‘I Want Kids— Just Not Out Of Wedlock’: Laz Alonso Talks Love, Marriage and Fatherhood In The Latest Issue Of JET

January 25, 2013  |  

Source: Necole Bitchie

It seems as if actor Laz Alonso gives us another reason to love him with each passing week. Not merely because he is amazingly attractive and intelligent, but also because it’s hard not to take notice of his great personality and the constant humility that he unknowingly exudes. Considering all of this, it seems quite fitting that the 38-year-old Washington D.C. native would cover the February issue of JET that will be hitting shelves just in time for Valentine’s Day. According to Necole Bitchie,  he confesses in this issue that he doesn’t have a special lady to spend Valentine’s Day with this year. Flying solo for Vday wasn’t his only revelation though. He also discussed being considered a “heartthrob”, his desire to have children and what he looks for in a relationship. Check out what he had to say.

On being called a heartthrob: 

“I don’t take it too seriously because looks fade. We all are going to get older and that whole heartthrob label will go to someone else… Regardless of how you look, the way you make a person feel, that’s eternal.”

On dating:

“When dating somebody, I like to see them laugh and make the times we spend together more fun than they could ever imagine.”

On children:

“I want kids— just not out of wedlock… Because my father died when I was young, I’m extra cautious about not creating a single-parent home.”

It’s hard to deny that Laz has a pretty decent head on his shoulders and his desire to wait until marriage to have children is pretty admirable. Just last week he expressed how much of an inspiration Deception co-star Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin’s relationship has been to him. He even entertained the possibility of pursuing celibacy in his own life.

You can check out his full interview in JET‘s February issue when it hits shelves this coming Monday.

What do you think of Laz shying away from being labeled as a heartthrob?


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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