Rachel Dratch Reveals the Identity of Her Son's Father

Rachel Dratch Reveals the Identity of Her Son's Father

By PopEater Staff Posted Oct 27th 2010 08:05PM
After choosing to keep the identity of her son's father a secret, Rachel Dratch is ready to reveal his name. The former 'Saturday Night Live' star told PEOPLE that the father is her boyfriend, John Wahl, a California-based consultant to natural foods businesses. Dratch gave birth to their son, Eli Benjamin, on August 24.

Dratch told the magazine that she wasn't trying to create drama around his identity but instead, was just trying to protect his privacy. But when she started hearing crazy theories about who the unknown man was, she decided to reveal the truth.

"People are expecting the craziest story," Dratch said. "I just meant it's crazy for me!"

The comedienne met Wahl at a bar just over a year ago. And when she discovered she was pregnant 6 months later, she was shocked. "I had bought into all this stuff about, 'Once you're over 40... I'd gone through the whole process of letting go of [the idea of having kids]," she said. But at age 43, it happened.
Wahl concurs, "[Rachel] was resigned to the fact that this wasn't going to happen and had written it off. That may add to the adrenaline and euphoria and excitement."

Wahl has moved to New York City to be closer to Dratch and Eli. As for their future, Wahl said, "the focus now is just surrounding Eli with love. But you never know!"