Back in May 2012, when three out of four of the disgruntled mothers of Terrell Owens’ children went on Dr. Phil to confront the former NFL star about being a dead beat dad, his youngest child and only son’s mother, Samelia Miller, opted not to appear on the show.
Now, Samelia has decided to speak out about her overall dealings with Owens in a recent post on her blog/website.
Here’s what Samelia had to say:
As the mother of Terrell Owens’ youngest child, Atlin, I have watched and listened to the public and media conversation about my son’s father throughout the past several years. I have heard both the positive and the “less than favorable things” said about the one who calls himself “T.O.” watching his rise and fall in the public spotlight.
By no stretch of the imagination have I been happy with Terrell’s past actions as it relates to my son. To see Terrell rise to the levels he did, yet not find it within himself to meet and develop a relationship with his son because of his so call “resentment toward me” and other excuses, to me is somewhere between immature, ridiculous and inexcusable.
But I did not “put him on blast” in the media or go public with my story for a number of reasons. Primarily because…regardless of how I felt about his father’s actions, Terrell is still his father.
Going on national television along with the parents of his other children and “confronting” Terrell about why he hasn’t been around, been supportive of his son, or (until he recently met Atlin) chosen to be a part of his life, etc., was not something I chose to do. Which I feel is not in best interest for my son — and he matters most to me.
One day, my son is going to watch, read, and hear these things from others about his dad. So do you really think I want Atlin to see his mom and dad battling it out on Dr. Phil…? NOT!
After five years, Terrell is now trying to be a part of my son’s life. Granted, I have not gone easy on Terrell and I struggle everyday with trying to forgive him for how he treated us, but I am watching a transformation take place as he spends quality time with Atlin.
I see how he regrets his mistakes, some of his actions and making so much of his private life public. Watching it sitting across from him in the courtroom as well as at the table from him eating at Atlin’s favorite pizza spot.
The pain on his face is evident. I can see how he longs to just “get it right,” to fit in his son’s life, changing certain things he’s done and working even harder for an NFL team to take a chance on him.
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