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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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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

How disgraceful that all these people are so non-educated and have alarmingly low IQs. I blame society, really.....

1035 days ago
32.

KnuckleDragger    

Nìgger, when you breed like a rabbit...take the hit and shut your pie hole.

1035 days ago
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JulieB    

I can only imagine the hard life this kid has endured for 6 years to end up in foster care. That means his mother or grandparents or whoever was found totally incapable of caring for him. I feel so bad for this child.

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34.

Jackie    

I am in my late 20's and it makes me pissed to see these young people having kids at earlier age. Wear condoms or don't have sex.

1035 days ago
35.

MikeD    

OK Chris - With your kind of Fame comes Responsiblity, Lawsuits, and Financial Obligations >>>> RETROACTIVE ! So, Chris, I hope AND pray you do extremly well... Keep up the good work. I believe you can handle it all !

1035 days ago
36.

Yamiguru    

I have hope for Chris Rene. He will have an opportunity to make a better life for himself and his family. Hard work and his talent will get him there. Stay focused and stay true to yourself. More importantly, stay clean and sober.

1035 days ago
37.

ballbuster1313    

so awesome good luck you 2! that must be an amazing feeling!

1035 days ago
38.

Joseph    

How can his son still be in foster care, if he is the father? What f'ed up system of a state is he from to have a son, see him, and the foster parents not tell the kid he is is father? Thats they stupid system. Make people who make a mistake, or like this, jump through hoops to get their child, but give back kids to crack whores who should never get them back.

1035 days ago
39.

Tyler    

NO ONE GIVES A F&%K ABOUT XFACTOR, TMZ!!! GO BACK TO AWKWARDLY APPROACHING CELEBRITIES ON THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES, STICK A CAMERA IN THEIR FACES, AND ASK THEM DUMB ASS QUESTIONS WITH YOUR EVEN DUMBER INTERVIEWERS!!!!

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42.

allieboy    

wow a nice story for once, i feel real happy for the kid and father maybe he will do the right thing and raise the boy to be a real man .......god bless

1035 days ago
43.

rachelle    

Many of us are glad to find out this good news for Chris and his other son! Chris didn't know about the boy until he was 2 years old and has tried to be there for him in the 4 years since. What a great week he's having!

1035 days ago
44.

Moonbeam    

Chris Rene's moment on the X-Factor was one of the best in talent shows ever. Simon even said after watching Chris perform is that one of the things Simon likes best about sitting in his judge's seat is times like that, when he gets to meet a star for the first time. It was obvious Chris adores his younger son and wants to succeed largely for him and is very involved in his life, and apparently he was not told about his other son for a long time. There are celebrities who can easily afford child support payments who don't keep their payments up and hardly see their kids, so let's be happy for Chris, who adores his kids and hope he stays on the road to recovery. He has been working at a tough job to take care of his son since he got out of rehab, and I think this guy is going to be a star, judging from Simon's reaction, the other judges and the audience who watched the audition.

1035 days ago
45.

Smashyb03    

So, are we supposed to feel sorry for a guy who chose drugs over his child? He is just trying to make it right now to secure votes on a reality tv show. Everyone was so in ahh over him after his "song" the other night... I thought it was a joke. "Homie what you trippin' on?" ummmmm? Really? He will be back to the blow in no time.

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