February 13, 2021

Chad Johnson Reveals He Chose Women He Had Kids with for Their DNA and Athletic Background

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Chad Johnson recently opened up on how he made his life choice when it came to romance and having kids. The star showed that he values athletic background and DNA. 

Chad Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, has revealed that he did not care much for how pretty a person was when it came to finding a romantic partner and procreating. 

This he revealed in his recent interview on sports podcast, "Bussin It with the Boys," where he opened up on fatherhood and his kids' prowess in sports.

Chad Johnson discusses "Warriors of Liberty City" with the Build Series at Build Studio on September 4, 2018 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images


It is safe to say that Johnson had an inclination towards having sporty kids, as he shared that all of his seven kids came from women he specifically chose because of their athletic background and DNA. 

The sports star noted that he was strategic about expanding his family. Johnson shared that he would often ask the women he was interested in about their athletic history and if they were sporty in school. 

Chad Johnson attends Reebok Classic x Amber Rose Launch Event at Shoe Palace on September 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


The former NFL champ has seven kids with six different women. Despite this, he mentioned that co-parenting posed no issues. He added that his kids turned out well with their academics and athletic prowess, all thanks to their mothers. 

Johnson noted that he never experienced baby mama issues because his blended family was a single unit, and because they ran the home like a village, he and the adults kept things grounded. 

He once shared that he was quite traditional about raising his kids, and he usually made sure that no one felt left out.


It is safe to say that the New England Patriots alum's family drama did not stay low for so long. In 2019, he was dragged to court by his baby mama, Alexis Farquharson, who claimed that he fathered a child with her in 2016.

Johnson did not object to her claims and admitted that he had an affair with Farquharson and has a daughter with her. Farquharson's demands included child support, attorney fees, and medical insurance, among others. 


In his response, the sports icon requested that the court make a decision concerning child support but declined the request to pay retroactive support or medical insurance bills. 

Johnson was married to Evelyn Lozada in 2012. However, their marriage did not last past the same year. They also did not have kids. While the former wide receiver's love life might pose as tumultuous, fatherhood seems to come easy for him. 

He once shared that he was quite traditional about raising his kids, and he usually made sure that no one felt left out, giving them the needed attention and guiding their paths to success.