We just got all the feels.
On Tuesday, the normally private Fat Joe opened up about his first born son with special needs, Joey.
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For those who don't know, the rapper fathered Joey when he was just 22-years-old, an experience that F.J. has spoken on in the past. Obviously, having a special needs son as a young adult was challenging but ultimately VERY rewarding.
In the pic (above)! the 45-year-old explained:
"I'm very private with my first born. Joey is special kid full of joy and Love. there's no way you could understand unless you have a family member who has challenges in life. He's my angel and the reason for all my blessings. I Love him to death #godisgreat."
So sweet. The caption echoes a previous statement Joe made about his 23-year-old son back in 2010:
"My oldest son is Joey, he's 18. When I had him I was very young. I love my son dearly, but I didn't feel like I was ready to have kids at the time. From time to time I told my mom and dad they should have educated me on the responsibilities of having a kid. He was a special needs child, I raised him with my parents. His mom couldn't handle him, and instead of him going to a center we raised him all of his life. I had to learn the responsibilities of being a parent the hard way."
Very well said. We're glad Fat Joe and his son have such a special bond despite the initial hardships.
Apparently, a lot of Facebook commenters also found the Bronx native's post moving. They shared things like:
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