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Melissa Etheridge Reveals The Name Of The A-Lister That She Refused To Use As A Sperm Donor

Famous musician Melissa Etheridge revealed in an interview that Brad Pitt almost became her sperm donor, but there was one characteristic about him that made her change her mind.

The Grammy Award winner previously people She and her lesbian partner were looking for a sperm donor to expand their family, and wanted any future children to know who the biological father was, so a sperm bank was out of the question — Pitt was a viable option at the time, according to a recent interview. New York PostEtheridge told the outlet that she ultimately decided to end the relationship because she worried Pitt was interfering too much in her children's lives.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 14: Musician Melissa Etheridge performs onstage during San Diego Pride Festival 2019 on July 14, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

According to the New York Post, the famous singer explained how the whole thing unfolded and how she ultimately came to the decision to choose David Crosby over Pitt as the sperm donor for Bailey and Beckett's children.

“He's been a friend for a long time. People would ask me, 'Who is Brad Pitt to you?' and I'd say, 'Well, he's the father of my children,' and I'd joke around with him,” Etheridge told the outlet.

“When Brad Pitt was younger, it was obvious he wanted kids. He loved kids. He would come over to my house and actually play with my kids,” she said in the interview.

“I didn't want someone who wanted to be a father to be a donor because I think a donor would want to be involved in your life,” she added.

“I wanted to be the other parent,” Etheridge told the New York Post, “but it just didn't work out.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Brad Pitt, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actor for

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Brad Pitt, winner of the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, poses in the press room at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on January 19, 2020. 721430 (Photo by Greg DeGuire/Getty Images via Turner)

Etheridge decided that Crosby was the perfect fit.

“he [a father]” she told the New York Post.

“And what it really revealed to me was that he was going to say, 'Yes, I'm the biological father.' My kids call him 'biological dad,' so he is the biological father, but my kids didn't need a relationship with him,” she said in the interview.

Etheridge joked that her children often asked her why she made that choice.

“And I was like, 'You couldn't have been you. What are you talking about?'” Etheridge told the New York Post. (Related: 20-year-old JoJo Siwa says she found a sperm donor and got a “tattoo” representing her future child's name)

The famous singer is currently promoting her new documentary, “Melissa Etheridge: I'm Not Broken,” which premiered on Paramount+ on Tuesday.

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