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'X Factor' Contestant

My Long-Lost Son Knows

I'm His Daddy!

9/24/2011 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"X Factor" contestant Chris Rene got two pieces of good news this week -- he made it to the next round of the show ... and his long-lost son learned Chris is his biological father.

Chris had a son six years ago named Elijah that he never knew about, who ended up in foster care. Chris and the boy were re-united four years ago, but the foster parents referred to Chris (who has another son who is 3) only as a close family friend.

But Chris -- who we're told has spent an enormous amount of time with Elijah -- posted on his Facebook page today that Elijah asked his foster parents who his real dad was. The foster parents asked the boy to guess ... and he guessed it was Chris.

Chris wrote, "I am so happy i can't express my joy with words!!! I feel a new song coming though. So Blessed."

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adoptacat01    

HEY RECORD PRODUCERS!!!!!!!!!!!SIGN THIS GUY, HE IS MEGA TALANTED.

1093 days ago
17.

kr    

why isn't the kid living with his father instead of foster care? 2. What the FCK right had the FOSTER parents to not tell that child who his father was and not allow it. DISGUSTING

1093 days ago
18.

Grandma Cracker    

Agreed! I loved his performance and I wish him all of the best! Chris has "IT"

1093 days ago
19.

Make it stop    

Good for him. With that being said...start using birth control!!! How old is this kid that has 2 kids already out of wedlock?????

1093 days ago
20.

nof    

Lame.


One usually had a pretty good idea -


Some kind of concept.


An inkling.


-When one ejaculates into another.


"She never told me," isn't believable.


More like he never wanted to know.


Truth comes out anyway.


Next the girl will be on disputing this guy's side of the story.


If X-Factor doesn't change soon - I'm gone.


It's way too lame right now, and to spend any time on.


Blows the illusion - that Simon Cowell's the greatest thing since sliced bread.


Can't believe he simply re-did AMERICAN IDOL - wow.


Playing it safe is such a tragic, tragic thing.

1093 days ago
21.

Sleepwalker    

Maury Povich Show Here i ***......with my out of wedlock kid and a New Song called "Daddys Little Squirt"!Hot afternoon Ratings!

1093 days ago
22.

ProPaw    

If he cares so much then why the hell is his child still in foster care? Man up and take responsibility!

1093 days ago
23.

Bruno    

What a total loser. Who leaves their kid in Foster Care for 4 years?

1093 days ago
24.

JT    

What parents keep the identity of a child's father a secret and ask the kid to "guess"? Where's social services when you need them?

1093 days ago
25.

Jewbie    

I thought the point of the show was a singing contest. But since they didn't get anyone that could really sing I guess they went with their second choice for the premise of the show is who has the best sob story.

1093 days ago
26.

duhh    

DON't talk smack if you don't even know the GUY!!! he went on x factor and was honest about his drug addiction but most of you with Opinions wouldn't even know cause you didn't even watch the show!!! How about be happy that the guy s finally getting a break and good things are happening for him instead of being sooo negative!!! Stop judging people you know nothing about!!!

1093 days ago
27.

2nd chances    

WOW. Everyone makes mistakes and deserves 2nd chances. This guy came on x factor and was really honest about his past including his recent stay in rehab. That takes balls. But most of you "critics" that have a lot to comment wouldn't even know that cause you didn't even watch the show. The guy admitted he has had a rough life and suffers from DRUG ADDICTION. So how bout be HAPPY for someone instead of judging him and being so NEGATIVE!! JUDGING A**HOLES!!

1093 days ago
28.

LiveOutLoud    

Look at God. Blessing just flow when you finally straighten up and fly right. My prayer is that this young man stays clean.

1093 days ago
29.

tellmeaboutit     

Who is this guy and why does he keep pumping out kids?? TMZ is getting like DWTS - they keep getting lower on the food chain by the day.

1093 days ago
30.

colin    

i know who this guy is... he is STILL on drugs and spray paints all over town. can't believe anyone would support him, but they also seem to support eminem. lol.

1093 days ago
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