Steve Martin Opens Up About Being First-Time Father In His 70s And Reveals He Absolutely Loves It!

Date July 20, 2018

In 2013, we were all taken by surprise when it was revealed that Steve Martin became a first-time dad when he welcomed a precious baby girl. Back then, he was 67 years old, and his wife Anne Stringfield was 41.

The news caused mixed reactions among the folks on the internet, with some believing that the comedian was a little but too old for a firstborn.

But the actor doesn’t think so

Steve is 72 now, and he absolutely enjoys being a father. In fact, as he told AARP The Magazine, he doesn’t think he would be a better dad if he had a kid earlier in life:

I would have been a lousy father, because I would have misplaced my attention on my career.


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Martin’s daughter is now 5 years old, and he enjoys spending as much time as possible with her. The comedian is extremely pleased he didn’t make the same mistakes his father made, when he focused more on making it in Hollywood than on raising his son.


Overall, the comedian believes his life is great, as he finally achieved happiness both professionally and personally:

I mean, it’s actually the perfect shape of a life. Except the hard parts in the beginning.


When he was younger, Martin hated performing in clubs because they we always too noisy. He often had panic attacks and hypochondria. But now, he finally doesn’t have these feelings.

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