Ian Ziering’s Sweet Story: The First Time My Daughter Called Me “Daddy”
Who knew Steve Sanders was such a softie?
Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Ian Ziering and his wife Erin welcomed their daughter Mia in April 2011. They are expecting a second child this May. Ian talked to Celebrity Baby Scoop about a memory he cherishes of his baby girl.
“The first time she called me 'Daddy' was such a beautiful moment that I will never forget,” he said. “There was a moment, very early on when Mia was around 9-months-old. I was playing with her in the backyard, and she was on her little walk and wheel equipment. I pushed her out and I turned my back a little so I could pick up a ball, and she screamed, ‘Daddy!’ This caught me off-guard, because she had said ‘Daddy’ before, but it was never focused. This was the first time that that word and label were focused and pointed at me. Just to see that connection was so overwhelming. I teared up a little bit.”
Aww! Ian also spoke to the site about how life changes after you have kids. “It’s a trade-off from fun to joy. … My cup runneth over.” What a great Daddy! We're so happy for him.