Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart 'Working On' Having a Baby

02/13/2009 at 11:00 AM ET
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McSteamy has babies on the brain! During a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, actor Eric Dane revealed that he and wife Rebecca Gayheart are indeed hoping to become parents — soon! “We’re working on that,” the 36-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star shared with a smile. From the sound of things, the couple are serious in their efforts.

“It’s funny because you get the doctors involved, they call you and it’s like, in eight days I have to put in some work. I know that for those four days I’ll be very busy and I shouldn’t schedule anything else.”

When host Ellen DeGeneres scoffed at notion of Eric considering sex with his wife “tough,” Eric agreed. “Hard work…Great if you can get it though.”

Eric and Rebecca, 37, were married in 2004.

Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Harley on

That is definitely one man I wouldn’t kick out of bed for eating chips lol. I wish them the best of luck, trying is the best part🙂

Lissette on

Nice to see him being so open about it. I wish them lots of luck!!

Noelle on

My first daughter was conceived when me and my husband (then boyfriend) were on vacation. And then our second was conceived 2 years later on our honeymoon! Neither were planned, and we used birth control both times. So we always joke that whenever we decide to have another baby, THEN we’re using protection!

But they’re absolutely right, practicing is the best! =)

Lis on

How weird.

Blackrose on

he would be committing a sin if he didt make a baby!!hes just too handsome!!

paula on

Sounds like we might have another “it’s twins” announcement coming soon…

Michelle on

I hope we hear some pregnancy news from them soon. Any babies they make would be gorgeous!

CelebBabyLover on

Paula- Why do you say that?

kaya on

I hate Grey’s Anatomy with a passion, but those two would make really cute babies:) good luck.

paula on

To CelebBabyLover…well, he mentioned “getting doctors involved”.

CelebBabyLover on

paula- Yes, but fertility treatments CAN result in just one baby sometimes (in fact, I’ve heard that IVF actually results more in singletons more than it does twins!). I just wish people wouldn’t assume that IVF automatically means twins!

paula on

CelebBabyLover, I think you’re taking my comment way too seriously. I was just trying to add a little levity. Of course I wish them all the luck and best wishes in the world as they pursue starting their family. BTW, there are many types of fertility treatments, not just IVF. And the likelihood of multiples for any of them is relatively high. As someone who has had fertility treatments, I know a little bit about the subject.

CelebBabyLover on

paula- I apologize. I WAS being a bit harsh. Lately it just seems that, whenever anyone mentions IVF or other fertility treatments, people seem to automatically think twins…Or the other way around: When celebs announce their expecting twins, practically everyone goes “IVF!” or “Fertility treatments!”.

BTW, I know there are other fertility treatments besides IVF (in fact, I hate how people always go “They must have used IVF!”, when in fact there are several fertility treatments the people in question could have used). I just used IVF as an example because I’ve read that most IVF births are actually single babies (granted, it could very well be that more twins than singletons are concieved via IVF, but because it’s a relatively common occurence for one twin to be lost in utero, there are more singletons born as a result of IVF than twins).

Anyway, I guess I’m a little senesative about the subject. I apologize for getting carried away!

paula on

CelebBabyLover, no need to apologize…no harm done. I actually do believe that most of the multiples in Hollywood are due to fertility treatments, not all, but most. Statistically it’s the only thing that makes sense. I don’t see anything wrong with talking about it, it’s the reality of the times. What I don’t like is the negative attitude about fertility treatments. As soon as it’s mentioned, someone immediately becomes defensive or offended. Not sure why, since treatments are so common nowadays. Anyway, best wishes to all.

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