The rumors swirled for months: Did Rachel Dratch get artificially inseminated? Have a bad one-night stand? Hadn’t told the dad yet? But after months of refusing to reveal her baby’s daddy, she’s now confirmed that the father of her son is John Wahl, whom she’s been dating for about a year.
If you don’t recognize the name, you’re not alone. He’s not a Hollywood star. He runs a natural-based foods consultancy, and Dratch met him at a bar.
They were both shocked to find out a few months later that she’d become pregnant. At age 43, it’s the sort of news she was hardly expecting but she was thrilled, and so was Wahl.
She did not reveal his name right away, she says, so that he could keep his privacy.
The two are now living together in New York City with their infant son, and while they have no immediate plans to get married, Dratch tells people, “you never know!”