I’m sure you don’t keep up with anything that’s going on with Stevie J and Joseline when Love and Hip Hop Atlanta is not on, but for the last few months, we’ve reported on one of the mothers of two of his kids, Carol Bennett, suing him for more than a million in back child support. She even went as far as to release a voicemail he sent her asking her not to go to press with their issues. She had this to say about the 168 child support payments he reportedly missed:
“My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at?”
Stevie J, a father of five, must have been feeling the heat of all the allegations, because he decided to sit down with Bossip, and his wife, Joseline, to clear things up. He claims that Ms. Bennett’s motives are murky and that whenever he talks to his kids, they say that everything is fine:
“I’ve just been seeing a lot in the press. I didn’t know I had an issue.
We were in Philly just hanging out with my kids. I had a show in Philly. We chillin’, we at the mall with the kids. Me, wife, even baby momma was there, Ms. Bennett. But you know, it’s all good. But then I see I owe a million and some change!
It’s like everybody want their day in the sun, everybody wants to be hot. I talk to my kids every day on Facetime, and I see ’em and I’m like, ‘What’s going on Superstar?’ ‘Ain’t nothin, everything good.’ Everything’s good? What’s this then? Everybody got their motives, you never know what’s on people’s minds.”
Joseline also jumped in to give her 10 cents, saying that Stevie’s exes are still in love with him. Here’s what she said about everything.
“I tell Stevie they still in love with him, all of them. Where does anybody, court, judge, anybody, tell a father that they owe 1.2 million dollars to f**king kids? I think it’s bull with the courts and the baby moms. I feel like, if you take care of your kids, buy them food, buy them whatever they need, your kids don’t need $1.2 million. What the hell they gon’ do with that?”
Joseline also opened up about her own plans to have kids with Stevie, and she says that she’s waiting.
“We already have plans to have kids when we go to Vegas in about five years. But he don’t want five years. But I’m only 27, I just started living life. Can I get five years!? He’s got five kids, I got enough kids. Five kids is enough for me. I’m going to have one or two, I just want to wait.”
Stevie does have five kids, ages ranging from three to 18, but from the interview it looks like he’s not trying to slow down anytime soon (“I’m at peace. I’m happy with my wife.”) But until he gets these child support issues resolved, he might want to…
Check out video of their interview with Bossip below and let us know what you think.