Lakeith Stanfield Outed For Having A “Secret Family” A Day After His Engagement
Actor Lakeith Stanfield seems to have welcomed a child recently!
The 31-year-old “Atlanta” star was blasted by his infant daughter’s mother, who claims the actor has been mostly absent from their baby’s life. Reportedly, the woman is a 24-year-old artist named Taylor Hurd, who made the big reveal following Stanfield’s recent engagement to model Kasmere Trice.
In a compilation video, Hurd shared photos and videos of the baby girl named Apollo. A few of the clips feature Stanfield dancing for the baby and grinning ear to ear holding her at an amusement center. As a caption to the video, Hurd wrote:
“Decided to leave being someone’s secret family in 2022 meet Apollo Stanfield”
Chile not Lakeith Stanfield having a secret family pic.twitter.com/XrU3uI2rLy
— Essence (@7EYRW) December 31, 2022
The new mother took to her instagram account shortly after, “clarifying” her reasoning for outing the “Sorry To Bother You” star. Explaining the situation from her perspective, Hurd wrote:
“just to clear a few things up I’m not jealous that’s he’s engaged to a woman he’s known for 5 months, I tried to meet the girl and everything and she ignored me when i tried. what I’m upset about is that he made more time to spend with this woman than he’s spent with Apollo her whole life and has been actively ignoring me when I’m trying to figure things out for our child. and those clips of him and her together are all i have in general cause he barely sees her”
However, Stanfield quickly defended himself. In the comments section of a blog reporting on the story, the actor denied claims that Hurd and Apollo are his secret family, stating:
“You aren’t a secret family, I just value my privacy. We just aren’t in a relationship. That’s no reason to go against the things we talked about in earnest. Thanks for respecting my not wanting to blast my child out to the internet. Very considerate of you.”
The two continued their exchange, with Hurd responding:
“value your privacy is why you lied to people saying she wan’t your baby or that i was just a random? you value your privacy but your gf post everything y’all do lol okay”
To which Stanfield replied:
“I never once in life said she wasn’t my baby. I hope this does whatever it was supposed to do for you.”
Hurd seemingly had a few more things to stay about her child’s father. The mother of 1 also took two twitter writing:
“He’s not a good dad lol i can count on my hand how many times he’s been with my girl. I got a job and he agreed to get the nanny never got the nanny. I always did my part and always tried to give him grace”
“am i not allowed to be hurt by a man who wanted a baby with me but barely sees her? i’ve been asking him to do more for months but it’s okay i’m going to just let the courts handle it”
Stanfield also shares a 5-year-old daughter with “Cherish The Day” actress Xosha Roquemore. Neither Stanfield nor his new fiancé have further commented on the situation.
Do you think Taylor and Lakeith went about the situation the best way? Let us know in the comments!