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Friday 18 April 2014

Alec Baldwin: I'd love more kids

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin thinks it would be "heaven" to expand his family.

The actor is currently dating 27-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas. He was previously married to actress Kim Basinger, and the former couple have daughter Ireland, 16, together.

Alec appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday, and discussed his dreams of expanding his brood.

"Have I thought about having more kids? Oh sure, that would be great, that would be heaven, that would be fantastic," Alec told Piers.

"As my friend said to me, 'When you have children, typically in a second marriage, when you're older and you get married again to a woman who would have children, you must always remember that you make sure [the children] attend a college where the commencement ceremonies are held in a facility with a wheelchair accessible ramp,'" he jokingly added.

The 53-year-old star also addressed his relationship with Hilaria. He sought advice from Tony Bennett, who is married to a much younger woman, Susan Crow.

"I said to Tony, 'I'm dating a woman who is younger than I am - she's a lot younger than I am - and I sometimes think about that and I know, Tony, you're with Susan and you're quite a bit older than her,'" he recalled.

"And he looked at me and he goes, 'Yeah, people say that to me all the time and I say to them, 'Consider the alternative.'"

Alec had given up on love before meeting Hilaria. The 30 Rock star gushed about his new romance, and insists he's "very happy".

"It is true what people always say, and it's tough to make your way to that place, I guess, where you stop looking," he said.

"I was married and I was with somebody for ten years and then after I got divorced, I dated people and I had one girlfriend for several years and right before I met Hilaria I did lay in my bed and say, 'This is it. I'm gonna be alone for the rest of my life, I'm gonna die alone in this apartment in this bed, I'll have my friends, I'll have Twitter, I'll have Words with Friends, I'll have my New Yorker subscription I'll have my quiet, unhappy life, and then right when I put it all on the shelf, and it was over I walked into a restaurant and I met this woman who is probably one of the greatest people I've ever met in my life."

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