Lyn May Got Pregnant at 68 After Drunken One-Night Stand, Baby's Alleged Father Claims

When Mexican actress Lyn May announced on Sunday that she was pregnant at the age of 68, it's fair to say that there were as many questions from fans as there were congratulatory messages.

Taking to Instagram, May posted a series of photos of herself in the arms of a fresh-faced man as she wrote in Spanish: "I am very happy to announce that I am 3 months pregnant and @markosd1official is very happy that he will be a dad."

Yet in an interview with Newsweek, Markos D1—the 29-year-old singer she named as the father of her child—has admitted that he was as baffled as everybody else when he was made aware of the star's headline-making social media post.

Markos, real name Marcos Hernandez, says that not only was he unaware of May's purported pregnancy, but that the baby would have to have been conceived naturally during a drunken one-night stand in Mexico City earlier this summer—the sole occasion they were intimate and the last time they spoke.

"We never had an actual relationship," he tells Newsweek from his Southern California home. "It was kind of curious to me, because I did go to Mexico to the Pepsi Center, to an event that we were invited to... We drank—I drank so much that I don't even know what happened that night. It was just crazy.

"And then she never told me anything. I was just getting [messages] on my Instagram, like, 'Happy that you're gonna be a dad,' and it just went crazy."

Markos reacted to May's post by sharing a picture of himself with the Ficheras cinema star, alongside the hashtag "#2019"—his way of discreetly letting his Instagram followers know that the loved-up pictures are actually two years old.

"I met Lyn May in 2019, when I was touring in Mexico and I invited her to [be in] one of my music videos, called Borracho—which is Drunk in English. In the music video we get married, so it was a huge scandal. People thought that we were getting married in real life."

"A lot of the pictures that she posted, they're old pictures from when we went to a red carpet [event] in 2019," he says, adding: "[After] the whole video thing, people made it seem like we were going out for real.

"But in all my interviews I said, 'No, we're not in a relationship. We're good friends.' Lyn May, obviously, is iconic. She has a beautiful body for her age. I'm a fan and I was so happy for her to accept to be in my music video. That's where our relationship started, but it was all for a music video."

Noting the increase in negative comments on social media in recent days, Markos says: "The thing is that people don't know the real story, so people are really thinking, 'Oh, he wants a sugar mama,' or commenting things like, 'He's with her for the money.' People don't know that there's actually not a relationship."

"I was so drunk, to be honest"

While Markos marvels to Newsweek about May's looks and accomplishments, he admits that embarking on an intimate relationship with the woman he describes as the "Mexican Cher" was something he hadn't considered before their fateful night together—even though he struggles to recall details of it.

"We went to a television show and then we went to a red carpet [event]," he recounts. "So I was just drinking there and they were bringing me more drinks and more drinks. And then around midnight, she told me she can get her a ride or we can catch an Uber together.

"But she doesn't live in Mexico City, she actually lives on the [outskirts] of Mexico City. So she asked if she could stay with me and I said, 'I have two beds.' And when we were there, I was so drunk, to be honest, I don't even know what happened that night.

"In the morning, when I woke up, she was in her bed, I was in my bed. We just had breakfast and she caught her Uber and since then we haven't spoken."

Lyn May and Markos D1
Mexican actress Lyn May, 68, has claimed she's pregnant with singer Markos D1's baby. In an interview with Newsweek, Markos has revealed that he was blindsided by the announcement. Victor Chavez/Getty Images;/Lyn May/Instagram

As excessively imbibing vodka Red Bulls led to a blank spot in his memory, Markos, who says that he isn't a drinker, woke up the following morning feeling somewhat sheepish.

"I was just kind of embarrassed the next morning, because when you're drunk, you don't know anything," he tells Newsweek. "You wake up and you're just, 'Oh my gosh, I was drunk. What did I do last night?'

"I didn't say anything to anybody, and I don't think she ever mentioned it to anybody. That's why it was kind of shocking to see that post."

"If she is pregnant, it's literally like a miracle"

Of course, there is the not-so-minor detail of May being 68 years old—an age widely deemed to be beyond the threshold of natural conception.

Given that no in vitro fertilization would have been involved, does Markos truly believe he got May pregnant? While it has "crossed [his] mind" that she could be joking, he says: "Well, honestly, we really don't understand... the woman's body and how all that works. I've seen people saying it's impossible for her to have a baby. But if she is pregnant, it's literally like a miracle."

Addressing accusations of the whole story being an elaborate hoax, Markos adds: "She is Lyn May and she is a person who likes publicity, but I don't think she needs that kind of publicity, because she's been a diva since the '50s."

Markos, who tells Newsweek that he and May were dating other people at the time of their tryst, has been struggling to get in contact with the actress since her baby news was shared.

"I guess everybody has been calling her, so I can't get in contact with her," he says. "Her phone is turned off, so there's no way I can [speak to her]...

"Basically, I said [in a message], 'What's up? Hey, just give me a call when you get a chance, when you're free, or when your phone is on, or when you're more relaxed.' Just to communicate, because when the news broke, I'm sure she's been [inundated with calls], so I'd like to give her some time to tell me what's the deal."

At 54, his Mexican-born mother, Teresa, is a decade and a half May's junior—but Markos admits that her only true gripe from her was learning of the news while watching the TV, instead of from her son.

"Because the information is out, my mom was upset But then she said, 'I'm gonna be a grandma, I'm excited... let's welcome the baby in our home. We'll do everything that we can to embrace it and help you,'" says Markos, who has also says he's "excited" about the prospect of fatherhood.

"I don't think she would want to get married again"

Despite reiterating his admiration for May on several occasions during his interview with Newsweek, Markos insists they could only ever be friends—and rules out marriage.

"She's been married seven times already," he says with a chuckle. "I don't think she would want to get married again. And there's been so many stories about when she dug up her husband from the grave. She has a lot of history!"

Indeed, May candidly discussed her struggle to cope with the loss of Antonio Chi-Xuo, to whom she was married from 1989 until his death in 2008, reportedly leading to her exhuming his remains.

During a interview on El Minuto Que Cambió Mi Destino (The Minute That Changed My Destiny), shared on YouTube in January, May said: "Yes I dug it up, I always had it there in my bed. My mother fought with me every day, she told me, 'You are not going to let him rest.' We fought every day because I would not let go of him."

"Her life is really interesting," Markos tells Newsweek while discussing that particular chapter of May's life. "She's a personality."

Back to the present, Markos says he continues to hold out hope for a call from May, so he can confirm whether or not he's expecting a baby with her.

Searching for reasons as to why May wouldn't have discussed her news with him before announcing it to the world, Markos admits he has "no idea."

He then mulls: "I think she probably thought it would be a surprise for me. Or, if she is pregnant, she maybe thought, 'It's easier through social media to tell somebody I'm pregnant.' I have no idea what went through her head."

Markos D1
Markos D1 tells Newsweek that still hasn't spoken with May since she made her pregnancy claim on Instagram over the weekend. Markos D1/Instagram

Ultimately, Markos wants to be there for May and the baby—should she actually turn out to be pregnant—and says he hopes she will give birth to their child in California, where he grew up and continues to be based.

"If she has the child, I think I would feel more comfortable with her having it here, in a hospital where she's more taken care of," he says. "Because she is older. And I think, for that, she'd need special care. It's not just somebody young having a baby. Especially if I'm the father, it will be easier for me to be around."