A clip of former NFL player Herschel Walker recalling his thoughts around the birth of his son, Christian, resurfaced on November 24. In the clip, the patriarch kept it a buck about what he thought about his baby boy’s looks, being his father and loving his now 23-year-old son.
Walker, who was recently caught up in an alleged abortion scandal, spoke to an audience of soldiers and said what many parents think when seeing their newborn for the first time. Recalling the magical day Christian came into the world, the Georgia Republican senatorial candidate hilariously compared the baby boy he had with then-wife Cindy DeAngelis Grossman to “an alien from X-Files.”
“I have a 19-year-old smart kid. Bookwise? He’s extremely smart. Streetwise? He’s as dumb as a brick,” he said, speaking to the soldiers. “What’s funny about him is…when I delivered him, he had this long old head. No, seriously. He looked like an alien. I told my wife, ‘Have your parents got some awful genes and stuff?’”
He compared his beloved son’s looks to a pretty newborn girl who was right next to him, saying, “Normally, the kids are ugly when they’re born at first, but this little girl was pretty.”
The 60-year-old retired baller continued, “I’m looking at Christian and looking at her, and I go, ‘Wow, I’m going to slide her over a little and stuff because everybody got to come to that window and go, ‘Wow, that’s a beautiful little girl.’ And they’re going to look at Christian Walker and go, ‘Woah, X-Files like he’s an alien.”