Jeremy Edwards has admitted becoming a dad again at the age of 50 is “hard work” and he’s insisted he won’t be having any more children.
The Hollyoaks star and his wife Lydia Metz are already parents to daughter Scarlett, four, and they were ecstatic to welcome a son, Theodore Huckleberry, in March.
They’d faced a gruelling IVF battle to become parents again, and although he’s delighted to be a new dad, Jeremy admits having a new baby is “hard work”.
When asked if the couple are planning to have any more children, he told OK! magazine : “It could be done so we had room for more, but I feel quite old and I am feeling it.
“With Scarlett it’s a very easy life because I can talk to her and play with her. But starting again with a baby is hard work, so the idea of doing it again after this…
“It was a long road with the IVF, all the trying, the traumatic birth and then IVF again. Now we have our little boy I feel we’re settled.
“Hitting 50 with a baby on the way, I did think, ‘Oh my God!’ But they’ll keep me young.”
During the interview, the actor also explained their son’s cute name, revealing Theodore was a unanimous family choice and Huckleberry was suggested by Lydia’s sister.
He told the publication: “We had a list from when we had Scarlett of boys and girls names. We liked Theodore because it’s Teddy when he’s little, Theo when he’s a teenager and Theodore when he’s older. It gives him options.”
He added of his little boy’s unusual middle name: “There was just something about it. We said it out loud, ‘Theodore Huckleberry’, and we quite liked it.
“It’s eccentric and a bit funky. I like Huckleberry Finn from the Tom Sawyer book, and Theodore is a very boyish boy, so it’s quite fitting.
“He could also use it when he’s older. He could be Huck if he wanted. Middle names are a bit of fun. Mine is Quentin – I was named after a choirboy my mum heard on the radio.”