This is shocking! Here are 10 celebrities who were subjected to paternity tests
Celebrity lives are always fodder for the paparazzi. Their actions are big time news wherever they go. Be it a singer, socialite, movie star or sportstar, celebrities are always entertainment for prime time entertainment channels.
While celebrities may have been subjected to tell all interviews, what’s more shocking is allegations of fatherhood for a number of male celebrities. Paternity tests work both ways, while a female may subject a male celebrity to prove him as the father of her child, a male celeb may undergo a test to prove otherwise. Some may own up some may not, here is a list of 10 shocking cases where famous celebs were subject to paternity tests.
1 Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman
We all know and remember Simon Cowell as the cynical and sarcastic judge of popular TV show American Idol. Cowell took a paternity test to prove he was the father of Lauren Silverman’s baby. What’s intriguing was the fact that Lauren Silverman was in an estranged marital relationship with another man. Well! The test was determined in Cowell’s favor and he entered into a relationship with Silverman thereafter.
2 Kourtney Kardashian and Michael Girgenti
Now this is a classic turn around. Which man wouldn’t want to claim to be the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s child even if he had a brief relationship with her, she is after all, the woman of most male celebs’ dreams. Model Michel Girgenti actually filed a custody suit against Kourtney claiming her son Mason as his own. The couple had a brief fling in 2009 when Kourtney had broken off with partner Scott Disick. Unfortunately for Michael, Kourtney’s cooperation in DNA testing proved Scott to be the father.
3 Justin Bieber and Mariah Yeater
Finally women initiating a DNA test against a celeb none other than Justin Bieber. In 2011 Bieber faced a paternity suit for child support from Mariah Yeater claiming him to be the father of her baby. However Bieber claimed he had never even slept with Yeater but she counter claimed otherwise saying their romp followed after one of his concerts. However, the paternity test proved that Bieber wasn’t the father.
4 Jude law and Samantha Burke
Now this is a juicy one. Jude law actually had slept with a cocktail waitress whom he met in a bar. While taking a break from filming for Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law met waitress Samantha Burke who he took a fancy to. The attraction turned into an ultimate sexual tryst with Samantha getting pregnant. However Jude law wasn’t too happy about it. Unfortunately for him, the paternity test determined him to be the father of the child and though he isn’t too vocal about it, he still provides her child support.
5 Eddie Murphy and Mel.B
This is one relationship that actually turned sour. Despite being a hot couple at one time, Eddie Murphy and spice girl Mel. B broke off leading to Murphy denying that he was the father of her new born baby. Mel B was certain to the point of listing Murphy as the father on the child’s birth certificate. A paternity test however proved Mel B’s convictions. Since then Murphy had a change of heart and even paid for all the expenses incurred during her pregnancy.
6 Jay Z and Shenelle Scott
We all know wealthy rapper and businessman Jay Z as the husband of Beyonce, but at one time Jay Z was all over the media over speculations of fathering a child with a young lady called Shenelle Scott who claimed Jay Z was the father of her baby. The result of the subsequent paternity test wasn’t divulged to the media and it’s been a huge but open secret since then. But what everyone knows is that Shenelle Scott didn’t list Jay Z as the father in the birth certificate. She received a staggering $ 1 Million from Jay Z for not doing so.
7 Matthew Knowles and Alexandra Wright
Father of Beyonce, Matthew Knowles faced a paternity suit in 2009 when Alexandra Wright openly voiced to the media he was the father of her son, Nixon. Though he vehemently denied the fact, the results proved otherwise. This led to Tina Knowles filing for divorce. Matthew Knowles has shied away from the media since then.
8 Ludacris and Tamika Foster
Rapper Ludicrous was made to pay $7000 a month in child support when paternity tests proved him to be the father of Cai, daughter of Tamika Foster. Tamika had provided to the media, information of the brief intimate relationship she shared with Ludacris when he temporarily broke off with girlfriend Eudoxie. Ludacris was hit for $10,000 a month however as he could not afford it, the court settled the amount at $ 7000. On a positive note, Ludacris is actually fond of Cai.
9 Gavin Rossdale and Pearl Lowe
Gavin Rosdale and beautiful fashion model Pearl Lowe shared a deep relationship. However Gavin did not want to be publicly known as the father of her baby Daisy and got Pearl to name him her godfather instead. However when Daisy grew up she insisted on knowing who her father was. A paternity test revealed it to be Gavin Rosdale
This led to Gavin breaking off relations with Pearl. However he still continues to be on good terms with Daisy.
10 Elizabeth Hurley and Steve Bing
Beautiful English actress Elizabeth Hurley made Billionaire Steve Bing subject to a paternity test when he denied he was the father of her baby. Bing’s main contention was that they did not share a committed relationship. However when the results proved he was, he finally accepted and acknowledged the son named Damien