Did You Know They Procreated? 11 Famous Folks Who We Didn’t Know Had Babies Together

October 30, 2012  |  
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From famous couples who dated, got married and even just had flings, they all ended the same way in a sense–with a baby. Now, if these past couple are happily co-parenting is a whole other story. Did you know these people had children together? Let’s take a look and see if there are any surprises! And per the usual, be prepared to click…

Kenny Anderson and Spinderella
Before he was out here dogging Tami Akbar (aka, Tami Roman) during their married years, Kenny Anderson was involved with everybody’s favorite female DJ, Spinderella (sorry Solange). The two have a daughter together named Christenese, better known as Christy. The young lady wound up appearing on an episode of “My Super Sweet Sixteen” on MTV. Thankfully, she wasn’t as trifling as most of the kids who end up on that show. Christy is Spinderella’s first and only child, but the second of Kenny’s seven children.

Musiq Soulchild and Kameelah Williams of 702
Talk about making beautiful music together! The two well known R&B singers started dating under the radar and in 2009, they welcomed their son into the world. The little one is said to be the inspiration behind the song, “SoBeautiful.” These two kept the romance going after the fact and can be seen hand in hand at red carpets. They’ve been working on music as a couple and there was even talk of the two going on tour together possibly.

Forest Whitaker and Raye Dowell
If you follow our site, I’m sure you’ve come across this tidbit of information, but the Oscar-winning actor used to be romantically involved with “She’s Gotta Have It” actress Raye Dowell. Their  relationship brought about the birth of a son. The young man’s name being Ocean Alexander Whitaker. When asked why his children have such interesting names, he says that he wants them to touch their destiny by their names.
“Ocean just has a big heart. He wants to be a veterinarian…He’s been talking about it for years.”

Jhene Aiko and O’Ryan
I already know what you’re thinking. Who the hell is O’Ryan? And who the hell is Jhene Aiko?? Well, for all the throwback B2K fans, O’Ryan is the little brother of the always thirsty Omarion, another big singer in their musical family, and Jhene Aiko is a singer who appeared on B2K’s albums when they were at their peak. The two dated, and she even appeared in a music video of his, but I’m sure they were both shocked when a baby popped in the picture. They have a now three-year-old baby girl named Namiko Browner (who is too adorable by the way), and while we haven’t seen O’Ryan on the scene like that in a long time, Jhene is getting back into the music industry, dropping mixtapes left and right and creating buzz.

Tiara Campbell (Tisha’s Sister) and Baby Blue of Pretty Ricky

This baby-making union didn’t end on as positive a note as most of these other ones did. The little sister of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin (she’s one of five sisters the actress has, along with a brother) got herself involved with the most interesting looking fella in the R&B group Pretty Ricky, Mr. Diamond “Baby Blue” Smith. According to reports, the two met in Atlanta and started dating, but when Tiara ended up pregnant, Baby Blue started buggin’ out. It caused Tiara to end up depressed, and Tisha and Duane Martin weren’t having it. They went public with their disgust of Baby Blue: “I’m a father, so if I have to blast him to make him become a father, then I will do just that. When you mess with my wife or my family then I become upset…”
Not sure if the guy actually stepped up, but after he responded in the media and said she was a fling we hope if he did, he gets his act together: “”I don’t know. I did hit her, but I didn’t hit her raw, I strapped up. One thing is though, if it is my baby, I’ma be a good daddy. I got a good daddy, so, I’ma take care of mine. ”

John Singleton and Akosua Gyamama Busia

The South Los Angeles native and the star of “The Color Purple” (she played the sister, Nettie) not only had a child together, but they were actually married. They tied the knot in ’96 and had their daughter, Hadar Singleton, in 1997. Unfortunately, the couple wound up divorcing years later.

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DB Woodside and Golden Brooks
These two very good looking people known for their TV and movie roles started dating in 2008, and before they knew it, Golden was pregnant. She wound up giving birth to their daughter Dakota in 2009. And while they didn’t last as a pair, they still get along great and take good care of their child through co-parenting.

Aaron Hall and Video Model Gloria Velez

Back when Aaron Hall was all that in R&B music (I can listen to “I Miss You” non-stop like it’s an uptempo track to this day…), he met and had a romantic relationship with a young Gloria Velez. Seriously though, she was actually 16 while he was in his 30s…Anywho, they had a son together by the name of Anthony, and unfortunately, for years Velez was throwing around public claims that Hall has been a deadbeat dad, on top of abuse claims against her while they were together. Messy…

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Kurupt and Natina Reed
f you liked the song “It’s Over” by Kurupt as much as I did, then you probably already knew before Natina Reed’s tragic death this past weekend that the two were once engaged and have a son. She was in the video and she did provide the hook for the single. After being engaged in 2001, the two had their son, Tren Brown, in 2002. They separated and continued to take care of their son together. After Reed’s passing, the rapper said that, “This is a tremendous loss to our family. Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did.”

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Big Gipp and Joi

The very beautiful R&B/funk/rock singer Joi and the very interesting looking Big Gipp of Goodie Mob fame were another married couple from the same industry who brought a baby into the world. The two had their little girl in 1996, and her name is Keypsiia Blue Daydreamer. She is the child sitting in Joi’s belly as she rocked a sheer number to croon with D’Angelo in the “Lady” remix visuals. But relationship wise, things fell apart as Gipp worked hard on his music while Joi stayed home to tend to her family. As she once said in a lyric post their divorce, “The rap game stole my man from me…. I’ll always love him, even though he forgot how to.” But in an interview with Black Voices, she also had good things to say about their time together and the child that it produced: ” What Gipp and I were was timeless. I’m glad it was a part of my life and my love history, and we have an extraordinary daughter that came from that love.”

Christopher Williams and Stacey Dash
Before Stacey Dash had love for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, she had a lot of love for singer and actor Christopher Williams. The two very good looking people came together to have a son, Austin Williams, who is now in his 20s. He inherited his parents beauty because the young man has been having a successful modeling career, popping up on different runways all over the place. Not sure if these two get along after having a child together, as they barely mention each other like that. I’ll take that as a no…

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  • I wonder is there is an update on this story anyone know ?

  • This Chick

    Haha I probably knew 5 people here

  • Ronny

    Are ya sure Stacy and Chris had Austin because I Googled him and that boy is atleast part african-american but not 100%…also their is a pic of him with a guy that looks like it could be his dad (they have the same forehead) and sister

  • TheSpasticAvenger .

    This site is totally RACIST, get a life Clarke

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  • Billy Kay

    1. I never heard of a single one of these “famous” people
    2. From the looks of things, I’m sure I’m not missing anything.

  • LiddyBug86

    Musiq Soulchild needs to put a ring on her finger period! No babies out of wedlock for me! I think it’s bad luck for the child!

  • Bob price

    sh!t too,,,, look at that sh!t…. all 11 of 11 ,,, black, black and black…. surprise!!!!! Like monkeys,,,, they only want that puffy pink. cant think of anything else. OOPS,,,,, did I say that?

  • Derek

    They could have left the title at “11 Famous Folks Who We Didn’t Know”…no one on this list is relevant.

  • Angela R. Ingram

    Christopher Williams and Stacy Dash was a big surprise.



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  • mandcmom

    er…famous means that the average person knows who they are. forrest whittaker is the only person mentioned who qualifies.

  • lili1967

    David Smith had a girl with Mary Jones. Can you believe it? My point is, I don’t recognize a soul, by name or looks on this useless article. Who cares? Nobody probably.

  • Chris

    Who in the hell are some of these so-called celebrities?!? Anyone who knows all the “celebrities” listed, needs to get a damn life….wow.

  • hexagonate

    i thought these were supposed to be famous people

  • everclaire

    The only person I have ever heard of in this article is Forrest Whitaker. No kidding we don’t know about these nobodies.

  • bite

    Who are any of these losers!? They aren’t worth mentioning let alone writing anything about.gmafb!

  • frobenius

    I did not recognize a single one of these people.

  • nursemonster

    Yeah, I’m kinda noticing that there are no caucasian couples in this list….. and people wonder why there are stereotypes…. SMH.

  • Katy

    Am I counting wrong? I see 22 people – 11 couples – but 22 “famous folks”. Poorly written headline.

  • Justin

    Where are all the white people at?? Racist media at its finest!!!

    • Victoria Uwumarogie

      Oh how the tables have turned. Madame Noire stands for “black woman.” This is a black website, so we try to highlight black people as much as possible. Mainstream media (aka, white folks) do these type of stories all the time, and I’m sure you can find some white people who you didn’t know had children together via Google. Good luck with that.

  • This is a website for African American right???? So that’s why it’s only black couples don’t like it it’s plenty other websites who are all about the others

  • Dog face

    Whats with EVERY couple having one or more Black heritage?

  • you you

    So, what I learned from this article is that you have to be black to make this list…

  • Pretty Ricky got their group name from an episode of the Martin show (co starring Tisha Campbell) and them Baby Blue gets Tisha’s little sister pregnant.

    • MsNisha

      LMAO!!! Isn’t it IRONIC!!!

    • Hey do you know if there is an update on this story? Haven’t anythig after while I wonder how tisha’s sis is doing

  • Cynthia


  • Beyonce’s lace front

    Joi and Big Gipp, Aaron Hall and Gloria Velez, Stacey Dash and christopher Williams is OLD news.

    • Cynthia Payne

      And everyone knew about all of them.

  • Pretty Ricky tho?! I don’t know why that bothers me so much…I need an
    inhaler and I am not even in the Campbell family…Pretty doggone
    Ricky?!I am beautiful woman and I love good man…..inter racial romance is my dream… so I
    joined —blackwhitePlanet.С0M—–it’s where to- connect with
    beautiful and excellent people!Rubber or not, if you had sex with a woman, there is SOME POSSIBILITY that the child is yours.

  • S H

    Calling some of these people famous is a real stretch.

  • chanela

    Notice how the article says nothing about marriage. SMH

  • Jhene Aiko and O’Ryan? They have a 3 year old son? B2K is like 2001.

  • opinionated_too

    Didn’t any white people procreate?

  • Gimmeabreak78

    This article should have been titled “11 VAGUELY FAMILIAR Folks We Didn’t Know Babies Together”. How can you reference anybody from Pretty Ricky as famous? Tisha Campbell is vaguely familiar herself, so how can a person claim her sister is famous? Wow.

  • kierah

    If you have to explain who these folks are, then famous may not be term you want to use. Just saying!

  • Taylor

    I think they forgot Slick ‘Em when they said Diamond Blue was the most interesting looking one in the group….

    • toya


  • CurlyBoo

    Musiq Soulchild and Kameelah Williams, i know that child is beautiful.

    I had no clue Jhenel Aiko was a mother-cute daugher.
    (this was a very entertaining post!)

  • realadulttalk

    I have some random relatives who have kids with nobodies…shall I send pics? I swear they are just as famous as most of the people on this list.

  • TanTan78

    MN, will you stop it with the Stacey Dash/Christopher Williams obsession, already? We were all there when he announced their future train-wreck of a relationship. We were ten. Watching Video Soul. No shade; I love both of them, but if they no longer claim each other without cringing………………

  • No, I’m thinking “Why is this the first time MN is mentioning Jhene??” She is so talented! LOVE her Sailing Soul(s) mixtape!

  • Tiza

    I wanted to see where this was going — nowhere. The title, slant, comments and contents of this piece is utterly embarrassing – supermarket tabloid “The National Inquirer” quality! These folks are parents. I’ve reversed my FB Like!

  • OH GOD!!!! My heart is too heavy for Tiara Campbell. A dude from Pretty Ricky?! Your sister is Tisha Campbell and you have exposure to some of the most savvy people in the entertainment industry and you link up with a dude from Pretty Ricky?! Pretty Ricky tho?! I don’t know why that bothers me so much…I need an inhaler and I am not even in the Campbell family…Pretty doggone Ricky?!

    • TanTan78


    • Lmfao! damn

    • realadulttalk

      I just spit my tea! Lmao

    • Suchalady

      I’mliterally crying because this is the first comment I read…LMAO!

    • MsNisha

      Your comment was everything I was feeling and then some!!! Lord have mercy I know Tisha “Gina” (Cause that’s how I reference her in my head – don’t judge me) was like “… you said who… he like Tommy, he ain’t got no job man!!!” Oh, Lord, hope for her sake he not the daddy cause that would be a TRAGEDY!!!

  • JaneDoe

    DB Woods is fine.. Go golden.

  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

    I find it very TACKY when men say things like “the kid can’t be mine”. Rubber or not, if you had sex with a woman, there is SOME POSSIBILITY that the child is yours.

  • can we stop bashing this woman for her political choices? and aside from her and Golden Brooks, I don’t know who any of these people are.

    • Mel

      Thank you! I thought that was really embarrassing and ignorant how it seemed like all the black sites and people on twitter were going in so hard on her for having a political viewpoint. It actually feels like they don’t realize people like MLK fought and died so we could have a voice, not just chime in with what everyone else thinks.

  • Ay

    Knew most of these.

  • Kiyoko Kayo Hisoka

    It’s actually more well known that Jhene has a daughter with ‘Omarion’s brother’ as he is affectionately known.

    • Nenah

      I didn’t know who Jhene was either!

  • Jelly

    Clarke Gail Baines are you serious? Tisha Campbell’s sister…O’Ryan, who are these people? The editors must be hunkered down because I don’t see how this article full of irrelevant people made it onto this site. MN just keeps getting irrelevant. Ok, I’m done.

    • Kiyoko Kayo Hisoka

      People love to throw around the words ‘irrelevant’ and ‘relevant’. Some of these articles may not be RELEVANT to your reading interests, but they are to others.

      • Nenah

        But it says Famous People! The brother of so and so is not famous! LOL

        • Kiyoko Kayo Hisoka

          He was at one point in time.

        • Resheart

          Both O’rayn and Jhene actually had singles out . Music video and appearances so technically…. at one point in time… for a second there… to some people lol… they were famous.

          • Deceased

            DEAD @ ALL of this!!! True but funny!

          • Mia

            Chile you can’t even spell that O’ryan’s person name which proves how irrelevant he is, lol! I don’t remember hearing anything by that Ichabod Crane looking dude, and the only thing I know about the girl is that she has a whiny voice and always mentions her multiracial ethnicity in songs, like she’s a racial miracle or something.

            • jhene is dope and i listen to her daily, i have neva heard what u talking bout lol Space Jam & You vs Them r nice and say nuthin in reference to her race…

        • toya

          LMFAO @ “the brother of so and so”

    • Aside from 2 people, I didn’t know them either…wait Forrest Whittaker makes three people!

  • Breakdown

    This is evidently a hurricane “SANDY” article. You could not get to the office so you dug through the archives and phoned this BS in.