'Doctor Who' star John Barrowman's husband isn't ready for a baby yet despite co-stars offering to be surrogates
John, who believes he would make a great dad, said, "I'd love to have kids - I'm a big kid at heart."
''Doctor Who' actor John Barrowman has always wanted to have a child of his own, but his husband Scott Gill isn't ready to be a father yet.
In a recent interview, he revealed that his 'Desperate Housewives' co-star Drea de Matteo even offered to carry his baby as a surrogate.
The Sun reports that John and Drea's friendship grew when he joined the show's cast as Patrick Logan, ex-boyfriend of de Matteo's character Angie Bolen.
Talking about their close relationship, he said, "Drea said we're like brother and sister, separated at birth and that she'd have my kids. She's got this amazing New Jersey drawl: 'I usually don't like actors, but I like you. You want a kid? Come to me, I'll have a baby for ya'. Brilliant."
John believes he'll make a great father, "I'd love to have kids - I'm a big kid at heart."
In the past, the 51-year-old has spoken about how he's been wanting to start a family with his partner. "I think I would be a good dad. Scott and I have an incredible amount to offer a child," he said.
He even revealed how hard he's been trying to persuade his partner to commit to starting a family. John has even considered adoption an option if he's unable to have a child of his own. "Well, I still would like to adopt. But I can't just go out and buy one at Tesco and bring it home, it has to be a partnership thing and I don't think Scott is ready for it," he said.
Talking about his partner's usual response, he added, "He keeps saying to me, 'If you wanna do it, just do it, however, I can't just do that, as he has to be on board."
Apart from acting, John also runs a company with his business partner. While he really wants to have a kid, he knows his professional commitments might come in the way of spending quality time with his child.
He said, "At the moment I've got a company that I run with my business partner and I'm still on Arrow and I'm traveling all over the place and it would be unfair to have a child that I would never really see.”
Drea isn't the only one who has offered to carry John's child. Another one of his co-stars Suranne Jones, with whom he starred in the 2005 West End play' A Few Good Men,' too has offered her services.
Speaking about Jones, John said, "She has said if I wanted a baby she'll have one for me. She wants to be a mum at some point." He continued, "She said if she didn't have a partner, she'd do it with us instead." Surrane is now raising a child with her husband Laurence Aker.