An Interview With The Mother of Christian Kane’s Alleged Love Child

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2011
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***UPDATED 4/22/2011***
(I asked Jenny if she had any photos of her and Christian Kane together. She no longer had any of those. However she was able to find the 4th photo down that I have now added. She stated that it is a photo of Christian’s parents with Alissa as a baby. Behind them on the wall there are 2 family photos both of which appear to feature a very young Christian Kane.)

Christian Kane in LA in 2005 by J.N.

Christian Kane in LA in 2005 by J.N.

Alissa Barosh

You can view more photos of her here.

Jennifer Stoker (far right) in her sorority days

Mike and Pamela Short with baby Alissa

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another cropped close up

I’m a huge twitter fanatic and I do check out who people are before I follow them back. Recently after making a Kane comment (while listening to his latest album) I noticed that a woman named Jennifer Ekl Stoker was following me. All of her tweets were dealing with her claim that she has a daughter that was fathered by actor/singer Christian Kane. For some reason no one is taking her seriously or trying to get her story out. I have 2 theories as to why this has been happening.

She is mainly contacting Christian Kane fans whom do not want to hear anything negative about him or it’s because casual movie goers and TV watchers probably do not recognize Christian Kane by name.

Who Is Christian Kane?
Your Crash Course-Christian Kane is currently starring in the successful TNT series Leverage. as Eliot Spencer, nicknamed “The Hitter” because of his martial arts skills. Many fangirls, myself included, have been following Kane’s career since he portrayed Lindsey McDonald on Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer spin-off, Angel.

Christian Kane is also a country rock singer. You can check out some of his music directly below.

Now that you are up to speed on who that familiar face, Christian Kane is, check out my interview with Jennifer Stoker. (The interview was conducted via email and I have not edited her answers for authenticity.)

Hello Jennifer Stoker,

Are you claiming that your daughter Alissa Haley Barosh’s father is actor/singer Christian Kane?

Yes, Alissa Haley Barosh’s biological father is Christian Kane

How and where did you meet Christian? What was Christian’s name when you met?

Chris and I met at the University of Oklahoma. I was in the sorority Alpha Chi Omega and he was an ATO pledge. We were having one of our sorority philanthropy called “Mr Spring Fling”. Each fraternity selected one of their pledges or members to participate. Each man was to perform a dance that we taught them for the contest. It took a few weeks. I happened to be assigned to the ATO (Chris Short). He came in 2nd I believe.

Did you engage in a long love affair?

It wasn’t Love affair because we were not in love but did see each other occasionally over several months ( and almost an entire summer). honestly a FWB thing.

What caused the two of you to break up? Did Christian leave you while you were pregnant or after you gave birth?

I told him I was pregnant over the summer of 1993. He said he was not ready to be a father and didn’t have “cash” ( a term he used a lot). He didn’t want me to have an abortion,,thank goodness). I never would have agreed to that.

I was forced to move home with my parents and back to Texas and leave the sorority. I was staying in an apt that summer to work with my roomate (rush chairman) on upcoming sorority Rush.

Has he ever met or spoken with his daughter?

He hasn’t ever spoken to Alissa but she would like to meet him

Did he ever make any promises to you regarding marriage or regarding helping you to raise Alissa?

I Never wanted to marry Chris.

Is it true that you were in contact with Christian’s parents in the past? Have they had a relationship with their granddaughter?

His parents, Pamela and Mike Short were contacted by my parents regarding the situation and were made aware. They were (as well as him) sent a birth announcement, several letters (sent via certified mail), pics of Alissa and some phone calls on both ends. I drove to norman Ok when she was a baby to show my sorority sisters my precious daughter and to contact Chris (who was working as a waiter) and show Alissa to his parents. I showed up with Alissa and friends to his restaurant he didn’t” appear” to be happy but he did recognize us. I called him later and asked if he wanted to see her and he said “no, it will be too hard”. I called his mom and she said I was wekcome to come over. I did and even took pics of Alissa with his folks. Pam even kept in contact for several months (but not ver consistantly). She called to make sure we made it back to Houston okay. The last phone conversation we had she said I was looking at the whole situation with “rose-colored glasses” and Chris was going through. A hard time with everything and seeing all pics I sent them. She said they were basically loosing their son and were chosing him over their granddaughter.

Is he listed as the father of Alissa on her birth certificate or did he refuse to sign it?

He wasn’t listed on birth certificate because he wasn’t present at the time of the birth. He did however give me “some” info in regards to his family medical history as well as his ss# before I left Oklahoma. I in return turned that info over to the state, as I was applying for Medicaid
The attorney general opened the case a couple times I believe but because his legal name was Christopher Michael Short and listed at his parents address in Oklahoma it made the process difficult. They wanted us both to appear in Oklahoma for dna test but he was in California and going under the stage name Christian Kane so that trip would have been costly and pointless. Frustrated I gave up for a little while. Then tried contacting his sites and no luck.

If you have talked to him or anyone who represents him does he deny both the fact that he fathered your daughter and that you had a relationship or only that he is the father?

He has never denied that Alissa is his child (not that I have ever heard). I just never really heard anything and figured they were just ignoring me in the hope I would just loose interest or leave the issue alone

What are your intentions? Is your main objective to receive back child support for her, to reunite them, or both?

Intentions are both for the benefits of Alissa.

Is it true that you are currently in talks with Eric Griffin of Brand X Management (who represents Christian Kane) regarding the legalities of this matter?

I emailed Eric and he emailed me back and said that he would forward my info to the “legal authorities”. I should hear something within 3 days of them receiving my contact information. Eric said that he wasn’t the one to talk to basically.

Disclaimer: (AKA-You can’t sue me) What is my opinion? Information that she mentions from Christian’s past (ex. the college that he attended, his birth name) are true. I also think that her daughter does look like him. However I am being neutral here. I am giving her a platform to have her say. I am not siding with anyone. And yes, I’m a Kane fan and have nothing against him.

UPDATE: 09/24/2011


The October 3, 2011 issue of Star Magazine with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds on the cover (“Sandra & Ryan’s Secret…Texas Wedding!“) includes a small blurb mentioning Jennifer Stoker’s story. It’s entitled “Leverage Star Christian Kane’s Secret Love Child” and is on page 34.

FYI-I have been asked for information on what is currently going on with this (May 2014). If you read the story then you will see that the girl is of age as of now. Not only that but this post is functioning like a news article. You would not demand a news outlet go dig up an article from years ago and alter it. Also, this is my personal blog. I post what I want on here. Thank you for reading.

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