Keanu Reeves says fatherhood looks good to him

03/25/2008 at 07:18 AM ET

Most people count sleep as among the most valued assets of pre-baby life, but actor Keanu Reeves says the sleep deprivation which often accompanies parenthood doesn’t intimidate him in the least.  In fact, Keanu makes it sound downright fun.  In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 43-year-old actor says,

I wouldn’t mind getting up at two in the morning. That doesn’t sound so bad; pick up a little one: ‘How’s it goin’ man? Good luck! I’ll help you as much as I can.’

Keanu’s next film, Street Kings, hits theaters April 11.

Source:  ET Online

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gigi on

i really hope this happens for him. he has been through a lot of hardships in his personal life, already losing a baby. i dont recall hearing of a love interest but i truly hope he has found happiness again.

UggaMugga.com on

That’s sweet that he’s looking forward to being a father. Is he seeing anyone?

MINIX on

yeah, its sad that his daughter was born stillborn… he would of been a father right now.. i hope he does someday..

Daze on

First volunteer! I’ve loved Keanu since Bill & Ted.

JEH on

To lose your baby then the baby’s mother is heart wrenching. I hope happiness for him and that he finds that special someone to start a family with, soon. The babies will most likely be goregeous!

Avery on

Knowing all the heartache he’s been through, I can only wish him happiness. He’d make a wonderful father.

Michelle on

I can’t think of many people I wish happiness for more than Keanu.

(I’m still really, really hoping that the gossips are right, and he’s dating Parker Posey. She’s been making comments about wanting to start a family, too.)

Christina on

His daughter would have been about 8 years old now. I seem to remember that Jennifer Syme was due around December 1999, wasn’t she? They named her Ava, if I recall correctly.

I do hope that his dreams of fatherhood come true for him. He seems like he’d be a very caring, attentive, and wonderful father.

MB on

he lost his daughter and her mother? when did that happen? can someone fill me in?

Sarah’s note: Yes, Keanu and his girlfriend Jennifer welcomed a daughter, Ava Archer Reeves, in Dec 1999, but sadly she was stillborn. In April 2001, Jennifer was killed in a car accident. Keanu has never said anything about the tragedies except that he does not believe that “things happen for a reason.”

Katerina on

I will have his babies. Seriously, I’ve been in love with Keanu for 14 years.

MB on

omg that is terrible! i have always been a fan of his. i hope he is able to have the family he is looking for.

onelove on

I’ll give him as many babies as he wants!!

petiteredhead on

Aww, I think that it is so sweet when a man wants to be a parent. It’s rare these days. I think that he will make an excellent father someday. I wish him good luck.🙂

Victoria on

My womb’s open for reservation. Especially if he’s going to take on the night time feedings!

Jandra on

Keanu is such a chill dude. He would be an awesome dad to a dude or dudette.

Gina on

I didn’t know about Keanu’s history with his daughter and girlfriend. How heartbreaking.

I hope he finds someone special to have a family with because he sounds like he’d be a wonderful, attentive father.

Elyse on

I had no idea about his past… so sad. I am sure he will make a great father and I hope it happens soon for him. Oh, and I am with you other gals, I would have his child in a heartbeat too!!😉

brooke on

What happened to Keanu was so sad. I hope he finds a good woman and has a child. He is so cute and a good actor, and seems like a nice guy too. I wouldn’t mind having his babies either.

Sheri on

I think he is so handsome and has not gotten the accolades he deserves as an actor. I remember him as the goofy boyfriend way back in the “Parenthood” movie — and he was so sexy in the recent “Something’s Gotta Give” with Diane Keaton. Anyway, I wish for him great love and a beautiful baby in the near future. He would be a wonderful daddy …

N on

That breaks my heart…..especially after he lost his baby and girlfriend all those years ago.

He’s one celebrity I’ve always wanted to see become a parent. I think he would be a wonderful father.

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