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Shemar Moore Says He’s ‘Baby-Stepping’ His Way to Figuring Out Fatherhood with Daughter Frankie

Moore is dad to 13-month-old daughter Frankie Meleine, whom he welcomed with his girlfriend Jesiree Dizon in January 2023

<p>Chris Millard/Warner Bros</p> Shemar Moore

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Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore is planning to spend as much time as he can with his daughter.

The S.W.A.T. actor, 53, opened up on the latest episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show about how he is enjoying fatherhood after welcoming 13-month-old daughter Frankie Meleine with his girlfriend Jesiree Dizon in January 2023.

Describing fatherhood, Moore admitted, "You know, it's crazy. It's crazy.”

“[Are] there any more [babies] in the works?” Jennifer Hudson asked, to which the actor replied, “Right now, I’m enjoying what I got.”

Related: Shemar Moore Says It's 'So Fun to Watch' Daughter Frankie 'Evolve': 'Last Piece of My Puzzle'


He went on to explain that he was an only child and his mother was “all about me,” so he was enjoying spoiling his daughter with attention. He also noted that he was still getting the hang of fatherhood as opposed to Dizon, who is mom to two children from previous relationships.

“Thank goodness for that because I just follow her lead in mommy-hood and fatherhood and all that,” Moore shared. “So I’m baby-stepping just trying to figure it all out.”

He added that he hoped to have enough time with his daughter to teach her everything he could.

<p>Chris Millard/Warner Bros</p> Shemar Moore on The Jennifer Hudson Show.

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Shemar Moore on The Jennifer Hudson Show.

“I look at little Frankie and I’m like, God willing, I’m 53 years old so, give me 37 years,” he said. “That gets me to 90 [years-old]. That's a full life for me.”

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“Maybe too soon for her, but trust me in those 37 years, my daughter’s gonna have game,” he continued. “She’s gonna know what time it is. She’s gonna know she’s somebody.”

“The rest of whatever life I have left, I want to continue to do my thing and be successful, but I just want to make her proud and give her everything I got,” he added.

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Earlier this month, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actor opened up about his relationship with Frankie, calling her the "last piece of my puzzle."

Moore also shared that having a child has shifted his priorities, telling the outlet, "I get the opportunity to be daddy. And now it's not about me anymore. Now everything I do is for [Frankie]...I got the most amazing, beautiful little lady...she's a happy lady."

The Jennifer Hudson Show airs weekdays in syndication (check local listings).

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