Rapper Fat Joe Shares Touching Photo of Son With Special Needs (PHOTO)

Just because a celebrity entertains for a living doesn't mean he or she has to spill every detail about his or her life. Rapper Fat Joe got personal by sharing this touching pic on Facebook of his son with special needs


The 45-year-old South Bronx native was nothing but smiles as he posed with his now-23-year-old son Joey Cartagena (Fat Joe's real name is Joseph Cartagena) in this adorable, father/son picture. Fat Joe also has another son in his 20s, and a 10-year-old daughter.

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Fat Joe opened up several years ago about becoming a dad at a young age, and the challenges he faced raising a child with special needs. Being a parent earlier on in life (he never revealed the age) can bombard you with responsibility, especially when you're still trying to figure out things. It's great to hear Fat Joe had a good family system that helped him raise his child.

I'm very private with my first born. Joey is special kid full of joy and Love. there's no way you could understand...

Posted by Fat Joe on Saturday, October 3, 2015

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It's great for celebrities to share bits of their personal lives with fans that make them more relatable. Since Joe's Facebook post, people have commented with nothing but praise -- even sharing snaps of their own children with special needs.

I don't know about you, but I love reading and seeing beautiful family photos that touch hearts, instead of news about some beef -- like we're back in high school.

Keep these images coming, Joe!


Image via Fat Joe/Facebook

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