Homeless 18 year old Harlem woman, Kaienja Garrick becomes Sperminator Ari Nagel 50th baby. But has he gone too far this time?
Ari Nagel aka ‘the Sperminator’– when not donating his DNA to women is a 43 year old CUNY math professor who in recent years has it made it his mission to give away his sperm (for free) to women all over the globe. Which of course brings Nagel to his latest receiver, Kaienja Garrick who has been getting by at an East Harlem shelter.
In the last 12 months alone Nagel has spawned 15 babies- bringing the grand total to 48. One woman is due to give birth in early July, followed by Garrick, who lives in the East River Family Center, a family shelter with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Not that necessarily fazed the ever popular math professor.
‘I think it’s a nice shelter. It’s probably nicer than my apartment,’ Nagel told via the nypost, adding that he didn’t know how old Garrick was when she reached out to him last August.
‘I never asked her age — I try to help whoever asks,’ he said. ‘I think Kai is more mature than I was at her age after everything she has been through.’
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According to Garrick, she’s been on her own for about two years since leaving her mother’s Jamaica, Queens, home because ‘we fought a lot.’ Without other family nearby (her father lives in Georgia), Garrick, who is unemployed, entered the shelter system.
Last August, a month after her 18th birthday, she decided to try to get pregnant.
‘I knew if I could raise my little sister, I can raise my own baby,’ the teen girls said of her 7-year-old sibling. ‘I’ve been taking care of her since she was born.’
Kaienja and her girlfriend of three years, Dee Slobert, ruled out going to a clinic, given the ‘hassle and expense’. (Slobert, 21, lives in a different Manhattan shelter with her mother and brother.)
That’s when Garrick did an online search for ‘free sperm donation’ and found Nagel.
The pair met up in Manhattan Beach last fall, where Nagel donated into a cup on the spot. Two weeks later, Garrick knew she was going to be a mom.
But little did Garrick realize what was in store for her when she sought out Nagel.
Last month, several members of Nagel’s ‘mom squad’ — women who have given birth thanks to him — showed up at Garrick’s baby shower with diapers, clothes and cash.
‘They were great and I’m so grateful,’ said Garrick, adding that Nagel, who also attended, brought a Google Home electronic device for reading to the baby.
Nevertheless Garrick admits it’s a bit much to process the multitudes of half-siblings her child will have.
‘[Nagel] has so many kids, you don’t know who the siblings could be,’ the teen said.
Ari Nagel is a 43-year-old city of New York math professor who donates his sperm to women across the globe for free. He even helped impregnate a homeless teen named Kaienja Garrick who lives in a shelter. 😂😂 He must be so proud pic.twitter.com/zOSt04iO3n
— Bradford Mulcahy (@idremhd) June 15, 2019
Is Ari Nagel being responsible with his free sperm?
And while she’s homeless for now- Garrick has been trying to get the big picture in order- with the teen hoping tot score an apartment voucher through her caseworker.
Despite the fraught risks of not having secure accommodation, volatile income but the resolve to have a family, Nagel is confident Garrick will be a good mom.
‘My 18 was different than hers — people mature at different ages, but better too young than too old,’ he said, noting that infertility increases with age.
Acknowledging Garrick’s own mother isn’t too thrilled with her giving birth, the teen opined, ‘It’s not their decision — it’s mine.’
Unlike the five moms who have sued Nagel for funds, Garrick insists she no plans to ask Nagel for child support.
‘I think it’s sad — it’s not like he charges us [for his sperm],’ she said. ‘If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be blessed to have a child. It’s hard to find people like that. Nothing’s free in this world.’
And while some may wonder if Nagel is in it for his own ego and not necessarily concerned with the actual ability of his recipients to follow through with being a parent, Nagel is against the idea of him rearing his offspring.
‘It would be crazy if I was raising them on my own, but there are over 50 amazing, loving moms that are doing a great job raising the children,’ the Sperminator explained via the nypost
Adding, ‘Although I struggle financially, I feel rich with joy and love and am so blessed to be a part of so many wonderful families.’