Cheyenne Floyd and Cory Wharton appear to be co-parenting goals, but things are not always sunshine and rainbows for the couple. Thankfully, they’ve figured out a way to make it work since Cory is expecting another baby soon!
Cheyenne got real about the ups and downs and how she and Cory make it work. We loved what she had to say and applaud her honesty!
Cheyenne Floyd and Cory Wharton share a daughter together, so they’ve had to find a way to peacefully co-parent as best they can. The pair might just be experts on the topic by now, and Cheyenne has opened up about how they’ve managed to make it work.
Cheyenne spoke with In Touch to share her secrets.
“I think with co-parenting, you have to have strong communication with the person that you’re dealing with, and you have to have forgiveness,” she told the outlet.
“Putting your pride aside is definitely a big thing, and to just remember that the goal is … for Ryder to grow up in an environment where no, her parents aren’t together, but in a sense they work together for her,” Cheyenne continued.
The Teen Mom OG star said co-parenting definitely “takes a lot of work,” but explained that just because it isn’t perfect doesn’t mean it’s not working.
But, adding a third person into the mix can complicate things. Cory’s girlfriend, Taylor Selfridge, plays a pretty big role in Ryder’s life as well, which means the three have to work together to make sure things are running smoothly.
“We do things as a family all the time,” Cheyenne explained. “Taylor comes over for family events, and [Ryder] understands that Taylor and Daddy are together and that, you know, Mommy and Ryder have a house and Daddy and Ryder have a house. … She definitely gets what’s going on.”
She continued to explain that co-parenting is a different kind of relationship than being a couple, but it must be treated with the same patience and respect regardless.
“Co-parenting takes work, and you have to work it like you’re in a relationship, almost,” she said. “It took out a lot of that emotion that I think some people have trouble with.”