Can you imagine someone contacting you on social media, and telling you that you are the father of their child? Well, Sisqo can. This is what happened when he found out that he could potentially be a daddy. Illegitimate child is defined as someone who is born before the parents are married or when a child is produced due to an extra-marital affair. If we followed this definition, almost every child in Hollywood would have the title of illegitimate. However, it is a trend in Hollywood and it has been going on for years, only now with social media and paparazzi, the world usually finds out before the celebrity finds out. Recently, musician Chris Brown became father to a 9 month old baby girl, and Hugh Grant, well he had two babies in one year and no, they were not twins. Illegitimate kids seem to haunt the world of Hollywood; mainly the men of Hollywood and they do not discriminate. You could be an actor, director, musician and everything in between, even a politician like Arnold Schwarzenegger is not immune to a love child. The lack of self control is hard to manage when you have a lot of luxuries at your finger tips. That being said, for some of these men who are shocked to find out they are having a child, like rapper Bow Wow or basketball player Dwyane Wade, they should know that mistakes do happen.
The man who created Apple is not just a technical genius; he has also fathered an illegitimate child with a high school girlfriend back in 1978. When Jobs' high school girlfriend approached him about the baby, he denied the child and continued doing so for two years. He even went to the extent of swearing in court documents that there was no way he could be the girl’s father because he was sterile and infertile. Steve soon after acknowledged Lisa Brennan-Jobs, who grew up with a single mother on welfare as his daughter and even got to spend time with her on family vacations. He paid for her Harvard education and they reportedly had a great relationship before he died.
Altogether actor Clint Eastwood has 7 children with 5 different women. His first daughter was a result of an affair; he then had 2 children with his wife at the time, Maggie Johnson. Eastwood had another affair with a flight attendant a few years later, which produced a son and a daughter. Eastwood then dated fellow actress Frances Fisher and had daughter Francesca; however, that relationship did not last long and he quickly moved on to new wife Dina Ruiz, which produced a daughter; they are now estranged and in the process of divorcing. Altogether, playboy Eastwood had 4 children out of wedlock and 3 of whom are results of an affair and 2 children during wedded bliss.
Rapper DMX’s wife left their 11 year marriage when she found out that he had 4 children with 4 different women outside of their marriage. Altogether, the rapper has admitted to now having 12 children, 5 of which are illegitimate and owing $1.23 million in child support. So what is X’s defense in having so many illegitimate children? Simple, he says at least one of those women sexually assaulted him (yes, you read right). Continuing on to say “I mean, you know, that might sound like some bulls***. No man has ever been. You know what I mean, like never?”. Dmx’s wife at the time, Tashera Simmons backed him up, however she has recently wised up and filed for divorce.
Back when basketball player Dwyane Wade was getting hot and heavy with then girlfriend Gabrielle Union, a scandal hit the papers about a supposed love child. It somehow came out that during a break from Union, Wade hooked up with Aja Metoyer (who also has two children with funny guy Damon Wayans Jr.) and the hook up spawned a baby boy, Xavier; Metoyer apparently went into hiding (as in deleting her social media accounts). Union and Wade eventually got back together and got married in 2014. Union has embraced all 4 of Wade’s children, which includes a nephew he adopted from his sister.
The 54 year old actor nearly escaped fatherhood until he met Tinglan Hong, a receptionist at a Chinese restaurant in London. In 2011, Tinglan gave birth to a daughter for Grant. Their affair was quick and they went their separate ways until 2012, when they hooked up again and had son Felix. However, to everyone’s surprise Grant welcomed another child 7 months later with a Swedish TV producer, Anna Elisabet Eberstein. Grant did not acknowledge the child in public or sign the birth certificate until more than a year later. So in 2 years, Grant has had 3 children with 2 women and all three came as a surprise.
Thong song singer Sisqo, has been out of the spot light for some time now. This could be the reason why his illegitimate child news flew slightly under the radar. Oh and also because he allegedly committed a crime; In 1999, Sisqo had a one-night stand with an underage Swiss teenager, and this one-night stand produced a child. The woman said she tried every way possible to inform the musician of his pending fatherhood, “reaching out on social media” and “confronting him several times in public”. Unfortunately for him, the laws in Switzerland are slightly different and deem a man responsible for a child if he continuously denies paternity. Sisqo has still refused to acknowledge the child in public, but chances are he is paying child support wherever he is.
In 2011 Maria Shriver filed for divorce from husband Arnold Schwarzenegger, after news broke that he had a love child that is basically his doppelganger. After sleeping with one of the maids, she ended up having his child; the now 18 year old Joseph Baena was acknowledged publicly by his father who has 4 children with Shriver (one that was born the same year as Baena, only about 2 weeks apart). To make matters worse, Arnold’s mistress Mildred Baena, who was their housekeeper for more than 20 years, was working in the house while she was pregnant; but Schwarzenegger said he only found out the child was his 7 or 8 years later when he started looking like him. Since then he had secretly been supporting Baena and the child.
In 1995, Front man of the band Bush, Gavin Rossdale met musician Gwen Stefani and eventually married her in 2002. They lived in wedded bliss until 2004, when Rossdale was faced with a paternity scandal. Paternity test results revealed that Rossdale was the father of singer/songwriter Pearl Lowe’s daughter, Daisy Lowe. Rossdale initially thought he was Daisy’s godfather and when he found out the truth, he apparently cut off contact with Daisy and her mother. However in 2009, he rekindled his relationship with his daughter, confirmed by pictures of her spending time with her little brother Kingston.
Ultimate bad boy and Walker Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris had been married for 20 years when he decided to step out on his wife and conceive a child. However, it was not until the early 90’s that Norris knew the child existed and she bore his last name. By this time, Norris and his first wife Dianne Holechek, had separated (probably due to this revelation). Chuck reportedly found out about Dina when she was 16, after she sent a letter to his home informing him that he was her father; however, they did not physically meet her until she was 26 years old.
The Oasis front man got involved with journalist Liza Ghorbani in 2011, which produced an illegitimate child, Gemma. Gallagher was still married to singer Nicole Appleton who filed for Divorce from him in 2012, upon hearing of his indiscretions. Gallagher has been paying child support to the journalist who is referred to as a groupie because of her actions in the media towards Gallagher. Ghorbani is said to be living at home with her parents while she takes Gallagher to court for more child support and list of constantly changing demands; supposedly he wants parental rights. This custody dispute (like everything else in the Gallagher’s life) is a mess.
Rapper formally known as Lil’ Bow Wow reveled to the world in July of 2011, that he has fathered a baby girl with video model Joie Chavis. The world was stunned considering Bow Wow (whose real name is Shad Moss) never really divulges personal information to the media. Moss has been super emotional since having the child, filling up his Twitter timeline with messages like this one, “I want her to live with me so bad, Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So I have to fly 5 hours away to see her. I find myself going into my phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes I tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional.”
The latest in the celebrity illegitimate child game is 25 year old singer Chris Brown. In February of 2015, Brown revealed he is the father of a 9-month old baby girl who is reportedly named Royalty. Brown fathered this baby with video model, 31 year old Nia, a long time friend of his. However, this information is already beginning to spark serious drama, especially with his long-term girlfriend Karrueche Tran who reportedly broke up with him on Twitter, saying, “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.”