Jeff Goldblum Never Thought He'd Be A Dad Until He Met His Wife Emilie. He Became A Father at 62

Jeff Goldblum Never Thought He'd Be A Dad Until He Met His Wife Emilie. He Became A Father at 62

Goldblum's paternal instincts kicked in at the ripe old age of 62 when most men are preparing to become grandfathers.

Jeff Goldblum is well known for his stellar performances in Jurrasic Park and Independence Day. His charismatic nature is as much true in real life as it is on screen and he continues to be a sex symbol even today. He has a lot of achievements under his belt, both as an actor as well as a musician. But a feat he never thought he would accomplish was that of becoming a father. At the ripe old age of 62, at that. But now the 68-year-old is a father to two toddlers with his 38-year-old wife, Canadian Olympic gymnast,  Emilie Livingston.



Goldblum has had two other marriages before this one. He was previously married to his Silverado costar Patricia Gaul from 1980 to 1986, and to his Earth Girls Are Easy costar Geena Davis from 1987 to 1990. He met his current wife at the gym. "We were at Equinox on Sunset Boulevard. I saw her from across a crowded room and I marched up to her, entranced, and began some kind of conversation," he said, as per Pop Sugar. They tied the knot on Nov. 8, 2014, at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. Before this, he had never considered becoming a father.



“I never thought that I was going to do it,” he told Radio Times in an interview, as per the Daily Mail. "I had never been particularly passionate [about fatherhood] or envisioned it for myself – I don’t have any nieces or nephews, had never seen a birth before." But his paternal instincts kicked in when most men are preparing to become grandfathers. "In the couple of lovely previous marriages I had, there was some fantasy talk about it, but never any serious business," he said. "And I always thought it was a good thing that I didn’t have any drama with kids and breaking up."


Goldblum announced that he was about to become a father for the first time on The Letterman Show. "She's pregnant. She's three months pregnant. She told me the day before we got married that she's pregnant. It's a boy," a clearly overjoyed dad-to-be said of his wife. They welcomed their first son, Charlie Ocean Goldblum, on the 4th of July, 2015. Two years later, the couple was expecting their second child. Livingston posted a photo of the happy family on Instagram with the caption, “I can’t believe it’s been a week already! River Joe Goldblum was born on 4/7/17 at 8:53 am. Charlie Ocean is such a sweet and caring older brother. We couldn’t be happier!!! @jeffgoldblum is our rock and continues to be an exceptionally loving and passionate father! Love my boys!!!”



He has lived an accomplished life and feels like welcoming his kids this late actually feels like things are happening right on schedule. Speaking to US Weekly he said, “I feel right on schedule and I love our two boys. Everything seemed to happen perfectly. I appreciate it wildly." The only thing he seems to worry about is not being there for the boys for a long time.  “It’s not that it doesn’t occur to me. I would not want to say goodbye to them prematurely,” she opened up to The Times. He even shared how he wishes Mother Nature would prolong the inevitable for as long as she can. 



Despite the seriousness of his thoughts, the actor still has a sense of humor about it. He joked that comedian Albert Brooks told him “to look for schools with ramps!” As for how the couple ended up naming their kids after water bodies, Goldblum explained to ET Online, "We like the ocean." he went on to say, "My dad had a younger brother, my uncle Chuckie, whom he adored. Charlie is a form of Chuckie. My uncle was my exact height, looked like me. Chuckie died in his 20s as a pilot in World War II."


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