DOUBLING Down With the Derricos star Deon Derrico has a secret son who has “never met his younger siblings.”
Deon, 50, and his wife Karen, 41, star on Doubling Down With the Derricos with their 14 children.
But missing from the series is Deon’s son Derron, 30, who he adopted when he was a preteen.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Derron revealed his broken bond with his father and how he has yet to meet his younger siblings.
Derron told The Sun: “We don’t have the best relationship… We don’t speak as much as we should. It was caused because my father and I just didn’t see eye to eye.”
Derron, who is a father to a daughter, is unsure of the last time he even saw his dad.
He said: “I can’t tell you and as far as the last time I saw my father because I’m not even sure. I don’t know any of the quints and never have seen them besides on TV or online. I don’t know them and I’m sure they don’t know of me or even that they have an older sibling.”
Deon and Karen’s quintuplets are now 7 years old.
Deon adopted Derron before he married Karen.
The son said of being placed with Deon: “I was 11 or 12 at that time. It was a blessing in disguise. I didn’t think it would have happened, but I was blessed enough for it to be. He helped me find my mom later down the line. No one knows my biological father.
“I asked him to adopt me and I asked father God and it was granted. Some people come in your life for a season, a reason, or whatever it may be. Took me a long time to understand that and see it. And I do now.
“Through me coming into his life, he showed God he could raise me and he got blessed with more children and a show and more to come.”
Deon and Karen have not mentioned Derron on the hit TLC show.
Derron said of not being included in filming: “I haven’t been invited I suppose. It’s the show’s and I suppose my father’s choice.”
Despite the rift, Derron only wishes the best for his father and family.
He said: “I hope they continue to prosper and have more shows. I’m happy to see and know that some of the things my father has asked for has come to pass. I love my family regardless of what I or they make go through and I wish them nothing but blessings love and happiness in everything that they do.
“I hope in time that everything works itself out and we can be family again some day. I would love to have a relationship with my family and I would love for my daughter to know she has grandparents and get to know my family.”
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The TLC series premiered in 2020 and just wrapped up season two.
The show features Deon, Karen and their 14 children.
Most recently, Karen shared that she suffered a miscarriage in late 2020.
Karen and Deon told People of their third miscarriage: “Even though we aren’t strangers to miscarriages, it’s still a tough heartbreak to endure! Our hearts are broken and pieces of it go out to others that have endured this pain.”
The couple added: “However, we must continue to thank God for our children and many other blessings that we have, and in addition we stay prayed up!”
The Sun previously reported the couple’s home featured on the show is in foreclosure and awaiting an auction sale.
Deon filed a petition for the foreclosure mediation assistance after the home he purchased in 2015 went into default a month prior, according to court papers in March 2020.
The filing is to provide a “remedy of last resort for the homeowner to avoid foreclosure and loss of his/her home” through a mediation process with negotiations between the lender and owner.
A mediator was assigned to the parties, but they were unable to agree to a loan modification and the negotiations were terminated.
The petition for foreclosure mediation assistance was dismissed and the foreclosure was to be issued in the normal course of business.
Then in February 2021, Deon filed a complaint against US Bank National Association.
The foreclosure sale was to be conducted on or about March 12, 2021, but he claimed the date was “improper.”
He argued that the home is the primary residence of his wife Karen and their 14 children.
He then filed a temporary restraining order to prohibit the foreclosure of the sale, but the court denied the motion.
An auction for the Sin City home is on Wednesday, September 1 at 9:00am with opening bids for the 2,321 square-foot house starting at $430,254.
TLC did not immediately respond to The Sun’s request for comment at the time.
The foreclosure comes after The Sun revealed the parents filed for bankruptcy five times in the past.