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Maci Bookout got pregnant at the tender age of 16 and was completely independent from the word go! She didn't ask her parents for a dime, stopped spending money on herself, and even moved into her very own apartment two whole hours from her parents' house.

"I quit spending money completely," Maci told Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell during a Teen Mom after-show. "The only thing besides bills that I spent money on was groceries and gas, that was it. I'm glad I did it 'cause I taught myself. I had to do it. Now, I'm so used to making sure that I do it, that I've trained myself."

Maci and her baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, broke up shortly after Bentley's birth, and since Maci takes care of their kiddo the majority of the time, she's entitled to child support. But did she want it? Not so much.

"At first, it was me being stubborn. Like, I didn't want to ask him, because I didn't want him to feel the satisfaction of thinking that I needed his money," Maci explains. "Then I thought about it more, and I was like, it's just not fair. I felt like I was constantly taking all the responsibility for Bentley, and if I wanted him to have to pay for anything it was gonna be child support."

So, was Ryan accommodating? "He's been very easy with that. He hasn't been difficult at all, thank god."

Sigh, Maci and Ryan's co-parenting sets such a good example for other teen parents!

Source: MTV


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