60-Year-Old Hugh Grant Says It’s Tough Being An Older Parent To Younger Children
Hugh Grant is basically confirming something many people have known as a fact for a very long time now, and that it’s very difficult being an older parent to much younger children. And if there’s anyone who knows this the most, it’s definitely Hugh, who has five children under the age of 10.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times in a new interview, Hugh said that everything isn’t as “perfect” as you’d think in his life right now, especially as there is a new surge of Covid-19 cases where he lives in London.
Hugh Grant Says It’s Tough Being An Older Parent To Younger Children
“Well, apart from the fact we’re having a second spike of coronavirus and we’re about to be smashed by a no-deal Brexit, and food shortages and medicine shortages, and everyone is furious and terrified in the streets, and my children won’t sleep and I’ve got a terrible hangover, everything’s perfect,” he said.
He continued, “I’m an old man with very young children and a very exhausted wife [Anna Eberstein]. So it’s just about survival from hour to hour in terms of childcare.”
Hugh also said that he has spent the majority of this past year “going in and out of a 2-year-old’s bedroom and saying ‘shh’ or words to that effect, though not always that gentle.”
Despite his everyday challenges in the parenting department though, Hugh Grant insists that he loves being a father.
“When you say how have I changed as an actor, I strongly suspect that having these children has really helped,” he said. “Because suddenly, instead of being a half-atrophied, middle-aged golfer, I’m a man with a life full of love.”
He added, “I love my wife, I love my children. They love me. And, suddenly — very unusual for an Englishman — I have all this access to emotion. Almost too much access. Sometimes it’s hard to keep it down.”
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