple announced they were expecting, the bride-to-be detailed that, "We definitely want to get married and we've talked about it a lot." McKinney echoed the sentiment on Dr. Drew: "I've been joking, when MTV gives me my next check, I'll go ring shopping."
When it came to the possibility of expanding the family, the Teen Mom star told People, "Definitely not any time soon," adding jokingly that, "for Taylor and I, our daily goal is just to stay alive." The mom-of-two is no stranger to Instagram when it comes to sharing adorable snapshots of her, and her groom-to-be's, baby girl. Bookout recently shared a photo of her toothless, yet adorably cheeky bundle of joy, wearing a Mickey and Minnie bib with the caption, "This Little Lady though! #MissJaydeCarter."
Baby Jayde is Bookout's second child following big brother, Bentley — Bookout's son with ex Ryan Edwards. We can only imagine how adorable these two little ones will be as flower girl and ring bearer in the reality star's upcoming nuptials!