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David Spade Dishes On Daddyhood

When David Spade visits Ellen Degeneres they often talk about a wide range of topics including some very personal issues.  Maybe it's because they have a long history of working the stand-up circuit together in the "old days" or maybe because they are good friends as well.

(Pictured: David Spade in the CBS series RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights)

Regardless of the reasons in an Ellen show in April of 2009 she asked David Spade about his new baby daughter (Harper who was 7 months at the time but was born August 26, 2008 in Missouri) and whether David is with the mother of the baby.

Up until this point David Spade had not publicly discussed his new role as a father or the sequence of events behind the pregnancy although he confirmed his paternity in September of 2008 shortly after Harper's birth.

David who dated Playboy Playmate Jillian Grace was reportedly shocked when Jillian became unexpectedly pregnant and decided to keep the baby.  Currently the baby lives in Missouri with her mom.

When asked if he was with the mother of the baby David told Ellen "no - it was a shocking turn of events.  But alright."  He told Ellen "it's going well, I'm getting used to it (being a father) and it's getting (easier)."

(Pictured David Spade as Russell in RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, on Monday, May 11th (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

David said about his daughter "she's kinda starting to know - not really who I am yet but she's getting there - but I'm going out to see her next month. And it will start up more when she's more and get her out this way...that kind of thing."

He joked of the recent photo of Harper with a cell phone, "I gave her a cell phone for dinner.  That's an action shot!"

It's always amazing how Ellen is able to get David to discuss such private and personal topics on her show, which is why I make it a point to watch David when he appears.

More About David Spade

David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, comedian and television personality who first became famous in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 starred as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!.

("Russell's Secret" -- Audrey (Megyn Price) discovers that Russell (David Spade) is a closeted fan of Broadway musicals, a fact she promises to keep secret in exchange for free theater tickets, on RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, Monday, March 2 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved)

He also starred as C.J. Barnes, along with James Garner on 8 Simple Rules. He currently stars as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.


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