A pregnant reality TV star, who dated Mel Gibson briefly during the summer, is telling friends that the Braveheart actor is the father of her unborn baby, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.
Both the mother-to-be, Laura Bellizzi, 35, and Gibson denied the claim when contacted for comment, and a source close to Mel insists that it’s “physically impossible” for the 55-year-old actor to have fathered the child.
However, a close insider says that Bellizzi has confided to friends that Mel is the baby daddy, but does not want the news to go public.
“Laura’s being as secretive as she can be about it,” the insider told Star. “But she’s really showing now, and people are beginning to ask the question: ‘Who’s the daddy?’”
The well-placed source says that Laura is more than four months pregnant, and indeed, photographs, exclusively obtained by Star, show the Orange County based mom-to-be with a visible baby bump.
Bellizzi, who appeared on VH1’s Secrets of Aspen in 2010, dated Mel during the summer and the couple were last seen together at the Mondrian hotel’s Skybar in West Hollywood on June 15.
“Laura and Mel met through some mutual friends in Malibu, and the chemistry was instant,” the source revealed.
A member of Laura’s family has also confirmed to Star that she is in fact pregnant by “an A-lister” and that the child will have “a famous father.”
If Laura’s sensational claims prove to be true, this will be the ninth child for Mel -- he has seven children with his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Robyn Moore, and a daughter, Lucia, from his relationship with Russian pianist/singer Oksana Grigorieva.
Laura already has three other children of her own, from two previous relationships.
You can read the whole sensational story in this week’s Star magazine — on newsstands Wednesday.