A man who has 34 children with 17 women, and was once featured on Iyanla Vanzant’s “Fix My Life”, will get his OWN show on Oprah Winfrey’s network.
Jay Williams, a native of Atlanta, will be featured on a show that chronicles his struggle to reconnect with his kids–aged 3 through 27–and the mothers of his children.
According to OWN, the show will push Williams to live up to the challenges presented by the “extreme situation” he created.
In 2014 while appearing on “Fix My Life”, Williams floored viewers by saying he’d never considered a vasectomy because he was proud of what he created.
“So let me ask you this question, Jay,” life coach Iyanla asked during the episode. “34 children. At any point, did it dawn on you this is too much?”
He sat down with four of his children to explain why he wasn’t present in their lives
“I would like to confess that I absolutely did not love or care for myself at all,” he explained to his kids.
“I have not honored your mothers as women the way that I should have. I would never say willingly, but I absolutely fell short on my responsibilities to you as a provider, at times,” he admitted.
“And the biggest thing that I would like to confess is that I absolutely did not live up to be the true man that I am and the father that you really have. I am responsible for the reason why each and every one of you absolutely don’t know me.”
Although Williams seemed sincere, at least one of his kids just wasn’t believing it.
“I just want you to know that I really don’t care anymore,” she said. “I’m just not buying it.”
Williams told Vanzant that despite having kids numbering in the double digits, he did use condoms.