Wilmer Valderrama admits that fatherhood feels like the “greatest asset” of his life.
The 41-year-old actor has a three-month-old daughter named Nakano with Amanda Pacheco, and he enjoys the challenge of parenting and admits it made him “tougher” in his professional life.
He shared, “I always knew why I was doing what I was doing.
“I’ve always said if you wake up this morning you will already win. And when I wake up I feel like I’ve won because I just woke up and then go to her room and wake her up in the morning before she feeds and sees her eyes open … it’s the biggest win I’ve ever been in my life had.
“That is something different. And it makes me vibrate harder – everything you see, what I do professionally and spiritually … especially with my mind, my soul and my body should not only be a role model, but a great role model . “
Wilmer – who previously dated Demi Lovato, Mandy Moore, and Ashlee Simpson – is determined to set an example for his daughter.
He thinks it is imperative that she also have strong female role models in her life.
The actor told The Jess Cagle Podcast: “I was thinking of their generation and you know what toys will they play with? Will they look like them? Are there heroes who look like them? Are there women who can ? strive to be? “
Wilmer also revealed why he named his daughter Nakano.
He stated, “I think she has to defend herself in life. That’s why I gave her a strong name.
“It’s the name of a legendary warrior in Japan and I wanted her to have the conversation: ‘What does your name mean?'”