X Factor contestant Stacy Francis (you know that one that had beef with Whitney Houston over Ray J a few months ago) is back in the headlines over who the father of her daughter, Anastasia Noelle Jones is. Francis revealed to Radar that Bishop Noel Jones, a California church leader is the father of her second child. Francis was in the mist of a divorce when her daughter was conceived…a big no no for the church leader to be involved in…but he is divorced.
Former X Factor finalist Stacy Francis has kept the identity of her second child’s father a secret, but RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal it is California mega-church leader Bishop Noel Jones.
An insider explains that Stacy was going through a divorce from her husband and the father of her first child, Darwin Kyle Hayes, when she had an affair with the Bishop — resulting in her second child, Anastasia Noelle Jones.
“It was very taboo for a man in his position in the church to get involved with a married woman!” the source exclusively told RadarOnline.com.
Bishop Jones, 62, runs the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, Calif., is the brother of outrageous singer and supermodel Grace Jones, and has been romantically linked to famous faces like Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and actress LisaRaye McCoy.
“Stacy is very protective of her children and feels like she should be the one to release information about her baby’s father when she’s ready,” the source said.
“But at the same time, she’s getting really tired of hiding and trying to avoid all the questions.”
Tired of hiding, Stacy, 42, eventually confirmed Bishop Jones is her daughter’s father exclusively telling RadarOnline.com, “I love him very much and I am not ashamed of my baby. Our baby.”
It was Stacy who fueled the fire in the first place regarding the paternity of Anastasia when she appeared on VH1’s Beverly Hills Fabulous and admitted to becoming pregnant from a man other than her husband.
“I just finished going through a divorce,” a very pregnant Stacy said on the show to stylist Elgin Charles while getting her hair done. “We were actually separated and we were going through the divorce and it’s not his baby.”
Not one to shy away from the spotlight, Stacy was famously involved in a nightclub altercation with Whitney Houston just days before Whitney’s unexpected death, where sources said the two women were fighting for attention from hip hop artist, Ray J.
Calls to Bishop Jones for comment were unreturned.
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