Singer Melissa Etheridge says she and her former partner Julie Cypher almost asked actor Brad Pitt to be the sperm donor for their two children.

Brad Pitt and Melissa Etheridge
Brad Pitt and Melissa Etheridge

Etheridge said she and Cypher looked for a sperm donor for their children back in late 1990s and considered Pitt to be the biological father, reports a website.

"Well, actually, (Brad Pitt) was such a good friend of mine. And we did consider it," Etheridge said in an interview. However, they ended up choosing another man for the job.

"And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, 'I don't want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don't need another parent — they have two'," she explained.

Etheridge said that she finally chose David Crosby, the member of Crosby, Stills & Nash. She gave birth to daughter Bailey in 1977 and son Beckett in 1998.