A U.S. reality TV stylist has revealed her 10-year-old son’s father is model/actor TYSON BECKFORD.
April Roomet has become a hit on TV show Candy Girls and her sudden fame has brought questions about her son, Jordan. The stylist has revealed her kid is the product of a romance with Beckford.
She tells America’s In Touch magazine, “I’ve never talked about Tyson… (He’s just) daddy, that’s Tyson, not supermodel Tyson.”
Roomet, who has styled stars like Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, reveals she met Beckford when she was working as a waitress in a Los Angeles restaurant, and the pair began a torrid romance.
She credits Beckford for standing by her when she discovered she was pregnant with his son, and admits neither of them wanted to wed.
She adds, “We were on and off for years after Jordan was born. Being on different coasts and so busy with our careers, the timing wasn’t right… Maybe later, down the line, we’ll get it together and figure it out. “Tyson’s been very supportive of my career. We’re still friends and good parents, which is most important.”
My Perspective: I had the opportunity to catch an episode of Candy Girls one evening which featured Roomet, Beckford and their son, Jordan. What I saw was disheartening. Beckford was in town for one day to visit Roomet and their son and when he was leaving Jordan was in tears because he didn’t want him to leave. Beckford said that it’s hard on a kid who has two parents in the industry. He’s a supermodel, actor and host of hit reality show, Make me a Supermodel and she’s a celebrity stylist. Roomet then said how she had to be the strong mom and pick up the pieces for her son. Still, she didn’t seem bitter at all by Beckford’s actions.
I am all too familiar with this type of situation as my ex is an overseas basketball player who goes without seeing his son for 10 months at a time. This is unfathomable to me. I just don’t understand how one could go that long without seeing a child that they claim to love so much. I definitely understand work schedules and situations, but you can’t utilize some of your down time to swing by more often to visit with your son? It would mean a great deal to him and benefit your relationship as well!
At any rate, Roomet also made tons of references and directly stated that it has just never been the right time for her and Beckford to permanently get together, although she knows their son would love it. Unfortunately, since the taping of this episode, Tyson allegedly married UK born entreprenuer, Berneice Julien.
I say – what about Jordan? Who cares if it’s the right time for your relationship? It should always be the right time for Jordan. As such, sacrifices have to be made in order to be better parents for him, and the best parents are ones who are there. Sure, it might mean that one of you have to stop working as much, change locations and get out of the limelight, but isn’t it worth it for Jordan? You’ve both had amazing careers so maybe it’s time to scale down a bit for his sake. What I will say is that after watching that episode I can see that you two could be great co-parents together. Most exes can’t stand the sight of each other, so I hope you realize just how lucky you are. In doing so, I hope that you take the first step and make a few sacrifices so that you BOTH can be there for Jordan.
BFSO wishes all the best to the Roomet/Beckford family. This one doesn’t have to end in blended family madness.