New York Mets’ Star Is Being Sued By The Mother Of His Secret 7-Year-Old Daughter
Legendary New York Mets’ player José Reyes is being sued by the mother of his seven-year-old daughter who he allegedly demanded be kept a secret.
Model and television host Christina Sanchez and Reyes’ daughter Liyah was born just months after the Mets shortstop was married to Katherine Ramirez, with whom he has three other children.
Reyes just returned from a 51-game suspension last season after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife. Now the mother of his “secret” child is suing him for child support, Page Six reported Tuesday.
Sanchez’s attorney Steven Gildin is claiming that the Mets’ star demanded she keep their daughter a secret since 2009 and completely cut off contact with Sanchez when Ramirez found out about her in 2015.
“José was seeing Christina for two years, then she read in the New York Post [in 2008] that he got married to Katherine. A month later, Christina found out she was pregnant, and he screamed and demanded she keep the child a secret,” Gildin said.
Reyes apparently provided “a small amount” of child support until his wife found out about Liyah in 2015. The following year, Sanchez went after the Mets’ shortstop on Twitter.
“You’re a worthless piece of s–t father to our chiled . . . Liyah just asked about you again & I had to explain to her that it’s a cruel world we live in. You are a cruel man!!!” she said, according to Page Six.
“All Christina wants is for José to be a dad to their daughter. She has been pleading with José to be in touch,” Gildin added. “The child misses her father. She can only see him by watching him play baseball on TV.