Cam Newton won the 2010 Heisman Trophy playing for the Auburn Tigers and was named the 2015 league MVP with the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. With his two previous girlfriends, the quarterback has fathered seven children, albeit he is the biological father of just five.
In a Father's Day 2021 Instagram post, Newton wrote:
"I'm a proud father of 7. A daddy isn't defined as the man who makes the child but rather, a MAN who extends his hands and time to help with the child's raising."
Cam Newton started dating Shakia Proctor in 2013, after she moved to Atlanta from Washington, D.C., to serve as a party host and pursue a career as a model. Proctor and Newton welcomed their first kid, whom they named "Chosen Sebastian Newton," just before Christmas, two years after they first started dating.
Three other children were born to the pair: Sovereign-Dior, Camidas, and Cashmere. Newton regards Proctor's daughter from a previous relationship, Shakira, as his stepdaughter. The NFL player, nicknamed "Super Cam," is well known for treating Shakira like one of his own.
Newton recently revealed why he didn't marry Proctor. Speaking on an episode of his YouTube series “Funky Friday,” Newton said:
"The thing is that person that I was while we were having children together, I couldn’t be the best husband. I wasn’t prepared to be a husband then."
“I was on temptation island. A football player, young, ‘no’ is not even in my vocabulary."
Then, in January 2020, Newton and Proctor's romance drew to a close amid rumors that he had a hidden son during the summer with supermodel La Reina Shaw.
Apparently, Newton had a boy named Caesar Newton with La Reina Shaw as his fifth child in 2019. However, he didn't announce the news for close to a year.
Jaden Amarrio is the seventh child that Newton is taking father's responsibility for. Reportedly, Jaden is Shaw's child whom she had from another relationship. As with Shakira, Newton has shown Amarrio a lot of love and support.
In summary, Newton and Proctor dated for around seven years. She had a daughter prior to her relationship with Newton, and the pair had four more kids. Newton and Instagram beauty La Reina Shaw have one child together, his latest. He also claims the children the two women had from their former partners as his own.
Cam Newton is an established NFL superstar
Although Cam Newton does not currently have a contract with a team, he once made a name for himself as one of the league's top quarterbacks. He played for the Carolina Panthers for most of his NFL career.
Cam Newton, 33, was successful thanks to his ability to run and pass with equal proficiency. Cam also won numerous awards over his nine years of service to the Panthers.
These include three Pro Bowl choices, an Offensive Player of the Year award, and MVP honors during the regular season.