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Melissa Etheridge Reveals She Almost Asked Brad Pitt to Be a Sperm Donor for Her Two Kids

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Brad Pitt with kids other than Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox and Viv?

Melissa Etheridge has opened up about selecting a sperm donor for her two children, admitting that she and her then-partner Julie Cypher considered asking Pitt to be the biological father.

“Well actually, [Brad Pitt] was such a good friend of mine, and we did consider it,” Etheridge, 54, told Australia’s Studio 10. “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.’ ”


Etheridge and Pitt were close friends at the time, with the singer having performed at Pitt’s wedding to Jennifer Aniston in 2000.

“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!’ ”

Melissa Etheridge and David Crosby
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In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine revealed that musician David Crosby served as the sperm donor for Etheridge and Cypher’s two children, Bailey and Beckett.

“It’s one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect – because they had children,” she explained. “They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyways.”