Maci Bookout Opens Up About Money Woes In New Tell-All: Got 'Sh*t End Of The Deal' With Tiny Reality Paycheck

Maci Bookout Money Problems

Jul. 16 2015, Published 7:19 a.m. ET

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Maci Bookout may be a big-name celebrity with a hit TV show, but she's not Kardashian rich— or even remotely close to it.

In her upcoming memoir, Bulletproof, the Teen Mom OG fan-favorite, 23, reveals that she got the "sh*t end of the deal" by gaining fame but not fortune with her reality stardom.

"Reality TV can make you very famous, but you basically get the sh*t end of the deal: Everyone knows your name and talks about you, but there's no red-carpet prestige or glamorous piles of money," she writes in the new book, in bookstores and online July 21. "Once you become a so-called reality TV star, people immediately think you're a high-end celebrity and you travel the world and have a mansion and so much money and all these other things they associate with having your face on television."

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The Tennessee sweetheart then drops the truth: she's just scraping by like any other young single mother of two.

"The fact is, my real life isn't that much different from what it would have been without MTV," she claims. "I still live in Chattanooga and go to Wal-Mart and buy bread and milk."

Bookout, who welcomed daughter Jayde with boyfriend Taylor McKinney in May, admits she tweets to her 1.36 million Twitter followers for cash.

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"Since I took to it so well, I started looking into the prospect of becoming a social media specialist," she says.

Hopefully, she's tweeting up a storm. As Radar reported in 2014, Bookout was slapped with a lien by the IRS for failing to pay nearly $80,000 in taxes from 2011.

The star's first baby daddy, Ryan Edwards, 27 isn't fairing much better. The father of 6-year-old Bentley was recently evicted from his Tennessee apartment, Radar reported in June.


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