Married Monique Exposito Claims She’s Carrying Athlete’s Baby
Reggie Bush and his wife Lilit have a trick up their sleeves when it comes to handling Bush’s alleged future baby mama’s paternity claim.
The Bushes are considering legal action against Miami cocktail waitress Monique Exposito and her husband of nearly two years, Frenchman Alexandre Bastin, under a Florida law that says if a woman gets pregnant while in an intact marriage, her husband is automatically considered the legal father, a source with knowledge of the situation told BOSSIP.
BOSSIP broke the story that Exposito is six months pregnant and said Bush is the father, even though she’s in a marriage of convenience to Bastin so that he can stay in the United States. Bastin allegedly paid Exposito $30,000, gave her a car and makes monthly support payments to her as part of their marriage deal. The husband and wife do not live together, our source said.
But Exposito’s alleged plan to get knocked up by a pro athlete while married to someone else may have backfired, because under Florida law if a baby is born within a legal marriage, the husband is automatically considered the father regardless of the baby’s biological paternity, according to Florida divorce attorney Sander L. Miller, Esq., with Miller Law Associates.
“If there is a child born into an intact marriage, Florida law states the husband is the legal father of the child even though he is not the biological father,” Sander told us.
Once the baby is born, Exposito would have to file a “Petition to Disestablish Paternity” and name Bush as the baby’s father.
“The burden is on her,” the lawyer said.