After several serious relationships and a career that has lasted longer than he’s been dating — Malcolm-Jamal Warner is now a dad.
A friend of Warner’s revealed to the New York Daily News that the former Cosby Show star welcomed his first child last week with his Connecticut-based attorney fiancé. The friend, Phynjuar Thomas, who revealed the big news is the mother of Michelle Thomas, the actress who dated Warner and played his girlfriend on The Cosby Show from 1988 until 1990. Warner was by Michelle’s side when she died of cancer in 1998 at the age of 30 and remained friends with Phynjuar.
She told reporters, “I love him. I hope they name the baby after me. Phynjuar is a beautiful name.” Although this is the Hollywood veteran’s first child, he’s been in several high profile relationships over the years, including Regina King.
Congrats to Malcolm-Jamal Warner! He’s doing way better than his TV dad.