Star: Owen Wilson’s baby might not be his

There is some serious paternity drama potentially going on with Owen Wilson’s new baby, if Star Magazine is to be believed. In late January, Star ran a story that Owen Wilson’s girlfriend and the mother of his not yet one-month old son cheated on her live-in boyfriend with Owen. Owen’s girlfriend Jade Duell, 28, (here’s a link to a photo of her) worked as a federal air marshall and was in a serious relationship with another air marshall when she hooked up with Owen. Now Star is doubling down and claims to have “multiple sources” who suggest that Jade was with her boyfriend up until the time she got pregnant, meaning that the baby might not be Owen’s. Jade met Owen on a flight in 2009 and they had a long distance affair that supposedly didn’t become exclusive until Jade got knocked up. Here’s more from Star, and it sounds like their source is Jade’s ex:

“Around the time Jade got pregnant, she was still living and sleeping with her now ex-boyfriend,” and insider tells Star in a bombshell exclusive. “I don’t know if even she can say for sure who the father is!”

According to multiple sources, Jade was hooking up with Owen behind the back of her live-in lover, fellow air marshal Jason Hawryschuk. “They had bought a house in Virginia together,” says the insider. “Jason had no idea she was cheating on him with Owen.”

Owen, 42, first met Jade on a cross-country flight from LA to Washington, DC, in 2009, and their whirlwind affair took off quickly. “They were meeting up quite often, and she introduced him to some of her friends,” says the insider. “He would fly Jade off to California and Hawaii, but they were definitely not excclusive.”

That changed when Jade, 28, discovered she was expecting. “She immediately started making plans to move to Los Angeles,” reveals the insider. Jason finally found out about the affair when a coworker Jade confided in spilled the beans. When contacted by Star, Jason refused to comment.

If Owen turns out not to be the father… “He will be devastated.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, February 28, 2011]

Those details sound sketchy, but it also sounds like Jade’s ex Jason has an axe to grind. This woman seems to have a pattern of cheating on her longterm boyfriends. That earlier article in Star claimed she was living with another guy, a different air marshall she bought a house with, back in 2007 when she ditched him similar to how she got rid of the next one. From the way Star worded the story, the other ex wasn’t sure she was cheating but suspected it. “They started drifting apart and [he] started thinking something fishy was going on. All of a sudden Jade told him she wants to move out. Within a few weeks she had a new boyfriend and [the ex] got stuck with the bills.”

Whatever is going on with this woman, she’s pissed off a few exes in her time. Hopefully the baby is Owen’s though. He recently gushed about being a dad and said “You really do have this bond, this real connection with this thing that a month ago wasn’t even here.” When asked if his son, Robert Ford, looked like him, Owen said “Babies look a lot more like other babies than they ever do like their parents. That’s what I’ve begun to notice.”



Owen Wilson is shown at the premiere of Little Fockers on 12/15/10. Credit:

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  1. brin says:

    Oh no….hide the sharp objects, seriously.

  2. Marjalane says:

    We’ll just have to wait and see if that baby grows a penis nose.

  3. mln76 says:

    I knew there was some smut going on, well I hope the baby is Owen’s I think he took so long to announce because they took a paternity test (you can do that while pregnant).

  4. normades says:

    This couple will never last and Owen’s womanising days are far from over

  5. Gabriela says:

    “Babies look a lot more like other babies than they ever do like their parents. That’s what I’ve begun to notice.”

    Of course your baby doesn’t look like his parents. It’s not even yours. LOL

    No, seriously. Bummer.

  6. Rita says:

    Owen has a point about babies. They’re all short, chubby, no teeth, bald, lay around all day sleeping and the fact that they can’t dance make them very similar to a boyfriend I once had.

  7. Quest says:

    Um…breakdown countdown if this continues down the “I’m-screwed-vil” journey

    Edit: I hope the baby is his.

  8. Isa says:

    Under the ciricumstances he would have asked for a paternity test and the baby is his, or else he wouldn’t have announced it.

    Doesn’t change the fact that she is a scheming person who uses men, so good luck with that Owen…..

  9. Lila says:

    @mln76 Good point!

  10. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I really hope that this IS his child.

    His mental status is not always stable.
    He needs to take the baby, and kick her to the curb.

  11. JaisyMaisy says:

    He’s wearing lipstick, and she’s a 6. Tops.

  12. Hautie says:

    Sadly, he has a nack for picking the crazy girls to date.

    And of course she was living with someone else, till she magically got pregnant by the man with more cash.

    I had assumed the reason for not announcing anything about the pregnancy, was to confirm it was his… first.

    He knew she had a boyfriend she was still shagging. And when he announced the impending baby was because it had been confirmed.

    But things could get weird.

  13. tracking says:

    Doesn’t he have a history of being a cheating horndog? Sounds like he met his match.

  14. GeekChic says:


    Add to that the fact that babies scream and cry when they don’t get their way and you’ve pretty much described most men, haven’t you?

    (Sorry guys who are reading, I’m only kidding. Sort of.)

  15. Raven Sparrow says:

    @Rita – you’re excellent! :D

    Edit to add : I used to like Owen but ever since he was “promoting” Marley & Me with JA and he did that horrible interview for the French viewers and acted like such an asshole, seriously, even JA was embarassed by how rude he was….can’t stand him anymore.

  16. ycnan says:

    Listen, he probably already got a test done, I mean he’s not that stupid I would hope and can do the math. I mean really, there is only a small period of time during a month where a women can get pregnant.

  17. PrettyTarheel says:

    My father always said this, and I find it a bit sexist but funny: Women are like monkeys swinging through a forest. They don’t let go of one vine until they have a grip on the next one.
    At 20, when I was serial dating, I got kind of offended, but in some cases, it’s true. Sounds like Owen has himself a monkey.

  18. I Choose Me says:

    Pfft. Says you Rita. My last nephew can already boogie and he’s only seven months old. Really strong arms and legs on that kid. I swear he’ll be walking by next month. :)

    But yeah. I’ve know a few men who never grew out of their babyhood.

  19. Cel says:

    Jade has had two previous relationships serious enough to buy houses with the guys and then gets pregnant to a film star…yeah, its Owen’s – she is upgrading cash wise.

  20. whitedaisy says:

    They probably have yet to do a paternity test; he seems pretty fragile of late. But after this story hits the Wilson compound you can bet there will be a swabbing, pronto.

  21. tango says:

    Well she sounds like a real great gal. I expect Owen Wilson had a paternity test done to make sure the child was his first before making the announcement. And so if he’s happy to be a Dad, then good for him.

    I figure we’ll get version 2 of Gabriel/Halle between Owen and Jade before too long as they fight over their child after they split.

  22. serena says:

    I hope it’s not like that, poor Owen.

  23. beany says:

    Come on, he’ll be happy if the baby is not his, the couple won’t last very long and he’ll eventually have to pay a lot of child support. This woman sounds very calculating, kept trading up until finally found a big fish and trapped him with a child, typical

  24. spinner says:

    Sounds like Owen chose someone very much like himself. Yeah…he’s always been kind of a player but he seems sensitive. I hope the baby is his.

  25. happygirl says:

    Oh…I hope this is his child. It’s like rooting for the underdog to me…for some reason, I always feel for Owen. I just want to see him happy.

  26. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Pretty Tarheel: “Women are like monkeys swinging through a forest. They don’t let go of one vine until they have a grip on the next one.”

    That’s painting with too broad of a brush, but it’s funny. :) And the same absolutely goes for some men as well.

  27. Betsy says:

    This must have been the reason that they tried to hide the pregnancy, but I think a paternity test must have been done when the baby was born. There was some confusion over the name and at the last minute he named it after his dad. The baby must have turned out to be Owen’s.

    I have read that he was in Vancouver hooking up a week or so ago and maybe in Dallas when he was at the Super Bowl so it sounds like these two are a match made in heaven. He is promoting his new movie now so the whitewashing will start soon, though. I think it did when he flew her in for Valentine’s Day.

    The celebs should know they are targets. Why don’t they wrap it before they tap it?

  28. Lynda says:

    he is not a very attractive man.

  29. Mari says:

    Oh Rita, you make me laugh.

  30. lucy2 says:

    Hope they have this all figured out already, because it would be really awful to go through all this new baby stuff and have it not be his.
    Have these people not heard of birth control?

  31. Praise St. Angie! says:

    what grosses me out most about stories like this is that the woman is essentially admitting (well, not EXACTLY that in this case) that she was having unprotected sex with a couple of people.

    does NOBODY used birth control anymore?

    I’m thinking of people like Kate Hudson who we KNOW gets around, and yet she got preggers by her latest man…which means, unless they were TRYING for a baby, they were doing “it” with no contraception. even if you don’t want to be on the pill, for whatever reason, you can’t use a condom to protect yourself from an STD, if nothing else?!

    seriously, Hollywood genitalia must be like the world’s biggest petri dish.

  32. jc126 says:

    Please. Just because a gold digger (possibly, not definitively) cheats on loser boyfriend with celebrity does NOT mean she’ll cheat on celebrity with another man. I agree, they did a paternity test.

  33. I love Owen Wilson and I really hope this is not true. Whatever happen to morality in this country? We are turning into a nation of sluts and jackholes that we reward by giving them millions of dollars and reality shows. Sad, sad, sad.

  34. L.A. says:

    I think that a paternity test WAS done and that the baby is his. That explains the confusion with the child’s name – originally reported as Ford Linton (Linton is Jade’s father’s name) and then changed to Robert Ford (Robert is Owen’s father’s name).

    However, someone on x17 who knows all the players says that Owen’s been playing around PLENTY himself, and that his lifestyle hasn’t really changed one bit. So he may have the baby but he doesn’t have the committed relationship.

    And Jade doesn’t mind. She’s in it for the money and the lifestyle – Hawaii and Malibu, Beverly Hills restaurants. She’s loving it.

    Someone described Owen in another post about the whole situation as an “easy celebrity target” – sad, I think, but true.

  35. Diane says:

    This guy’s one of the most annoying ‘actors’ out there, with his whiny voice and that distracting nose. He always ‘plays’ the same character, and it’s not that entertaining. I’ll skip seeing a film if he’s in it.

  36. Alexa says:

    I’ve had a major thing for Owen ever since I first saw him in a movie. (Never heard that he was a player before today, though . . . didn’t know that and don’t want it to be true). I think he’s major attractive and would slurp him up in a heartbeat if given the chance.

  37. Maddie says:


    Please. Just because a gold digger (possibly, not definitively) cheats on loser boyfriend with celebrity does NOT mean she’ll cheat on celebrity with another man. I agree, they did a paternity test.

    Yes but when both him and her are cheaters, don’t forget he hooked up with Kate Hudson when she was married so for one he and she do not have any type of boundaries regarding relationships and having a baby that you have to have a DNA test done to show who’s the daddy does not bode well for this relationship

  38. Iggles says:

    Ugh. Gross story. This woman sounds like a mess. I guess it’s a good match for him…

    I gotta disagree with Owen. When my nephew was born his features were the spitting image of his father. There was no way the dude could deny it. Later on my nephew started to look more of mix between his mom and dad.

  39. Bodhi says:

    I concur that they probably had an invitro paternity test. They aren’t hard to do at all. Even if that is the reason they waited till right before the baby was born to announce that there was a baby, who cares? I just hope that, whatever happens with mom & dad, Owen continues to be a part of his son’s life.

    Kate & Chris Robinson were LONG over when she & Owen got together…

  40. Lyla says:

    @min76: just because you can do a dna test in utero doesn’t mean that they did. Amnios are fairly safe but every time you do one, it could put the baby at risk.
    @ commenter #1 (sorry couldn’t read name): I thought the same thing when I read the article. I mean, is wanting to commit suicide something you just get over?

  41. The Truth Fairy says:

    @Marjalane LMAO

  42. JenJen says:

    Don’t paternity test results take awhile to get? I hope he handles it well either way. How embarrassing, especially for the kid someday to hear.

    On a superficial note, she is 28???

  43. wunderkindt says:

    If this is NOT his kid, this guy could really crack big time.

  44. Marnie says:

    -Moderator Note: Donatella, Angela, Cricket and Marnie are the same person. Banned for multiple nicks.-
    They probably did do a paternity test and it probably is his, but doesn’t this girl sound like an absolute horror of a human being? Why would he want to be connected to someone like her for the rest of his life (or as long as the child support lasts)? What a skank.

  45. lw says:

    he has sh*t taste in women. sad if true. :(

  46. sue owens says:

    My remedy would be a DNA test to answer the question. And soon.

  47. pato says:

    she got pregnant really quick, they were together for 3 months or so..god strategy, but she doesn´t look a bit silly. it´s his baby. no doubts.

  48. Monique says:

    Did anyone look at the photo of her in this issue of Star? It was taken in Hawaii on January 24, she’s staring at the camera and smiling, her two friends are in the background turned away from the camera. Totally posed, the photographers were obviously called in by her again. What a damn conniving b-tch she is. The funniest part to me is that the photo was taken that long ago and apparently no one bought the photo to run it until the Star did now, a month later! She was probably hoping the photos she asked paps to take in Hawaii would have gotten more attention than that. She looks like an evil person to me, and I feel sorry for Owen and for the baby. She will put them through hell with her schemes for the next 18 years, you can bet on it.

  49. No name says:

    First of all these stories are a bunch of bull they are not accurate!! I know her and know the real truth! and let’s see people how about the fact that she is an Air Marshal Maybe that’s why it stayed under the radar!!

  50. Marnie says:

    -Moderator Note: Donatella, Angela, Cricket and Marnie are the same person. Banned for multiple nicks.-
    Actually I heard she isn’t an air marshal any more – as soon as her Facebook got out there and as soon as there were pictures of her on X17 that was out, and that was months and months ago. She sounds like a real mess if you ask me.

  51. Cricket says:

    -Moderator Note: Donatella, Angela, Cricket and Marnie are the same person. Banned for multiple nicks.-
    No Name, it’s really nice that you want to defend her and say you know her, seriously. But there was some good advice I saw someone post over the weekend at another gossip site where the situation with her and Jason was being discussed. It would be for the best if all of her defenders just stopped and said nothing at this point. I’m sure you like her and she’s your friend, but it’s not going to help after all these months that people knew about her, protected her, saw the photos, saw her facebook, and saw the situation develop. The best thing she can do now is lead a private life, stop calling in paps to take her picture or the baby’s picture, and stop her family from asking tabloids to put out stories about her and Owen. She needs to learn to value her privacy more, and she definitely needs to stop posting information about her private life on the internet (I did read that she got rid of her facebook account late last summer which is good.) I am sure in time people will forget the things she has done. If you’re her friend you should tell her to calm down and lie low for a while. I say this in the spirit of compassion, I hope you know that I don’t mean to hurt anyone.