Chris O’Donnell: I Always Wanted Five Children

We first swooned over him in Scent of a Woman. Now Chris O’Donnell is hitting the small screen alongside rapper LL Cool J in NCIS: Los Angeles. The costars recently visited On-Air with Ryan Seacrest and dished about their (big) familes.

Chris – dad to Lily Anne, 10, Christopher ‘Chip’ Eugene, 9, Charles McHugh, 6, Finley, 3 ½, and Maeve Frances, 22 months – says he always wanted a big family:

I always said I wanted five when I was younger. I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about. Once you have a couple and you realize how hard it is…We were done at four and the fifth one was the only one we were surprised about.”

LL, dad to Najee, 19, Italia, 18, Samaria, 14, and Nina, 9, added, “I always said I wanted ten [children], and then I got 60% smarter.”

When asked if Chris’ wife Caroline Fentress is a fan or his new show, Chris replied, “She said, ‘Uh, I’m taking Lily to American Idol,’” he recalled with a laugh. “It was literally the first night we were on, and my wife and my oldest child [did] not stay home and watch the show.”

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