Jawn Murray of AOL’s Black Voices blog has an interview with Willis McGahee of the Baltimore Ravens this week in which he bares his soul about the emotional trauma he and his family has suffered because of his regular reality show appearances.
McGahee is currently appearing as a regular on the third and current season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta as the boyfriend of one of the show performers, which Murray notes has produced, “outrageous scrutiny.”
McGahee on the apparent reaction he’s received from being on the reality show: “I’ve been hated on by girls, and dudes hating on me because of the girls. It’s been like this all of my life. I think I was made for this for some strange reason.”
Apparently the “hating” on McGahee centers on his numerous children out of wedlock.
McGahee said, “I’m very private about my personal life, and I don’t like talking about my children.”
McGahee doesn’t clarify why someone who is “very private” about his personal life would appear on a nationally-televised reality show that solely focuses on the personal lives of the subjects.
Though McGahee admits to having his “fun” in a previously-ardent pursuit of multiple baby mamas, I’m pleased to report that the reality show performer now claims he’s changed man.
McGahee confessed that when he first got his NFL contract in 2003, he went through a period of being a “stereotypical athlete” and entertained his fair share of women.
“I was younger back then, and I had fun. I can’t deny that, and everybody knows that,” he admitted.
Though some blogs have claimed the Miami native has as many seven kids, McGahee said those reports are all bogus.
“I have a nice handful,” he laughed. “But it’s way under seven. It’s nowhere near seven!”
McGahee is apparently the father of five children – the first three were born over a span of two years, shortly after he was drafted in the NFL by the Buffalo Bills.
McGahee doesn’t clarify how five children out of wedlock is “nowhere near seven!” Read more…