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Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has beforehand lashed out at absentee fathers, admitted Wednesday he has a 10-year-old son whom he has by no means talked about publicly and from whom he seems to be estranged. Walker’s marketing campaign confirmed the existence of the kid after the Day by day Beast reported late Tuesday that the boy’s mom had taken the ex-NFL star to courtroom in 2014 to get baby assist funds. “Herschel had a child years ago when he wasn’t married. He’s supported the child and continues to do so,” Walker marketing campaign supervisor Scott Paradise mentioned in a press release. “He’s proud of his children. To suggest that Herschel is ‘hiding’ the child because he hasn’t used him in his political campaign is offensive and absurd.” The Day by day Beast reported, citing an individual near the household, that Walker has not performed an lively function in elevating his second son, however does ship him Christmas and birthday presents. Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker admitted to having a 10-year-old son whom he has not beforehand acknowledged publicly. Herschel Walker’s newly acknowledged son has by no means met or spoken to his 22-year-old son Christian Walker (proper). The kid, who reportedly has Walker’s final identify, has by no means met or spoken to the previous Heisman Trophy winner’s different son, 22-year-old Christian. The boy’s mom needed to take Walker to courtroom a 12 months after she gave start to ascertain his paternity in addition to safe assist, based on courtroom paperwork cited by the Day by day Beast. By the point the courtroom issued its closing order within the case in August 2014, Walker’s son was already 2 years previous. Herschel Walker is a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL star. The boy’s mom had been in a three-year relationship with Walker, which led to September 2011 — about 9 months earlier than their son was born. It wasn’t clear why the connection ended. Walker, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), has repeatedly bemoaned fatherless households. He has typically referenced his relationship with Christian, whose mom is Walker’s ex-wife, Cindy Grossman. Walker has beforehand mentioned he labored together with his ex and present companion to lift Christian. “I want all African Americans to know, even though you may leave the mom, don’t leave the child,” Walker advised WABE-TV’s “Love and Respect with Killer Mike” as lately as Might 27. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s spouse claimed the politician wasn’t paying his share of kid assist. “Continue to be a dad, continue to be a strong figure in that child’s life, because that happens, that happens. I said, ‘I’m going to continue to raise him, and be right there with him.’” Walker, who’s going up in opposition to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November, has been dogged by claims he has been untruthful about his previous throughout his marketing campaign, in addition to his historical past of home violence. Herschel Walker has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell. In 2005, Walker’s ex-wife took out a protecting order in opposition to him after accusing him of threatening and controlling conduct.