In the series The Borgias there is a large degree of transparency about the fact that Pope Alexander VI has four children. This is taken to the point where he can marry off said children to political figureheads so as to gain power. Their mother was a Spanish Courtesan so they get no social standing from her.
Is it historially correct that the Pope is so open about his children? Even in the series how is it justified for him to be so open?
I do understand that he did historically aknowledge his children. However there are different levels of acknowledgement. I am asking how he could do so and did he do so to such an extent as portrayed in the series. How could he survive as pope while being so open about his children, to the point where they talk to them as their father infront of most everybody and he offers them in marraige as his children?