The newswires are abuzz today with word leaking out that legendary comedian, Steve Martin, became a first-time father back in December.
At age 67!
Of course, it’s worth noting that as of this writing there has been no official confirmation of the news, but I have to be honest here: I’m really hoping that it’s true. Why? Well for one thing, Steve Martin has brought so many people so many smiles that it would seem a fitting bit of poetic payback that he get to experience fatherhood in his lifetime, an experience unequaled when it comes to smiles.
Plus, the guy just has to end up being a pretty special father. Not only is Martin a Hollywood megastar, starring in what seems like a thousand films over the past several decades, but he is also an accomplished novelist (Shop Girl is really, really good), a world-class touring bluegrass banjo player, and quite frankly, one of the funniest Tweeters on Twitter.
According to a piece on Yahoo omg! today, Martin and his 41-year-old wife of nearly six years, the writer Anne Stringfield, are known to be incredibly hush-hush about their private lives, which may account for the fact that it seems as if no one, at least no one with loose lips, knew that they’d become parents two months ago.
Either way, as the article points out, Martin has Tweeted a bit lately about being tired. So, if he isn’t a new dad, after all, well…at least he sort of knows what it feels like a lot of the time.
But here’s hoping he is…and that it’s really making he and his wife smile a whole helluva lot.
Info source: omg!
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