Having multiple baby mamas seems to be the norm nowadays and drama that comes along with all those mixed relationships would make for perfect ‘real life’ reality television.
Rapper Shawty Lo tried to bring his situation to mainstream a few years ago with ‘All My Baby Mamas’ (click HERE to watch) but his story was banned from tv after thousands signed a petition stating it was too stereotypical.
That being said, a rapper with several baby mamas is an issue but apparently a well spoken father of 34 isn’t. (insert side-eye!)
Jay Williams from Iyanla: Fix My Life, the guy who had fathered 34 children from 17 different woman is now getting a shot at bringing his real life problems to the small screen.
Williams story (which you can watch in it’s entirety HERE) sparked several ‘Fix My Life’ follow ups and many suggested that it was his intent all along to secure his own show.
Well… his plan worked. Details + press release below…
When life coach extraordinaire Iyanla Vanzant profiled Atlanta music producer, Jay Williams, last year, she brought him back again and again to confront his issues.
Williams’ story of fathering 34 children from 17 ‘baby mamas’ created a firestorm online and off, resulting in Vanzant’s top rated shows that season.
[FLASHBACK: Daughter of ‘Father of 34’ Pens Open Letter to Iyanla… ]
According to the AJC, OWN has decided to give Williams his own spin-off reality show with Vanzant working with him on his issues.
Via Press Release:
“Untitled Jay Williams Project” (Working Title – Premieres September 2015)
On the heels of the highly-rated and controversial “Iyanla: Fix My Life” multi-part “mega fix” featuring Atlanta resident Jay Williams who says he fathered 34 children with 17 different women, OWN follows Jay as he works to put his life and relationships in order.
With spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant holding him accountable every step of the way, OWN’s cameras follow Jay as he works to heal and establish new connections with his family, his children and the mothers of his children.
He says that he wants to change and to be the best father he can be, but his extreme situation will challenge his best intentions and whether or not he can live up to all the responsibility. The series is co-produced by OWN and Evolution Media.