After having Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart’s baby while he was still playing football in college six years ago, former USC basketball superstar Brynn Cameron gave birth to Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin’s kid in August. Cameron, 27, and Griffin, 24, are not still together but they did confirm that the baby is theirs.
Cole Cameron Leinart, 6, lives with his mother and Leinart pays up to $15,000 in monthly child support after a custody and support battle. She was a star basketball player at USC from 2004 to 2008 but missed the 2006-07 season when she was pregnant with Cole, The Daily Mail reported.
Cameron met Leinart, the future $51 million 2006 draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals, when he introduced himself during a study hall at USC.
Although Cameron and Leinart have had their personal and financial differences, their relationship is now amicable and the two are often seen in public with their son.
“We still fight and disagree on things,” Cameron said in an interview with the New York Times. “We’re both on the same page now for what we want with our son. We’ll be in each other’s lives forever, so we may as well get along and make the most of it.”
Cameron was hurt by accusations that she was a gold-digger and said it was very hard to have such an overly-publicized pregnancy.
“I was already devastated that I was pregnant,” Cameron said. “Then being pregnant and having it so public, emotionally, I can’t deal with this. There were times when I would break down — why is this so public, why do people care? After a while, you learn to not listen, to not care.”
Leinart was cut by the Buffalo Bills earlier this year.