Bed Intruder‘s Antoine Dodson announced yesterday he is expecting his first child. Although we wouldn’t typically report on the personal life of a former viral video star, Antoine’s journey to fatherhood is more interesting than most: Antoine previously identified as gay, but renounced homosexuality earlier this year.
“I’m no longer into homosexuality I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create,” Antoine announced on Facebook in May. “I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve giving all that up to know the true history of the bible. For I am the True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah. And as True Israel I know that there are certain things we just can’t do. And I totally understand that now.”
Initial speculation about Antoine’s sexuality began as soon as the Bed Intruder video went viral in 2010.
Antoine didn’t allow conversations to go on for long before confirming he was gay.
“Am I bi? No. Am I gay? Yes,” he said in an August 2010 Q&A video.
The real surprise came three years later when Antoine announced his transition from gay to straight. Not only was it a strange statement, but it was seemingly sudden: One week, he was rapping in a YouTube video about “looking for that a**” and the next week he was declaring himself a True Israel.
Nonetheless, Antoine’s conversion seems to be permanent: He remains vocal about his beliefs, seems to be content with his “queen” and is now excited to watch his family grow.