Co-parenting situations are always unique, and recently a lot of Hollywood people have been opening up about their special arrangements and how they keep the peace while raising kids. For some, there are very strict rules and promises they make to one another to ensure their cooperation and that their kids have the best environment to grow up in.Comedian Kountry Wayne recently stopped by the breakfast club. While there, he discussed his arrangement with the multi-mothers of his kids.
During his stand-ups and sketches he’s been very open about taking care of the mothers of his kids financially and paying all their bills. Angela Yee was curious about this arrangement as it pertains to the women dating other men. She asked, “when it comes to your children’s mothers because you take care of things, is it ok for them to date other guys?” He was initially taken aback by her response, joking that he was going to have to take his hoodie off because the questions were getting “hot.” “My baby momma can get anybody they want. I’m still gonna pay bills,” he responded. “They can stay there. That [has] happened before.”
When asked if he gets jealous, Wayne seemed super confident as he joked that the girls get jealous of him and that even though they can date around, they’d never find another Wayne. “It’s hard for me to get jealous. [maybe] back in the day when I was young. I’ve seen my baby mothers with other guys after I left them. I want them to live their best life cause I’m damn sure gonna live mine. I pay their bills and everything. But it’s hard to find another Wayne.”
Kountry Wayne’s situation is truly a unique one, but he is not the only one of his kind. In the spirit of unique co-parenting dynamics, Wayne Brady recently revealed that he would be helping his ex-wife Mandie Taketa and the mother of his 17-year-old daughter raise her new baby with her new boyfriend, Jason Michael Fordham. The family was already under scrutiny for quarantining together. The dynamic might seem strange to some, but Brady and Taketa, who divorced in 2008, have remained best friends and neighbors ever since in the interest of raising their daughter. It’s gone so well for them that when Taketa and Fordham welcomed their new song Sunny, they asked Wayne Brady to step in as his Duncle (Daddy-Uncle).
Another couples who seem to have their co-parenting under control are Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. The pair have managed to successfully raise their twins despite being separated for a while now. Nick has father five other children and seems to find time for all of them actually. When recently speaking on twins Roc and Roe, he discussed how he and Mariah agreed on a no-phone policy for them until they felt they were old enough to handle googling their parents.
He did eventually break this rule, buying them both cellphones for their 10th birthday.