From the Archives
David Crosby's a Daddy
For years, rumors circulated about the paternity of openly gay rocker Melissa Etheridge's two children with her partner Julie Cypher. Everyone from Brad Pitt to Bruce Springsteen was suspected as the culprit. But no amount of speculation prepared the public for the truth: The mysterious sperm donor was none other than David Crosby. When Etheridge and Cypher revealed their long-kept secret in a January 10, 2000 story in Rolling Stone -- complete with a family photo on the cover -- the world uttered a collective "Huh?" After all, "sixty-ish," "balding," "overweight" and "history of excessive drug use" aren't exactly traits most women would look for in a donor profile. "He's musical, which means a lot to me," Etheridge explained at the time. Unfortunately, the proud parents' startling revelation was surpassed by another surprise just seven months later, when Etheridge and Cypher split up.