Meet Derek Taylor, baby father of ’16 & Pregnant’ star Jordan Cashmyer. After the news of Jordan’s death, heads turned toward her boyfriend turned baby daddy. However, Derek has kept his socials private and hasn’t commented anything regarding her death.
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Meet Derek Taylor, Jordan Cashmyer Boyfriend Turned Baby Daddy
Derek Taylor is best known as 16 & Pregnant star Jordan Cashmyer’s boyfriend. He and his baby mother Jordan appeared on MTV series in 2014 and their daughter Genevieve “Evie” Shae Taylor. Their episodes documented Jordan’s struggle with unemployment, homelessness, and being disowned by her family.
Jordan’s family never approved of her relationship with Derek.
However, off-camera, Derek and Jordan’s relationship suffered even more. After their split, Jordan signed over temporary custody rights of Evie to Derek’s mother in 2015. In 2014, a user on askfm questioned Derek, “Do u want full custody or shared or visitation”.
To which, Derek replied, “I like the way it is now. We don’t need to get the government involved”. Based on the Facebook posts from TeenMomAnd16AndPregnantGirls, they worked on shared custody because Evie was spending time with her father.
In January 2022, the news of Jordan passing away made headlines. TMZ reported that she died on 16 January 2022, at the age of 26. Her cause of death wasn’t provided by the medical examiner who confirmed the death. Jordan’s father Dennis M. Cashmyer first shared the news of her death on Facebook.
“Last night I received a call no parent ever wants. My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away, she was only 26 years old. Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER. Please keep my family in your thoughts prayers as we navigate through this tragedy,” Jordan Cashmyer’s stepmother continued. “Please understand and respect our privacy at this time. We are surrounded by the love and support of our children, granddaughter Lyla, and family members.”
Jordan had appeared on Season 5 Episode 10 alongside Derek which aired in 2014.
Were Derek Taylor And Jordan Cashmyer Were Together At The Time Of Her Death?
No, Derek Taylor and Jordan Cashmyer had split a few months after the birth of their daughter Evie.
At the time of her death, Jordan was engaged to Michael Schaffer. Two of them had welcomed a daughter, Layla, in June 2021. The news of her death made headlines four months after her engagement with Michael. However, Michael had died in September 2021 for an unknown reason.
Jordan had long been struggling with mental health issues, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. In one of her last posts, she had admitted that she wasn’t a perfect person. Jordan claimed herself to be stubborn and selfish, controlling, and possessive in a post from January 2018. At the time, she was in a relationship with a man named Keith Boyer.
Where Is Derek Taylor Now?
Since Derek Taylor has kept his socials private there are no updates on him as of this writing.
Derek Taylor Age
As of 2022, Derek Taylor should be 30 years old as of this writing since he and Jordan had an age difference of only 4 years.
Derek Taylor Job
Based on a few photos on Facebook, Derek Taylor had once worked for Time Warner Cable.
In June 2014, Derek had also revealed that he worked at an appraisal company.
At the same time around, it was revealed that his baby mother had started working at a strip club in August 2014. In a second report by the same outlet, it was reported that Jordan got into a physical altercation with another employee at the strip club. In 2016, Jordan headed to a rehab facility to help her with her alcohol addiction.
Moreover, Derek and Jordan ran a Facebook fan page. Derek once went on the page and posted pictures of her work at a strip club for her thousand of fan followers to see. He wrote, “For those of you who have no idea how Jordan spends her days and nights allow me to show you…. This is the reality of it, she doesn’t help with her child at all so anything you see her say regarding [our daughter] Genevieve is more than likely a lie. She hasn’t seen Genevieve in over a month and I’d say about a total of 2 hours in the last 3-4 months and that’s being generous”.
Furthermore, Jordan’s father Dennis also commented on the post where he said, “I am Jordan’s father I am so sad for my daughter and her choices, but the facts are my wife and I raise Evie 90% of the time the other time she is with her father. My wife and I 100% support Evie financially and have since July. We are trying to protect Evie and our other kids from all of this media s*itstorm Jordan created. We are doing what is best for Evie daily. In 2017, several sources reported Jordan’s profile on an escort website working as a sex worker. Later that year, Jordan was arrested for drug possession.
Is Derek Taylor On Instagram?
Yes, Derek Taylor is on Instagram. His IG account is (@dmt_gst) which is private at the moment. Likewise, his Twitter account is (@PoppinBubb13s) which also happens to be private at the moment. He was also on ASKfm and his profile is (@PoppinBubb13s).
Where Is Derek Taylor From?
Derek Taylor hailed from the United States but he lived away from Baltimore, Maryland where Jordan was living at the time.