Chris Brown may have messed up in the past, but he takes being a father very seriously, and is desperate to be the best dad he can to his daughter Royalty. But will a judge crush his dreams by granting Nia Guzman full custody?
Technically, Chris Brown, 26, has no legal obligations to his daughter, Royalty — he’s not listed as her father on the birth certificate, after all. But the singer is still fighting to be the best dad ever, and is really stepping up to the plate. Unfortunately, his baby mama, Nia Guzman, isn’t convinced he’s fit as a father and is reportedly fighting for full custody. Could the judge’s decision ruin Chris’ chances to have a close relationship with his little girl?
The “Loyal” singer fought back against Nia in a Twitter rant on Aug. 7, in which he seems to blast her for trying to get full custody as a way of earning child support from him. “Some men my age run from their responsibility as fathers,” Chris wrote. “I embrace mine. Just sucks that some females use children as meal tickets. Using a child as leverage is never ok. The highest praise to men who actually want their kids.”
Nia already allegedly has a bunch of restrictions in place regarding when Chris can see their daughter, but an Aug. 2 report claims she’s also filed for full custody of the adorable little girl. She also reportedly filed papers asking that the 26-year-old only be allowed supervised visits with little Royalty.
But Chris isn’t going to just take this — according to another report, he is fighting back against Nia by filing an opposition to her request. From his latest tweets, it’s clear Chris is just desperate to be a part of Royalty’s life, but if a judge sides with Nia, he’s going to have a really hard time being the father he really wants to be. And HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Chris is already taking things into his own hands.
“Chris is asking the judge to order a paternity test,” Nia Guzman’s family attorney told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. This comes after he filed documents to establish paternity, because once he is legally named as Royalty’s dad, he’ll finally be able to fight over child support and custody. For now, though, he’ll have to play by Nia’s rules, because he isn’t listed as Royalty’s father on the birth certificate, so legally, he has no rights to the little girl.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers: Do you think Chris is a good father? Should a judge grant Nia full custody?
— Alyssa Norwin