Brad Pitt nearly became a dad in the late 90s with another superstar. Melissa Etheridge said that she was searching for a sperm donor for her two kids back in the late '90s and revealed that her close pal Brad Pitt was almost her children's biological father.
Oh, what could have been!
Melissa wanted kids with her then-partner Julie Cypher, and the two began the process of selecting a sperm donor.
"Well, actually, [Brad Pitt] was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it," she told Australia's Studio 10 talk show. "And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, 'I don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don't need another parent — they have two.'"
Eventually Melissa found someone else, and Brad, of course, found Angelina Jolie. Brad and Angelina have six kids.
In 1997, Melissa's now ex gave birth to their daughter, Bailey. In 1998, she and Melissa welcomed their son, Beckett. Afterward, there was a lot of speculation about the identity of the biological father.
In 2000, Melissa revealed that it was David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
"It's one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect — because they [already] had children. They were looking to do this as a gift," Melissa told the talk show. "Of course, my teenagers now are like, 'I could have had Brad Pitt [as my dad]! My son said, 'I could've been amazingly handsome.'"
Melissa and her ex split in 2000 and the singer went onto have twins Johnnie and Miller, via an anonymous sperm donor with partner Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2006. However, in 2010, Melissa and Tammy split.
The "Come To My Window" singer is now married to Linda Wallem.
In speaking with the Australian radio show, Melissa admitted that she and Brad haven't spoken in almost a decade. They were once very close, and she even performed at his 2000 wedding to Jennifer Aniston. When he began dating Angelina, though, they lost touch. Many feel that she isn't a fan of the actress, judging from comments she's made in the past, including when she was critical of Angelina's mastectomy in 2013.