There are many stories of paternity swirling in the news today, so here’s a celebrity paternity update!
Jay Z has a love child—at least that’s what Rymir Satterthwaite claims, and has taken his paternity case to federal court. In an exclusive interview with Radaronline.com, the alleged son of the 46-year-old rapper Jay Z said “I will not stop until justice is served in court. Everybody deserves a fair due process in a court of law…this is not just about paternity, it is about the court system doing what is right, instead of being persuaded by power.”
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi was married to infamous novelist Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007, when they divorced. Still “hurting” from her divorce, she began dating and then became pregnant with her daughter Krishna. What she later revealed in her memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate was that she didn’t know for sure who Krishna’s father was at birth. She dated late billionaire Teddy Forstmann and venture capitalist Adam Dell (brother of Dell Computers’ Michael Dell). It was later found that Adam Dell was the father, and Forstmann left part of his fortune to baby Krishna in his will when he passed away in 2011.
O.J. Simpson is back in the news; Khloe Kardashian has never left the news! She’s been “plagued by rumors” for years that she’s not a real Kardashian. In the Inquisitor.com, Amanda Lynne reported that Khloe addressed paternity on her TV show, Kocktails With Khloe, that have be swirling for years. She expressed her anger over the rumors and former step-mother Jan Ashley who started them. Ashley was married to Robert Kardashian, who she alleges had spoken out about his doubts that Khloe was his child. There may be no resolution to this paternity case, and it may just be that the Kardashian’s prefer that the mystery lives on.
Finally, paternity leave continues to be a hot topic in the workplace. John Legend recently announced he is planning paternity leave after his daughter’s birth with wife Chrissy Teigen. One might wonder “leave from what?”, as we don’t imagine artists punching the clock every day. But surely his is a busy schedule, and it’s great news that he’s taking the time to be home during the first weeks of his daughter’s life. Company’s continue to roll out better and better paternity leave programs, most recently ETSY, who is now giving six months paid leave to all employees, mothers and fathers.