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Clive Owen: Completely Content With Being a Ladies Man

03/18/2009 at 12:00 PM ET
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After welcoming a bundle of baby boys, many parents are met with a looming question from family and friends: ‘Are you going to try for a girl?,’ while the opposite is often posed to those who find themselves in an abundance of pink. For actor Clive Owen, despite finding himself among the latter, he tells Times Online that he is perfectly content with his household of women!

After being raised in a family that included five boys, the 44-year-old admits that his past experiences are “very different from being in a family of women, which I am now!” However, the proud papa of daughters Hannah, 12, and Eve, 9, has no complaints. “I’ve never been one of those fathers who wanted to try again for the boy because he’s got girls,” he shares. “I’m very happy being around girls.”

“I’m just crazy about my girls and I don’t need anything else!”

Elated with the path his life has taken, Clive finds great pleasure in simply being at his Highgate, North London home, relaxing with his wife Sarah-Jane Fenton and their daughters. According to the actor’s Duplicity costar, Julia Roberts, his ease in being a dedicated family man is the quality that shines through in Clive’s performances, capturing the attention of his audience. “The thing about Clive is that the happiness and security he has in real life is what allows him to go into a room and grab everyone’s attention effortlessly,” she reveals. “The secret is, everyone is really attracted to contentment.”

Duplicity is in theaters Friday.

Source: Times Online

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Clair on

My mum asked my dad if he wanted a boy when she was expecting me. They already had one girl, and mum wasn’t bothered whether i was a girl or a boy. My mum thought my dad would say he wasn’t bothered either way, but he didn’t, he turned around and said ‘actually i think i’d like another girl.’ He always teases us by saying he’s a poor man living in a house full of girls (we often have my goddaugher with us and all the pets are female) His brothers and sisters all had one boy and one girl, and see themselves as lucky, dad thinks he’s just as lucky to have two daughters.

Susan on

When they said to my father about me, “so what are you hoping for?” He said “well, I was hoping for human, for a start. After that, healthy. And beyond that, who cares?”

Then I ended up being the first girl in three generations (obviously on my father’s side, but you would be AMAZED how often that is a question).

Human, healthy, female. It worked out nicely.

Jen K on

My dad was raised exactly the same…5 kids, all boys. Then my parents only had two girls and my dad NEVER said or acted like he wanted anything other than girls.

Ekaterina on

I love what he had to say about his girls. It’s so sweet. People should just be happy with what nature gave them and if it’s healthy and happy.

I’m the firstborn and my younger brother and I are 19 months apart. My mom told me a year or so ago that when she was pregnant with my brother, they sort of liked the idea of having another girl (I was the first granddaughter on my dad’s side after 3 grandsons so frankly they were surprised I was a girl in the first place). She said that I’d been so much joy, they liked the idea of adding to it. But she said in the end, it really didn’t matter. They wanted more children and what they got was what they got. They love both of us madly and boys girls, whatever, it didn’t really matter in the end.

Kelly on

My Dad did want a boy, but mainly just to “carry on the name”, because it would’ve stopped at him if he only had daughters. (I’m not into the hyphenated last names and all that).

Personally, I’m having 3 daughters…I’ve already decided ;)

SAR on

Actually, I’ve seen quite the opposite of what the first sentence claims — people asking, “When are you/they going to try for a boy?” when a second or third daughter is born. Or, when a second/third daughter is born, people say, “Too bad it’s not a boy.”

I love it when men are gaga over their daughters and don’t “need a boy to prove their masculinity” or whatever. What, so having daughters means a man is not a man? That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard.

Laura on

Everything about him is so sexy…this is just the icing on the cake. :)

mp on

Every time he opens his mouth, he gets more perfect.

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