Jeff Goldblum discusses why he chose not to have kids before he reached his 60s during an appearance on “The Jonathan Ross Show” Saturday.
The 66-year-old, who is married to Emilie Livingston, 35, shares Charlie Ocean, 3, and one-year-old River Joe with the Canadian dancer.
As Ross quizzes him on parenthood, Goldblum insists he was too “busy” and “self-involved” to become a father any sooner than he did.
The actor shares, “[Emilie] said, ‘Jeez, this is going so well, what if we had a baby?’ and I had flirted with the idea before and was glad that I hadn’t and had confirmed to myself that I wasn’t going to.
“It wasn’t until a year later when we went to my therapist and excavated and brought to the surface all of my considerations that I became clear and wildly enthusiastic about it,” he adds, according to the Daily Mail.
“I am glad I didn’t have kids until now, really. I don’t know that I was equipped and I was busy and probably more self-involved than I’m possibly capable of now. We’ll see. I do enjoy my kids now.”
Goldblum also looks back on his lengthy film career, which began 40 years ago.
“I look back on some things and think, I could have done better. I feel I am on the brink of my better and maybe best pretending and work.
“I wake up every day and thank my lucky stars and I am very actively grateful.”