Besides Future, These Celebrities Infamously Caught in Secret Child Scandal
Whether they did it intentionally to hide the baby from the world or because they themselves were kept in the dark about their baby, news about these celebrities’ secret child was not immediately known to public.
- Mar 1, 2020
AceShowbiz – For most people, having child is the greatest gift of the world. So excited they are, these parents-to-be can’t help breaking the news about the pregnancy, let alone keeping themselves from announcing their baby’s birth.
But unlike these people, some public figures did not announce they were expecting a child or becoming parents. While some did not intentionally keep it a secret because they were also left in the dark about their child’s existence, some others hid their child because of their complicated relationship with their partner/spouse.
Future is the example of the latter case. The rapper has confirmed that he has six children with six different women, including 5-year-old Future Zahir Wilburn from his relationship with singer Ciara. The rest, however, are not as widely exposed as Zahir. And the number of his children could raise to eight since in 2019, two women filed paternity suits claiming that Future was the father of their respective daughter and son.
Amid Future’s ongoing paternity suits with his alleged baby mamas, below AceShowbiz has compiled a list of celebrities who have been caught in similar scandal.
1. Gavin Rossdale
For years, Gavin Rossdale thought he was just Daisy Lowe’s godfather. It wasn’t until 2004 that the Bush lead singer discovered that he’s the biological dad of the then-14-year-old girl from his relationship with Daisy’s mother Pearl Lowe in the 1980s, while she was still married to fertility specialist Bronner Handwerger. When he found out about his teenage daughter, the rocker was already married to his then-wife Gwen Stefani.
2. Chris Brown
Chris Brown was dating Karrueche Tran when news broke in 2015 that he fathered a nine-month old daughter with another woman named Nia Guzman. The revelation soon ended his relationship with Karrueche, but the “Kiss Kiss” singer has since publicly acknowledged his daughter Royalty and displayed their close relationship on social media. Several years later, he once again hid the fact that he’s expecting a second child with his ex Ammika Harris despite endless speculation about her pregnancy. The proud parents only confirmed the news after the baby, a son named Aeko, was born in November 2019.
3. Hugh Grant
A notorious womanizer before he settled down in 2018, Hugh Grant welcomed three love children from two different women in the span of two years. His first child, a daughter named Tabitha, was born in 2011 as the product of a “fleeting affair” with Tinglan Hong. The “Love Actually” star welcomed another child, a boy named Felix, with Tinglan in December 2012. While the birth of Felix was immediately known to public, it wasn’t until January 2014 that the press caught wind of his child, John Mungo, with Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein. Much to everyone’s surprise, John was conceived around the same time Tinglan was pregnant with her and Hugh’s second child together.
4. Steven Tyler
By now, almost everybody must have known that Liv Tyler is Steven Tyler‘s daughter. But for more than a decade, the “Armageddon” star had no idea that the rocker was her father. Her mother Bebe Buell, who had a fling with the Aerosmith lead singer in the 1970s, initially claimed that the father was Todd Rundgren. She hid the fact because she was concerned with Steven’s ability to rear a child. Liv even took Todd’s last name before it was changed to Tyler, after she knew who her real father is when she was 11 years old.
Drake‘s child Adonis was outed in May 2018, thanks to his beef with Pusha T. The Clipse star released a diss track “The Story of Adidon”, accusing the Canadian rapper of fathering a secret child with former porn star Sophie Brussaux. Drizzy later confirmed that he’s indeed a father in his own song “Emotionless” off his album “Scorpion”. He raps in the song, “I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world, I was hidin’ the world from my kid.” Later, in an interview with Rap Radar, he explained that he didn’t share the news sooner because he was still making sure if the baby was his or not through DNA test.
6. Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton‘s love life was full of drama, with infidelities and secret children among other things that ruined his marriage to Pattie Boyd. He has a daughter named Ruth Kelly Clapton, who was born in January 1985, from his relationship with Yvonne Kelly, while both of them were married to other partners at the time. The child was kept from the public until the media realized she was his child in 1991. The popular rock and blues guitarist went on having an affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo, who gave birth to their son, Conor, in 1986. Conor tragically died in 1991 at the age of four after falling out of a window and the affair ended his marriage to Pattie.
7. Tom Jones
Once admitting that he had sex with up to 250 groupies a year at the height of his fame, Tom Jones fathered a secret child from his tryst with model Katherine Berkery in 1985. Even after paternity test proved that he’s the father to the baby boy in 1989 and he was forced to pay child support, the Welsh singer still refused to publicly or privately acknowledge the existence of his son until decades later in 2008. He, however, has shown no interest in having contact with his son, Jonathan Berkery.
8. Chuck Norris
Despite being an outspoken Christian, Chuck Norris had an extramarital affair that resulted in a secret child. He, however, did not know the existence of his daughter Dina until she was 26, though she had learned that the martial artist/actor was her father when she was 16. He met her after she sent a letter informing him of their relationship in 1990, a year after his divorce with his first wife Dianne Holechek. Revealing the news in 2004, the “Walker, Texas Ranger” star admitted that he was skeptical at first, but his concerns dissolved as soon as he met her.
9. Eddie Murphy
In 2006, Eddie Murphy dated Melanie Brown a.k.a. Mel B of Spice Girls, who became pregnant with his child. However, the actor/comedian refused to acknowledge it at first, telling RTL Boulevard in December 2016, “I don’t know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions, sir.” After Mel B gave birth to a baby girl, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, DNA test proved that the “Dolemite Is My Name” star was indeed the father. Mel B once stated in an interview that Eddie has not sought a relationship with Angel, although it was later reported in 2010 that he was getting to know his daughter.
10. Arnold Schwarzenegger
One of the most notorious love children, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s son Joseph Baena was well kept from the world for over 14 years. The “Terminator” star got Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena, an employee in their household, pregnant around the same time his then-wife Maria Shriver was carrying their fourth child. After Maria confronted him with the information, the shocking reveal ended their 25-year marriage. Arnold said it took seven or eight years before he found out that he had fathered a child with his housekeeper and he has since taken financial responsibility for the child and has maintained a close relationship with the 22-year-old hunk.
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