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Josh Duhamel on becoming a dad
"Safe Haven" star Josh Duhamel was one busy daddy-to-be. Josh joined forces with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity to launch Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat recently in Manhattan, benefiting Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response program.
The actor was interviewed before his son, Axl Jack, arrived on Aug. 29. He opened up to CelebrityBabyScoop.com about the “important” disaster relief program, his “excitement” to become a dad, and his lovely wife Fergie, whom he has “no doubt” will “be an amazing mom.”
Q. Tell us about teaming up with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity for the Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat Campaign. What is the campaign all about and why did you get involved?
A. “I got involved because I believe that the work that Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity are doing is really important. I feel especially passionate about this because after my hometown in North Dakota was hit [by a devastating flood] in 2011, I saw firsthand how many families were affected and how many people needed to rebuild.
When I learned about the work that Valspar was doing with Habitat, I just wanted to be involved. There’s an auction on Valspar’s Facebook page where people can bid on canvasses that various celebrities put their handprints on. We’ll be auctioning them off and all the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Response programs.”
Q. Are you excited to become a dad?
A. “Excitement isn’t even the word. Everybody that I know that has children says it changes their life and that you can’t understand the kind of love you have for a child until you have a kid, and so I’m excited for that.”
Q. How do you think you’ll be in the delivery room? Do you think you’ll be there every step of the way?
A. “I plan to unless it happens right now! Just kidding -- yes, I plan on being there. I’m taking a lot of time off after the baby’s born. I don’t want to miss anything!”
Q. What kind of mom do you think Fergie will be?
A. “She’ll be great. I have no doubt that she’ll be an amazing mom.”
Q. What’s up next for you?
A. “I finished a movie this summer called "Strings" and I’ve got a movie "You’re Not You" coming out later this year with Hilary Swank, which is really great. And then mostly just focusing on the new arrival in about a week; that’s my main focus right now.”
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