Who are Herschel Walker’s children? Pro-life GOP Senate hopeful wars with son in abortion scandal

Who are Herschel Walker’s children? Pro-life GOP Senate hopeful wars with son in abortion scandal
Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to ban abortion completely (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Football legend Herschel Walker has spoken out in favor of a complete ban on abortion, comparing it to murder. Walker, who is now running for the Georgia Senate, called for there to be "no exception" for rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

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However, a woman who wishes to remain anonymous told The Daily Beast that she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009 and that he pressured her to have an abortion at the time. She claimed the ex-NFL star even reimbursed her for the procedure. The woman presented a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic and a get-well card from Walker to back up her claims.

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A deposit slip presented by the woman contained a picture of a signed personal check for $700 from Walker. She stated that the difference was $125 because she had "roughly estimated" the cost of the abortion after Googling the procedure. There were also other costs, such as travel and recovery expenses. The Daily Beast also corroborated details of the woman's claims with a close friend who had apparently taken care of her in the days following the abortion.

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The woman said Walker, who was unmarried at the time, urged her to terminate the pregnancy as it “not the right time” for him to have a child. Walker also allegedly had an out-of-wedlock child with another woman previously, that same year. The woman claimed Walker never expressed any regret for the decision. “I just can’t with the hypocrisy anymore,” she said of  Walker’s anti-abortion position. “We all deserve better.”

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Herschel Walker, the football legend now running for Senate in Georgia, says he wants to completely ban abortion, likening it to murder (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

The $575 receipt suggests the abortion took place on September 12, 2009. The Bank of America deposit receipt shows he wrote the woman a check for $700 on Sept. 17, 2009, and the check was deposited after two days. The card Walker sent her has the words “Rest, Relax…” written in the front. Inside the card, the message continued, “…Recover.” The card is signed, “Pray you are feeling better", accompanied with an “H” in Walker’s autograph. 

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The woman is a registered Democrat who still communicates with Walker. However, he reportedly did not tell her he would be running for the Senate. 

The publication reached out to the Walker campaign for comment, Robert Ingram, a lawyer representing both the campaign and Walker in his personal capacity, said, "This is a false story." “All you want to do is run with stories to target Black conservatives,” he added. “You focus on Black conservatives.”

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After the story was published, Walker released a statement saying it was a "flat-out lie" and said he denied it in the "strongest possible terms." "I'm not taking this anymore. I planning [sic] to sue the Daily Beast for this defamatory lie. It will be filed tomorrow morning," he said.

Who are Herschel Walker's children?

Walker was married to Cindy DeAngelis Grossman from 1983 to 2002. They have one son together, Christian Walker. He is currently married to Julie Blanchard, and the couple has no children.

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Walker, however, is said to have three sons and one daughter together. Except for Christian, he has the rest of the children with other women. “I have four children. Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’ — they’re my kids. I support them all and love them all,” Walker had said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “I’ve never denied my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports Fitness and Nutrition, I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in garbage, gutter politics like this?”

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Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r/Twitter)
Herschel Walker's adult son, Christian Walker, lashed out on Twitter against his father (@ChristianWalk1r/Twitter)

Christian Walker describes himself in his Twitter bio as a "free-speech radicalist". He has now accused his father of lying when he denied paying for his girlfriend's abortion. Christian posted a Twitter video, in which he said, "I was silent, lie, after lie, after lie. The abortion part drops yesterday, it’s literally his handwriting in the card, they say they have receipts, whatever. He gets on Twitter, he lies about it. OK, I’m done. Done. Everything has been a lie.”

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Christian, 23, has become known for his outspoken pro-MAGA videos. In some of them, he can be seen taking on former President Donald Trump's claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. He hosts what he calls an "anti-woke podcast" called 'Uncancellable,' which focuses on entertainment. In 2016, he won the 2016 World Championship of All-Star Cheerleaders at Walt Disney World. Previously, he attended college in California but later announced that he was moving to Florida. Notably, he had supported his father's campaign.

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