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A New Princess Meets With Her Father

Former King Albert of Belgium denied paternity for years

(Newser) - After years of courtroom battles , the relationship between Delphine Boel and the former king who long denied being her father has moved to the palace. Belgium's Albert II and the woman now recognized as Princess Delphine sat down together Sunday, the Guardian reports. The royal palace announced the reunion... More »

Court to Rule on Whether King's Daughter Is a Princess

Her father is battling to keep Belgium from granting royal titles to Delphine Boël

(Newser) - Delphine Boël knows her father is the former king of Belgium. Now that the courts have found that to be true, she's waiting for the next ruling—on whether Boel will become Princess of Belgium and Her Royal Highness. Albert II does not approve, per the Guardian . "... More »

DNA Test Is In, and Ex-King Says Woman Is His Daughter

Belgium's Albert II fathered Delphine Boël 51 years ago during an affair

(Newser) - Accepting the findings of a court-ordered DNA test, Belgium's former King Albert II conceded Monday that woman he's fought a legal battle with for years is his daughter. "The scientific conclusions show that he is the biological father of Mrs. Delphine Boël," his lawyer said... More »

Paternity Test Is More Bad News for Hunter Biden

Lunden Roberts says he fathered their child

(Newser) - Someone get Joe Biden an aspirin—his son is back in the news. This time it's about a court motion saying Hunter Biden fathered a child with an Arkansas woman and owes her child support, People reports. "DNA testing has established with scientific certainty that the defendant is... More »

Judge to Julio Iglesias: Of Course, That's Your Kid

Star won't provide DNA sample, but judge says it's not necessary

(Newser) - Julio Iglesias has long refused to provide a DNA sample to settle a Spanish man's claim that he is the 75-year-old Latin singer's biological son. A Spanish judge has now decided that the sample isn't needed. Judge Jose Miguel Bort Ruiz in Valencia cited a "very... More »

Handwritten Will by Aretha Reveals a Surprise

The father of her first child wasn't who everyone thought

(Newser) - When Aretha Franklin died, the initial word was that she didn't leave a will . That changed in a big way with the discovery of not one, not two, but three handwritten wills in her home. The big questions now are whether they're real and, if so, whether they'... More »

DNA Tests Reveal What This Doctor Really Did

Jan Karbaat fathered 49 children through his clients

(Newser) - Say your mother's fertility doctor was Jan Karbaat? Then you may have a lot of new half-siblings—and a father who apparently broke the law. Turns out the Dutch doctor betrayed his clients by impregnating them with his own sperm and fathering at least 49 children, the BBC reports.... More »

Millionaire's Family Sues When Heir Turns Out Not to Be Man's Son

Paternity test revealed no biological connection

(Newser) - What happens when a self-made millionaire leaves most of his fortune to his supposed son, only for a paternity test to reveal there was no biological relation between the two men? A lawsuit in British Columbia's Supreme Court that airs a lot of family secrets, per the CBC . Elis... More »

Drake: Unlike Billie Jean, the Kid Is Mine

Rapper drops new album that admits he has a son with French former adult film star

(Newser) - "She’s not my lover like Billie Jean but the kid is mine/ Sandi used to tell me all it takes is one time, and all it took was one time/ S---, we only met two times, two times," Drake raps in a new album, Scorpion, which dropped... More »

Disinherited Grandson Causing Drama for Romania's Royals

Nicholas Medforth-Mills says he just wants to see his dying grandfather

(Newser) - Three generations of Romania's royal family were embroiled in a very public row Thursday as a disinherited prince's attempts to see his ailing grandfather led his own mother to renounce him. Princess Elena accused her son, Nicholas Medforth-Mills, of disregarding "the privacy, suffering, and dignity" of her... More »

'Absurd' Salvador Dali Claim Disproved, Says Foundation

Foundation says DNA test reveals no paternity

(Newser) - A paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the daughter of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the deceased painter's foundation announced Wednesday. The Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation said in a written statement that the Madrid court that ordered the DNA test informed it that Pilar Abel,... More »

Iowa Man Says He Won't Have to Pay for Child That Isn't His

But Joe Vandusen isn't done fighting Iowa's sticky child-support law

(Newser) - Public support and a crowdfunding effort have apparently helped an Iowa man emerge victorious in a child support case that he initially pegged as a "joke." Per WQAD , Joe Vandusen found out last week he'd won his appeal with the state's Department of Human Resources in... More »

Source: DNA Shows Inmate Isn't Prince's Son

He claimed he was entitled to $300 million estate

(Newser) - DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son, a source who has seen a sealed document in the case tells the AP . The finding means that Carlin Q. Williams is not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million. TMZ , citing unnamed sources... More »

Florida Man Seeks $170M From His 'Dad,' William Shatner

He's suing for a DNA test

(Newser) - A man who has been claiming to be the illegitimate son of William Shatner for three decades now says it's time for dear-old dad to pay up. The Tampa Tribune reports 59-year-old Florida resident Peter Sloan recently filed a lawsuit to force Shatner to stop denying his paternity, take... More »

Man Raped at 14 Has to Pay Child Support

He found out only recently that he fathered a child 10 years ago

(Newser) - Nick Olivas got the shock of his life two years ago when he was hit with a child support demand from the state of Arizona—for a child he fathered when he was 14 years old. In that state, a child under the age of 15 can't consent to... More »

Yes, Prince William Does Need Paid Paternity Leave

Judith Warner thinks the new dad is making a brilliant symbolic statement

(Newser) - Taxpayers are about to pay Prince William $206 a week for paternity leave—and Judith Warner at Bloomberg thinks that's, as the British might say, bloody brilliant. Oh sure, in practical terms, it's a crazy handout to an idle rich person. But "in William's subtle, necessarily... More »

Florida Judge OKs 3-Parent Birth Certificate

After lengthy paternity case

(Newser) - These days, it isn't that weird for a baby to have two mothers—but how about two mothers and a father? One 23-month-old girl now legally has just such a family, after a Miami-Dade judge approved a settlement in which her biological mother, her mother's wife (the two... More »

Man to LeBron: I'm Your Daddy, Now Pay Up

Lawsuit claims James and his mom tampered with paternity tests

(Newser) - LeBron James is being sued by a man who claims to be his biological father. Leicester Bryce Stovell, a Princeton grad and lawyer, is suing the basketball phenom and his mother for fraud, defamation, and misrepresentation, alleging they tampered with the results of a paternity test in 2007. He... More »

Iceland Exhumes Bobby Fischer in Paternity Claim

DNA will settle woman's claim he fathered 9-year-old Jinky Young

(Newser) - Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines. A police commissioner said Fischer's corpse was dug up "in a professional and dignified way and according to law. The privacy of... More »

How Edwards' Aide Morphed From Devotee to Sellout

Tell-all author was disturbingly attached to senator, to his wife's dismay

(Newser) - Andrew Young was right there every time John Edwards needed a Diet Coke, dry cleaning, a ride from the airport, and finally a babydaddy for his mistress. The "personal servant" who turned tell-all author—other aides even called him Edward’s “butt boy”—showed a fierce devotion... More »

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