Cory Wharton Gets Emotional as He Poses with Ryder at Her First Competitive Cheer Meet: 'Forever Thankful'

The girl dad is proud as his oldest takes on a new challenge

<p>Cory Wharton/Instagram</p> Cory Wharton and Ryrder

Cory Wharton/Instagram

Cory Wharton and Ryrder

Cory Wharton is a very proud dad.

The Challenge star, 32, took an emotional look back at how far oldest daughter Ryder, 6, has come in her different extracurricular activities.

Sharing a photo from her recent cheer meet with a photo from her first dance recital, the father of three wrote, "It’s crazy when you start to really look back at time & really think about were [sic] does time go?!?!"

"Today, Ryder had her first competitive cheer meet today 📣 I remember when she had her first ballet recital 🩰 💐," Wharton continued.

"I’ll say this all three of my girls have added so much depth and value to my life, I’m forever thankful for you 3 🙏🏽😘."

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Earlier this month, Wharton shared a few shots from a photo shoot his oldest recently did, admiring her style and confidences in the caption on Instagram.

"Ryder Snapped 💅🏽," the girl dad wrote. "I was never this cool as a kid."

Wharton joked, "I remember I had Power Ranger light up shoes, Barney shoes, and my mom had me rocking a rat tail 🤦🏽‍♂️ but some of that was hot in the 90s let’s be real 🤣."

"I’m just so proud to see Ryder grow up and become the best big sister!! Watching her grow throughout these years has been nothing but amazing. I love you my oldest forever ❤️," he concluded.

Wharton shares Ryder with Cheyenne Floyd Davis. He and girlfriend Taylor Selfridge, 29, are also parents to daughters Maya Grace, 17 months, and Mila Mae, 3.

The blended family, which also includes Floyd' Davis' husband Zach Davis, 32, and their son, 2½-year-old Ace, keep close ties, seen this season of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter as they did a photo shoot together at Ryder's request.

"This is a side of co-parenting that isn't talked about. This is the side that's a little uncomfortable," Cheyenne acknowledged in her confessional as scened from the blended family's photoshoot together played out.

"I wasn't sure how we were going to handle this but I'm extremely happy that Cory is the person I co-parent with. I never could have foreseen this, but now that it is my reality, I think it's the best version of my reality."

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