Reggie Bush, who famously dated wealthy socialite Kim Kardashian, has announced that he is going to be a father. The Miami Dolphins star revealed on Tuesday that his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, is expecting their first child and they are “pretty excited” about the new arrival.
Speaking to “The Paul & Young Ron Show”, 27-year-old Reggie confirmed rumors that he and his 25-year-old girlfriend are going to be parents soon. He said, “I have a little one on the way. We're pretty excited... It's an opportunity to bring in new life and raise a child,” according to a report by the Daily Mail.
While the American footballer said they don't know the sex of the child yet, he joked that he wants a baby boy. He explained, “I'm hoping for a boy because if it's a girl, I'm going straight to the gun shop to buy some guns.”
Reggie Bush, who has been dating professional dancer Lilit for a year, revealed that he felt becoming a parent was a special gift for a couple, adding, “I look forward to it, and to building a family.”
Lilit Avagyan is described as Kim Kardashian’s doppelganger, as she shares her Armenian heritage with the reality TV diva.
Meanwhile, sources have claimed that Kim is upset by the news that her ex-flame is going to become a father, as she wanted a family with him when they were still a couple.
A source close to Kim revealed to RadarOnline that it was like “a slap in the face” for the famed reality queen that Reggie Bush would want a baby with another woman when he wouldn't with her.
The source spilled to RadarOnline, “Kim is very upset. Kim had pressured Reggie for a very long time to get married while they were together because she wanted to have a family with him.”
The insider went on, “Reggie just thought that Kim placed too much of a priority on her fame and reality television though and he wanted none of it. Reggie was a part of the Kardashian family for over five years and deep down Kim has always held out hope that they would end up together, even though she married Kris Humphries.”
Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian started dating after they were introduced at the 2007 ESPY Awards by Arizona Cardinals backup quarterback Matt Leinart, Bush's former teammate at USC.
In January 2009, Kim gushed to Access Hollywood about her relationship with Reggie, saying, "Matt introduced me to the love of my life and we will always be grateful."
However, the couple split six months later only to get back together a day after the marriage of Kim's sister, Khloé, to Lamar Odom in September 2009. They broke up in March 2010 for the final time.