Josh Duhamel has babies on the brain. At work, on the set of NBCs Las Vegas, he currently plays an expectant father. And at home, he’s surrounded by friends who are starting families of their own. The 34-year-old actor, who has been dating Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson since 2004, admits that — at times — he is jealous.
I’ve got a lot of friends with kids. Two of my friends have three kids. They all have kids except for me—so I got to get on the horse! I don’t know. [I feel a little bit] jealous [of my friends]. But I’m taking my time. We’ll do it when it’s right. It’s busy right now for me and my girl. It will happen.
As with most things, Josh is approaching his portrayal a first-time dad-to-be with a healthy dose of humor. The actor said he likes to give actress Molly Sims, who plays Josh’s pregnant girlfriend on the show, "a little punch in the stomach…it usually shocks people, but it’s just a big cushion thing."
Playing a dad-to-be has been fun for me because you get a chance to learn what any sort of guy goes through when he’s expecting. I’ve never been through that and it’s sort of dawned on me as I go — wait, that probably would happen. Maybe she would take it as you not being sexually attracted to her when in fact, maybe you’re just worried that you’re going to hurt the baby…And you realize you can’t hurt the baby. You’ve just got to do it doggie style. NO!