After all, despite their many ups and downs, it was frequently assumed that Cory and Cheyenne would wind up together.
Even after their most recent breakup, Cheyenne and Cory made amicable co-parenting their top priority, and with amount of fun they seemed to have with daughter Ryder, it was often assumed that their situation would lead to a reconciliation.
But Cory found love elsewhere, and while he was surprised by Taylor’s pregnancy, he has since embraced his role as a soon-to-be father of two.
And now, Cheyenne is opening up about the situation for the first time.
A Blended Family
Cheyenne Floyd finds herself in a complex situation these days. But it seems she’s learned to embrace the idea that her daughter will soon have a sibling with a different mom.
When Cheyenne was first cast as Farrah Abraham’s Teen Mom OG replacement back in 2018, she and Cory were still in a complicated relationship.
Occasionally Happy Family
Fans applauded Cheyenne and Cory’s commitment to their daughter and posed constant questions about the nature and future of their relationship.
Ups and Downs
Engagement rumors would be followed by reports of a bad breakup, and while many viewers shipped the couple, others thought it would be best if they went their separate ways.
Eventually, the couple did go their separate ways, and Cory quickly got serious with Taylor — very serious, in fact.
The Big News
On the season of Teen Mom 2 that premieres tonight, we’ll see Cory break the news to Cheyenne that Taylor is pregnant with his child.
Taking It In Stride
Obviously, fans are very eager to see how she reacts to the news. But if they’re hoping for a meltdown, they might be disappointed.
Keeping Her Cool
Don’t get us wrong, Cheyenne will almost certainly be taken aback, but based on her latest comments, it seems that she and Cory were very quickly able to get to a good place.
Dysfunctional … In a Good Way
“It’s definitely one big, weird, blended, dysfunctional family,” Cheyenne told E! News this week.
Lending a Hand
“I actually helped them plan their gender reveal and gave them all the vendors and places to call,” she added.
“People hear that and they’re like, ‘You helped your child’s father plan their new child’s gender reveal?’ and it sounds so weird but it works for us,” Floyd continued.
Making It Work
Cheyenne says that as strange as her situation with Cory might seem, it sure beats the alternative.
A Superior Option
“I would take our situation over us hating each other any day. It might be weird to some people, but it works for us,” she said
Not a Bad Dad
Floyd says she’s had requirements for Cory remaining part of his daughter’s life from day one — and he’s met them every step of the way.
“Our biggest thing since day one of Cory coming into Ryder’s life was what kind of dad he wanted to be and what kind of parent he wanted to be,” Cheyenne explained.
“I wasn’t going to allow him to be a Disneyland dad or an Instagram dad or just in the moment…He had to be 100 percent,” she continued.
On the Same Page
“I think from the beginning, he saw my mindset and appreciated it so that’s why we co-parent so well,” Cheyenne said.
A Difficult Situation
This is an especially difficult time for Cheyenne and her daughter, as they have to be unusually careful amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Ryder suffers from a rare condition known as VLCAD, which makes her unusually susceptible to infections.
“She’s doing good. With all the health stuff and viruses, we have to keep her close to us and take extra precautions,” Cheyenne told E! News.
Making It Through
“But she’s doing well. She does regular doctor appointments and sees a nutritionist and a genetics doctor but everyone says her levels are really good. We are just trying to get through flu season,” Floyd added.
A Lot at Stake
Cheyenne says Ryder’s health issues make it all the more important that her mother knows and trusts everyone in her life.
Playing It Safe
“I’m not going to let my kid go anywhere if I’m not cool with the person and so we might as well be friends and get to know each other so it’s a peaceful relationship,” Floyd said.
“Ryder honestly loves Taylor and Taylor is really good with her and talks more about Taylor than her dad,” Cheyenne added.
“I can’t hate. I have to respect their relationship and Taylor and I have our own relationship,” she said.
As for her own love life, Cheyenne says that’s very much a work in progress, as she recently went through a difficult breakup.
That Was Fast
“In the beginning of the season, viewers will see what happened between Matt and I,” she said.
Happy at Home, For Now …
“I’m not really focused on dating. I’m just focused on being a good mom and starting the non-profit and the business,” Cheyenne added. But that’s not to say she’s not open to the idea of finding someone new …
On the Market
“But if you have a nice guy that’s single and six feet four inches tall, bring him my way. The DMs are open,” she told the outlet. We assume we would have to get Ryder’s approval, as well.