Jeff Goldblum has a good reason why he didn't have children
before son Charlie Ocean -- it just wasn't on his mind.
The actor recently opens up in the new issue of Parade Magazine
on all things fatherhood, revealing that while he had been married twice before his 2014 marriage to Emilie Livingston
, 33, he just wasn't in the right "place" to have children.
"I never seriously considered it until Emilie," the 63-year-old actor says. "I'm at a different place now. I was enthusiastic to marry her and try to have a baby."
While the couple did indeed plan to become parents, Goldblum shares they had only been trying for a month before receiving the news. "The day before our wedding, Emilie found out she was pregnant and told me," Goldblum says. "Charlie was born on Independence Day, July 4, while we were shooting Independence Day: Resurgence in Albuquerque!"
As for how Goldblum's little guy ended up with the moniker Charlie Ocean? "We like the ocean," the Jurassic Park star simply states, before noting that his son's first name has family meaning.
"My dad had a younger brother, my uncle Chuckie, whom he adored. Charlie is a form of Chuckie. My uncle was my exact height, looked like me. Chuckie died in his 20s as a pilot in World War II."
If there's anything we can learn from Goldblum's pride over son Charlie, it's that sometimes things are worth the wait!
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