As fans who follow her know, Teen Mom: The Next Chapter star Cheyenne Floyd's Instagram is filled with joyous photos of her family. She and her husband, Zach Davis, are often smiling next to their two children in picture-perfect moments.
In one photo, Cheyenne proudly posts about her daughter Ryder's first day of kindergarten. In another, she happily shares shots of her son Ace's first birthday party. If true happiness can be found on social media, this is a fine example of it.
Unfortunately, a speed bump appeared on their road when Cheyenne revealed she was involved in a shooting. Luckily, everyone is safe, but the event was a slow-moving cloud that briefly passed in front of her sun. Here's what we know about the May 2022 incident that left Cheyenne in shambles.
Cheyenne Floyd from 'Teen Mom OG' was involved in a shooting.
During the September 2022 premiere of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter, Cheyenne and Zach recounted the deeply upsetting story from earlier in the year. It occurred when they were taking what should have been a relaxing ride in their car with the kids.
Zach recalled that Cheyenne looked over at him and noticed a "green beam" on his face. Suddenly a man in a car appeared behind them, and he had a gun in his hand.
"He hit the car 13 times and we crashed into the back of a Prius. It was the worst feeling in the world," Zach said in the episode.
Cheyenne's 5-year-old daughter, Ryder, and 15-month-old son, Ace, were thankfully unhurt. Tearfully, Cheyenne referred to the fact that they made it out unscathed as a "miracle." She praised God for their survival.
"God literally covered us that day because every cop who was there said they don't understand how we are all alive," she revealed.
It's not surprising to hear that Cheyenne is suffering from what sounds like post-traumatic stress disorder after the fact.
"We are stuck in a constant replay of the worst day of your life. Everything is just a trigger. Everything is a reminder," Cheyenne admitted. "I feel like he didn't kill us, but he took so much from us. It's just not fair. I don't get why we have to go through that. I don't get why the kids have to go through that."
Who shot at Cheyenne and Zach from 'Teen Mom'?
At this time, the shooter remains unnamed. But according to Zach, their assailant was no stranger. "It was somebody we both knew. He's been here at Chey's house," he revealed in the aforementioned episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
Zach's criminal record is far from squeaky clean, which led viewers to believe that his history had put his family in danger. Later, the reality TV star took to social media to set the record straight.
"Stop the narrative that this was a friend or justify what we went through because I have a past,” he wrote in a since-expired Instagram story in September 2022. "This has zero connection. This is still an active case which is why we can’t give details.”
This season of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter will show all the ups and downs that their family must endure. But if you go by Instagram alone, they are strong, and they'll not only survive but thrive.