This is terrible
D.L. Hughley is hardly the sort of person we’d associate with scandal. The always beaming comedian and actor seems squeaky clean, but a new admission from the star might change that opinion. In a recent interview, Hughley revealed a heartbreaking story about a child he had with a woman who was not his wife and how he kept it from his wife for quite a while.
The funnyman said that he had a son with a woman outside of his marriage and the the boy was eventually killed by the woman’s abusive boyfriend. He shared the story in a heart-wrenching episode of Angela Yee’s Lip Service podcast.
He summarized the story and explained his reasoning for keeping it from his wife at the top of the story, before going into the terrible details. Hughley said he kept the story from his wife because he was young and terrified of what the news might do to her.
“So I had knocked this chick up and she had the baby and the baby got killed by her boyfriend,” he said. “So, it was a horrible, horrible experience. I had this baby I’m paying for. I’m a boy. I’m scared. I’m married.”
He said that he was paying for the child and the woman was raising him away from his life with his wife. However, when he got the call that told him his son had been hurt, he went to see them.
“I’m just starting out my career, and I get a call from my boy and he said, ‘Your son is in the hospital,’ and I go [there],” he said before describing the sad scene. “[…] I go to the hospital, and this boy was lying in the bed and apparently her boyfriend had shaken him and damaged his brain.”
Though he was too terrified and distraught to come clean with his wife, Hughley said he knew he would eventually share this sad chapter in his life with her.
“I knew that one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what happened,” he explained to Yee.
When he did finally get around to telling her, her reaction wasn’t at all what Hughley expected. Far from causing irreparable damage to their marriage, Hughley’s wife only wished that she had known so that she could have helped D.L. through the loss of a child.
“Finally, one day, I tell my wife,” he said. “You know what she said to me? ‘I wish you would’ve told me and we could’ve went through this together.’”
In a less-heavy bit of D.L. news, the comedian recently told TMZ that he thinks O.J. Simpson would have been given a chance to make an NFL squad ahead of Colin Kaepernick, given the NFL owners’ seeming hatred of his politics.
“If Kaepernick had gotten an opportunity to try out for a squad and not made it, then this whole thing wouldn’t have merit,” he said of Kaepernick’s complaints that the NFL colluded against him to keep him from playing. “If he’s incapable of playing how come they’ve never let him prove it on the field?”
“They hate Colin Kaepernick right now more than they hate O.J.,” he concluded.
Listen to the story up top. What do you think? Would you have been as forgiving as D.L.’s wife? Are you torn up about the story of D.L. losing a son? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.