In the ’90s, rocker Melissa Etheridge was searching for a sperm donor to help her and then-partner Julie Cypher have children.
Actor Brad Pitt famously came up as one of the candidates at the time, but Etheridge later chose a musician, friend David Crosby, to provide sperm.
So why didn’t Etheridge choose Pitt, long considered one of the sexiest men on the planet? Apparently because of his own desires to have a family.
Ultimately, Pitt went on to have six kids with wife Angelina Jolie.
Etheridge has no regrets about her choice. She and Cypher had two children together via Crosby — a daughter, Bailey, and a son, Beckett.
“It’s one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect — because they already had children,” she added. “They were looking to do this as a gift.”
In 2006, Etheridge had another daughter and son (twins Johnnie and Miller) with then-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels. The sperm donor for the twins remains anonymous.