Swedish woman claims George Michael fathered a secret love child with her in 1997
According to the Swedish woman, identified as Ulrika Lillemor Alfa Wonwolf, George Michael fathered a child with her when they met in 1997
According to a Swedish woman, George Michael fathered a secret love child with her while she was on holiday in the UK more than two decades ago in 1997.
The woman, Ulrika Lillemor Alfa Wonwolf, shared that she got pregnant with a baby boy when she met the singer while on vacation. Wonwolf revealed that George was aware of the child's existence and visited him in Sweden many times. Ulrika also claimed that Michael had helped contribute to childcare costs and support.
However, the Daily Star Sunday reported that according to George's estate, the claim has been termed "fictional". "She is claiming that she met George in August 1997 and that they slept together and she fell pregnant," a source shared. "Ulrika said she told George about the pregnancy and said he visited her and the baby in Sweden on several occasions. She also said George gave her money towards the child, but not huge amounts," the source continued.
Wonwolf had also tried to sell the press DNA reports and additional information which claim that their love child, who is now 20 years old, is the biological child of George Michael, but experts believe that these could have been easily faked.
Wonwolf recalled how she also had a paternity test done in the late 1990s where George himself was present but could not back these claims with substantial evidence. George had previously denied having any children during an interview, as reported by The Sun: "Thank god I don't have children - can you imagine being George Michael's son or daughter."
George was romantically involved with Kenny Goss when he was alleged to have had this child. Ulrika had also set up social media accounts, which since have been deleted, all under the name 'TheMrsGKP' - the same initials as the star's name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou. She has also defended her claims and story on a George Michael fan forum.
She wrote, "My son is most definitely real... I am absolutely not crazy or wanting attention. This is all about true love." On one Facebook account, she posted a series of pictures which experts say could very well be photoshopped where she was posing with George. She even captioned a photograph of George holding a baby and wrote, "20 years ago!" with two heart emojis.
George Michael passed away at the age of 53 in his country home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on December 25, 2016.