Engaged Woman Wants To Find Father To Walk Her Down The Aisle (Full Episode) | Paternity Court
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Engaged Woman Wants To Find Father To Walk Her Down The Aisle (Full Episode) | Paternity Court


You may be seated. Yes, Your Honor. Hello. This is the case of
Kelly v. Duncan and Anthony.
Thank you, Jerome.
Good day everyone! Miss Kelly, you are here
to determine if one of two men
we’ve tested for paternity is your biological father. You hope to leave
this courtroom today knowing
your father’s identity, so he can walk you down
the aisle at your wedding. Yes, Your Honor. Now, Mr. Duncan,
you argue that Miss Kelly’s mother was in a
relationship with you and another man,
during the time you dated. Now, while there are
paternity questions you hope you are
her biological father. Yes, Your Honor. Now, we’ll also hear from
a second possible
father, Mr. Anthony. He claims he was shocked.Just a few months ago
Miss Kelly showed up
at his doorstep
and broke the news to himthat he could also
be her father.
(AUDIENCE GASPS) Talk to us about the
journey you’ve been on trying to find out
who your biological father is. When I was two,
my grandparents started
raising me and I noticed
that I was different because they’re white
and I was brown. My grandmother used
to get awkward looks and she would say stuff
to people. And sometimes
kids gave me trouble
at school. And when my grandfather,
he got killed when I was 10. So not having that male
influence in my life, I started to act out. Get in trouble at school
and all kind of stuff. And that’s when Larriette
thought it would be
a good idea to let me meet my father. And she told me
that there was a chance
of two guys. Um, she took me to meet
her ex-boyfriend, and it was kind of awkward. He was quiet,
showed no emotion and I also met Mr. Duncan. And he’s always
opened his doors to me, him and his wife,
he always wanted me to be his. And so, Mr. Duncan,
when you were contacted, were you surprised,
in disbelief? What were your thoughts? Oh, I was happy,
I was proud. I was proud, you know,
to have a, you know,
to have a child. Did you question it?
Did you have doubts? CHARLES: I might have
had a little doubt
because at that time she was living with a guy. JUDGE LAKE: Hmm… She was living
with a guy but she was
a nice looking girl and I was a little
bit older and… Maybe it might have
been wrong but, uh,
she was real pretty. And I was…
I, I didn’t look
that bad myself, back then and, uh… (AUDIENCE CHUCKLE) I’m trying to bring her
over to my side. But she’s living with
another guy. She was in a relationship
with somebody else and even living with them. Yes, Your Honor. But, she was dating you
on the side. CHARLES: Yes, Your Honor. And you wanted her
to be with you? Yes, Your Honor. JUDGE LAKE: Okay. So, when you got the call you said to yourself,
“I remember “who this is, of course, “and you would be happy if “this young woman
is my daughter.” Every day I’ve been hoping… 24 years, I’ve been hoping,
the same thing and I’ve been… Only had one mustard seed… That’s all I got
is one mustard seed about this little girl
right here. But I tell you this
right now, I hope to God
this is my child. AUDIENCE: Aw. I do. That’s beautiful,
that’s beautiful to hear, sir. Miss Kelly,
you remember, of course,
the relationship because you introduced
your daughter. Yes, ma’am. JUDGE LAKE: And you… Wanted to help her.
You knew that it was time. JUDGE LAKE:
Take me back a little bit. Like I say,
I was young
when I had her and I made some mistakes, and my mom wound up
wanting to step to the
plate and raise her. So, my mom and my dad
raised her, and, like I say,
when my dad got killed,
it really disturbed her. She seen everything happen. So, she started being
rebellious towards my mom, not showing
up to school and all. And I knew it was time. My mom never
wanted her to know
who her father was. And I knew I had to. She’s mine, regardless. And I went to her house
one day to pick her up. And I told her. I said,
“Destiney, you have two
possibilities for fathers.” I said, “It’s time
you meet both.” I never hid this from her, I hated that happened. I really do. But she met the ex… Then she went
and met Mr. Duncan. And from then on,
like I say, Mr. Duncan’s always
accepted her. The ex is just… When I told him I was
pregnant and everything,
it was just sort of just… “Blah.”
He didn’t care. JUDGE LAKE: Hmm. It was the opposite
with Charlie. And I want closure for her. She’s been through
enough in her life. JUDGE LAKE: Yes. And it’s time
she gets her closure. Now, Mr. Duncan, take me back. Once you were
in a relationship
with Miss Kelly,you found out
she was pregnant…
CHARLES:Yes, Your Honor.And then what point
did she start living
with you? Because you said
she was living with
another man. CHARLES: Yes, she was. All right, so how did that come to be that she
was living with you? CHARLES: Me and Miss Kelly
had spent some time together and I took her
and Destiney home. And, uh, her father come out
and me and him had some words. And I ain’t gonna say
what the words was, but they weren’t
no good words. Understood. CHARLES: So, I told him,
I said, “Well, uh, they can
come and stay with me.” I had my own house,
I had my own land, I had a good job,
I had a good car, and I wasn’t that bad looking. (ALL CHUCKLE) JUDGE LAKE: That’s you? That’s me right there. No, you weren’t. I wasn’t that bad at all.
I wasn’t that bad looking. You wasn’t that bad at all. JUDGE LAKE:
You did the right thing.
What I wanna understand is when you decided
to take her in and say they could
come live with you, what were you thinking? Did you doubt even then
Destiney was yours? CHARLES: It might
come out today
that she ain’t my child because all them years,
all them years, people would say, uh, “That ain’t your child.” She said, “That ain’t…
That ain’t your child.” But deep in my heart,
every time they
would say that, it’s like somebody
dukin’ at me. It’s like somebody,
just dukin’, dukin’,
dukin’, you know. Never once, not even one time
did I ever turn my
back on that child. I always knew
that this little girl
right now, was mine. Always knew that. So, after they came
and lived with you you all fell out,
you got into a disagreement and then you left. Right. She chose to leave. Sometimes people, they get mad and, uh,
the truth will come out. Mmm-hmm. CHARLES: You know, but, uh, people would come up to
me and say, “She said that ain’t
your little girl.” I understand.
Miss Kelly, I have to ask you. You started telling people
that’s not his child. Yes, ma’am. You said you told other people she wasn’t his child.
Did you tell him directly? Well, Your Honor,
it’s been so long
I mean, I really can’t recall. Do you ever recall her
telling you directly? Yes, Your Honor. That it’s not your child? Yes, yes, Your Honor.
I do recall her telling me to my face. What happened? And, uh, I knew that, uh, she could be
telling the truth. And so then people would
come up to you on
the street and say, “She said
that’s not your child.” Even though she told you
to your face Destiney may not be yours,
you had the doubt,
but you still were hoping. But you always believed
in your heart after spending that
time with her that
that was your baby. It might come out today
that this ain’t my child, but not once
did I ever have doubt
that she wasn’t. JUDGE LAKE: All right. So, at what point did you lose
contact then, if you believed this was your child,
knew this was your child, even though
you two had broken up, how’d you lose contact
with Destiney? CHARLES: I didn’t know
what to do. The same pain that she
was going through by people saying,
“This is your daddy,” and, “That’s your daddy,”
and stuff like that, I went through the same
pain of them telling me
that that ain’t my child. I know you don’t know how it
would feel for somebody
to say that to you. But it really do hurt. Every time they say it,
every time you hear it. I mean, it just breaks you
down with a… What could I do? I’m not sure
that I’m her father. So, so should I go
and start trouble? Should I start trouble
or should I just love her
from afar? All them years,
I watched her grow up, I loved her from afar
and I love her
just as much today as I did the day that she took that picture. That’s so beautiful.
Thank you for that, sir. Now, Miss Kelly,
I have to ask you.
This is difficult and it’s wonderful to hear,
you know, a man be so passionate about
a young girl that he
believes is his daughter, despite what people tell him. I want to know
from you, when did you hear
that there were
other possibilities? JUDGE LAKE: When did you
hear that there were
other possibilities? Your mom says,
she told you she was gonna take you
to the two possibilities. Tell me what happened
when you met Mr. Anthony? That was probably
the most awkward situation I’ve ever been in in my life. (AUDIENCE CHUCKLE) We… JUDGE LAKE: What happened? Go to knock on this man’s door and tell him after 25 years
later I might be his child. No phone call first? DESTINEY: No. Wow! I was ready… You knock on the door
and what happens? Larriette introduced us, and she just wanted
to let him know
there might be a chance, to see how he felt about it.
If he would be willing
to take a test with me to give me that closure. And he was willing. At first, it was strange.
He was very quiet. We just kind of sat there
and looked at each other
and not much was said. I just looked at his
pictures of his kids. He has seven children
and I would be eight. Eight’s my favorite number. Did you feel
any connection? I can see some resemblance in,
I think, one or two
of his kids. And then he’s got his certificates and stuff
from school hanging on
his living room wall. And I have my
living room wall
the same way. So, Miss Kelly, do you remember
the relationship
with Mr. Anthony? Yes, Your Honor.
It was not even what you
want to call a relationship. It was a two-minute thing. We never seen each other
again or nothing. JUDGE LAKE:
So, it was more
of a one-night stand. Yup, pretty much. And you never saw him again. No. I mean, I seen him
as far as like, around town
or whatever, but… But you never were intimate
with him again? Relationship-wise, nothing. And so, when you found out
you were pregnant, did you ever tell him, right from the beginning? No. ‘Cause I think
I was already pregnant
when that occurred. You, you think
you were already pregnant? Yeah. So, you’re doubtful
as to whether or not he’s Destiney’s father.
You don’t feel he is? I don’t feel he is. But, when you knew
your daughter needed
that connection, that father figure, you said it could be
one of two people,
why did you include him? He was the only other
possibility that it could be. Now, let’s get
to the point where you’ve now met Mr. Anthony,
and you’ve met Mr. Duncan. Yes. JUDGE LAKE:
When you finish meeting
both of them, what are you thinking?
Have you decided, “No, I think this one
is my father.” I compare lots of things like, Mr. Duncan’s very outspoken. Depending on the situation,
I could be outspoken.Um, Mr. Anthony, he’s kind of
quiet and laid-back,
which I can be like this
sometimes, too.
Um, I compare
the looks between
Mr. Duncan’s kids,
Mr. Anthony’s kids, just always looking for that
one connection that would just make me think,
“Yeah, this is it.” All right, well, Mr. Anthony
has prepared a video
statement for the court. We can take a look
at that now.Hi, my name is Sam Anthony.I just finished
taking a DNA test
to find out
if 25-year-old
Destiney is my daughter.
When I first found out
I could be Destiney’s father,
I was shocked. I never knew
Miss Kelly was pregnant. I mean, this was
the first I was hearing of it about a month ago,
when they approached me and said that I could
possibly be the father. But now,
I don’t think she looks like me or any of my other kids. It’s just hard after,
you know, finding out
something like this
after 25 years. You really don’t know
how to feel. JUDGE LAKE:
So, after you see that,
do you feel like his feelings about this,
his emotions about this,
is it fair? Yeah. Because if somebody
came to my door and said I might have
a 25-year-old child,
I would be in shock also. And Mr. Duncan,
when the video was playing you seemed to, kind of,
look down or disregard it. What did you feel?
Do you feel like
you want to honor the fact that this man
potentially could be
Destiney’s father? I know this man and
I don’t have nothing
against this man. If this is
this man’s daughter, then I’m proud for him
to have this child,
because this… If you ever had a child, and you were glad
to have a child, this would be one of ’em. So, if this is his child then I know, I know he’ll
be more than proud for
her to be his daughter. So, Destiney.
What are your hopes today? I hope to find out that
one of these two is the
father and get some closure. We can hopefully form
a relationship. They can
get to know my kids. How many children do you have? Three. And what are your hopes
today, Mr. Duncan? I knew that one day
that all this might,
might happen. And I’m glad that it is. I hope that that mustard seed
that I got, (CHUCKLES) has come to be so. Good. Well, Mr. Anthony also submitted a statement
and outlined his hopes.It’s important for
Paternity Courtto
give me these
uh, results, because
ever since her and her
mother approached me, I’ve been wondering,
“Am I the father?” So, if it turns out
that I am, I will love to have a
relationship with her. But of course,
that will be up to her. JUDGE LAKE: Miss Kelly,
what are your hopes? Deep down inside, I’ll be glad when the
results are revealed. And I pray that
Charlie is her father. JUDGE LAKE: Okay. Jerome, the results, please. These results were prepared
by DNA Diagnostics
and they read as follows. In the case of
Kelly v. Duncan/Anthony,
when it comes to
Destiney Kelly, Mr. Anthony… Is not her father. (AUDIENCE GASPS) In the case of
Kelly v. Duncan/Anthony,
when it comes to
Destiney Kelly, Mr. Duncan… You… Mr. Anthony is not her father. In the case of
Kelly v. Duncan/Anthony,
when it comes to
Destiney Kelly, Mr. Duncan… You are not her father. I’m sorry to you both. I know how much you wanted it. Miss Kelly,
how are you feeling? Confused still. JUDGE LAKE:
That’s understandable. DESTINEY: I’m just confused
and anxious to find out
who it is. I just want to know. Absolutely.
And you deserve to know. Because you are a beautiful,
smart young lady, and any man should
feel blessed and honored
to have you as a daughter. We’ll be back. Absolutely. And I was just about to say, he marched in right
in the nick of time. We’ll be back. Because I was about to say,
in this court room we say all the time,
that it takes DNA
to be a father, but it takes love
to be a daddy. And you are so, so loved
by Mr. Duncan. You came to this courtroom
for the truth, right? Mmm-hmm. But the truth, the most amazing truth
you got today, was the fact that you
are loved by this man. He just loves you to pieces. And, sir,
I hope you keep doing that. And I hope
you keep your search going. Because you deserve to know.
It’s your right. If you need this courtroom,
you need us again,
we’ll be there for you, and we’ll also have some
resources for you, to help you process this
and figure out how to make
your next steps. All right? Okay. I wish you the best of luck.
Keep being a strong,
strong girl. Remember, you’re not just
doing it for yourself, but for those
beautiful children. All right? Thank you. Good luck to you.
Court is adjourned.

100 thoughts on “Engaged Woman Wants To Find Father To Walk Her Down The Aisle (Full Episode) | Paternity Court

  1. So she just jumping from man to man . And her DAUGHTER is so confused by what her mom is telling her . The guy was told continuously he wasn't the dad. So both men tested and nope. Mom you should be ashamed

  2. The mother says there were only two possibilities 'you are NOT the father' and 'you are NOT the father' so there is at least a third possibility…

  3. You don't need a father to walk you down the aisle. Any close and beloved relative or friend can as well. You can also just walk yourself down the aisle, because you are not property being given away, you are your own person joining up with another.

  4. In search of her father, Just like it's anybody's guess how many licks it takes to get too the center of a Tootsie Pop; this woman may also Never know…. Her mammy is Bogus!

  5. I love Mr. Duncan!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want him to be my Daddy!! 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭, she should let him walk her down the aisle anyway because that man loves her like she is his very own! Oh my heart broke for them both. 💔💔💔💔

  6. I bet the ex she was living with that wasn't interested in being her father is her father. I bet that's why she tested the other possibilities in hopes one of these nice men were her father.

  7. Why not drill the mom after? Who said clearly that they were the only possibilities because she slept with only them 2? Like seriously. Not even a shot of her after the results.

  8. That broke his heart. Poor guy he’s like the dad that cries outside of your door when he hears you crying after you got dumped in high school.

  9. Goodness these white women..Always hoeing with black men..Black women don't do this unless they have been rejected by black men…

  10. I wish I had had a dad who loved me as much as Mr Duncan loves Destiny. He should walk her down the aisle based on love alone.

  11. You need to find a stranger to walk you down the isle??? Americans are crazy, someone you know even if not biologically related is better at a wedding coz they remind you of all that you have been through

  12. Ok I need an update on this young lady. She is so well spoken and so pretty and it hurt me to hear those results.

  13. Mr. Duncan have a really good heart, wish the rest of these potential father's could be like him; what a changed world this would be…

  14. Mr. Duncan is a treasure! I kept skipping past this episode because of the title. I lost my dad in Feb 2018 and I keep thinking he'll never get to walk me down the aisle 🙁 But I did have 35 wonderful years with him. I hope she lets Mr. Duncan walk her down the aisle. The day is about love and he loves her so much.

  15. there are times in life when you meet people who are profound…in the sense of the word..who have qualities, morals ,virtues that are hard to find in today's world that only an up right righteous person in mind and deed can only possess…wow..mr duncan personally for me is an inspiration…no nonsense honest..but with truth morals and principals..i think we can all learn the lesson of what it means to be upright from him.more importantly the lesson of being a good parent..i bet all his children are balanced in life ,and there approach to it.i'm inspired wow..god bless him..always..still a sad ending was hoping he would be..she would have greatly benefited with his presence in her life..i hope he will…

  16. …..so after watching probably like 50+ episodes I think the mothers who lie about how many potential fathers there really are should straight get ROASTED at the end of the show!! THAT'S TERRRRRRIBLE!!!

  17. "Somebody joooging! Somebody jooging, jooging, jooging. . . " Shoutout to my man for using the old school country lingo.

  18. These moms though!! Another effen party girl! She said with all certainty that there a were no other possibilities. KNOWING IT WAS A LIE!! it’s terrible!

  19. Mary Connelly what do you video with vintage Avenue Jazz dining with new model in my life I want the video Mariana to the time that you did you got at the family God pair Padre Pio I bet you love you boo York hotel with a view America Captain America the message Aaron Rodgers the Americana at 4:21kevin😍

  20. Her momma looks like she’s yelled at several mangers because her steak was just a tad over cooked and her pi king duck wasn’t as zesty as she likes.

  21. I read through the comments and realize just a few of us was watching the full episode cause most forget about the possibility #1-HER EX.

  22. Only if the world had more good men’s like this ,, our young black men wouldn’t be maybe wouldn’t be in this much trouble,, , I often think is there any more get me in like this in the world today

  23. Case is so calm after DNA result that judge did not ask mother if she has any idea who the father maybe…unusal
    I guess mom was so humble judge bypassed ?

  24. The most respectful man ever,no she was a hoe or non of that disrespect other men say he just said she was beautiful and l liked her.The whole court session was very respectful

  25. What a SAD BUT HAPPY situation!!! God Bless that beautiful young lady!! I hope she finds her BIOLOGICAL father and gets closure!! I know she loves her mother, however, her MOTHER needs to “STEP UP TO THE PLATE” and give this intelligent young lady THE TRUTH!!!!

  26. I am heartbroken for this woman that neither man was the father. Its important to have that figure in your life and when you are lucky enough to have it, you know what a blessing it could be. Keep going girl with that head held high. You still have people willing to help you in any way. Good luck on your search.

  27. It is always best to tell the truth in these matters. I knew when her mother was crying there maybe a problem. I dont know what to say but to say it. We have all done things and there are consequences. I just hate it when the children suffer because of hrown folk mistakes.

  28. Man I just bawled on this one. Mr Duncan is such a sweetie and I can completely understand Mr Anthony being so shocked he might have a child. Destiny is such a wonderfully sweet and intelligent, understanding young woman. I was so bummed it didn’t turn out for them they way they hoped. Bless them and I hope they find the truth!

  29. She’s soo beautiful. 3 kids looking this fine, I hope she find the answers she search but also keep Mr Duncan close

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