Who is Cory Wharton, Taylor Selfridge’s boyfriend from Teen Mom OG?
TEEN Mom OG star Taylor Selfridge left the show in June 2020, after racially charged tweets resurfaced.
Her boyfriend is Cory Wharton.
The pair welcomed a daughter, Mila, in April and filmed the birth amid the COVID-19 pandemic for a Teen Mom OG special – however the special was pulled by MTV on June 9, before it aired.
Wharton and ex-girlfriend Cheyenne Floyd joined the cast of Teen Mom OG in 2018, which followed their journey with 3-year-old daughter Ryder.
Selfridge began appearing on the show when she started dating Wharton in 2019.
He has been part of the MTV family since appearing in 2014’s The Real World: Ex-Plosion.
Cory was also a finalist on Battle of the Bloodlines and Invasion of the Champions.
He also competed on Rivals III, XXX: Dirty 30, Champs vs. Stars (2017), Vendettas, Final Reckoning, and Total Madness.
“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,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement to Us in June.
“MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice.”
Selfridge maintained it was her choice as she shared her side of the story via Instagram.
She claimed that she “made the decision last week to not film the next season of Teen Mom OG with Cory for the benefit of myself and my daughter. ”
The reality star noted that “the reality tv lifestyle” is not what she wants at this time of her life.
“With current events being what they are and reality tv being selective in who they apply rules to or what is considered acceptable behavior, I do not have any further respect,” she wrote.
“Once again, I apologize to anyone I have hurt or offended in the past. I have addressed my mistakes many times on the network and I would like to move on and continue to be the best version of myself. My past does not define who I am today and I hope you guys can see the change. Please respect my decision to provide a normal, healthy life for my family.”
Wharton broke down in tears as he shared his disappointment on Instagram.
Cory has insisted he won't be parting ways with MTV and the popular television show, even though they cut his daughter's birth special.
Taking some deep breaths, he said: "If my little crybaby butt would stop being emotional about this!"
He then said: "This needs to be understood, I’m not going anywhere! Let me be the first one to say I’m not going anywhere. I’ve learned that burning bridges is not the solution."
"Even though I have no ill-will against MTV, I’m disappointed, I’m hurt and I’m saddened by their decision."
"As all of you know, narrative is a very powerful tool. I feel like the narrative that you want about me should be accurate. It should be true, and it should be from me."
He added: "This is why I am putting all of my time, energy and effort into my YouTube channel, 'The Wharton Family.' That’s where you’ll get an inside look at my family as we build our life together," he said.
He added that the birthing video will be uploaded to the channel also.
“It won’t be the special, but it will introduce you guys to Mila,” he said.
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