What a pair! Cory Wharton posted a father-daughter selfie to Instagram on Monday, March 4, with his 22-month-old baby girl, Ryder.
“Early mornings cartoons,” the Teen Mom OG star, 27, captioned the pic. “Sorry you guys I haven’t been posting, I’m super paranoid about my teeth. I hate them I can’t wait to fix them. Tomorrow is March 5th y’all know what that means I’ll be 28.” He recently had work done on his teeth.
In the sweet shot, Ryder and her dad cuddled up together on a couch. The little one, who wore pink pajamas, looked at the camera with a serious expression while the reality star smiled.
“RY RY,” her mom and Wharton’s ex, Cheyenne Floyd , commented. “Her little face.”
The new mom, 26, and Wharton met on season The Challenge: Rivals III and welcomed their daughter in April 2017 — although the Michigan native didn’t find out that he was the father until Ryder was six months old.
Ryder was hospitalized last week with complications from the congenital condition she was born with called VLCAD. “Ryder got sick while I was on vacation and once it got worst, I booked a flight home,” Wharton tweeted at the time. “At this point I can’t care about everyone one else thinks I know what type of dad I am. I just want Ryder to get better.”
The reality star told Us Weekly exclusively, “Anyone who has watched Teen Mom OG – and my social media – knows how involved I am in my daughter’s life and in coparenting with Cheyenne. Ryder is my life, and I love her so much and would never do anything that would have a negative impact on her.”
Wharton added: “Anyone who thinks anything of the opposite is an idiot and clearly doesn’t know who I am at all. As soon as I got back from my vacation, I raced to the side of my daughter in the hospital and was there to take her home as well.”