Melissa Etheridge Rejected Brad Pitt As Her Baby Daddy

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It’s no secret that Melissa Etheridge and former partner Julie Cypher asked David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash to father their child, but he wasn’t the original baby daddy they considered. The couple first wanted close friend Brad Pitt to commit to donating sperm, Etheridge told Australia’s Studio 10 talk show. Pitt was down for the deed, but was ultimately rejected by Etheridge and Cypher because Etheridge “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.’”

In the end, it all worked out. Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey and Beckett, and Pitt went on to father enough children to complete a basketball team. Everyone turned out satisfied, expect for Beckett, maybe, who told his mom: “I could have had Brad Pitt [as my dad]! I could’ve been amazingly handsome.”