Surprise! Celebrity Paternity Cases: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Bad!

Amy Jo Jones

Jackson PhotoDiana Ross's niece has come forward to say that she is the late Michael Jackson's illegitimate love child. What?!?

Mocienne Petit Jackson has filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking a judge for permission to conduct a DNA test to prove her paternity claim. She alleges she was conceived in 1975 when Jackson reportedly impregnated her mother Barbara -- Ross' sister -- when he was just 17 years old.

Representatives for the both the Jackson and Ross families have yet to comment on the allegations, but while they sort this out, let's take a look at some other surprise celebrity paternity cases. Sometimes celebrity dads step up and sometimes they flake out! 

Jude Law: After requesting a paternity test to confirm if he was the father of baby Sophia, the DNA test proved it was true. Jude Law is also dad to Rafferty, 13, Iris, 9, and Rudy, 7, with ex-wife Sadie Frost. The pregnancy wasn't planned but he has gone on the record saying he wants to do the right thing and will provide support for his youngest daughter.

Tom Brady: Oops! Tom Brady was already dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen when he found out he was father of his ex-girlfriend's baby. He started dating Gisele shortly after he and Bridget Moynahan announced their breakup, but he took the high road and has been an active father to son John Edward.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Ever since a mysterious announcement on Facebook told the world Cristiano was a dad, the identity of the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby has been widely rumored to be that of an American waitress he impregnated during a one-night stand. No matter how he got there, Ronaldo seems very excited and has claimed sole responsibility for the boy.

But not all dads take the news so well.

Eddie Murphy: After he had a brief relationship with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, she announced she was pregnant and he was quoted in the press as saying, "We're not together anymore ... and I don't know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test." Classy! (NOT!)

Michael Lohan: While waiting for the results of a paternity test to prove whether or not he was the father of a 13-year-old girl, Michael Lohan approached celebrity magazines with an offer of his exclusive story, should the tests prove he was the father. (He is and the magazines wisely turned him down!) 

What is the worse paternity test story you ever heard?

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