Bob Kraft’s much younger girlfriend ‘secretly gave birth’
- Robert Kraft may have become a father again at the age of 76
- The New England Patriots owner’s girlfriend, actress-model Ricki Noel Lander, secretly gave birth to a child last year
- Lander, 38, is nearly 40 years younger than Kraft, who has been dating her for the past five years
- A spokesperson for the football team declined to confirm whether Kraft is the biological father
Published: 06:03 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 06:03 GMT, 1 March 2018
Robert Kraft may have become a father again at the age of 76, it was claimed on Wednesday.
The New England Patriots owner’s girlfriend, actress-model Ricki Noel Lander, secretly gave birth to a child last year, Page Six reported on Wednesday.
Lander, 38, is nearly 40 years younger than Kraft. The couple has been together for nearly five years.
A spokesperson for the football team declined to confirm to Page Six whether Kraft is the biological father.
‘This is a private matter,’ the spokesperson said.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) and his girlfriend, actress Ricki Noel Lander, attend the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on February 18
The gossip site reported that Lander and Kraft avoided the public eye in recent months in order to hide her pregnancy.
After Lander gave birth, she and Kraft were seen together again at last month’s Super Bowl.
The Patriots lost the big game to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kraft and Lander were also seen on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards as well as the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
It was reported on Wednesday that Lander secretly gave birth to a child last year, though it is not known if Kraft is the father. The couple is seen above at the Grammy Awards in New York City on January 28
The couple is expected to be seen on the red carpet at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Kraft is reportedly ‘taking full care of Ricki and the baby,’ according to Page Six.
The Patriots owner, who made his fortune in paper and packaging and whose net worth is said to be more than $4billion, reportedly bought Lander a mansion in Los Angeles.
Kraft has also taken steps to make sure that her financial future is secure thanks to a number of investments, Page Six reported.
Still, there is no word as to whether Kraft is the biological father.
‘Bob is fully supporting the child,’ a source told Page Six.
‘There is a lot of tiptoeing around the subject at the Patriots offices. Everyone is afraid to openly talk about it.’
Kraft already has four sons from his marriage to Myra, who died in 2011.
In 2013, the sons successfully petitioned the Massachusetts Supreme Court to alter the family trust so that they could have more control over assets.
It is believed that the trust will be changed once again in order to provide for Lander’s child.