The world may have been shocked to learn that Beyoncé Knowles and her rapper hubby Jay-Z are expecting their first child together, but what may be more shocking is the allegation that the Big Pimpin’ singer fathered a son with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott nine years ago.
Star magazine reports that Jerald Andrews – the father of Scott’s ex Malik Sayeed – claims that his son thought he was the child’s father until DNA tests proved otherwise.
“Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” the source says. “There was a good chance it was his.”
Sayeed – who was named as the father on the boy’s birth certificate – learned that the test results determined that Jay-Z is the father and reportedly kicked Scott out of this house.
“It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s,” Andrews says.
According to Andrews, Scott and her son are currently living back in Trinidad where they maintain a comfortable lifestyle on the rapper’s dime.
Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut. Shenelle took that money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now. My understanding is that he’s paying her child support.”
Although the Empire State Of Mind musician may have wanted the secret to stay just that, Andrews claims that the couple’s relationship is quite amicable.
“She says he’s a good father and he has a lot of interest in [the boy],” reveals Andrews. “It was a big old mess at one time, but I think once they resolved the issue of fatherhood, of paternity, I think things started to level off.”
According to sources, Star magazine reports that although Beyoncé was not happy to learn of her husband’s secret son, she has stood by him.