If you’re a girl who was born in the 90s or 80s – or maybe even before, no doubt there was a time where you thought you’d quite like Brad Pitt to father your child.
Think of the GENES!
Well, singer Melissa Etheridge has opened up about how that was a possibility for she and her partner, Julie Cypher, when they were selecting a sperm donor.
Etheridge met her then-partner Cypher in 1988, who gave birth to the couple’s first child, Bailey in 1997.
Their second bub, Beckett, followed a year later.
At the time, there was plenty of speculation about who fathered the kids and Rolling Stone magazine revealed in 2010 that their biological father was musician David Crosby, from Crosby, Stills & Nash.
However, in an interview on Studio 10, the singer says Hollywood heat-throb Brad Pitt could have been the children’s dad.
“Well actually, he (Brad Pitt) was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it,” the 54-year-old said.
“And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, ‘I don’t want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don’t need another parent — they have two.’
“Of course, my teenagers now are like, ‘I could have had Brad Pitt (as my dad)!’
My son said, ‘I could’ve been amazingly handsome!’
“It’s one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect — because they (already) had children. They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyway.”
Etheridge and Pitt became good friends over the years and she even performed at Pitt’s 2000 wedding to Jennifer Aniston.
However, things may not be as peachy now, with Etheridge revealing that she copped major backlash in 2013 for calling Pitt’s now wife Angelina Jolie “fearful” for getting a preventative double mastectomy, and she and Pitt haven’t spoken in over a decade.