“I Didn’t Know Her That Well”: Dennis Rodman, Who Was Offered $20 Million to Impregnate Singer Madonna, Got Candid on His “Fling” With Her

Published 09/04/2022, 1:04 AM EDT

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NBA legend Dennis Rodman has had quite a wild ride so far. Apart from being a legend on the court, Rodman even dated the Queen of Pop, Madonna, for some time. But Rodman revealed that he didn’t know her that well, despite saying that she once offered him $20 million to impregnate her while they were together.

Rodman and Madonna’s relationship was quite viral and heavily publicized at the time. They were together for a short period of time, but they have also had their fair share of arguably bizarre stories together.


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However, it seemed like Dennis Rodman did not know much about Madonna before having a fling with her.

Dennis Rodman and his brief relationship with the Queen of Pop, Madonna

Rodman was having a tough time on the court in 1995. He was blamed for the San Antonio Spurs‘ losses and many said he wasn’t a team player. At the same time, he was dating Madonna. So in an interview, Rodman was asked how well do you know her.

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He said,” I mean, I didn’t know her that well. I mean, I knew her, but we talked a lot and that was about it… We got along really well and still the same, we’re friends and that’s about it”


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The Chicago Bulls legend once shared that Madonna had offered him $20 million dollars to get her pregnant. While Rodman was in Las Vegas, he received a phone call from Madonna. And she had arranged a private jet for him to get back to New York.


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Rodman said, “She said, ‘Dennis, you know that I’m ovulating.’ I said, ‘What is that?’ I was trying to f*** with her, you know? I said, ‘I’ll be there in five hours… She asked me that if I got her pregnant, she’d pay me $20 million. That’s if the child was born.” 

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In the end, Dennis Rodman and Madonna did not have a child together. Both of them have had good words to say about each other since their fling.

What do you think about Dennis Rodman’s story? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Written by:

Vishwesha Kumar


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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.
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Veer Badani