‘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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  • toyasg

    Yes i love a black man who values himself. Having children outside of marriage = the destruction of the black man. THE PRISONS ARE OVER FLOWING WITH FATHERLESS BLACK MEN

  • Rochelle

    I want to know how old the peopl are on this site. Especially “yeppers.”
    Yeppers are you a baby mama to 2 or more children? Are they by different fathers? I thought so. you seem adament about proving that Laz is lying, a playa or whatever. If he wants to get married then have children, what is wrong with that? That is the way it should be. Look at what alternative ways have done to our blk communities. How coud anyone be offended or argue with that. And since when is 38 or 40 old? How old are you? Are you a teen mom? Was your mom a teen mother? That is the only way I could see you saying the things that you stated. If your mother is only 17 years older than you then I guess 40 is old. LOL Stop being bitter about your life and your bad choices. Learn and stop acting defensive. Girlfriend, get your life together!

    • honest

      Preach!…Lamman Rucker is 41 im turning 25 next month if he asked me out id say yes like Sunday morning service….i find the older dudes more attractive they know how to have an intelligent conversation and experienced life…the guys my age come at you with childishness and they rather text you then call you…if Laz messed with big booty King magazine girls it sounds to me like he is trying to grow up and change his life…He is friend’s with Devon (the preacher) and his new wife Megan…the fact that he is making friends with ppl like Devon shows Laz is thinking about change and settling down…Yeppers girl forgive Laz for whatever he did to you and let that brother live…lol

  • yeppers

    That is true…MOST guys who are happily married today dated around alot and most women do TOO….I just cringe at these Im a knight in shining armor interviews from these nearly 40 men in LA no doubt…I live in LA so WORD gets around plenty on how these men ACTUALLY DATE….But it is what it is. They all eventually meet that one they settle down with. Hopefully he not 70 years old when he do, Ive been at picnics with my 21-30 crowd and 40+ washed up actors are there hitting on young girls…its disgusting. I just cant see why men like that when they so OLD. lol smh

  • kylieky

    Yeah it sounds good and all but talk is cheap and I ain’t buying. This is probably all for his fan base.

    • yeppers

      And is….and people complain about us being cynical. But im sorry…its time for people to step up and be REAL MEN/WOMEN. Enough with all the made for TV lives…be who you are. no one is perfect.

  • SheBe

    SMH @ some of these comments. Brothers can’t win for losing…

    • IllyPhilly

      Right, gotdamn! These chicks don’t wanna smile or hear nice words. This is why scumbags like Lil Wayne be winning.

      • yeppers

        Yeah keep listening to them smiles and nice WORDS….them nice “words” might lead to your teeth in the back of your throat down the road….Im sorry i dont get all WET over some man spewing a bunch of sweet WORDS in a magazine….show me what you are about with your actions…If those dont match up, WHICH IN THIS CASE NOPE…YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR WORDS.

        • IllyPhilly

          So is it more believable if he was saying he was macking all h0es in every area code? I’m not saying he’s not full of sh!t, but I can’t say that he is just from the WORDS.

          • SheBe

            He said that he does NOT want children out of wedlock. Isn’t that the objective? Many men aren’t mature enough to handle a real relationship until their 30’s going into their 40’s. He’s being bashed for waiting until he is ready instead of leaving a string of bitter, jaded women behind? Help me understand IllyPhilly!!!!!

            • honest

              i think she knows him….when you going that hard at a brother’s words you know his a#$…loool……yeppers girl spill the tea what did old boy do to you?…lol

      • Lmao @ “this is why scumbags like Lil Wayne be winning.”

      • SheBe

        LOL right! I guess if he was describing his daily activities as just “boats and h0es” then he and others would get a pass. Lumping them all into the same roguish category is not cool but whatever. Trolling around spewing negative venom on the few that are trying wont get cool points.

        • yeppers

          I dont care what he says his activities are….Im just tired of the same song and dance when this is NOT THESE MENS TRUTHS….be real with yourself. I admire men who are real about who they are and what they do….If he is a ladies man then say that WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT???? I know of many men who have changed for the better in my church that dont go around acting like they were always a knight, THEY TELL THEY TRUTHS. Theres nothing wrong with being truthful about where/WHO u are at a point in your life??? If he still on ho status then do him….YALL WANT TO BE LIED TO THAT BAD??? COME ON WITH THAT DUMB STUFF. AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT.

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    • yeppers

      LOL chile I dont mean to kill the brotha VIBE but hell the truth shall set you free….I dont see no need in sugar coating for his heartthrob status to remain in tact….& dont care nothing about who he get in bed with at night and wish that interviewers would stay away from this questioning cus all u going to get are LIES, FAIRYTALES, AND FANTASIES.

      I want to know about your ACTING…thats it…..stop feeding me the bulls…on how you this “God send brotha” but single at 40.

  • HotLadyRed

    Bc you get married don’t mean you won’t die..it can still become a single parent household..but I love his out look..

    • melnel678

      I think he’s just saying he wouldn’t intentionally create a single family home.

    • yeppers

      But who gets married with the intent to die….I know no one does, but we all are going to die ONE DAY….WHETHER MARRIED OR NOT. That still doesnt make it OK to pop out babies with every tom and harry because “hey one of us going to die anyway leaving the other if we get married” YOU GOING TO DIE REGARDLESS….

  • He knows what to say to appeal to his fan base. I call B.S.

    • L.S

      So many things I could say but won’t.. But B.S is right

    • realadulttalk

      OK? I was thinking the same thing…women eat this bull up. That was a panty-dropper interview…panties dropped for him after they read it.

  • GalaxyEmpress

    Laz is a cutie.

  • Suchalady

    How refreshing! Lucky woman that snags him.

  • yeppers

    Yeah…..OK. U dam near 40 and arent SERIOUSLY dating any woman????? I mean guys find wives anywhere in the gym and in coffee shops : ANYWHERE. I understand being picky and not in a rush cus im for sure NOT. However i am no where near 40. I have a HARD time believing he is as stand up man to women as he is writing in this interview…

    QUIET AS ITS KEPT he dates and wifes b—ty models like MOST MALE ACTORS. FACT!!!! I hope he does take a cue from Devon…until then. O OK.

    • Guest

      I heard that rumor but who is going to come out and say, “Hello, my name is Joe and I’m a hoRoar.” Playas code. When he decides to do right it probably won’t take him long to find a wife.

      • yeppers

        Exactly…..anyone that believes that he has all of these SWEET A!! things to say and has not bagged one woman with this “perfect man” steeze of his is crazy as hell…lmaoooo and chile please at the same time. You right publicist and others write and tweak these articles for image, especially if that actor has a great show out at the time that they need lusting women to watch….most of the things written in these articles are FAR FAR FARRRRRRR FROM THE TRUTH. AND I DO MEAN FAR.

        Case in point Michel . Ealy played the single/looking brotha in EVERY interview for years….and Yeah, about that. lol

    • old school

      Gay. He does not date women for real. He is way on the dl.

    • old school

      Gay. He does not date women for real. He is way on the dl.

  • Candacey Doris

    I’ll be buying Jet for sure. This man is always putting his best foot forward. I wish some other men would take notice.

  • Mrstoyou

    What makes this man even more sexier is his morals and standards are on point with his looks. There are too many men that become full of themselves because of their looks. I’m sure he will find the right young lady with her head on straight too!

    • yeppers

      Well he should stop shopping for girlfriends in the pages of King Magazine….thats a good start.

      • Na Na

        Well he can give me a call cause I aint never been in King!

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  • Meyaka

    I love the way he thinks about family, he seems like a good man.