Terrell Owens faces the mothers of his kids on ‘Dr. Phil’
There’s never been a shortage of fans who dislike Terrell Owens, and I’m sure there are many folks out there who would like to see him experience some kind of discomfort.
To this group, I offer the following clips of Terrell Owens spending Tuesday afternoon confronted by three women, the mothers of children fathered by Owens and angry that they didn’t receive their child support payments, in front of a live audience and Dr. Phil.
The erstwhile T.V. shrink started the program by going fairly easy on Owens, saying that he’s always been a fan of T.O’s exploits on the field and reading Owens’ foreword to a children’s book: “To my children, may my life serve as an example to you.”
However, that simply served to paint Owens in a more negative light later. When the first mother came out and said that Owens had only seen her child a total of 12 times in her life. “He doesn’t call, he doesn’t send Christmas gifts,” the woman identified as “Kimber” said.
“The thing is, with me traveling back and forth, I don’t have a set schedule,” Owens said. He then added, “Pretty much 90% of the time every time I’ve reached out [to these women], it’s been a bad time.”
Owens admitted to fathering four children with four different women and being “irresponsible in that regard.”
Mom #2, “Melanie,” said that she and her daughter rarely see Owens at all. Owens’ response: The last planned visit was scuttled because Melanie insisted that Owens pay for her plane ticket as well as her daughter’s. Mom #3, “Monique” admitted that her pregnancy was an “oops kind of thing” and said that Owens agreed to increase her child support payments from $6,000 to $12,000 after she agreed to allow the child’s appearance in public with T.O. to improve his general perception.
At the end of the program, Owens met with two of his children, told them that he loved them, and promised to take them to Magic Mountain.