When the story broke that Pamela Smith, basketball giant Michael Jordan’s ’90′s ex-fling and allegedly the mother of his child, was suing for child support, many questioned why she waited 16 years to file a paternity suit. Well, Smith now claims that she doesn’t need the money, but that her son, Grant Pierce Jay Jordan ‘Taj’ Reynolds, begged her to file suit so that Jordan will be forced to publicly acknowledge him.
According to Smith, she and Jordan have a “good” relationship and she didn’t want to embarrass him, but Taj no longer wanted to keep his paternity secret. Even though Jordan gave them money and gifts over the years, the boy could never tell anyone that he was his father.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Smith wants to retain full custody, but wants Jordan to pay for Taj’s medical expenses, in addition to child support. Taj also reportedly wants to change his last name to Jordan.
L-R: Pamela Evette Smith; Taj Jordan Reynolds (PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter)