Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying he is the biological father of the child his girlfriend, Ricki Noel Lander, gave birth to last year.
"Last fall, Rick Noel Lander became the proud mother of a beautiful, healthy baby," a Patriots spokesperson told the Boston Globe. "While Robert Kraft is not the biological father, he is thrilled with Ricki's blessing of having a healthy child. With respect to her family's privacy, we will not be commenting any further."
Lander had not been seen often in Kraft's luxury box during Patriots games during the 2017 and the 2016, adding to speculation that the two had called it quits. But Lander has been popping back up in public recently as she attended NBA All-Star Weekend with Kraft two weeks ago and briefly appeared at the Super Bowl - see below pic.
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Ricki Noel Lander pic.twitter.com/PcZURA5zMa— Metro Sports Pics (@metro_pics) March 1, 2018
Kraft is exactly double Lander's age as he is 76 and she is 38.