Man Who Fathered 34 Children With 17 Women Explains Himself

| by Amanda Schallert

An Atlanta video producer who fathered 34 children with 17 women is trying to rebuild his personal relationships through meetings with spiritual expert Iyanla Vanzant.

Jay Williams has said he has a successful professional career, but because of relationship problems, he decided to go on the show "Iyanla: Fix My Life,” according to the Huffington Post.

In the show, the relationship expert known for her “no-nonsense” approach forces Williams to try to hold 34 baby dolls, but he can’t even fit them in his arms. She said she wanted to do this to give him a physical representation of his actions and their consequences, which he doesn’t always see in his daily life.

Williams’ eldest daughter is 26 years old and his youngest child is just 3 years old.

"Let me ask you this question, Jay. Thirty-four children,” said Iyanla during the therapy session. “At any point, did it dawn on you (that) this is too much?"

Williams appears detached during much of the video, saying that he didn’t think it was too many kids and that he would “probably have 200 kids” if he didn’t use protection.

Iyania also asks Williams why he did not consider getting a vasectomy if he planned to keep having sex with numerous women.

"I don't want one," he said. "I don't have a problem with what I created."

At one point, Williams put the 14 dolls he fit in his arms down onto a chair beside him because he was “tired of holding (them.)”

As he puts them down, Iyanla criticizes how he is treating them. He lets one fall to the floor and treats them without care in general. Then, she takes the dolls and places them back into his arms.

"I'm sorry, as a mom, I don't get not to take care of my children, no matter what I'm thinking or feeling," Iyanla said. "I didn't get to just put them down because it was inconvenient."

Iyanla appears shocked by Williams’ apathetic appearance throughout the video.

“What can you do as one man for these children?” she asks.