New York Mets’ Star Fails To Show In Court Over Case Regarding His Illegitimate Daughter
New York Mets shortstop José Reyes skipped out on a court hearing on Tuesday involving his ex-mistress and his their seven-year-old daughter who has remained a secret for most of her life.
Model and television host Christina Sanchez and Reyes were seeing each other for about two years until Sanchez found out the Mets Star got married in 2008 from an article in the New York Post. A few months later she and Reyes’ daughter Liyah was born, but Reyes demanded she be kept a secret.
The Mets’ infielder had apparently been paying a small amount of child support to Sanchez before his wife found out about his illegitimate daughter in 2015, Page Six previously reported. Sanchez recently filed a lawsuit against Reyes over child support demanding he start paying again.
Although Reyes himself didn’t appear in the Nassau county court, his attorney admitted that the child was his and also demanded a DNA testing of the young girl, according to Page Six.
Sanchez and her daughter were in attendance at the hearing, although the judge said Liyah should not have been there. The judge ordered Reyes to pay $11,500 a month in temporary child support to Sanchez.