Since the second season of The Masked Singer began airing in late September, we have learned the identities of five celebrity participants: Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir (Egg), streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins (Ice Cream), undefeated boxing champion Laila Ali (Panda), qualified doctor and radio host Drew Pinsky (Eagle) and Letterman band leader Paul Shaffer (Skeleton).
One of the combined accolades of this season’s contestants is that they, as a collective, have a total 29 children. Of the known five, three have kids: Drew Pinsky has 3, Paul Shaffer has 2 and Laila Ali has 5 (2 biological, 3 step). This means 10 of the 29 have been accounted for.
By using popular guesses for the still-unidentified singers and working with the 19 kids we need, I believe that I have hopefully proven who some of them are.
Now, to clarify, I think that The Masked Singer is being slightly sneaky with ’29 kids’ in that step or adopted children would also qualify.
Adrienne bailon – flamingo
Bailon has four stepchildren with her husband, Israel Houghton, whom she married in 2016.
chris daughtry – rottweiler
Daughtry has four children (two bio, two step) with his wife, Deanna, whom he married in 2000.
patti labelle – flower
LaBelle has one child with her former husband Armstead Edwards who she is now divorced from.
wayne brady – fox
Brady has one child with his former wife Mandie Taketa.
sherri shepherd – penguin
Shepherd is the mother of two children born from surrogate mothers.
seal – leopard
Seal has four children, including one step-child, with his former wife Heidi Klum.
candace cameron bure – tree
Bure has three children with her husband, ice hockey player Valeri Bure.
Between Bailon, LaBelle, Brady, Daughtry, Shepherd, Seal and Bure, there are a total of nineteen children.
The other remaining contestants whom I believe to be Kelly Osbourne (Ladybug), Michelle Williams (Butterfly), Victor Oladipo (Thingamajig) and Raven Symone (Black Widow) have no children, adopted or otherwise.
Additionally, the divorces also line up with my guesses. There are 8 total, two of which have already been accounted for – Johnny Weir and Laila Ali.
Patti LaBelle and Seal have been divorced once while Sherri Shepherd and Wayne Brady are each two-time divorcees.