Jeffrey Dean Morgan didn’t know he fathered 4-year-old son

Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, of Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds and Watchmen, has been a father for four years. Here’s the kicker: he had no idea. Allegedly, he fathered a four-year-old son with actress/producer Sherrie Rose. Morgan is said to be “shocked” at the revelation. I suppose this means that when he breaks up with a girlfriend, he never, ever contacts her again. Us Magazine has more:

Denny Duquette is suddenly a daddy!

Former Grey’s Anatomy star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 42, recently found out that he has a child with actress/producer Sherrie Rose, Us Weekly reveals in its newest issue.

“Yes, I have a 4-year-old son with Jeffrey,” Rose tells

A source adds that the Watchmen star learned of the boy a few weeks ago and has since met him.

“He’s shocked and surprised, but he wants to be in the child’s life,” the source tells Us.

Rose is an ex-girlfriend of Morgan’s. The actor is also known for his relationship with his former fiancee, Mary Louise Parker. They began dating in 2006 after meeting on the set of her Showtime series, Weeds, but she called off their engagement in April 2008.

From Us Magazine

It sounds like this woman was trying to keep their son a secret. I wonder why. Did she think that Jeffrey wouldn’t step up to his obligations and responsibilities? Did he have some idea all this time, but never really acknowledged it? Or is this son not really Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s?

As far as the theory that Sherri Rose didn’t want anyone to know… how can that be? If I had sex with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, I would be shouting it from the rooftops. It is unknown if Morgan or Sherri Rose will want a blood test to prove paternity, and I feel skeezy for even suggesting it, but it might not be a bad idea.

Sherri Rose is shown at the premiere of Old School on 2/13/03. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is shown at the premiere of Watchmen on 3/2/09. Credit: PRPhotos.

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  1. tess says:

    the rooftops? i hear you there, kaiser.

    remember how ben affleck took the full page ad out in variety to praise JLO? that’d be me after a dalliance with jdm.

    four is a great age as well.

  2. Sue D. Nimm says:

    If he is their child, he’s going to be adorable.

    It is weird she didn’t tell him a thing about this child for so long though.

  3. Ryo says:

    I really, really love Jeffrey Dean Morgan – I’ve watched him on everything he’s ever done, watched and read his interviews, etc. And he would have wanted to know that he had a child. That is all kinds of messed up – parents talk about how magical those early years are with their children all the time, and Jeffrey had to miss out on that because she didn’t tell him. That’s completely unacceptable.

    I am also suspicious as to whether this child really IS his or not, as all of a sudden this is coming out right after “Watchmen.” If it is his son though, Sue D. Nimm is totally right – he’s gonna be adorable!

  4. sissoucat says:

    Sherri Rose looks very good.

  5. my take says:

    I think it would be kinda sleezy NOT to get a paternity test. How can you trust the kind of woman who keeps that secret from her child and his father?

  6. flourpot says:

    Amazing how much he and Robert Downey look alike. Perhaps their mom has some admitting to do 🙂

  7. daniel says:

    lol looks like life imitating art, in the watchman movie he fathered a child out of wedlock and didn’t know it…

  8. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Did anyone else think that was Robert Downey Jr. ?

  9. Patrice says:

    Where do i even begin with all that is wrong with what you (the author) have said concerning this? “I suppose this means that when he breaks up with a girlfriend, he never, ever contacts her again” Ummm, SO WHAT? I suppose that makes a man a real dirtball, not wanting to remain best friends with all his ex’s? Also, “Did she think that Jeffrey wouldn’t step up to his obligations and responsibilities? Did he have some idea all this time, but never really acknowledged it?” What the hell is up with all the suspiscion about HIM? I’m so sick of people scapegoating crazy women like this!! Did it ever occur to you that this chick might just be FLAT out crazy? Who would do this to a father and child? Keep them both in the dark this way. It’s sickening. And finally, “feeling skeezy” about suggesting that a DNA test might be called for?! That’s probably the worst part of what you’ve said. Let me put ift this way, would you have such hesitation about about feeling this way if Jeffrey Dean were your son and some chick popped up with “his” child out of the blue? I don’t think so.

  10. Mimi Bunny says:

    Thank you Patrice!!! The woman’s got skanky skank written all over her!

  11. photo jojo says:

    Apropos of nothing: JDM is one sexy beast!!

  12. yadira says:

    I think he looks a lot like Javier Bardem without the puffy eyes.

  13. geronimo says:

    @Patrice – by that logic, why assume the woman is crazy or on the make? Maybe when they split, it was for mutually agreeable reasons – ie. they were just done, had nowhere else to go – and she just decided to go it alone? Or by the time she discovered she was pregant, he was already with someone else? I mean, who knows? And now, 4yrs later, she realises the child has the right to know and have contact with his father? Personally, I think it’s wrong to go ahead with a pregnancy without the father’s knowledge – at least give him an option to be involved – but why make assumptions that she’s unhinged? People do stupid (and selfish) things all the time, doesn’t automatically make them bunny-boilers.

    And he’s hot as hell in that second pic. Drool.

  14. geronimo says:

    I’m seeing that too, yadira…a cross between Robert Dowwney Junior and Javier Bordem.

  15. Wow says:

    I always get him and Javier mixed up. Both are such sexy beasts. ;-P

    Yeah, Patrice has a good point. I would even go further to add that in this day and age, everyone (even those in marriages) should consider paternity test. People aren’t as honest these days. You can’t just take somebody’s word for things anymore because there are those who are so good at lying without being in the field of acting. Its pathetic. Get that paternity test JDM. This woman could just be feeling the effects of the economy and knows that he has money and remembers that she slept with him.

  16. Whatever says:

    Hmmm, Jeff is getting bigger roles and his name is out there, now lets see who else comes out of the woodwork. I bet she never would have told him had there been no benefit for her. Suddenly we know who she is?

  17. Yawn says:

    Perhaps, she was with someone else at the time and purposely pegged him for the dad to make a family. Or perhaps it was an unintentional mistake thinking the other guy was the father. Or maybe, Jeff was a jerk to her when they broke up so she thought she was doing the kid a favor by keeping him away from a jerk. At any rate, Jeff should require a DNA test before he begins bonding with the child for the child’s sake.

  18. Sauronsarmy says:

    It’s really suspect that she comes out AFTER his role in Watchmen no? Either way he should ask for a paternity test.

  19. filthy cute says:

    I see a hybrid of two gorgeous men: Robert Downsey Jr and Javier “Do It To Me Hard” Bardem.


  20. Kate~ says:

    I don’t think it’s wrong to go ahead with a pregnancy without the father knowing, but only if you don’t expect him to pony out any cash or have obligations to the child. Once a woman is pregnant, she pretty much should have all control over that baby and her own body. Letting the whole world know four years later though is a bit odd.

  21. Jenna says:

    I’ll agree that it’s a bit odd that she comes out of the woodwork after four years. Personally I would get a DNA test just to make sure.

    Oh Jeffrey, the things I would do to you. This is the part when I begin to drool at the picture…

  22. Mairead says:

    I’ve never actually seen him in anything so I’ve no vested interest (although he does look like a great combo of RDJ and Javier Bardem in these photos it’s true).

    Maybe she’s evil, maybe she’s after his money from the film but not the tv programmes, maybe she howls at the moon everynight…. what’s with all the conspiracy theories? Some comments sound like ye’re just about to pick up your pitch-forks and hunt her down as a witch. Parental ethics aside, isn’t it to her credit that she’s been raising the child without relying on someone else’s money for four years (…. hear that Nadya Suleman?)

    Maybe we don’t know either of them, and have no idea what went on in their relationship. I don’t approve of not telling a man he’s going to be a father, but I do know women who’ve chosen not to let their exes know that they were pregnant. Some had excellent reasons, others not so much.

    But almost at no time was it that they wanted to wait a few years for a big lump sum of child benefit 😆

  23. Leo P says:

    I don’t think suggesting a DNA test is skeezy at all – it’s common sense! If he starts paying and THEN finds out he’s not the father, won’t he be on the hook until the child is a legal adult? Not to mention the emotional aspect of it.

    Be certain. Get a test done. Get 15 done by different labs if needs be.

  24. Jill says:

    it is just low to have a child without the father knowing, unless there is some kind of suspicion of abuse or something. just totally shitty.

  25. Thea says:

    This poor guy can’t catch a break, can he?
    I just feel so sorry for him!

    Seems like the kind of guy who would still very much want to be a part of the child’s life, had he known about it – even if he had called it quits with the mother.

    This whole thing just seems wrong to me.
    Poor Lad!

  26. Mme X says:

    I agree re: the Robert D. Jr. resemblance. Saw him in our neighborhood filming a movie one night last year and he really looked like RDJr at night.

  27. Maritza says:

    The kid probably looks just like him so that’s why he won’t even bother to have paternity test. At least he accepts his responsibility. I’d love to see a picture of his son and him together.

  28. orion70 says:

    ok, i can see something like this happening in the real world..unless you work with the person or something, you break up and can potentially never see or hear of the person ever again…..but how does this happen in the acting world? Not one person even said, hey buddy, your ex is pregnant?

  29. Patrice says:

    Re: Kate: Are you for REAL??? Seroiously?? Women like you frighten me and sometimes make me ashamed to be one “I don’t think it’s wrong to go ahead with a pregnancy without the father knowing, but only if you don’t expect him to pony out any cash or have obligations to the child” How can you think (and live?) that way and still sleep at night? I was seriously hoping that women out there in the world like you were an urban legend, but unfortunately more and more of you are popping up everyday. So here’s a news flash for you :children are the product of TWO PEOPLE not just one as you crazy ass uber feminists would like to believe. And we’re not even talking abortion here! Women now shouldn’t even be ethically/common respectfully obligated to infrom a man about his impending child’s existace? I feel for any man who has or weill ever be involved with you (never mind any children that you might bear).

  30. Sal V says:

    Another selfish woman, what a surprise-HA. Why do women like this never think about the consequences their actions might have on others….. oh yeah,their SELFISH!! To this women, and all who are like her, all I have to say is GROW-UP. It’s not all about you!

  31. Rick says:

    I have known Sherri since around 1984, she was a great friend and has always been very self-dependent. I remember when she was going to college for acting & working a couple of jobs.Sherri was at lunch when I was just waking up for breakfast. She was always on the go and a very strong person. She is exactly the type of person that in this situation would just take it on her own and just handle the responsibility!