Former adult film star Lana Rhoades gave birth in January 2022, and ever since she announced she was expecting, her child has been the target of cruel memes.
The 25-year-old shared a sonogram photo and the news that she was expecting in 2021 on Instagram, but she has remained mum about the identity of the baby’s father.
She then posted a photo of herself holding her newborn on her Story, revealing that she had given birth in January. Lana, who is now a YouTuber, said, “Mom life is the best life” and shared that he goes by the name Milo.
There have been no further updates about the baby from her, but Milo has remained a popular meme online. Listed below are some reasons why…
Lana Rhoades’ Baby Daddy Is A Mystery
The fact that Lana has kept quiet about Milo’s father has become a central theme in online jokes about the baby. The 25-year-old had been dating the influencer Mike Majlak for about a year when they broke up shortly before she posted her pregnancy announcement.
But he broke the news on Logan Paul’s Impulsive podcast that he is not the father: “Roughly a few months ago, me and the absolutely stunning, sweet, beautiful, great, pregnant [Lana] split up.”
“Around that time, I began pursuing relationships with other people. As well, she began to focus on a particular individual. We kept in touch, and our friendship endured. She got pregnant after she started hanging out with this new person.
And in June of 2021, she said on her podcast 3 GIRLS 1 KITCHEN that she and NBA star Kevin Durant went on a date, but that it was just a one-night stand and they never dated seriously.
Lana Rhoades The Viral Memes
In June of 2021, Lana spoke out about the disgusting memes that went viral after she announced her pregnancy on a podcast.The influencer said, “I don’t know if you have seen, but people are making memes and TikTok’s saying two things.”
“One, that my child will be bullied at school, and two, that they’re making TikToks about my delivery of the child and children going down water slides,” the mother said.
She continued, “Those are the majority of the comments on my Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, just saying stuff like that, and also people are saying things like ‘I feel bad for the kid because mom did p***.
Then, she put an end to the memes by saying, “I have one thing to say to that. My heart goes out to you; obviously, your mother is incapable of raising a son who doesn’t know better than to talk to women in such a condescending manner.
Lana Rhoades’ Response To Memes
When Lana Rhoades was a guest on a podcast on July 23, 2021, she brought up the numerous memes she’s seen from people, briefly discussing them with the other hosts. Later that day, a user by the name of TikToker rapsnthat took the podcast clip and, with the help of the references to the memes that Lana mentions, turned it into a video that would eventually amass over 71,000 likes in a single year.
The baby was born in January 2022, and memes based on the baby’s appearance spread online and remained popular throughout the year as people speculated about the baby’s father (who was never revealed) because Rhoades had previously stated that she wished for him to remain anonymous.
Since June 20th, 2022 was the day after Father’s Day, the TikToker W1LL14M uploaded a TikTok of Lana and her baby, Milo, pretending to have a conversation about who his father is. The video poked fun at Rhoades by making a reference to the many actors she has collaborated with over the years, and it concluded with a reference to the Guy Holding Up Fingers meme.
NBA Star Is The Father Of Lana Rhoades’ Unborn Child
On the 24th of August, 2022, a video was posted to the verified TikTok account of the Impulsive podcast with Logan Paul in which co-host Mike Majlak suggested to Charlamagne the God that the father of Lana Rhoades’ unborn child was supposedly an NBA player.
In just two weeks, the video was viewed over 3.7 million times and liked by over 338,000 people (shown below, left). Initially, everyone suspected that Rhoades’ ex-boyfriend, Majlak, was the father of her child. But he dismissed that idea and instead passed along the “NBA player” clue.
About two weeks later, on September 1st, 2022, Lana Rhoades uploaded a TikTok with the text overlay reading, “I swear to God I thought NBA Players were nice guys,” thereby confirming Majlak’s hint. On average, TikTok had about 849,100 plays and 167,800 likes in a single day (shown below, right).
Assuming the NBA player story to be true, internet users zeroed in on the fact that Rhoades mentioned a date with a Brooklyn Nets player on the 3 Girls 1 Kitchen podcast right around the time she conceived. Two Nets players, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant were reportedly in the running, but after Rhoades revealed that the father was a Libra, Durant emerged as the likely candidate.
HokageLaker, a user on Twitter, discovered this and shared it in a thread they started on June 7th, 2021, titled “Kevin Durant is banging Lana Rhodes, a thread:” This thread received about 8,900 likes over the course of a year (shown below). The Kevin Durant investigation was first mentioned in a New York Post article on September 2, 2022, after Rhoades’ TikTok verified the NBA player narrative.
Lana Rhoades, an ex-pornstar, has fueled speculation that Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, both of the Nets, are the fathers of their children. The former adult film star Lana Rhoades just dropped a bombshell by revealing that the father of her child is an NBA player.