Thursday, January 20, 2022

Draya Michele Confirms Identity of Son’s Father

Draya Michele

*Realty star Draya Michele has become somewhat of a media darling – and she’s certainly social media fodder – with her on/off romance with sometime-boyfriend, Orlando Scandrick.

When we’re not talking about the status of her relationship with the footballer, with whom she is expecting her second child, then the sleuths of Black Twitter force us to pause for a moment while they investigate who the father of her first child is. It’s an ongoing investigation that Draya has grown weary of. Now she has taken to Instagram to clear up the rumors and assumptions about who fathered her son, Kniko.

According to media reports, Michele was impregnated by an unknown professional athlete, while other rumors say that Kniko’s father is b-baller Gilbert Arenas, the former fiancé of Michele’s former “Basketball Wives L.A.” co-star, Laura Govan. Draya has always remained mum about who knocked her up, until now.

Draya Michele
Photo credit: Draya Michele’s Instagram (@drayamichele)

She writes:

“Here is Draya ….. At 17 years old I got pregnant by a man who became incarcerated for 10 when I was 7 months pregnant. With help from my mom, I was able to survive. Now, judging by how under-developed and young I was, besides living in a very small city in PA….. There’s no way in 2002 I got pregnant by some athlete. If I had, there’s not a chance in f—— hell I would have wasted 7 years of my life working ‘in the club’ because clearly child support would be on fleek. I have never received A DIME of child support in my life and that’s ok. I have also NEVER attempted to say anyone other than who my son is named after (yes he’s a junior) was the father. My son’s father lives in pa and makes an honest living being a barber. This s— is completely embarrassing to me and my family. And I intend on putting this to final rest. I’m pissed that I had to take time from remodeling my office in my brand new 4000 square foot warehouse to even address this. But I’ve been quiet too long. I’ve also let people tell ‘my story’ on tv too many times. I’ll speak my truths….. You speak your own and keep whatever momentum going by doing that. God bless. Leave the kids out of it for heaven’s sake. #seemybabyseat #boxdye #walmart.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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