Sooooooooo….what had happened?
Robert Kraft‘s girlfriend, Ricki Lander, welcomed a brand new baby into the world last fall. But just in case you were wondering, the 76-year-old owner of the New England Patriots denies that he is the father.
“Last fall, Ricki Noel Lander became the proud mother of a beautiful, healthy baby,” Kraft’s spokesperson said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
An insider adds that the baby news was also seemingly kept “secret.”
Kraft and Lander, 38, have been an item for FIVE years, after the passing of his wife Myra Kraft from cancer in 2011. They were married for 48 years.