Van Der Beek loves fatherhood

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek says father “changes you from the inside out.” The Dawson’s Creek star has three-year-old daughter Olivia and one-year-old son Joshua with wife Kimberly, who is expecting their third child. According to James, having a family makes you see the world differently.

“I think fatherhood changes you from the inside out,” James told People magazine. “It’s not this thing where you think, ‘Oh, I have to be responsible, I have to take more on.’ You just want to, almost automatically.”

James has found having two children leaves him almost no time to himself. When he does have the rare moment alone, the 36-year-old finds himself immersed in domestic duties.

“The other day, I had a morning to myself in the house and I didn’t know what to do with myself,” James revealed. “I had about 45 minutes before I had to go to work and there was nobody in the house. I had no idea what to do!”

While James is happy about the fact his family is “rapidly expanding our ranks,” he is content. And the actor is more than ready to help his wife with the cleaning.

“I did the dishes!” James said, about how he spent his 45 minutes of free time. “I know. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”

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