Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a very hands-on dad, and he has been since the moment his kids were born. The Walking Dead star told Howard Stern in a new interview that he actually delivered both of his children — son Gus, now 8, and baby girl George, whom he and wife Hilarie Burton welcomed earlier this year.
With Gus’ birth, Morgan was (understandably) a little unprepared. “I had no idea. I thought I was just there to lend support, hold a leg, and then we had a midwife, and as soon as the baby started crowning, they kind just pushed me in there,” he told Stern.
Perhaps because of that, things didn’t go as smoothly as one might hope. “The first one, Gus, I kind of waited too long to pull him out and he came out and his head was shaped like a cone,” Morgan recalled. “He got stuck in that no man’s land a little bit too long.”
The proud father was more prepared the second time around. When George was born, Morgan said, “I was ready and as soon as she crowned, I grabbed her a little by the cheeks and pulled her out. Perfect.”
Despite the fact that he now has that part of the delivery process down pat, he says he won’t be doing it again. “We’re tapping out,” he said of having more children. “I’m 52… Two is perfect — a boy and a girl. We tried for, since Gus was born, to have another and hit a rough go trying to… lost a couple,” he said of their fertility struggles. “It was an emotional ride. So, now we have our little girl. We’re done.”
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