Bumpin’ reality stars! MTV’s The Challenge has resulted in a ton of relationships through the years — and a ton of babies. While some competitors have fallen in love in front of the cameras and went on to create families, others have competed, won some money and gone home to expand their brood.
Cory Wharton, for example, first met Cheyenne Floyd while filming The Challenge: Rivals III, which aired in 2016. Although the duo never revealed that they hooked up during the show, it later was revealed that they became intimate during the reunion show.
In April 2017, Floyd welcomed a daughter, Ryder, but assumed the father was her current boyfriend. Eight months later, she revealed to Wharton that he was actually the father, and the duo began a coparenting relationship. In September 2018, Us Weekly broke the news that Floyd was joining the cast of Teen Mom OG.
“Cory and I get along very well. We put Ryder first and we’ve worked out a beautiful coparenting relationship. Of course, every relationship has its ups and downs but we’ve worked out our kinks and we’re learning how to do it day by day, how to get along,” she told Us in 2018. “We’re trying to figure it out.”
The Real World alum had an on-off relationship with his Ex on the Beach costar Taylor Selfridge since they met in 2014. They briefly split but announced they were back together in February 2019. The pair welcomed their first child together, a daughter, in April 2020 — almost three years to the date of Ryder’s birthday.
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“I have to say after watching @taylor.selfridge go through what she has been through just makes me realize how strong she is and how strong women really are,” he wrote via Instagram after the birth. “After a 22 hour labor, Mila Mae Wharton was born. I’m now surrounded by all QUEENS. I’m so blessed to be in this position and I’m so thankful that, in a time like this I was allowed in the room and I got to cut the umbilical cord. Which you guys probably know this was my first time going through this whole experience.”
Scroll through the gallery below for more Challenge stars who have welcomed babies!