‘The Challenge’: How Old is Cory Wharton? How Many Kids Does He Have?
MTV’s The Challenge: Double Agents is quickly coming to a close as the final approaches. We’ve seen veteran players get knocked out by newbies and rookie players crack under the pressure. But so far, Cory Wharton is making the season work for him. So, how old is Cory now, and how many kids does he have at home?
How old is Cory Wharton from MTV’s ‘The Challenge’?
Cory is 30 years old in 2021, and he got his start on MTV’s The Challenge when he was on Battle of the Bloodlines in 2015. Prior to Bloodlines, he was on Real World: Ex-Plosion in 2013, according to The Challenge Wiki. When going on The Real World, Cory was just 22 years old.
While Cory’s had his fair share of controversies on reality TV over the years, he’s certainly grown a lot. On Double Agents, he’s staying away from the drama and putting in the work to get to the final. And he has no regrets regarding his reality TV past.
“Yeah, my season of The Real World is about five years old now and honestly there’s nothing that I would do to change it up,” he told Black Talent TV. “I’m happier where I am and I feel like if you change something in the past, it can change the future so I’m happy where I am.”
Cory gave some advice for reality TV hopefuls, too. “I would just tell that person to be themselves, because, at the end of the day, that’s all that you have,” he added. “Make sure that you’re yourself and don’t worry about what everyone else is going to say because you can’t please everybody.”
How many kids does Cory Wharton have?
Cory might be known for competing on MTV’s The Challenge, but his home life is also center stage. He has two kids — Ryder, who’s 3 years old, and Mila, who’s almost a year old. Ryder is the daughter of Cheyenne Floyd, and Mila is the daughter of Taylor Selfridge, two stars who are also familiar with reality TV.
Cheyenne and Cory first met via MTV’s The Challenge, The Sun reports. Cory reportedly didn’t know Ryder was his daughter until she was 6 months old, but he’s determined to be an amazing father to her. He and Cheyenne only briefly dated for a few months.
“Once I found out I had a kid, my whole life changed. It’s a feeling inside of yourself that there’s a bigger purpose,” Cory told Us Weekly. “Now I’m doing everything for my daughter, instead of for myself. I had to put somebody before myself for the first time. I feel like I’ve got my power pack, like I’m untouchable with my kid.”
As for Cory and Taylor, they met on MTV’s Ex on the Beach, and they welcomed their daughter together in April 2020.
Are Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge still together?
So, are Cory and Taylor still together? There was a lot of drama surrounding Taylor and MTV. The Sun notes Taylor had racially-insensitive statements that cost her her job with the network.
“MTV pulled Teen Mom OG At Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special from its Tuesday schedule and is ending our relationship with Taylor Selfridge in light of her past racist statements on social media,” MTV announced.
Despite the controversy, Cory’s stayed by Taylor’s side, and they’re still together in 2021. “Taylor and I are on the best terms and have watched our relationship get even better,” Cory told Champion Daily, according to Heavy. “One of the best parts about going on The Challenge is the fact that you have time away from each other — and by that, I mean that you actually have time to miss one another.”
We’re looking forward to hearing more about Cory’s personal life on MTV’s The Challenge.
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