Why Cam Newton Still Hasn’t Moved His family to Boston With Him

Cam Newton has been in the news a lot recently. There are questions about how far he can take the New England Patriots following the departure of Tom Brady to his positive COVID-19 test, which kept him off the field for two weeks, to why he hasn’t moved his family to Boston yet.

Cam Newton
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During a recent interview, Newton opened about the reason his children are not with him in New England.

Cam Newton split with his longtime partner before signing with Pats

The athlete made news on June 28, when he signed a 1-year deal with the Patriots following Brady’s exit. But months before that, Newton’s name was in the headlines for reasons not related to football.

Reports surfaced that the quarterback got another woman pregnant while his longtime partner, Kia Proctor, was expecting their fourth child. According to the website Sports Gossip, Newton and Proctor ended things when Instagram model La Reina Shaw had a son. 

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How many children does Newton have?

Newton and Proctor’s oldest son, Chosen Sebastian Newton, was born on Dec. 24, 2015. They welcomed a daughter, Sovereign-Dior Cambella Newton, in February 2017. Their second son, Camidas Swain Newton, was born in November 2018 followed by their fourth child, Cashmere Saint Newton, in December 2019.

On June 21, Newton posted on Instagram that he has seven kids in all. In addition to his biological children with Proctor, the NFL star said he is also a proud dad to her daughter, Shakira, from a previous relationship as well as his son named Jaden and his baby with Shaw named Caesar.

Why he hasn’t moved his family to Boston

Cam Newton
Cam Newton | Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Prior to his positive COVID-19 test in early October, Newton joined WEEI’s Greg Hill Show for his weekly radio spot and revealed why he hasn’t moved his family to Boston since signing with the Pats in the offseason.

“The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me,” Newton stated. “The fact that I don’t have none of my children here in Boston with me and the fact that I haven’t been able to see them on a regularity, that’s anger in itself for me. I wake up every morning missing the hell out of my children, and knowing that if I don’t do what I am supposed to do, then this could be good riddance for me. That is as serious as I am making it and that’s as serious it is.”

Newton didn’t discuss too many details about the possibility of New England being a long-term fit but added, “My focus is so near-sighted that I am trying to make things work, and if I am looking for long-term results with not too many things to have leverage on, then that’s not good. For me, I just look at the opportunity that I have been given, and it is a great opportunity, I’ll tell you that, and I think people already know that. It’s up to me about how I finish what I started.”