The number one dad has a number one critic — his wife.
The New York Post published a Father’s Day follow-up to their front page feature about Kingsborough Community College math professor Ari Nagel, who sired 22 children with 18 different women. The stranger-than-fiction article — about Nagel’s prolific pastime donating sperm to hopeful mothers — has brought the wrath of his wife, the Post reports.
Following up on a tip after their first article was publish, the Post discovered Nagel, who sometimes makes his donations in public bathrooms, is married.
According to the Post:
His wife of a decade, Roxanne, is “devastated” by the news and “had no idea this was happening,” the tipster said.
Nagel now confesses that he is indeed married, adding that his wife is “livid,” and “she’s been yelling at me a lot.” But he maintains that their relationship hasn’t been romantic in years.
Outside the family’s apartment building Friday, Roxanne told The Post: “I have nothing to say. What’s done is done.”
Nagel told the Post his relationship with Roxanne, who is the mother of his first child, is more a marriage of convenience. They were in a committed relationship when their son was born in 2004, tying the knot about a year later, but the two now sleep in separate bedrooms, he said. The couple has also produced two more children — ages two and five, according to the Post.
The Kingsborough Professor insisted his wife was always aware of his seed-spreading activities and is part of the reason she wanted more children.
“When she saw me donating to all these women, she asked, ‘Why are they worthy and I’m not?” he told the Post. “She was never happy about all these other kids, but she tolerated it.”
Nagel’s wife isn’t the only one unhappy with his hobby. The Post’s original article reports at least five women have successfully sued him for child support and almost half his wages go to paying childcare.
However, the prolific professor appears undeterred. The Post reports baby 23 is on the way after he successfully impregnated another woman. His inbox has also been flooded with requests in the “triple digits” by other prospective mothers, he reportedly said.