Steve Martin Becomes a First Time Father ... at 67-Years-Old!

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steve martinThis is kind of random. Steve Martin became a first time father recently. Yep. Apparently, in December, he and wife Anne Stringfield welcomed a baby into the world -- thus far, gender unknown (to the media, that is). A source told New York Post's Page Six: "They've had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows ... Steve's very private." The source also added that the couple, obviously, is "thrilled."

That's awesome! I love my dad, but I've gotta say -- if I had to come up with a list of other dads I wouldn't mind having, Steve Martin would definitely be on there. But also, it's hard to brush over the fact here ... Steve Martin is 67-years-old.

I'm a firm believer in there being no "right" time to have a baby. For some people, 20-years-old is the right time. For others, it's 38. But I can't not say it ... isn't 67 is kind of old to have a newborn baby? It's not like Steve has one foot in the grave or anything here, but good god, isn't that man going to be tired waking up 4-5 times a night? I had a hard time doing it at 33.

On the other hand, I suppose there are some benefits to having a child so ... late in life. Steve certainly has a vast amount of world knowledge and experience. Also, most of his friends probably have children who are grown by now -- he can pick out the ones who turned out great, and find out how their parents did it. And, well, it's Steve Martin for crying out loud! How can he not be an awesome dad?

Congrats to Anne and Steve. Hope you're having a "wild and crazy" time being parents -- regardless of how exhausted you are!

Oh, and one more Martin reference: Welcome to Parenthood! Okay, I'm done now.

What do you think of Steve Martin having a baby at 67?


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kelti... kelticmom

Awww! Congrats! I just love him. I can't believe this is his first child. I figured he would have a whole pack of them, he just seems like the fatherly type. Best wished to all three of the Martin's.

Coles... Coles_mom

Just out of curiosity, I wonder how old his wife is.


@Colesmom:I think I read that his wife was 41 or 42. To me he's always seemed like the guy who was more of an art aficionado and deep thinker rather than crazy dad. At least he's not 80 like Tony Randall was.

Blues... Blueshark77

I bet he'll make a great dad. My partner has a couple of friends who did some work on his house. They said he was super nice and mellow, just walking around his place with his banjo, asked if they were hungry and made them some sandwiches.

As far as the age I would be a bit worried having a child with someone that old, but then again my grandfathers lived until their 90's, while a childhood friend of mine lost her father while he was in his 30's. You never know.


nonmember avatar Sally

Actually, Steve's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so he's basically 68.

So doing the math...he'll be 88 when before his kid's 21 if he lives that long.

It's incredibly selfish. And this is a guy who gets petulant having to wait for anything backstage. So he'll be over seventy with a hyper-active little kid?

This is basically saying that Dads don't matter to kids. And kids were a life-style accessory to him or perhaps to keep his young wife around.

Tell that to boys who had to deal with the deaths of their fathers when they were young.

butte... butterflyfreak

I don't understand, when did it become acceptable to disparage a person for having a child later in life and/or speculate about the possibility of their child(ren) growing up without him/her? Why the hell can't we simply say congratulations and be done with it? His reasons could be varied and many for not choosing to have children sooner. Maybe he waited until now because he was finally with the RIGHT person because, ya know, for some people that's kind of important. And Blueshark makes a valid point about different life durations and really, the fact that you have children earlier in life (as opposed to later) is no guarantee that you are going to be around for your child(ren)'s 18th birthday, any more than having a child so much later in life ensures that your children will grow up without you around. So I will do what the blogger and certain other commentors (looking at you, Sally) seem to be incapable of doing.

Congratulations Steve and Anne! We hope you have fun with this wild adventure called parenting!

Tammy Dunne


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