Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Herschel Walker, confirmed he has two more “secret” children.
Walker has been forced to admit he had children out of wedlock after media reports of their existence. Earlier this week, The Daily Beast reported that Walker has a 10-year-old son he hasn’t helped raise.
A few days later, the same outlet revealed that Walker has a third son out of wedlock. They also shared that he fathered an adult daughter who was born when he was in college.
The news comes as a bit of a shock as Walker has been publicly critical of African American absentee fathers. In a 2020 interview, Walker said, “I want to apologize to the African American community because the fatherless home is a major, major problem.”
On Thursday, Walker said he didn’t share the information with the public because it would expose them to unwanted attention.
“I have four children. Three sons and a daughter,” Walker said in a statement. “They’re not ‘undisclosed,’ they’re my kids. I support them all and love them all. I’ve never denied my children. I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports Fitness & Nutrition.”
He continued, “I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in garbage, gutter politics like this? Saying I hide my children because I don’t discuss them with reporters to win a campaign? That’s outrageous. I can take the heat. That’s politics but leave my kids alone.”
Walker’s campaign has not responded with any other information surrounding the situation.