Unlike Matthew McConaughey, who celebrated his impending fatherhood on his personal website, David Spade accepted some recent paternity news with an almost grim resolve. Fox 6 in San Diego reports that Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace, 22, has named Spade, 43, as the father of her child.
Upon hearing the news, Spade told TMZ.com, “I had a brief relationship with Jillian Grace. If it is true that I am the father of her child, then I will accept responsibility.” This announcement comes right on the heels of an Internet rumor that Spade, who starred in the television sitcom “Just Shoot Me,” was involved with actress Jennifer Aniston.
Jillian Grace becomes the latest Playboy Playmate whose pregnancy has made national news:
The Jillian Grace/David Spade Playmate Pregnancy: Jenny McCarthy
One of the most popular Playboy Playmates of the 1990’s, Jenny McCarthy switched from modeling to the mommy track when she had son Evan with her then-husband John Asher. Once thought to be an airhead, McCarthy proved all her detractors wrong with a best-selling series of pregnancy books. The most notable of McCarthy’s books on motherhood, “Louder than Words,” documents her struggles to raise Evan, who was diagnosed with Autism.
Source: ABC News, “Jenny McCarthy’s Journey,” Deborah Roberts, Gwen Gowen and Elizabeth Grodd
The Jillian Grace/David Spade Playmate Pregnancy: Anna Nicole-Smith
Without a doubt, no other playmate in recent history has generated as many headlines outside of the Playboy Mansion as Anna Nicole-Smith. After spending years battling for a portion of the estate of her late husband, J. Howard Marshall II, she had her own surreal reality show for a time and later became a spokesperson for the weight loss supplement TrimSpa.
Smith’s life took a tragic turn in 2006 when she lost her son Daniel only days after she had given birth to daughter Dannielynn Hope. Smith passed away in early 2007 and three men then claimed that they were the father of Smith’s child. After a lengthy legal battle, DNA tests showed that Smith’s former boyfriend Larry Birkhead was the true father of Dannielynn.
Source: People.com, “Anna Nicole: A Look Back at Her Life,” Stephen M. Silverman
The Jillian Grace/David Spade Playmate Pregnancy: Tiffany Fallon
A contestant on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” former Playboy Playmate Tiffany Fallon got the boot from Donald Trump for not getting Hugh Hefner to buy an expensive hot dog in order to help her team win one of the weekly challenges. Fallon, who recently told TV Guide she was pregnant while filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” is due to give birth in approximately four months.
Source: BuddyTV.com, “Exclusive Interview: Tiffany Fallon from “The Celebrity Apprentice”
Additional Resource: Fox 6 in San Diego, “Playmate names Spade father of unborn child”