Jeremy Renner: Being a Father is Screwing My Career!

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Jeremy Renner, The Avengers: Age of Ultron star, loves his little 2-year-old so much that nothing else seems to matter. Renner had sweet Ava with ex-wife Sonni Pacheco

And now that their custody drama is over, he can’t stop gushing about his baby girl.

On Wednesday’s Ellen episode, the actor jokes that fatherhood is all consuming.

Jeremy jokes, it "kind of screwed my career in a lot of ways.”

He elaborates, "I don't really care about it [my career] so much, because I care about her [Ava] so much. She’s like No. 1 in my life.” 

"And now I get to do movies on the side. Daddy's my best role to date, I think,” he says.

For Renner, being a parent “is the greatest thing in the world. And all I had to do was have sex! That's amazing.”

Ellen pulls up a photo of Renner and Ava that he posted to his WhoSay page earlier in the year. "Why is she in a bar?" Ellen asks. "I'm just curious.”

"She's German-Irish like her daddy," Renner responds. "What do you want?”

The big question is will Renner have a huge family like the one in which he grew up?

"I'm the oldest of seven, but there's a giant age gap," he tells Ellen. "I'm 44, and the youngest is 2.”

Um, wait?  Isn’t that a 42 year age gap?

Yup!  Renner exclaims ”My dad had my brother the same week I had my daughter. So it's kind of like my dad's having his own grandkids kind of thing.”

What a heartfelt and weird thing for a father and son to share.

Renner thinks his dad’s late life “endeavors” are good news for him.  


"I can still, ya know, make things happen later on in life," he jokes.

Jeremy and ex-wife, Sonni, have been in the midst of some high profile divorce drama. Let's just hope they can keep little Ava out of it.

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