Minnie Driver Calls Henry Her 'Greatest Love Affair'

07/17/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained! During a recent appearance on The View, Minnie Driver recalled her week-long labor with Henry Story, 10 months. “He had such a big head,” the 39-year-old actress laughed. “It started, and then it stopped…he would begin to arrive, and then it would stop; It was completely insane.” At the end of her “longest journey ever,” however, the payoff was huge. “Yes, I would do it again,” she said. “It’s the greatest love affair of my life, with this baby.”

Henry was a “beautiful, unplanned” surprise, Minnie revealed, and although she is no longer involved with his father she harbors no regrets.

“I’m a single mom, [but] his dad is amazing and in his life. I don’t feel alone. Babies attract love…They attract people who love them.”

Minnie again offered scant details on the identity of Henry’s father, however, and defended on her decision. “My celebrity is not his celebrity and I don’t think you should have the attention dumped on an unwilling bystander,” she explained. “It’s not his [career] to have the paparazzi and [other] people in his business; I chose to do this, not him.” By staying mum, she said she hopes to protect both father and son.

Someone else who has become very important in Henry’s young life is Minnie’s dog Bubba, who took an instant liking to the newest member of the household.

“The dog loves him. The dog thinks it’s his baby. They have a relationship that’s based on Cheerios; Bubba very gently eats the Cheerios out of Henry’s hand.”

It appears as though Henry has fans everywhere he goes! Minnie went on to reveal that while shooting Betty Anne Waters in Detroit, even the Teamsters working on the set were smitten. “They loved Henry,” she said. “They made him a local Teamsters jacket.” She recalled,

“I’m still breastfeeding him, and it would be time to nurse and you’d hear them over the walkie-talkies [in male voice]: ‘Yo, we got Minnie here, and the baby’s gotta breastfeed.’ You’d hear it crackling over the set. It was really funny.”

Betty Anne Waters hits theaters later this year.

Source: The View

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Lis on

Sweet interview. And kudos to her for keeping the father out of the spotlight. It is very considerate.

Brandi on

I saw this interview and it was so funny when she was imitating the teamsters on the walkie talkies!! She seems like a great mom and Henry is so cute.

Amanda on

I can relate to the love affair comment all too well : )

JJ on

What a sweet baby. Great to hear she’s still breastfeeding, too!

mp on

I admire everything about Minnie.

Maya on

Now this is one cute baby! Gorgeous!

Elizabeth on

What an adorable little guy. He looks just like Minnie. I just want to squeeze his chubby little cheeks.

12 Weeks Pregnant on

Henry is as cute as a button, nice interview!

Lauren on

Im still quite amazed she could hide the father this long. I know its none of my busniess and i respect the man’s privacy, but with the paparazzi following her every where– every day i assume… Im surprised they dont have a single picture of him.

ccpp on

Henry is my favorite celeb baby. he is the cutest!!! i love big chubby babies

Anna on

He’s so cute!

Alex on

Lauren, there may well be pictures of him, they just don’t know who he is to be able to identify him in them. In a lot of ways, it’s a very mature way to deal with things, keeping him out of the spotlight.

sat on

I just think it’s cool that her baby and dog get along! That’s a lovely thing.

CelebBabyLover on

Alex- I agree! It could also be that, when Henry’s dad goes out in public with him, he’s by himself. Since he’s not a celebrity, obviously the paps are not going to be interested in taking pictures of him, and they probably don’t realize that the baby with him is Henry.

L on

I respect the fact that she has kept the identity of the father a secret. It shows what kind of person she is. She seems to be a very well grounded, focused, and overall good person. Congrats to her. She is a great example to all mothers.

Helen on

Great to hear Minnie is still breastfeeding🙂 We need more celebrity mums talking about breastfeeding!

elley on

that is the cutest baby boy ever!!!!! no other celebrity baby can compare!

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