by Beautifully Said Team
In time for Father’s Day, it was announced Hill Harper is a dad. The actor and best-selling author adopted son Pierce, 18 months, in spring 2017. Harper shared the news with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts Friday— along with it was actually a “dear friend” who encouraged him to become a dad.
“I always thought I was going to get married, have my own kids and I was going to adopt,” Harper, 51, said. “I had talked about adopting and I had talked about wanting to be this dad, and she said, ‘You’re going to be a great dad but I think you’re waiting too long. You may get to a point where you’ll decide you’re not going to do it. Even though you’re not married, why can’t you just be a dad now?”
Harper admits when he first looked into the adoption process he was not ready.
“I talked to the guy and I said, ‘You know, listen. I really appreciate you giving me the information, I’m just not ready. I’m not there,’” the “Limitless” actor recalled of their initial conversation. “And then fast-forward to right before Thanksgiving of that year, I get a call from him. I was shooting a show called ‘Limitless’ at the time. I was in my dressing room and I didn’t know why he was calling me. He says, ‘There’s a wonderful young woman who is having a son in three weeks. Would you be interested in adopting him?”
Harper said that “despite being off guard, he agreed and said he’d be honored to be Pierce’s father.” Even better was the fact he was in the delivery room when his son was born.
“I actually went from the set of ‘All Eyez on Me,” flew to where she was giving birth and I was there in the delivery room and I cut the cord,” he said. “I’m so proud that Pierce — his name is Pierce Hill Harper– that Pierce chose me to be his dad.
“It’s the biggest blessing of my life,” Harper added. “The biggest role, and certainly the biggest blessing.”
The Brown University and Harvard Law school alum is best known as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS drama “CSI: NY. He can be currently seen on the show Good Doctor and in the new Tupac Shakur biopic, ” and,” “All Eyez on Me,” that is based on the life of the late legendary rapper out in theaters today.
Congratulations Hill Harper!
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