Xavien Howard is quietly establishing himself as one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL, contributing to the Miami Dolphins’ ascent to the top spot in the AFC playoff picture. Despite his impressive performance on the field, Howard has become the subject of negative attention due to allegations of being a “deadbeat dad.”
The allegations surfaced in September when Aly Marie, an Instagram/adult film model known as @itstaithefivefooter, claimed to be pregnant by Howard. She accused the 30-year-old cornerback of having a “fetish in getting women pregnant” and attempting to persuade her to terminate the pregnancy. Marie also asserted that another woman claiming to be the mother of Howard’s children had contacted her, sharing screenshots of their conversation.
The woman identified as Denisha Owens, the alleged other mother, recently came forward to share her perspective and criticize Howard for causing unnecessary “drama.” Owens, who is 35 and has children of her own, posted on Instagram accusing Howard of not acknowledging their child. She claimed to have made outfits for their daughter as proof of paternity.
Owens further alleged that Howard does not spend time with their daughter, describing him as “freaky” and mentioning intimate activities. In response to Howard reportedly disputing paternity claims, Owens announced her intention to conduct a DNA test to prove his fatherhood. She later posted a “Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test” from the DNA Diagnostics Center, dated 12/21/2022, indicating a “greater than 99.9%” chance that Howard is the father.
Expressing her frustration, Owens mentioned her plan to have a shirt made with the phrase “YOU ARE THE FATHER,” referencing the iconic line from Maury Povich’s paternity test reveals. She concluded by urging Howard to keep their daughter’s name out of his discussions and focus on addressing his financial situation.
The Instagram rant received mixed reactions from fans, with some expressing support for Owens and others questioning her decision to use her child as a means of conveying a message.