R&B singer Brian McKnight has been hauled to court by an alleged former lover over child support payments for a one-year-old boy purported to be his son.
Miriam Moreno claims her baby boy, Evan Brian MCKnight, was fathered by the star - although he has not been named on the tot's birth certificate.
However, the document does state the unidentified father's place of birth as New York and his birth date as 5 June, 1969 - the same date MCKnight was born in Buffalo in upstate New York.
Moreno, 34, has hired celebrity lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan to represent her and the pair met MCKnight in a California court last week (ends02Apr10) during a hearing on child support, reports TMZ.com.
It is not known whether MCKnight has taken a paternity test and details about the reported love affair have not been revealed.
MCKnight became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Annalisa Mungcal on St. Valentine's Day this year (14Feb10) and he is dad to two sons, Brian Jr., 19, and Niko, 17, from his 13-year marriage to ex-wife Julie. The couple split in 2003.