Is 13-Year-Old Alfie Patten Really The Dad?
Last week, UK shocked the world by releasing photos of a cherubic thirteen year-old boy holding his baby daughter. An alleged one-time tryst with 15-year-old girlfriend Chantelle Steadman turned Alfie Patten, who could even pass for a ten year-old, into a father and a celebrity. He was crowned ‘Britain’s youngest dad’ by tabloids.
Controversy followed that feature, though, as several other boys stepped forward claiming rights to the ‘throne’. Now why would boys fight over the responsibility of being a father to a baby girl at such a young age?
Apparently having your fifteen minutes of fame translates into big bucks, money that everyone wants to get their hands on. Tabloids reportedly paid the young couple huge sums of money for photos of little Maisie and young daddy Alfie. And as if that’s not enough, no less than fifteen television companies are trying to put one over the other to grab the exclusive rights to make a documentary on the young father. Media experts are speculating that if all these stories are true and push through, Alfie could become half a million pounds richer.
Some British newspapers are now reporting that the adults in these children’s lives may have something to do with all this hoopla. Chantelle’s mother Penny Steadman is said to have been the brains behind the plan to make money over the publicity and media frenzy that Alfie’s fatherhood will undoubtedly create. A family friend reportedly revealed to a newspaper that the elder Steadman advised her own daughter to keep mum about the other boys she’s had relations with since it is Alfie’s fatherhood that the public will be most interested in. If this is indeed a scam, then the media may have fallen for the ruse hook, line and sinker.
Alfie is not backing down, though. He is steadfast in his claim of being Maisie’s dad, and has agreed to take a paternity test to prove it. There’s definitely a lot of drama, and it looks like there’s more to come. This, along with the story of the Suleman octuplets and the Hayer twins, certainly makes one wonder, what has the world come to?Tags: alfie patten, chantelle steadman, dad at 13, paternity, paternity test, teen pregnancy