Bode’s baby mama Sara McKenna suffered a major legal blow this week in court. Bode Miller is fighting for custody of his 3-month-old son Samuel Bode Miller McKenna, and the New York Post shared the latest details on May 31.
McKenna moved from California to New York during her pregnancy so she could begin law school. Now she is going to have to give up her Columbia University scholarship so she can deal with the custody fight that has been moved to California from New York.
Reports indicate that Bode Miller has not yet met the baby, even though he was in Manhattan in February a few days after the baby was born. Miller filed the legal papers in California, and now a Manhattan Family Court referee has determined that the case must be moved back to California because traveling to New York would be too much of a burden to Miller.
Bode’s baby mama Sara McKenna has said that Miller originally wanted her to have an abortion, and she feels that she is now being punished for trying to better her life. It seems McKenna is no groupie bimbo, despite her surprise pregnancy with the champion skier. Sara McKenna served in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton for four years, and was honorably discharged in 2011. McKenna was a firefighter after her service, and she received a Hero of the Year designation in 2011. She moved to New York to go to Columbia University because they have special support for those students who are also mothers and veterans.
Miller is married to volleyball player and model Morgan Beck, who suffered a miscarriage last year. The two met in May 2012 and wed just five months later. McKenna’s attorney is stunned by the referee’s decision and plans to appeal. The referee, Fiordaliza Rodriguez, said that McKenna’s “appropriation of a child while in utero was irresponsible and reprehensible.” It seems Rodriguez found Miller’s attorney “more persuasive” during arguments regarding where the custody suit should progress and found McKenna’s reasons for leaving California “unavailing.”
Should Bode’s baby mama have to quit school and head back to California for the custody case? There has been no clear indication why Bode Miller is pushing so hard in this case, as it is not the only paternity case he has been involved in this past year. Should McKenna have stayed put in California despite Miller’s alleged desire that she get an abortion? This is a complicated case and it seems Bode’s baby mama is at a clear disadvantage compared to Bode Miller’s resources.