Aaron Paul Recalls Moment He Told His Wife He Wanted to Have Kids: She Started 'Sobbing'

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Aaron Paul is looking back at the emotional moment he told his wife he wanted to be a dad.

In a new interview with Esquire, the Breaking Bad star, 42, reveals that he shared the news with wife Lauren at a screening of a J.J. Abrams's Star Wars movie after years of maintaining that he didn't want kids.

"The words are coming across the screen at the beginning, and I go, 'Hey, babe. Can I tell you something? I want to have babies,' " Paul recalls. "I go, 'I want to have babies with you. I want to have babies. I want to be a dad. I want you to be a mom,' and she starts sobbing."

Now, the actor, who wed Lauren in May 2013, and his wife share a 3-year-old daughter, Story Annabelle, and are expecting their second baby together.

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Last month, the couple announced their exciting pregnancy news to Instagram alongside a photo of Story touching her mom's baby bump. The soon-to-be mom of two looks down at her little girl with a smile as she reveals her stomach under a sweatshirt.

"We can't wait to meet you baby! We love you so much already. ♥️🐣," Lauren wrote, while Paul shared on his page, "Love you so much already little one. Can't wait to meet you number 2.❤️👶🏻"

In a 2020 interview with Haute Living, Paul said that becoming a parent instantly shaped him in ways he never thought possible.

"Fatherhood has definitely changed me," he said. "Having a child is the closest thing to magic that anyone can have. I see why people rush home to be there when they get home from school. You don't want to miss any of it."

"It's easily the best chapter of my life. … I feel I'm in a good place," he added at the time. "I can't wait to have another baby, and I'm so excited to see what 40 has to offer. I'm just excited to be around, to be alive. I'm just happy to be here. Life is good."