FORMER Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy is adding to his pack of children at age 50 – but the prospect of resuming diaper duty has thrown him for a loop.
The “Pretty in Pink” and “Weekend at Bernie’s” star calls his wife Dolores’ pregnancy “fantastic news” but admits he’s worried about being a senior dad.
“When I do the math, and I have, repeatedly, I will be nearing 70 – s-e-v-e-n-t-y – when my youngest child goes off to college,” he says.
Andrew, whose children Sam and Willow are 11 and 7, was dreaming about spending his golden years in peace and quiet. He planned on traveling and writing.
“It’s just that I was looking forward to a little more time to be left with an empty nest,” he recently wrote in a magazine article.
“These newly added years of child rearing on the horizon will swallow up nearly an entire decade.”
Still, he’s kept his sense of humor about it, joking: “I don’t see this situation improving, as I now need longer naps than my children.”
But Andrew’s lack of enthusiasm is apparently no laughing matter to Dolores.
“She told him, ‘How do you think I feel! I’m going to have to raise this baby too… not to mention give birth,’ ” said a close source.
Andrew, who tied the knot with his second wife Dolores just two years ago, would like to keep her happy.
But a New York City neighbor confided: “Andrew is really stressed about having a third child. He doesn’t know how he’s going to juggle it all.”
The actor in New York City with daughter Willow & wife Dolores