NBA player Dwight Howard welcomes a son, introducing Braylon Howard

01/12/2008 at 12:20 PM ET

Orlando Magic player Dwight Howard, 22, and Royce Reed, a former dancer for the team, welcomed son Braylon on November 18th. When asked about his new baby boy, Dwight replied,

I’m not going to deny it. Yes, I have a son. It’s just my personal life. Yes, I’m excited about it, but I’d like to keep my personal life personal.

Royce’s mother, Juanita Reed, revealed that Braylon arrived three weeks early and that,

Royce and Dwight are very happy. They are very good friends. How close they are, well, you’d have to talk to them. I’m just the grandma. It was not something that was planned. It was a beautiful surprise, though.


Source: Orlando Sentinel

Thanks to CBB reader Kitty.

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kemp on

such a sweet picture! i love involved daddies!

brannon on

That picture is WAY too sweet!

Dana on

Awww, I love that photo. That looks like my husband when our girls were babies. They had their “thing” when he would get up with them in the middle of the night…he would lay on the sofa with them while they drank their bottle, then the two of them would fall asleep together and I would get up and take the baby to her crib. I took so many pictures of them that way. They are 6 and 4, but still love to curl up with their daddy on the couch.

FC on

Nothing sexier than a doting daddy, I like to say! I love the photos of babies asleep on their daddy’s chest! *sighs*

Karen on

Aw!! Beautiful baby, the mother is very pretty also.

Hypegrl07 on

Well i just want to congradulate dwight and his girlfriend on there baby boy braylon his is so very beauiful and cute.

Some who knows on

Well, I would say this to his face if I could.

He lost the love of his life over this. Ask Dwight who she is. She was with him longer than this silly trick of a mother was and he is still trying to get her back.

She remained incognito for over 2 years and kept working, attending college and building a life for herself, never asking him for a thing. When that ‘dancer’ called her and told her about Dwight and their relationship, his real girlfriend warned him.

The rest is history.

God gave Dwight a station in life and he totally dirtied it up. He broke her heart and he will have to answer to God for that.

Net on

Wish it was me!