Well, this is surprising!
In a revealing new interview, Melissa Etheridge admitted she and her former partner, Julie Cypher, previously considered asking their friend Brad Pitt to be the sperm donor for their two children, Bailey, 19, and Beckett, 17.
Melissa and Julie in August 2000. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Well actually, [Brad] was such a good friend of mine, and we did consider it. And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, 'I don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don't need another parent — they have two,'" the 54-year-old singer recently told Australia's Studio 10.
"Of course, my teenagers now are like, 'I could have had Brad Pitt [as my dad]!' My son said, 'I could've been amazingly handsome!'" Melissa continued.
Julie, Melissa and David in September 2000. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Melissa and Julie first went public with their realtionship in July 1994. Julie gave birth to the couple's daughter, Bailey, in 1997 and their son, Beckett, in 1998. At the time, Brad, 52 — who now has six children with wife Angelina Jolie — was dating Jennifer Aniston, whom he was subsequently married to from 2000 until 2005.
Melissa later revealed Bailey and Beckett's biological father is singer David Crosby. "It's one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect — because they had children," she said in a 2010 Rolling Stone interview. "They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyways."