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Chris O'Dowd: 'I don't know how prepared I am to become a father'


Chris O’Dowd has opened up about becoming a father – admitting he’s not sure if he’s ready for his first child.

The Roscommon actor is expecting a baby with wife Dawn O’Porter and revealed he doesn’t think he’s fully prepared just yet.

“Something new is beginning. . . and everything else is over,” he said.

“I am worried about that. I’m not going to lie. I don’t know how prepared I am for that.”

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But the Moone Boy creator revealed he’s excited about starting a family and he’s ready for the next chapter in his life.

“I really am excited. I’m not 24. I think I’m ready,” he told the Sunday Independent.

“I’m waiting for the next part of my life to start now. I’ve been working really hard for 10 years and that’s been going well and the next part is a big challenge that I’m ready for.

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“I think there is science behind the seven-year itch,” he explained.

“Our lives all seem to operate on the basis of seven years into this, something happens; psychologically, we can only really remember seven things.

“I had a seven-year relationship before Dawn, so I feel like I was well taught, but I don’t even mean romantically, it’s more that thing of keeping moving and keeping challenging yourself.”