Yesterday a debate was sparked after news surfaced of an Ohio woman who claims to have mothered a child by retired NBA player Eric Williams, husband to “Basketball Wives” reality star Jennifer Williams. She denied knowledge of the woman or her child, but if faced with the same situation, how many people might do the same thing?
Many readers commented that Williams should divorce her husband, but she was already aware he’d been unfaithful and they’ve been working through those issues. Just to play devils advocate — Should a woman who has been with a man for over ten years, absolutely leave her husband because he had a “love child” or should she accept the situation and try to work through it?
Of course this situation isn’t new or unique. Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, John Edwards and Dr. J are all examples of other prominent men who were called out for fathering kids outside of their marriages. Other examples include Diddy, whose on-again, off-again girlfriend Kim Porter has yet to acknowledge his daughter Chance, who was born while they were together, as well as Swizz Beatz, whose ex-wife Mashonda stayed through the affair that produced his son Prince Nasir and eventually married him!
Is a “love child” or “outside kid” an absolute deal breaker??? Does the situation change at all if you don’t discover the child until long after the affair is over? Thoughts?