John Cena does not want to be a dad.
While on The Drew Barrymore Show on Monday, the actor, 44, shared why he thinks he is not going to be a father anytime soon.
The subject was broached when host and actress Drew Barrymore brought up how Cena has granted more than 600 wishes for children through the organization, Make-A-Wish, and suggested that the actor would be “kind of the world’s greatest father.”
Cena spoke on how he currently is a very busy man, which includes being the “best” husband to wife Shay Shariatzadeh.
“I really enjoy my life … it is hard work. It is hard work to balance the time I need to run myself correctly. It’s hard work to be the best husband I can be to my loving wife. It is hard to keep connections with those in my life I love and it is also hard to put in an honest day’s work,” he said.
The wrestler then shared his “perspective” on why men should seriously think about why they want to become fathers.
“I think just because you might be good at something, for me, it is not a strong enough reason to do that. You have to have passion for it. You have to have a fuel for it. It’s like saying to someone ‘you are pretty good with your hands, you would be a good carpenter.’ But if I want to be an actor, I’ll be an actor,” he explained.
Elsewhere during the show, he revealed how flattered he is by kids who make it their wish to see him.
“Make-A-Wish’s list is enormous and they literally will do anything you want. ‘I want to kick it with John Cena and see him wrestle.’ That is the coolest thing I have ever heard in my life,” said Cena.
“It means a lot of things. It means one, something I am passionate about affects people. It means two, I can be a vehicle to help make a wish come true,” he continued. “And it means three, when we engage, when the wish actually happens, it is something that someone wants and we are the finish line.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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