You would have heard a lot about the on/off relationship of Draya with her fiancé. But recently, she came into the spotlight again – because of Kniko Howard, her first son. Below is all you need to know about the real story of him and his mother, Draya.
Fast facts about Kniko Howard
- The biological father of Kniko is Kniko Sr. who works as a barber.
- Draya got pregnant with Kniko when she was just 17 years old and didn’t get child support.
- Recently, Kniko welcomed his brother Jru who was born to Draya and Orlando Scandrick.
- There are 6 members in their family, including Orlando’s daughters.
Who is Draya Michele?
Once a show ends, the fame of the stars’ of that show ends as well. Well, Draya Michele proved it otherwise. The truth is, her career saw a huge boost after her reality show “Basketball Wives: LA” ended. After that, she started 3 different clothing lines and even got cast in films. She has a son named Kniko Howard at the very young age of 17. To look after him, she worked in a club in her initial years.
What’s all the fuss about Kniko Howard’s father?
This all started due to the many speculations of who is the birth father of Kniko Howard. Michele came to the spotlight when she dated Chris Brown. After their breakup, she moved on and, in 2011, got into ‘Basketball Wives LA’. During that time, things got complicated between Gilbert Arenas, a former basketball star, Michele, and Laura Govan.
Spectators and media used this to connect the dots, even though there were no connections to begin with. Sooner, reports about Gilbert being Kniko Howard’s dad became a mainstream topic. Of course, both Gilbert and Draya denied the allegations.
Gilbert’s challenge on this issue
When the accusations became rampant, Gilbert tried to clear all the misunderstandings. The worst part is that there was a claim where he gave 20K us dollars to keep everything under silence. This is when he challenged major entertained names like Baller Alert and TMZ to prove that he is Kniko’s dad. Also, he announced the prize of proving this will be 1 million dollars.
Of course, the media giants took this bet, but they lost. They weren’t able to get any solid evidence to prove that Gilbert is the biological dad of Kniko. During all this, Draya kept the father’s name a secret for their welfare.
The big reveal of Draya Michele
Even with all this, the story gained more believers than ever before. At this point, Michele would have surely fed up with these stupid claims. Draya said that she got pregnant with Kniko when she was just 17 years old. To raise him, he worked in the club for 7 years. She reasoned that if she did get pregnant by an athlete, she would have got child support. Also, she added that she never got that and raised her son solely from the money she earned.
Details about Kniko’s father
Draya added that his father has the same name, Kniko Sr. Right now, he works as a barber. When Michele was 7 months pregnant, Kniko Sr. was in prison for 10 months. With all these clarifications, she told the media to leave her kids in peace.
The bottom line
There is no doubt that both Draya Michele and Kniko Howard went through a lot to be where they are now. After all this, Michele is going strong for her and her family, which makes her unique.