If you ask Jason Biggs if becoming a father has changed him, the answer you’ll get is a wholehearted “yes.” Since he and his wife, Jenny Mollen, welcomed their son, Sid, on February 15, they’ve discovered that being parents has affected the way they look at the world — and each other — forever.
“What I’m learning — and what’s interesting — is that my wife has changed completely, and I’m sure that I have too,” the Orange is the New Black actor told People Friday at the show’s panel at PaleyFest. “She sees it in me, and I see it in her, and we’re stronger now because of it.”
The stress of a new baby plus those 3 a.m. feedings (and not getting nearly enough sleep) can take a toll on new parents, but fortunately, Jason and Jenny have found it to bring them closer, even if they didn’t see it coming before Sid arrived.
“The change that happens is so tangible,” Jason added. “It happens overnight, and it’s the craziest thing. Otherwise I don’t think I’ve changed, it’s too soon. Ask me again in a couple of years when the kid is milking me, and it’s just horrible, and he’s running around and it’s exhausting.”
True — while Baby Sid is adorable, Teen Sid might give Jason and Jenny a run for their money (and car keys), as teenagers tend to do. But one thing’s for sure: Not even bringing new life into the world can alter Jason’s love for reality TV.
“What I’ve learned from fatherhood is that having a son cannot, did not, change my love for The Bachelor,” Jason said. “I thought that having a son would make me grow up when it came to my TV viewing habits, but I love The Bachelor even more after having a child.”
What a relief! If we thought that kids would make us want to skip our weekend Millionaire Matchmaker marathons, we’d avoid parenthood forever.