It is every wife’s worst nightmare, and Beyonce is now having to go through it. Her husband, Jay Z, is being sued in a paternity case by his supposed love child, who is 21 years of age. Though the suit has been ongoing for five years, it has only recently become public. Jay Z has so far thwarted the attempts to prove his paternity, but the boy who is claiming Jay Z is his father, is fighting hard to get Jay Z to admit that he is the boy’s dad.
On Thursday, news became very public that Jay Z is currently involved in a law suit against him to prove paternity. Naturally, if paternity is proven Jay Z could end up owing a large amount of money in back child support. The boy, claiming that Jay Z is his father, is an aspiring 21-year-old rapper by the name of Rymir Satterthwaite. His godmother, paralegal Lillie Coley, who filed the suit, is claiming that Jay Z denying that he is the boy’s father has caused him financial and emotional damage.
All of this apparently started five years ago, when it was proven that the man believed to be Rymir’s father since birth, was in fact not his father, according to DNA. Rymir’s mother, Wanda, claims that she and Jay Z had a thing back in the 90’s, which is the reason why she believes he is the father. All of this pre-dated Jay Z’s fame, and marriage to Beyonce.
This could not have come at a worse time for Jay and Beyonce. With recent rumors of their decision to get a divorce, this kind of bad publicity could be just the thing to push their relationship over the edge. Though Rymir’s family also states that the public leaking of the case, has caused problems for them, as well.
Lillie Coley told reporters that they did not expect the suit to be leaked to the public. She stated that it caught the whole family off guard. She expressed her concern of how the publicity would affect Rymir. Though, that is all that she had to say to reporters, as she said that she could not talk to them anymore and told sources that the family would be speaking of the matter soon.
The suit was filed in New Jersey, and was supposedly started five years ago. According to sources, Jay Z convinced a judge that there was no way he was the father and was able to thwart a paternity test. But according to Coley and Satterthwaite, Jay Z submitted fraudulent information to the courts in order to do so. Jay is still refusing to take a DNA test.
There has been no word yet on how Beyonce is taking the news. Publicity is sure to affect this family in a major way as the fight continues on, in court. Jay Z has also not made comment on what he plans to do if he is the boy’s father. For now, he is keeping silent and refusing to admit any possible relation.
By Crystal Boulware