Johnson realizes the most important thing for any child is to feel loved:
If you're co-parenting, and seeing your child doing things like this doesn't bring a smile to your face, reconsider what's truly best for your child. Payton has more people to love her this way, and what more could a mother ever want for her child? Being best friends with me AND being best friends with Kayla, is exactly where P deserves to be.
Johnson told Babble what it was like meeting Imhoff for the first time:
My first impression of Kayla was that she was sweet, and brave for deciding to meet Charlie’s daughter. Being in a relationship with someone who has a child can be daunting; knowing that things can get complicated. I think it takes a special person to decide to stick around anyway.
My child is my world, and when I realized that Kayla’s interest was to treat Payton as her own, it was actually a huge relief for me.
Since then, they've become an important part of each other's lives!
We have become close friends. We consult each other on everything and we make decisions together. We talk about her school, plans for the holidays, and discipline. We both take off work on Payton’s birthday and have a girls’ day with her, and we also each give the other person space to have a close bond with her.