Patriots owner Robert Kraft is 76, but has been dating the significantly younger 38-year-old Ricki Noel Lander for the past 5 years. On Wednesday, Page Six dropped the bombshell that Lander had recently dropped out of public view because she was pregnant and gave birth to a baby in secret last year:
“There were rumors they had broken up, but we’re told dancer, model and actress Lander was in fact pregnant and wanted to stay out of the public eye. She gave birth to the child last year, multiple sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. Kraft, via his Patriots spokesman, declined to comment to us about the baby, saying, “This is a private matter.”
Kraft and statuesque blonde Lander went public again as a couple following the birth. They were photographed together at the 2018 Super Bowl, as well as on the red carpet at the Grammys and the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. They are expected to step out at the Oscars on Sunday.
Sources say that Kraft is “taking full care of Ricki and the baby,” and he has bought her a Los Angeles mansion and made some sizable financial investments on her behalf. But Kraft will not publicly discuss if he is the baby’s biological father, even with close friends.”
Although reluctant to address the paternity of the baby, Kraft finally released a statement through a spokesman denying he was the father of the child.
“While Robert Kraft is not the biological father, he is thrilled with Ricki’s blessing of having a healthy child.” -Kraft Family Spokesperson pic.twitter.com/L7gGKIuta2
— Susan Tran (@susantran) March 1, 2018
There are so many questions here, but this puts the rumors of Kraft having superhuman fertility at 76 to rest.