Why was 'RHOA' star Drew Sidora's baby daddy Ricky Brascom in jail? SHOCKING truth behind her silence about him
Drew has never spoken much about Josiah's father aside from mentioning in passing that he was never a part of their child's life
The newest addition to 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast, Drew Sidora, isn't shying away from truly sharing her life on camera. The housewife has given fans a peek into her troubled marriage with husband Ralph Pittman Jr and was involved in a couple of explosive fights with fellow star LaToya Ali. But the housewife seems to draw the line when it comes to discussing her relationship with her son Josiah's father.
Drew has never spoken much about Josiah's father aside from mentioning in passing that he was never a part of their child's life and Ralph played the role of father to her son. But in an earlier episode, we saw Drew learning about her baby daddy's attempts at reconnecting with their son. This threw the housewife over the edge who struggled to understand her baby daddy's sudden interest in his son's life. But after discussing with Ralph, she decided to agree to her baby daddy's request and arranged for a meeting. She didn't reveal his name either, she just referred to her baby daddy as "O Dad" (old dad) while discussing him with Josiah. However, in the latest episode, we not only learned that her baby daddy's name but also why he was absent from their life for so long.
Who is Drew Sidora's baby daddy?
It has been revealed that Drew's baby daddy's name is Ricky Brascom. According to reports, he is a hip-hop producer who is friends with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Sean Diddy.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Drew revealed how their relationship fell apart despite their fairytale romance. She shared that she met Ricky through one of her 'The Game' co-stars in 2009. She revealed that at first she wasn't even interested in him but his persistence made her take notice of him. "I wasn’t really interested when we first met, but he was really persistent. And once I got to know him and his background and meet his family, I saw there was something there." Things were going great between the couple and they were even engaged and expecting their first child together. While she was excitedly planning for their wedding, he abruptly called off their engagement in 2011.
"I didn’t know what was going on. One day, he just said, ‘I want to be single.’ I was, like, ‘What? We have a child on the way.' How embarrassing. How hurtful. At that moment, I was, like, ‘If you don’t want me, I’m not going to push my way into something with you,'" she explained. After their split, she moved back to Chicago with her parents and frequently visited Los Angeles for her OB-GYN appointments.
Why was Ricky Brascom absent from Drew Sidora and their son's life?
In 2012, Ricky was arrested for smuggling $4 million worth of cocaine in a private jet across the US. He reportedly shipped and distributed 400kg of cocaine. He was jailed for ten years on drug trafficking charges. When Drew found out about it she felt like she was 'tricked'. She told the outlet, "I felt like I had been tricked. I started to question my own judgment. I started asking myself, ‘How did I miss that?’ I had major trust issues, and I probably sabotaged a lot of potential relationships because of it. But when I delivered [my son Josiah], there was just this overwhelming joy. And if that is what I had to go through to get my son, it was so worth it.”
After years of missing out on spending time with Josiah, Ricky is now looking forward to spending time and rebuilding his relationship with his son. Although their first interaction didn't go too well, Ricky still isn't ready to give up. Hopefully, Josiah and Ricky will have some great father-son moments.
'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Season 13 airs every Sunday at 8/7c only on Bravo.