Tila Tequila announced on April 18 that she was expecting her first child, and possibly even twins.
She has been keeping mum on the identity of the father, but RadarOnline has exclusively learned that it’s 42-year-old struggling musician Thomas Paxton Whitaker. He’s a father of three and has been raising his daughters with the former reality star in Georgia.
“Tila is right around 10 weeks into her pregnancy, and yes ma’am I am the father of her/our baby,” he told the website. “Tila has a wonderful relationship with my daughters Sierra, Jenna and Brianna… and they love each other very much!”
Thomas touched on the subject of Tila’s recent struggles in her personal life, and how happy he is that she has finally realized her dream of being a mom.
“Tila has finally reached that place in her life which will define her as the person she truly is…a strong but fragile woman with a purpose in this world who deserves to be loved just as much as the rest of us,” he said.
The 32-year-old, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, opened up to Us Weekly about her journey to get to the healthy place she is at today.
Following the tragic death of her fiance, Casey Johnson, in 2010, she had tried to take her own life, which caused her to suffer a brain aneurysm and subsequently led to a rehab stint two years later.
She’s now happy to report that she’s enjoying her “newfound happiness with sober living.”
Tila says that her unborn child is the one who saved her life, and she says that she is “finally healed” after going through “so many traumatic years.” She hopes that there are many more children in her future.
“I truly feel that my baby has saved my life, and I will do whatever it takes to give my little baby the whole entire world! I know I’m going to cry so much when the baby is finally born later this year,” she said with excitement.
On April 20, she penned a sweet letter to her unborn baby, which she shared on Facebook. You can see how happy she is in the letter.
“Dear Baby, I used to write you letters like this all the time,” she starts. “I have waited so very long for you to come into my life, and I want you to remember that no matter what people out there say about us just know that you are a gift from God. You saved my life sweet baby! That is more than a miracle, and I love you so very much! Daddy loves you very much too! You are so very special, and never ever let anyone tell you otherwise! Always know this ok? You are my everything! Love Always, Mommy.”