It's a Boy!
Creed frontman Scott Stapp and his wife, Jaclyn, who announced their pregnancy in December, have found out the sex of the baby — and they can barely contain their excitement.
“We’re having a boy!” Scott excitedly volunteered to Celebrity Baby Blog exclusively at the Saturday Night Spectacular party hosted by Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy.
The couple, who have two children — daughter Milán Hayat, 3, and son Jagger, 11 — realize that adding a new baby to the mix will change their lives.
“I think every year, our relationship evolves and grows,” stays Scott, “and with a new child comes new responsibility. But I tell you what, I fall in love with Jaclyn more and more every day.”
Scott, 36, and his wife have chosen a name for the baby, due in July: Daniel, after Jaclyn’s brother.
Scott has often spoken of his love for his son and desire for a larger family. Now, it's become a reality as he and wife Jaclyn welcomed daughter Milán Hayat on January 4, 2007. He and Jaclyn share their joy over their little girl in an interview with OK! Magazine.
Scott's wife Jaclyn didn't let pregnancy slow her down - redefining Career Day, she and then-unborn daughter Milán Hayat posed for several shoots and are to be featured on an upcoming episode of Runway Moms.
Their first cover was for January's Pregnancy & Newborn, where Jaclyn shared her thoughts on her first pregnancy. January also brought a cover of Stork Magazine, and a feature article with a rare glimpse into family life. Stork followed up with a Q&A with Jaclyn on their website, and in May provided another brief interview with Jaclyn along with some beautiful photos of Jagger and Milán.
Finding a connection between modeling and her love of belly dancing, Jaclyn also modeled clothes for maternity line Belly Dance Maternity.
That’s My Boy!
Rarely an interview takes place where Scott doesn’t mention his son Jagger and the inspiration he has been to Scott. Often asked if he named his son after Mick Jagger, Scott is quick to clarify: “I'm Cherokee Indian and Italian, and Jagger, in the translations that I looked up, means ‘a message carrier’. And his middle name is Michael, which means ‘sent by God’. And the Cherokee Indian translation is ‘one who carries a message sent by God’.” (KZOK 102.5 10/11/04)
While still a toddler, Jagger was often on the road with Scott and would sometimes wander on stage and join his dad, much to the delight of concert goers. Scott later said in a 99x interview: “Initially that was cool because I was so excited about being a father and I kind of wanted to share that excitement with my fans but now I’ve realized I have to keep my personal life separate from my professional life, so that won’t be happening any more.”
NOT a Preacher’s Son
It’s funny how the media can perpetuate a factual inaccuracy. For years they referred to Scott Stapp as the “son of a preacher”, when in fact Scott’s father is a dentist. In a 10/12/04 interview on BUZZ 105.1 Scott explained: “I think it’s because I was so nervous and young when this all started. I didn’t know how to handle, you know, the success and the questions. And I think one thing I did that was probably a mistake, in looking back, was I stayed quiet and kind of hid there for a while and didn’t really respond to a lot of things which, you know, wasn’t too good at the time. But he’s a dentist. He is a Christian, and he was like... he did preach every once in a while and he was board member, or whatever... deacon at the church.”
Forging a Family Unit
If you’re wondering who the pretty blonde is that’s accompanying Scott at many events, it’s probably his sister Amanda. In a 10/13/04 interview on Star 101.3, Scott talks about Amanda’s involvement in helping him raise his son Jagger. “My sister also is a single parent, and she has a four-year-old daughter. So, as soon as she was born, we got a house together. We got a house and moved her in. So my son and my niece, who calls me daddy too - you know, father figure in life - they've been raised like brother and sister.”
Keeping it in the family
It seems that great voices run in the Stapp family. Scott’s sister Amie makes an appearance as backup vocalist in the Creed song Don’t Stop Dancing. In an Access Hollywood interview in October 2002, Scott talks about how that came to be. “I called Faith Hill to do it, and she was having a baby, and she couldn’t do it. I was like, wait a minute, my sister, she can sing, she’s got a beautiful voice. And she’s cheap,” he jokes.
It’s Your Sister!
In a June/July 2003 installment of the ‘It’s Your Sister!’ section of FHM magazine, Scott’s stepsister Summer Posey got to dish on her brother and show off her knock-out looks. “I don’t get guys’ love for sports,” says the model and aspiring actress. “Scott’s a mad sports fan, he collects Michael Jordan Wheaties boxes. I love receiving attention, and when it’s being directed at the TV and not me, it drives me crazy.” You can read the rest of the article here, and give Summer some attention at her website: www.summerposey.com.
Animation Art Buff or Just a Good Dad?
When Scott lays down the dollars for original Batman and Powerpuff Girls cels, you know they’ve got to be for his son and neice. A photo caption in a 2004 issue of Art Business News reads: "BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed and a Wonderful World of Animation client, shows off his new purchase with gallery director Kamaren Henson. Stapp picked up a Kevin Conroy signed Batman limited edition and Powerpuff Girls cel while in L.A. for the 46th Grammy Awards." Thanks to Kameren for sending us the photo!
Yes, rock stars have unmanageable mutts too. Found on mannerlymutt.com: “Typical of pet store dogs, Scott Stapp's Pekingese, Wylee, was uncontrollable. When Scott was forced to send the young dog to Grandma's house while he was on tour, Wylee could not stay out of mischief and would barely tolerate human handling. Eventually it became clear that Wylee could not stay with Scott's family. He had begun snapping at Scott's son Jagger and niece, Taylor. Macie is now fostering Wylee in order to give him the retraining he requires.”