*A woman has taken Brian McKnight to court claiming he is the father of her baby boy and deserves child support.
Miriam Moreno, described by TMZ.com as McKnight’s former lover, claims the singer fathered her one-year-old son Evan Brian McKnight. It is not known whether McKnight has taken a paternity test and details about the reported love affair have not been revealed.
Although McKnight’s name is not on the boy’s birth certificate, the document has the unidentified father’s place of birth as New York and his birth date as June 5, 1969 – the same date McKnight was born in Buffalo, New York.
Moreno, 34, has hired celebrity lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan to represent her and the pair met McKnight in a California court last week during a hearing on child support, reports TMZ. Kaplan represented Kevin Federline in his divorce from Britney Spears.
McKnight is the father of two sons – Brian Jr., 19, and Niko, 17 – from his 13-year marriage to ex-wife Julie. They split in 2003.
The artist and talk show host became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Annalisa Mungcal this past Valentine’s Day.