You know it has been a slow news week when a woman with two baby daddies makes national headlines.
“Former USC basketball star Brynn Cameron has an eye for athletic sp*erm. You may recall she had a baby with NFL QB Matt Leinart. Well guess whose baby she just had … that would be Clippers superstar Blake Griffin!
TMZ has learned … Brynn and Blake are now the proud parents of Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, who was born August 1st. The birth certificate lists Brynn as the mother and Blake Austin Griffin as the daddy.
As for the child she had with her baby daddy Matt, 6-year-old Cole lives primarily with her and we’re told she’s getting a boatload of child support — we know she was getting $15k a month.
Brynn and Blake were dating, and apparently it went well for a while — or for at least one night. And, we just found out … Brynn and Blake are NO LONGER TOGETHER.
Let’s just say … in the baby daddy sweepstakes, Brynn is a Hall of Famer.”
So is anybody else still waiting for the punchline?
Let me see if I have my comprehension glasses on: woman get’s pregnant and gives birth seven years ago – and does it again seven years later? Gasp, the horror! There certainly has to be more to this story, which I am missing here. Was it discovered that Griffin and Leinhart are actually long lost father and son? No, they don’t know each other? Okay, well was it discovered through a DNA revealed on Maury Povich show that the baby was part human, part Melmacian? It is a normal healthy baby without ALF-like features, you say? So what is it? Oh, her children have two different daddies. I get it now – or maybe I don’t get it all.
Certainly, Brynn is not the first woman on the face of this planet to procreate with two – or more – different men? In fact I know she is not. Some of you all reading this have siblings with different daddies. And if we are going to get really real about it; some of you have different daddies and don’t even know it. But we’ll keep that little secret until the next episode of Paternity Court.
Even without the family secrets, new statistics show that single moms account for precisely one-quarter of all U.S. Households and the birth rate for single mothers in 2007 was 80 percent higher than it was in 1980. Matter of fact, in 2011, 62 percent of women, between ages 20 and 24 who had recently given birth were unmarried. And while it may come as no surprise that black and Hispanic women lead the nation in single mothers with multiple baby dads, the number of white women in the “that’s just my baby daddies” – club is steadily on the rise. I guess all is not virtuous and pristine up on top of that pedestal of ideal womanhood.
And perhaps that’s a good thing. Perhaps it is time women of all stripes, pull back the curtain on what is family and how it has been defined over the years. I know society likes to place the burden of bastard children at the foot of the mothers for disobeying traditional marriage in favor of exercising her right to be pro-choice, but if we are to be honest here, tradition, for the most part, is overrated – or at the very least misrepresented. Traditionally, men used to have more than one wife, some of which taken when young and without her consent. Traditionally, men could be able to have multiple wives and a concubine – a harem of concubines, if he was really a big deal. And traditionally, despite the man being fruitful with all of his flock, he was not traditionally, or legally, obligated to take care of all of them. Therefore single motherhood is not a new concept by any means. Nor is the concept of a woman with multiple baby daddies. Heck some would even say it is biblical as even Mary, mother of Joseph, James, Jude, Simon and Jesus, is said to have had multiple fathers for her children. And I dare any of these self-righteous traditionalists to call Jesus’ mom anything less than the mother of God.
The good news is that while there are plenty men still roaming the planet (probably even God), spreading seed to multiple wives, girlfriends and acquaintances in the traditional way, at least in this country we have progress enough from our “traditional” roots to hold men financially accountable for all the children they create. And that includes the ones made by football and basketball players too.
Anyway, Brynn is not the only woman on the face of this planet to move on with her life, after the relationship with her the father of her child, or children, didn’t work out. As long as the children are being taken care of, including financially, there really shouldn’t be a problem. What I suspect too is probably most distressing to folks is the fact that Brynn has children by two famous professional athletes. Never mind she was once a major female athlete in her own right, and thus probably moves naturally in those circles. If Brynn’s baby fathers were a NBA player and a Hockey player, would that make things better? What about a NBA player and a dentist? Or an NFL player and maybe a magician? A magician baby dad might be nice -until the deadbeat disappears…
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