Teen Mom OG‘s Cory Wharton and girlfriend Taylor Selfridge are expecting their first child together in April 2020. Choosing USA weekly to break their happy news as well as his personal Instagram, Cory — who is also dad to daughter Ryder K, 2 with Cheyenne Floyd –revealed that baby on the way wasn’t planned but sometimes God has other plans:
“I wanted you guys to know that we weren’t trying for a baby right now but sometimes God puts some things in to your life that you don’t really understand at the time but it always turns out to be a bigger blessing.
“I’m really excited to share this journey with you guys. All that I ask from you guys is respect for Taylor, respect for me and most importantly respect for the baby.
“All that I want is a healthy baby that is brought in to a very positive environment and surrounded by good energy and love. The same way I am raising Ryder.
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With Ryder, already having been diagnosed with t VCLAD – Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency — a condition that prevents the body from breaking down certain fats — the 28 year old says he is slightly worried that the baby may inherit it because he fears he’s the carrier who has already passed it on to his two-year-old daughter.
“They think that I’m a carrier for VLCAD, because my daughter has it We just need to make sure that she’s not a carrier. The next test is genetic testing.”
Taking the news that she’s to become a big sister all in her stride, little Ryder is happy for her dad to bask in the happy news by himself for the time being.
“We just made sure that she’s been a part of it ever since we found out. She’s so happy in her own world. She’s playing doctor right now! She’s unbothered.”
Source and photos courtesy of USA WEEKLY