Wow, El Debarge Has 12 KIDS & Detailed His Struggles To Reconnect w/Them

Posted On : July 15, 2016

At 55 years young, El Debarge may have a youthful look, but he’s got grown man responsibilities. El has 12 children- yeah you read that right, TWELVE- and about 6 years ago he opened up to Jet Magazine about the many struggles he’s had as he attempts to reconnect with all of them. He also explained why he wasn’t there for them. We respect El’s honesty. He’s showing other distant dads that it’s never too late to diligently work toward reconnecting with your children. See what El revealed below…

EL EXPLAINS HOW HE LOST ONE OF HIS 12 CHILDREN

el debarge2 El sadly recalled how he lost one of his children:

El DeBarge's voice drops when he talks about his 3-year-old daughter. "I have one child that I lost to the system when I was on drugs", he admits softly to JET over the phone. He chooses his words with care. You can feel his pain, the regret. He believes that the girl has been adopted. "I don't know where she is."
El also spoke on two other children he'd never met at that time (2010):
He would love to find his 3-year-old daughter and he reveals that he has yet to forge a solid relationship with at least two of his children. "I know where they are. But so many years have gone by. They know their dad is El DeBarge ... I am trying to earn their trust again. I am calling and texting ... It's kind of hard; they got used to me not being around." He admits, "I lost them. I am trying to reconnect with them. From that point, it is hard on me emotionally."
SEE WHAT HIS OLDEST DAUGHTER SAID ABOUT HIM THOUGH...
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Source: Jet Magazine
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