Everything You Need to Know About the New 'Teen Mom OG' Cheyenne Floyd

Photo credit: Twitter, Cory Wharton
Photo credit: Twitter, Cory Wharton

From Cosmopolitan

As of today, MTV ~officially~ cast its new Teen Mom OG star, Cheyenne Floyd, 25, even though rumors of her casting bubbled up in June after Farrah Abraham left the show and Bristol Palin joined. The new Teen Mom OG season premieres on October 1, so here's everything you need to know about Cheyenne, her little nugget, and all her family drama.

1. Cheyenne is a sportswear designer from Los Angeles and was never actually a teen mom. Cheyenne gave birth to her daughter, Ryder Wharton, on April 7, 2017, when she was 24-years-old.

2. She made her MTV debut on the Are You the One dating show before she appeared on The Challenge: Rivals 3, where she met Ryder's father, fitness coach Cory Wharton, 27.

3. Cory and Cheyenne avoided confirming their relationship for the longest, and according to Cheyenne, Cory didn't even know about Ryder until Ryder was 6-months-old. If you're confused, join the club. But Cheyenne said everyone will be enlightened once the new season airs.

She said, "We're not hiding anything. We're being completely honest and open with our situation. We're finally going to be able to tell our story and how Ryder got here."

4. Cheyenne and Cory, whose current relationship status is iffy, finally announced they're both the parents of Ryder on Instagram in December 2017. Cory posted a photo of the three of them together and wrote:

"I've been off of social media for a while now... for many reasons. Most importantly God has given me the biggest blessing in my life, my daughter Ryder K Wharton. I want to say thank you Cheyenne for being such an amazing mother. I look forward to co-parenting with you and giving Ryder all the love in the world. I can't wait to watch you grow up and be there for you every step of the way, love you Moochie !!!"

5. Ryder has a rare genetic disease called VCLAD (Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency). The inherited disease means Ryder is unable to break down certain fats and convert them into energy. According to the National Institute of Health, severe forms of the disease can result in liver abnormalities and heart problems.

Cheyenne said she found out Ryder had VCLAD two days after Ryder was born and when a pediatrician called Cheyenne telling her to go to the hospital immediately.

6. Cheyenne, Cory, and Ryder's Instagram accounts are all private. Womp, womp. But Cory did tweet to celebrate the Teen Mom OG news.

7. And Cheyenne does let her followers in on her journey through her YouTube videos. After Ryder was born, Cheyenne filmed a whole vlog about giving birth and said she was really stressed out about possibly having to get a C-section.

8. She and Cory also filmed a vlog of Ryder meeting his family in Michigan for the first time.

9. According to a Challenge source, despite their happy demeanor on social media, Cory and Cheyenne still have some drama going on in their relationship that should make for good TV. They said, "Their co-parenting relationship is nowhere near as happy as they try to make it out to be on social media. They will fit in perfectly on Teen Mom."

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