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Jeff Goldblum, 70, claims it’s ‘fun’ to be a new dad while admitting his kids are ‘feral creatures’

Jeff Goldblum has claimed it’s ‘fun’ to be a new dad in his later years while admitting his brood of two are like ‘feral creatures unleashed’.

The actor, 70, shares sons Charlie, seven, and River, five, with his wife Emilie Livingston, 39, and spoke about fatherhood during an appearance on NBC’s Today.

He said: ‘It’s amazing, it’s revivifying, and makes my relationship with Emilie, frankly, enhanced. Seeing [my wife] in this new role is unbelievable. She’s heroic beyond imagination.’ 

‘It’s revivifying and enhances my relationship’: Jeff Goldblum, 70, has claimed it’s ‘fun’ to be a new dad while admitting his kids are ‘feral creatures’

‘And it’s challenging and it’s sometimes maddening and very volatile. As you know, at three and five, five and seven, they can be like feral creatures unleashed.’

The Jurassic Park star concluded: ‘Oh yeah, and sweet and amazing. It’s great.’

In 2019, Jeff spoke candidly about his marriage, and admitted he had ‘never been particularly passionate’ about fatherhood before having his children.

Of becoming a dad, the star told Radio Times: ‘I never thought that I was going to do it. 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.

Family: The actor, 70, shares sons Charlie, seven, and River, five, with his wife Emilie Livingston, 39, and spoke about fatherhood during an appearance on NBC's Today

Family: The actor, 70, shares sons Charlie, seven, and River, five, with his wife Emilie Livingston, 39, and spoke about fatherhood during an appearance on NBC’s Today

‘In the couple of lovely previous marriages I had, there was some fantasy talk about it, but never any serious business. And I always thought it was a good thing that I didn’t have any drama with kids and breaking up.’

Of how he and the Canadian Olympic gymnast came to a decision about having children, he added: ‘We thought about it for a year, talked about it with my therapist, went in together, and after a year of that, I said, “Yeah, this sounds kinda good, let’s get married and have kids.”‘

The Emmy nominee also went on to say that he hoped, and felt, they would ‘be together now’ for the rest of their lives.

Discussing how he raises his two sons, Jeff said his The Grand Budapest Hotel co-star Tilda Swinton advised him to show his little ones silent films by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, while he also intends to read them PG Wodehouse’s books when they’re ‘old enough’.

Father: He said: 'It's amazing, it's revivifying, and makes my relationship with Emilie, frankly, enhanced. Seeing [my wife] in this new role is unbelievable. She's heroic beyond imagination'

Father: He said: ‘It’s amazing, it’s revivifying, and makes my relationship with Emilie, frankly, enhanced. Seeing [my wife] in this new role is unbelievable. She’s heroic beyond imagination’

He added: 'And it's challenging and it's sometimes maddening and very volatile. As you know, at three and five, five and seven, they can be like feral creatures unleashed'

He added: ‘And it’s challenging and it’s sometimes maddening and very volatile. As you know, at three and five, five and seven, they can be like feral creatures unleashed’

The American actor wed Canadian dancer Emilie in 2015, which was his third time walking down the aisle after previously tying the knot with actresses Patricia Gaul and Geena Davis.

Emilie has previously admitted it was ‘scary’ when she first laid bare her desire to settle down with the star.

In a sweet tribute to her husband, the athlete wrote on Instagram: ‘Loved and appreciated! @jeffgoldblum always makes me feel loved- from the first day we met!

‘At first I wondered if this feeling could be true because I hadn’t experienced such innocent, passionate, tender, honest love before so quickly. Some people like to play games and play hard to get.’

She continued: ‘But we were just honest and aware from day one and took our relationship day by day until I had to express my feelings of wanting a family with HIM and to share the rest of my life with his beautiful soul!

‘That was a scary day, opening myself up completely, knowing he might not want kids or to marry again.

‘And we just kept talking about it together and with our therapist until we decided that it was the right thing to do!’

Candid: In 2019, Jeff spoke candidly about his marriage, and admitted he had 'never been particularly passionate' about fatherhood before having his children

Candid: In 2019, Jeff spoke candidly about his marriage, and admitted he had ‘never been particularly passionate’ about fatherhood before having his children

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