I had no idea that Jaleel White had a baby…and had even less of an idea that he was accused of domestic abuse back in 2010. Jaleel is 35-years-old and his ex girlfriend Bridget Hardy had some not so pleasant things to say about the actor formerly known as Steve Urkel.
Bridgett spoke to Star magazine and here is what she had to say about the couple’s relationship.
“At the time it was a hard time… We were having a baby and starting a family and there’s lots of stress on a couple. We tried to work it out, but he wasn’t ready for a committed relationship… Even when we had friends over he wanted me to hide all the baby stuff because he didn’t want anyone to know we had a child together… Someone even invited us to go to Michael Jackson‘s funeral and he didn’t take me because I was seven months pregnant. He still wanted to maintain that playboy image… He texted me and offered me $200,000 to leave our daughter with him and have me go and start my own family.”
On the verbal and physical abuse that she experienced:
“He pushed me into the toilet, and it broke. Water went everywhere, through the walls and even to the kitchen downstairs… Verbally and emotionally, he’s abusive. He told me I’m not working; I have no money; I’m white trash. None of it was true.”
On if things are now better between the two, as they raise their two year old daughter:
“He loves her [Samaya] to death and is a good financial provider…We talk on email about the baby. The less communication we have makes it easier. We still love each other, but we had a toxic chemistry.
The allegations were made 2 years ago when the couple was going through a bitter custody battle. So you never know what the truth is.