‘It’s probably the biggest hole in my life’: Stephen Fry, 65, says his biggest regret is not having kids but admits he’s talked about starting a family with husband Elliott Spencer, 35
Stephen Fry has revealed that he regrets not having children in his younger years.
The actor, 65, described it as the ‘biggest hole’ in his life and said he had discussed having kids with his husband Elliott Spencer, 35.
He told The Mirror: ‘I mean, that’s probably the biggest hole in my life experience.’
‘It’s probably the biggest hole in my life experience’: Stephen Fry, 65, revealed this week that his biggest regret in life is not having children
While saying that he’s had an incredible life and career, he admitted that he regrets not starting a family, saying he had ‘opportunities’ to do so.
‘I’ve had opportunities, I suppose, to have had children. I could have sorted something out,’ Stephen said.
He went on to say that he and husband Elliott – who is 30 years his junior – have spoke about having children but never took action.
Conversations: He went on to say that he and husband Elliott (pictured) have spoke about having children but never took action
‘Elliot and I, we talked about it a bit, but we never talked about it to the extent of ”Right, so, we’re going to a clinic tomorrow to talk this through to some expert”.
Stephen said however he has been blessed with godchildren and nieces and nephews in his life.
He and Elliott tied the knot back in January 2015, ten days after announcing their engagement.
Stephen took to Twitter to share the happy news, posting a photograph of he and his stand-up comedian husband signing the civil register in Dereham, Norfolk.
Married: He and Elliott tied the knot back in January 2015, ten days after announcing their engagement
He accompanied the picture with the caption: ‘Gosh.@ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing.’
Stephen campaigned in the past for gay marriage to be made legal, slamming its critics by saying there were 260 species of animals which suggested homosexual tendencies.
He admitted to trying to kill himself following the break-up of his previous relationship.
Stephen, who suffers from bipolar disorder, revealed that in 2012 he tried to commit suicide with a cocktail of vodka and pills, and was only saved by a producer who discovered him.
Struggles: He admitted to trying to kill himself following the break-up of his previous relationship