Vince Vaughn: My Daughter Gives Me a ‘Different Purpose’

01/10/2011 at 03:00 PM ET
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With the arrival of his first child, Vince Vaughn‘s Swingers days are firmly behind him. The new dad, whose wife Kyla Weber gave birth to daughter Locklyn Kyla on Dec. 18, says he’s fully embraced family life.

“It gives you a different purpose,” he tells ET Canada of being a first-time father.

“I’ll tell you … When Kyla and I had the first pediatrician appointment, we gotta get the car seat and put it in the back of the car. Kyla buckled up and I got in the car. And I was like, ‘We’re a family.’ We’re going to an appointment as a family. It’s just a great feeling.”

The Dilemma star says he loves the many good things about having a little girl, but acknowledges there are some worries that come with parenthood.

“I feel so grateful. You know, my wife’s so great,” Vaughn, 40, notes. “But I gotta tell you. Just the minute they come out, so beautiful and just so sweet — I was just so glad that everyone was healthy.”

But, he adds, “My thing is getting ahead [of myself] and worrying about stuff. She’s only three weeks old, right?! People are like, ‘Where is she going to college?’ I didn’t even know she wanted to go to college!”

— Sara Hammel

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Mallory on

I think this is the most serious I’ve ever heard Vince Vaughn! LOL! 🙂 So sweet, he seems absolutely smitten with his girls.

Kristin on

Well SOMEONE sounds smitten!! How adorable. I love hearing new daddies talk about their babies.

Sus on

Love Vince! Glad he married someone that wasn’t an actress!!! Congrats to this beautiful family!

Sonya on

I bet she’s beautiful!

Laura on

So precious!!

Bree on

Love this new family!!

I wonder if Locklyn has dual citizenship?? My aunt married an american (We are Canadian, as is Kyla who is from my hometown of Calgary!!) and their son although born in the states has dual citizenship because of it and was/is able to live in Canada now with my aunt, her new husband and their kids. (My aunt retained her Canadian citizenship) Not a big deal just curious!!

Vince sounds like such a great dad and I bet Locklyn is adorable!! Congrats to the Family!!

SAR on

I like Vince Vaughn, he’s a good comedic actor. I never thought I’d see him domesticated, but he obviously loves his wife and new baby. I’m surprised the baby was a girl; I was sure it’d be a boy. It’s cute to see him be a big pile of mush over his little daughter.

LOL at his remark about college. Heavens, people, Locklyn only just left the womb!

elsa on

I clicked on the link to ETCanada for the article but couldn’t find anything, can someone help please?

It’s sweet to see Vince embracing his marriage and family…congratulations, Vince!!

CelebBabyLover on

“People are like, ‘Where is she going to college?’ I didn’t even know she wanted to go to college!” I love that comment of his! 🙂

mel on

Looooove Vince and his new life.

Trish on

Love Vince Vaughn, always have. I can see that scene in Old School where he covers his kids ears a million times;) Nice to see him so taken by his family. All the best to him, his beautiful wife and sweet little girl.

Lisa on

That’s too cute. It’s certainly an amazing feeling when you really for the first time, wow, we’re a family. Congrats to the new parents.

jessicad on

This makes me love him even more, so precious!!

Roses on

Im glad hes happy about his new baby 🙂 However, I sooo dont want to hear how happy he is with his wife. *I* was planning on marrying him!

Tara on

I really like Vince Vaughn.Big fan! Awesome actor and looks like an incredible husband and father. Congrats to his new family!

Ronda on

Glad Vince and his wife has a new baby girl. I have seen a couple of his films, but think the best role he has now is hubby and father. Congrats, Vince! Wishing the very best to you and your family.

holly on

Very happy for them all… I wonder what it would be like to have Vince or someone like him (any of the Frat Pack), as a dad? OMG the thinks he’s going to say to her boyfriends lol.

Anonymous on

Was he drunk when he did this interview? Is it me or does he make no sense?

jill on

I had no trouble following….what part was confusing?

Lisa on

Vince Vaughn is my #1 FAVORITE actor of all time, another interesting fact about me is that my boyfriend is also named Vince. However, I have more respect for Vince Vaughn because he waited until he found the right person to not only marry, but to be the mother of his daughter. I knew all along the baby was going to be a girl, I’m surprised he didn’t go with the doube V name in traidition, however Locklyn is a really unique and pretty name. I’m so looking forward to seeing The Dillema with my boyfriend for our movie date friday <3.

Becky on

Just became a Vince Vaughn fan a couple of months ago..Glad that he is so smitten with his wife and daughter..Sounds like he is going to be an awesome Dad..

@Jill..I had no problem following the article either, not sure what part was confusing about

dee on

I am so happy for Vince and is beautiful family….I know I so enjoyed my two daughters and now my first grandson….