The force is strong with Antonio Cromartie.
The New York Jets star is gearing up to be a dad for the 11th AND 12th time — even though he had a vasectomy. His wife Terricka learned she was pregnant last October when she went to the emergency room because she was having bad cramps.
via Us Weekly:
“I really thought I was dreaming, even after, I was just in total disbelief,” she tells Us.
“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” she adds. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”
Antonio, 31, was just as shocked. “Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, s–t! Are you serious? How did this happen?'” Terricka recalls. “It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me a while to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”
The couple married in November 2008 and are already parents to daughter Jurzie, 5, and son Jagger, 3. The NFL player also has eight other children from previous relationships. (The couple are currently working on a book about blended families, as well as a new reality show.)
Terricka considers this pregnancy a blessing, despite haters who’ve called out Antonio — who she says is an “amazing dad” — for having so many children. “To be honest, I’ve gone back and forth about if I wanted to share the news or not,” she tells Us. “All my children are blessings and all of Antonio’s children are blessings, for that matter. It was made to seem that my children weren’t a blessing because they were categorized by a number, and for that reason and that reason alone, I hid both of my [first two] pregnancies with my husband, just so I could enjoy them with those who were really happy for me.”
Terricka – who is craving Taco Bell and Five Guys these days – is looking forward to when her newborns arrive. But as for having more in the future? She plans to get her tubes tied so that doesn’t happen.
“Whatever helps!” she quips.
Congrats to them! 12 kids? Wow.