Pot, meet kettle. It has been discovered Republican senatorial candidate Herschel Walker – an outspoken critic of “deadbeat baby daddies” – has fathered not one, but THREE children out of wedlock. More inside…
The contradiction of it all!
Former NFL star Herschel Walker – the Republican senatorial candidate who doesn’t bit his tongue to lash out on absentee fathers (especially in the Black community) – has found himself involved in a scandal.
The Georgia GOP’s campaign has confirmed he has fathered not one, but THREE children by women he was not married to in addition to his son, Christian Walker, whom he shares with his former wife.
According to the publication, the 10-year-old boy has been estranged from his biological father since his birth. The woman sued Herschel in order to obtain a declaration of paternity and child support. According to the article, Herschel was ordered to pay child support starting in 2014 and the child has not met his older brother, Christian Walker, 22.
The site reports:
The son, whose name The Daily Beast is withholding out of privacy concerns, has grown up more than 1,500 miles from Walker’s Texas home. And the mother, whose name we are also withholding for privacy reasons, had to take Walker to court a year after giving birth in order to secure a declaration of paternity and child support.
The Daily Beast confirmed these events through public posts, a court document where Walker is declared to be the child’s father, and a person close to the boy’s family with direct knowledge of the events.
That person told The Daily Beast that while Walker sends Christmas and birthday presents, he otherwise has not played an active parental role in raising his second son. The child also has not met or spoken with his half-brother, Christian, the person said.
Walker’s campaign manager, Scott Paradise, told The Daily Beast in a statement that Walker—who will try to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in the fall—is “proud of his children.”
Herschel had a child years ago when he wasn’t married. He’s supported the child and continues to do so. He’s proud of his children. To suggest that Herschel is ‘hiding’ the child because he hasn’t used him in his political campaign is offensive and absurd,” Paradise said.
The statement continued, “Raphael Warnock is currently engaged in both a nasty mudslinging campaign and a nasty custody dispute with his ex-wife. He is trying to hide it from voters by sealing the case and even tried to hide from authorities. This is a complete double standard.”
After the initial story, The Daily Beast published ANOTHER article, stating Herschel father two MORE children who were previously unknown to the public.
The politician confirmed he has a 13-year-old son by one woman AND an adult daughter who was born to another woman while he was still in college. Whew, chile.
The revelations comes as he’s campaigning to unseat Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in one of the country’s key Senate races this year.
Not only that, this same man was busy making comments about absentee fathers in the Black community when he was one the entire time!
“I want to apologize to the African-American community, because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” Herschel said in a September 2020 interview (above).
“What about teaching our Black men that if you lay down with a woman and you make a baby, it is your responsibility to stay there and make sure that child is raised?” Herschel was asked.
“Homeboy know dad is in his life,” he responded in reference to his son, Christian.
SMH! Not only is he an alleged deadbeat dad, two of his former girlfriends accused him of violent behavior, including death threats against them. He has denied the claims.
Herschel’s first wife, Cindy Grossman, has also accused the football-star-turned-Senate-candidate of being “physically abusive.” She also claimed Walker once threatened to “blow” her “brains out.”
Vote accordingly, Georgia!
Photo: Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File