For some people, having kids made them want to choose a more reliable career. But actor Gilles Marini says that the births of his son and daughter actually inspired him to pursue his Hollywood dreams.
"Twice my life completely changed," French-born Gilles told Life & Style about having kids with his wife, Carole. Their son Georges is 14 and their daughter Juliana is 7.
"First time I was working really, really hard because I was very scared of making ends meet when my son was born 14 ½ years ago. Somehow he gave me the strength to believe in going towards this kind of industry. When my daughter was born I completely stopped what I was doing as a model and all that and started in the movie industry and that was 7 years ago and I never looked back! So twice it was really a boost for my life."
The Dancing With the Stars alum adds, "Having a child is something that you are never going to be ready for. I have never found the word to define what it is to be a father, because it’s too powerful, there is no word that exists, simply no word that exists you have to experience it. For a man I think the love grows, for a woman they felt it before so you have a little bit of different approach, they love right away mentally. Our love grows. Again when I kiss my son today it’s like he was 3 months old, it’s fantastic and it never goes away."
Considering how well Gilles' entertainment career has been going since he decided to pursue full-time acting work, fatherhood seems like a great fit for him.
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