Is Kourtney Kardashian keeping a secret from her boyfriend Scott Disick about their son Mason? New information has surfaced that Disick, who has struggled to combat his party-boy reputation, may not actually be 3-year-old Mason Dash Disick's father. But if that's the case, who is?
Michael Girgenti is claiming he is, in fact, Mason's biological father. The question is: Can the cover story in In Touch this week really be trusted? Or is Girgenti looking for a payday?
Girgenti says he and Kardashian were sexually involved in March 2009, nine months before Kardashian gave birth to Mason on December 14, 2009. Adding fuel to Girgenti's claims are the undeniable similarities that he and the adorable toddler share.
According to Girgenti, who once appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians as a model, Kardashian handpicked him to appear in a photo shoot for 944 magazine. In the episode, Kourtney jokingly told her sisters: "I had sex with him in the bathroom!"
Yet, all jokes aside, Girgenti is adamant that he is Mason's biological father. "After he was born and I saw photos of him, I began to wonder," Girgenti told In Touch.
The male model with deep brown eyes described the encounter with the eldest Kardashian sister.
"We started kissing, making out and touching each other. My shirt was off. We were fooling around on the couch for a little while before I took her to the bedroom," Girgenti said.
He recalled that Kardashian shared details about her rocky relationship with longtime boyfriend, Scott Disick, prior to the intimate events that unfolded. "I slipped her clothes off. She helped me undress, and we fell into bed," he said.
Girgenti confessed that courting Kardashian was his goal while on set for the photo shoot where the two initially met. "I tried to make her laugh. I was on a mission before the shoot was over to get her information," he admitted, adding that Kardashian gave him her Blackberry Messenger address.
After intermittent communication, the two eventually decided to meet at Girgenti's Glendale, Calif. apartment. "We hung out, just recapping the photo shoot," he said.
Then, a week later, Kardashian returned to his pad and divulged information about her difficult relationship with Disick.
"They were going through a rough patch. She told me she was having issues with Scott... Because they'd been together for so long, she didn't think they could let go," the Italian charmer said.
It was Kardashian's third visit, however, when the star really let loose and the relationship between the two became physical. "She was a little bit more open and wanted to unwind. We started to drink a little. Being Italian, you keep the red wine on stash," Girgenti explained.
Girgenti said the rendezvous was "great" and that he assumed Kardashian was taking birth control pills since protection was never discussed.
Following the steamy escapade, Girgenti never heard from Kardashian again. Kardashian, however, did hear from Girgenti when he requested a DNA test after Mason's birth.
According to Girgenti, the Kardashians, who are confident Scott Disick is Mason's father, threatened him with legal action when he suggested the procedure.
Kourtney Kardashian has responded to Girgenti's claims that he is Mason's biological, saying the accusations are completely false. Nevertheless she does admit that she worked with Girgenti for the 944 shoot. She adds that that was the extent of their relationship.
"They did not exchange contact information. Since the August 20, 2008, on-set photo shoot, Kourtney never spoke with him, saw him nor met him again. Kourtney has never been alone with him and Kourtney certainly has never physically/intimately been with Mr. Girgenti," said Kardashian's attorney.
The suggestion that Girgenti could be Mason's biological father is "preposterous and an outrageous lie," her lawyer added.
Girgenti says he wants to take a DNA test to see who Mason's father really is. "I would definitely want to acknowledge Mason if he's my kid," he said. "He deserves to know his real father."