The Paternity Test Reveals…. Celebrity Men Accused Of Fathering A Love Child
It’s no secret that celebrity men have women throwing themselves at them and these male stars clearly took the bait, or so it seems, because they had women coming out of the woodwork accusing them of fathering a love child.
In his latest song, Lil Wayne jokes that he has women having babies every week and that may not be too far off from the truth. The New Orleans rapper, who infamously had three women pregnant at the same time, was recently slapped with a paternity suit. A New Orleans woman claimed that the “Believe Me” rapper is the father of her 12-year-old son. She originally reached out to Weezy and his camp back when he was locked up in Riker’s Island but the judge had the DNA test delayed until Wayne was released from prison. It’s interesting to note that the boy’s first name is Dwayne, the same as his alleged daddy’s.
Matthew Knowles turned three girls into superstars and then helped his daughter Beyonce become an international solo artist after her departure from Destiny’s Child. But the tight-knit family was split up when his 20-plus-year marriage to Tina Knowles ended in divorce. Word on the street was Papa Knowles had been unfaithful. Then a woman came forward saying she had given birth to his son and a paternity test proved that he was the father. Knowles once again found himself in the same predicament earlier this year after yet another woman came forward to say that Beyonce’s father is possibly a daddy once more.
Shad Moss, or the artist formerly known as Lil Bow Wow, found himself in a compromising position after he broke up with video model Joie Chavis and then he found out she was with child. The “106 & Park” host initially denied he was the father but after a paternity test revealed he was a new dad, he made an announcement that he was the father of Shai Moss. Although Moss and Chavis were no longer involved, the rapper vowed to step up to plate to take responsibility but he proved to be less than forthcoming in his child support case and tried to keep his new job as a BET host from the judge.
Busta Rhymes started his career out in the early 90’s as part of the Leaders of the New School but his over the top personality soon proved to be bigger than the group. After flying solo, Bussa Buss became one of the most popular rappers towards the end of the 90s and it was around this time when he was hit with a paternity suit. In 1999, a woman came forward alleging that the “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” rapper was the father of her one-year-old daughter. Tests proved that there was 99.9964 percent chance that Busta Rhymes was the father.
On the basketball court, Dwyane Wade had been one of the most reliable point guards and off of the court he’s branded himself as a family man, having primary custody of his sons. Even though he’s been in a relationship with actress Gabrielle Union for several years, we were all shocked to find out that he had a secret baby. Unbeknownst to the public, Wade and Union briefly broke up early 2013 and in that time he managed to get his longtime friend pregnant. Their son was born in November and a month later he put a ring on Union’s finger.
Following the breakup of his longtime marriage to wife Nicole, Eddie Murphy played the field a bit before settling into a passionate whirlwind romance with Spice Girl Melanie Brown. Their relationship lasted just seven months but it was more than enough time for Brown to get pregnant. However, they abruptly ended their relationship and things between the two starts became contentious when the “Beverly Hills Cop” refused to acknowledge he was the father of Brown’s baby. Even after a paternity test proved that little Angel, who coincidentally was born on the same day as her father, was in fact his daughter, it took Murphy several more years before he pursued a relationship with her.
Rapper Ludacris has been with his longtime girlfriend for several years and she has been a staple by his side at numerous events and club appearances. They seemed like a happy couple which is why so many people were shocked earlier this year when Ludacris popped up in court battling a woman who claimed to be the mother of the Atlanta rapper’s newborn baby. For his part, the “Throw Dem Bows” rapper did his best to keep the news of this side baby under wraps and out of the public eye but the custody and child support case played out in the media. Eventually full custody went to the baby’s mother and Luda was ordered to pay $11,000 a month in child support despite his efforts of crying broke.
DMX may have been a married man but that certainly didn’t stop him from fathering children with numerous women. The Yonkers native has 12 children and some of them came from extramarital affairs. In 2004, Maryland resident Monique Wayne came forward and alleged the “Get At Me Dog” rapper had raped her and she became pregnant as a result. Dark Man X was ordered to pay Wayne $1.5 million. Another woman came forward a few years later saying DMX had fathered her child and once again, paternity results confirmed that he was the daddy. Last year, DMX filed for bankruptcy citing child support as his main debtor but his case was thrown out.
Jesse Jackson has made it his career and lifelong goal to fight for justice and equality but back in 2001, his image took a big hit when a woman came forward saying she had an affair with the civil rights leader and as a result had his love child. Jackson had stepped out on his longtime wife with staffer Karin Stanford and in 1999 their daughter Ashley was born. It took two years for the public to find out and once it was revealed that Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition paid for Stanford’s moving and other expenses, he was forced to come clean before disappearing from the public eye for a while.
Comedian Chris Rock found himself in more than just a little bit of trouble after he cheated on his wife back in the late 90’s. The “New Jack City” actor slept with Hungarian model Monica Zsibrita after taking her for a night on the town that included a dinner party with Madonna. But the night of fun came back to haunt Rock after Zsibrita first accused her one-night stand of getting her pregnant. Then she alleged that Rock raped her and tried to extort him for money. Rock came clean about the whole incident and it eventually went away but in 2007, he was once again accused of fathering a baby. However, DNA tests proved that Rock was not the father of former actress Kali Bowyer’s son.
Bill Cosby has been one of America’s most favorite television dads but in 1997 he was accused of being someone’s father for real. It turns out more Cosby had strayed on his wife Camille more than 20 years prior and a 22-year-old woman had now emerged alleging she was his daughter. Autumn Jackson was charged for trying to extort money out of the comedian in exchange for her silence. Cosby countered that she had been one of the many young people he helped out by paying their tuition but admitted there was a possibility that he could have been the father because of his extramarital affair with Jackson’s mother.
R&B singer Brian McKnight dodged a huge bullet and child support payments a few years ago. Much earlier he had a fling with Miriam Lee and she came forward in 2009 and accused the R&B crooner of fathering her 14-year-old child. Initially McKnight failed to address the lawsuit and a judge made a default judgment against him and ordered him to pay more than $340,000 in back child support. That got his attention. A DNA test was administered and McKnight was off of the hook.