The National Enquirer, The Globe and The Star have all sent reporters to check out an apparently true story that Leo had a very serious relationship with a Canadian television host by the name of Fran Pappert in late 1992, and 1993. Fran Pappert was the host and producer of the Canadian version of Ropmer Room, which was shown across Canada on the CTV Television network. The series was produced at CKCO TV in Kitchener, Ontario, and that is where Fran worked. Apparently, when Leo was around 18, he saw Fran on Canadian Romper Room while in northern California, and he wrote her a fan letter, asking for her photo (she is a very pretty blond) and telling her that when he was five years old, he was on the American version of Romper Room in the L.A., and was kicked off the show for being too rowdy! Fran wrote back, and the two began a long correspondence. Then, in 1993, Fran was visiting her sister who lives in Los Angeles and she arranged to meet Leo for lunch. They really liked each other and soon a romance began, despite a 13 year age difference! Eventually, Fran quit her job as hostess of Romper Room and spent most of 1993 with Leo in Los Angeles. Appparently, at the end of the year she realized that she was pregnant, and she ended the relationship, feeling strongly that she would hurt Leo's career, if Leo's fans knew that he had a young baby and an older girlfriend. Fran gave birth to a baby boy in the summer of 1994, and apparently the boy looks a LOT like Leo, with beautiful eyes, dark blond hair, and a charming smile! Apparently Leo is a very concerned and caring father,and is in regular contact with Fran and their son. Fran and Leo are also still good friends. Fran got married to a man named Peter Shannon in 1995, and all three get along well. I thought that dedicated Leo fans should know about this before it is splashed across the tabloids. It may come as a surprise, but shows that Leo is a very caring person, who is capable of being a true friend and wonderful father. Apparently he was present at the birth of the baby, and is a doting dad.
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