Cheyenne Floyd may not have been a teen when she gave birth to her now-17-month-old daughter, Ryder, but that didn't stop MTV from adding her to the cast [VIDEO] of "Teen Mom OG" for the series' upcoming eighth season as Farrah Abraham's replacement [VIDEO].

Following the official casting announcement for season eight, many fans of the MTV reality series flooded the network, and Floyd, with backlash over her age. However, according to Floyd, she isn't concerned with the negative comments and hopes fans will ultimately recognize that she has plenty to bring to the table when it comes to her role on the show.

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“I think that a lot of people are stuck on the word and at the end of the day I’m still a young mom," Floyd said during a September 26 interview with Us Weekly magazine. As Floyd explained, she still faced the same hardships as other young moms as she attempts to figure out motherhood just like anyone else.

“I don’t think 23 is the ideal age to have a baby," Floyd continued. "[Ryder] was unplanned, so in other ways, other than me not being a teen, I have different things that you can relate," she said.

Cheyenne Floyd then encouraged viewers of the long-running series to stop dreaming at her about how she isn't a "teen mom" and instead focus on what she actually is, which is a young mom who was surprised by a pregnancy and has since been attempting to navigate through life as a single mom with the help of her ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton.

Cory Wharton didn't know he was a dad for months after Ryder's birth

Although Floyd and Wharton enjoyed a short-lived romance after appearing alongside one another on another MTV reality show, "The Challenge: Rivals III" in 2016, they weren't together when Ryder was born and Floyd didn't confirm she was Wharton's child until the baby was 6-months-old.

What can fans expect from Cheyenne and Cory on Teen Mom OG season eight?

Cheyenne Floyd said that when the show returns, to MTV next month, fans will be watching as she and Cory Wharton co-parent their daughter as they attempt to juggle their lives outside of their family. "We’re best friends," she promised of her close relationship with her former boyfriend. Even though the pair is currently dating other people, they are always making sure to put Ryder first and because of that, co-parenting comes easy.

To see more of Cheyenne Floyd, Cory Wharton, and their family, tune into the season eight premiere of "Teen Mom OG" on Monday, October 1 at 9 PM on MTV.