Why Melissa Etheridge turned down Brad Pitt's sperm

Melissa Etheridge considered using Brad Pitt's sperm to get pregnant.
Melissa Etheridge considered using Brad Pitt's sperm to get pregnant.

Melissa Etheridge "considered" using Brad Pitt as a sperm donor.

The 54-year-old singer was close friends with the Moneyball actor when she and then-partner Julie Cypher wanted to have children, but they decided against having him help them conceive their kids because they could see how badly he wanted to be a father himself.

Melissa said: "Well actually, [Brad] was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it.
"And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, 'I don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don't need another parent - they have two.' "

Instead of Brad - who now raises six children with wife Angelina Jolie - the former couple's children Bailey, now 18, and Beckett, 17, were fathered by musician David Crosby and Melissa thinks he was the right choice.

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She said: "It's one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect - because they (already) had children. They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyway."

But Melissa - who is now married to Linda Wallem - admitted her sons joke they wish the Hollywood hunk was their real dad.

Speaking to Angela Bishop on Studio 10, she said: "Of course, my teenagers now are like, 'I could have had Brad Pitt [as my dad]!' My son said, 'I could've been amazingly handsome!' "

- Bang! Showbiz

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