Ioan Gruffudd Feels Fantastic About Fatherhood

07/15/2009 at 02:00 PM ET
Splash News Online

Mr. Fantastic is feeling pretty fabulous about his father-to-be abilities.

“It’s been one long summer because my wife is pregnant, expecting in September,” Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffudd told PEOPLE at the Celeritas gallery show in West Hollywood, a benefit for Riders for Health.

“I have basically been the best husband in the world,” he says – “or trying to be.”

During Alice Evans‘ pregnancy the actor, 35, says his role has changed many times. “You go from being lover to husband, lackey, taxi driver. You just have to have so many caps on. Listen, it’s a blessing that I am here, at home not working, being able to be there for her.”

Still, “it’s been tough. I’m sure we have no idea what we are heading into. But we both love each other so much and really hope that we will create an environment of love and happiness.”

Ioan and Alice, 37, know the sex of the baby and have told family and friends but are keeping that detail secret from the public.

And as for a name? “We have a handful,” he says. “But I think we are going to wait until the baby arrives.”

Source: PEOPLE

— Nicholas White

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News

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Brandi on

I hated being pregnant in the summer too, I thought it would never end. My son was born in late July though, I didn’t have to hold out until September.

Marilyn on

I heard they are having a girl but since they said they are keeping the sex private, maybe that was a rumor.

Megan on

Wow, I didn’t even know Ioan was married, let alone expecting a baby.

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