A 4-year-old Maelyn’s parents Ricky and Clara got divorced but they didn’t let that get in the way of their parenting.
Usually, when parents split up, the child is the most affected. They sometimes made arrangements and argue for the custody of the child. However, this unique family does not encounter this kind conflict.
Maelyn Player of Columbus, Ohio has her family extended after her parents split up. Her parents Ricky and Clara got divorced in 2013 but they didn’t let that get in the way of their parenting. Ricky and Clara as well as their new spouses unite for the sake of their daughter and do tons of things together like birthdays, holidays, soccer games, and just simply hang out. In fact, this recent picture of both sets of parents supporting Maelyn at her soccer game has gone viral for sending an important message about co-parenting.
Cazeau explained that all four parents can’t come to every game, but when they do, they make sure to bust out the customized jerseys.
And Maelyn? She loves the jerseys, but mostly because her number is on the back.
“I think she likes that it says her number,” Player told TODAY. “She was pretty excited when she saw them.”
Cazeau has really gotten into the customized shirts, and has even ordered them for their joint family Christmas celebrations.
One thing is for sure, Maelyn is one lucky girl to have two sets of parents that are so willing to set aside their own issues with one another.
“You can learn how to put your differences aside and do what’s best for your kid,” said Player. “At the end of the day your kid is watching you, and we want to teach Maelyn to love other people.”
“Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can’t work!” Maeylyn’s step-mom Emilee wrote. “I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what’s best for your child and everything will just fall into place.” The picture of Maeylyn and her big support team including her mom, dad, and step-parents was shared on Facebook by Emilee and has gone viral since with over 33k likes, 84k shares, and thousands of hearts touched.