After three divorces and a battle with addiction, Tom Arnold has finally found happiness.
In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, the True Lies star, 56, shares how fatherhood has changed him. "[Fatherhood] certainly brings out the best in me. You tend to look at everything a little differently. When it was just me, I didn’t care as much or have a long view of life.”
Tom and his wife, Ashley, in June 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Before, I was looking for some kind of unconditional love that doesn’t exist, except from your mother or children,” Tom tells Closer. “Now I get that from my son.”
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And there’s more where that came from: After 23 rounds of in vitro fertilization to conceive a second child, Tom and his wife, Ashley, are expecting a baby girl this fall.
“I’m over the moon and very relieved,” Tom shares. “I was hoping for a girl because we have a boy, so it’s pretty perfect.”
My best friend. Neither of us sleep well when we're on different continents but we both put on a happy face for Mama! pic.twitter.com/29tUueHZ4F— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) July 5, 2015
My best friend. Neither of us sleep well when we're on different continents but we both put on a happy face for Mama! pic.twitter.com/29tUueHZ4F
Things are not always perfect though with Tom and his wife, “IVF doesn’t lend itself to romance. When I have to go to a clinic at 7:00 a.m., it takes a bit of the thrill out of it," he laughs. The most romantic thing I’ve done for her is sleep-train our son, and she makes me gluten-free waffles.”
Still, Tom and Ashley are "very grateful" and remain a united front. “I want to stay married to Ashley forever. We’re in this together, no matter what.”
For the full interview with Tom Arnold, pick up the new issue of 'Closer Weekly,' on newsstands now!
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