Antonio Cromartie, the New York Jets football star, confirmed he is expecting his twelfth child despite a vasectomy.
The football star, 31, and his wife – model Terricka Cromartie – found out she was pregnant with twins in October 2015, US Weekly reports.
“I really thought I was dreaming, even after, I was just in total disbelief,” she told US Weekly. “I didn't even tell Antonio right away because I didn't think it was possible…In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”
Her husband was equally shocked, she said.
“Originally, he was like, ''Oh, s**t! Are you serious? How did this happen?'' his wife said while describing the football star’s reaction.
“It was shocking news for the both of us," she added. "It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying 'It's God's will.'"
While the couple said they are excited about the news, Terricka noted that she will have her tubes tied to make sure she doesn’t get pregnant again.
The twins’ birth means Antonio will now have 12 children, having had two children with Terricka and eight others from previous partners. His wife also has a daughter from a past relationship.
Antonio will be in court soon over complaints from one of the mothers, Rosemita Pierre, the New York Daily Post recently reported. Pierre is claiming that Antonio hid their son from her for three years.
“It was a slap in the face,” Pierre said. “He doesn’t care about our son. He just wants to tear me down.”