Three years before January Jones got knocked up with Patrick Stewart’s bastard (I’ll guess this yet!) she kept out of spite, Minnie Driver pulled a similar stunt while working on the FX series The Riches and birthed a baby that apparently I spent a lot of time saying was Criss Angel‘s because 2008 was a randy time in the sunset of my youth or however Hemingway used to describe drinking a lot of malt liquor. Jump to this week, where Minnie’s decided to basically out the father along with telling people he dumped her as soon as she found out she was pregnant and basically sucks at being a dad. (As a frame of reference of how well Minnie Driver handles break-ups, a lot of you probably think Matt Damon famously dumped her on an episode of Oprah. Never happened.) Via The Daily Mail:
But now Minnie Driver has come forward to reveal that three-year-old Henry’s dad was a writer on her former television show The Riches.
The 42-year-old actress said the reason she had decided to disclose the man’s identity was because she doesn’t ‘need to protect him any more’.
She added to The Observer magazine: ‘He can fend for himself. He’s a grown-up.
‘We weren’t together and he wasn’t directly in the business so I chose to protect him and not have a rain of publicity.
‘He’s not famous. There’s no big story.’
It had been reported before that the father was a TV writer, who ended his relationship with Driver when she found out she was pregnant.
However, Driver admitted that the man, who she still refused to name outright, has now increased his involvement in their son’s life.
She said: ‘Is he a good dad? Sort of. He’s figuring it out… I mean, he hasn’t been that involved, his choice. But he is now.’
Minnie Driver goes on to say she’d like to have more children except she can’t find a partner or steady work which sounds hard to believe for someone openly spilling secrets in the press about getting knocked up by a writer on her last job. It just doesn’t add up.