Debates surrounding the best age to start having children are numerous. There are solid arguments surrounding the advantages and disadvantages to every age group across the spectrum from very young first-time parents to those much older than the average.
Actor Jeff Goldblum was on the far end of the spectrum when he became a father at 62 years old. His wife, Emilie Livingston, was the first woman with whom he seriously considered having a baby.
Goldblum had two previous marriages before marrying Livingston. The couple began trying to conceive a month before they married in November 2014.
Livingston, a former Canadian Olympic rhythmic gymnast, had big news for her soon-to-be husband the day before the wedding. She was pregnant!
Their first child Charlie is now 2 years old. They soon after had a second baby, River, who is now 11 months old.
Goldblum, 65, dished on his fatherhood experience as a first-time dad at age 62 with US Weekly. The love Goldblum and Livingston, 35, have for their sons is quite evident from the interview.
“I feel right on schedule and I love our two boys. Everything seemed to happen perfectly,” he shared.
Though it was later in life than many other fathers, Goldblum has found a rhythm in their family schedule that helps the couple balance their attention to parenting and their marriage. Before they had River, Parade Magazine interviewed Goldblum.
He shared that Charlie had a strict nap and bedtime schedule. The proud dad gave the example of bath time always being at 6:20 p.m.
The couple has adjusted to life with two young children and connects with one another over dinner once Charlie and River are asleep. Goldblum told US Weekly, “We have nice people who help us and they allow us to go on a sweet date night here and there.”
No matter what age you become a parent, bedtime schedules and those peaceful moments once the kids are asleep are universally understood by all parents. There is no perfect age to become a parent, but Goldblum has found the right age for him and clearly is enjoying his role as a dad.
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