Mickey Rourke fears fatherhood
By auditioning contributor Kaisa
Actor Mickey Rourke, 49, admits that he would love to have kids but has never had any as he’s afraid the abuse the suffered as a child will reappear. He had a difficult relationship with his divorced parents: "I’d love to have kids, but I don’t want to repeat the cycle of abuse my parents started. I never knew my father and I’d hate to repeat that kind of cycle with my own children, because I’d also want to be there for them no matter what. My early life was a complete nightmare. My father left home and my mother then married a guy who never liked my brother Joe and me."
He was close to starting a family with second wife Carrie Otis: "I would have had kids with Carrie, but our relationship broke up because of faults on both sides, and if I had children now I’d only want them if I was in a special relationship like that."