In an interview on Australian talk show Studio 10, Melissa Etheridge revealed that she and her then-partner Julie Cypher actually passed on having good friend Brad Pitt be the sperm donor for their two children, Bailey and Beckett, in the nineties.
To clarify: she said no to having Brad Pitt's babies. Even people who are not attracted to men can see that Pitt is a fine specimen of manhood: handsome, kind, smart (well, handsome and kind at least)—he's the Golden retriever you want in your kennel, so to speak.
But after giving it some serious consideration, Etheridge decided to go with friend and fellow musician David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. It wasn't that Pitt wasn't good enough. Etheridge explained: “. . . I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, ‘I don’t want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don’t need another parent—they have two.'”
David Crosby, on the other hand, already had a wife and kids to occupy him.
Pitt's offering to be the sperm donor was totally unselfish and Etheridge declining because she knew how hard it might be for him was maybe even more unselfish. Wow, celebrities being friends and being nice to each other. Great job, everyone.