Teen Mom OG star Cory Wharton, 28, announced to Us Weekly this morning that he and 25-year-old girlfriend Taylor Selfridge are expecting a baby in April.
The couple met on the first season of MTV’s Ex on the Beach after Wharton had appeared on Real World and The Challenge and both appeared on Are You the One? They’ve been on-and-off for a few years now and most recently appeared on Teen Mom OG after Farrah Abraham was let go.
Read on to learn about Selfridge’s pregnancy, how the couple feels about their new addition, and how Cheyenne Floyd (Wharton’s ex and the mother of their child, Ryder) feels about the news.
Taylor Selfridge is 11 weeks pregnant
Selfridge and Wharton told Us Weekly that they were surprised to find out Selfridge was pregnant back in August, especially because the couple was using birth control.
Wharton told MTV News, “It’s something that we weren’t planning for, but it was in God’s hands. It’s a blessing,” adding that he was also surprised to find out about his daughter, two-year-old Ryder, with co-star Cheyenne Floyd.
Wharton is excited to be involved with this pregnancy from the start
Because Wharton didn’t find out that Ryder was his daughter until she was six months old, he confessed to Us Weekly that the experience of going through a pregnancy with someone is new for him.
Wharton shared, “I never went to an ultrasound, you know? I never went to the doctor’s appointments to see her check-ups and things like that. So for me, this is like my first baby almost, as weird as that sounds.”
Selfridge is now 11 weeks along, and the couple plans to have a gender reveal party to announce their little one’s sex.
While they don’t yet have plans to marry, the reality TV couple told an Us Weekly reporter that they plan to co-parent peaceably no matter what happens in their relationship.
Wharton’s daughter Ryder was the first one to find out about the pregnancy
According to Wharton and Selfridge, they told Ryder their pregnancy news before anyone else. Both say that Ryder is excited to be a big sister. In fact, the little girl joined her dad for a maternity photo shoot on the beach alongside Selfridge.
Still, the father-to-be has some concerns about his second child’s health. Ryder has a rare genetic disorder called VLCAD, for which Wharton may be a carrier.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Wharton said that he might be a carrier for the disorder and will be undergoing genetic testing to find out.
How Taylor Selfridge and Cory Wharton met
Selfridge and Wharton met back in 2018 when they appeared on MTV’s Ex on the Beach. They have since broken up more than once, and they’re still unsure of exactly what the future holds for their romantic relationship.
Wharton also met his ex, Floyd, through MTV. The pair appeared together on The Challenge: Rivals III and hooked up offscreen, after which Floyd eventually told Wharton that he was her six-month-old daughter’s father. They’ve since tried dating a few times, but have never been exclusive for an extended period of time.
An outpouring of support from Cheyenne Floyd and MTV
Selfridge confessed to Us Weekly that she was nervous about how Floyd would react to her pregnancy news, but she says that Floyd was nothing short of supportive and even asked if she could help find a good doctor.
MTV’s official Teen Mom Twitter account also shared the news alongside a video pregnancy announcement from Wharton and Selfridge, adding, “SURPRISE! Ryder is going to be a big sister,” and sharing congratulations for the expecting couple.
Wharton, meanwhile, wasn’t shy about his joy on social media. He wrote on Twitter, “I’m happy to announce that yes Taylor is pregnant…it’s a very exciting time for us thank you to everybody for being positive and sending me that good energy. We’re just praying for a healthy happy baby,” adding pregnancy, baby, and peace sign emojis.
Trouble in paradise?
However, according to at least one screenshot obtained by The Ashley at The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, there could be trouble in paradise for Wharton and Selfridge, according to one potential rumor.
Wharton and Selfridge got back together in February. But an unknown woman named Samantha seemed to claim on Wharton’s Instagram Live that Wharton tried to hook up with her back in August when he was in Buffalo, NY.
According to the screenshot obtained by The Ashley, the woman wrote in the Instagram Live chat, “Should I be like ‘Was she pregnant while you tried hooking up with me while you were in Buffalo? Or when you sent me dick vids, or when you wanted me to come to NYC and come to your hotel room?”
While this could well be just a rumor, it’ll be interesting to see how Wharton responds, if ever, to the cheating claim. This rumor is as yet unconfirmed, so we’ll have to wait and see.