The new dad raved about how his life has changed since focusing on family and self
Adrian Grenier is loving life as a new dad.
Of slowing down his professional life to tend to his personal life, Grenier said, "I was flying high for many years, two decades in Hollywood and growing up in New York and I live a much more grounded lifestyle now."
"I decided I was going to live closer to nature and commit to my wife and have a family, and have a child, which I’m so excited about," he shared.
Talking about his increased time in nature as he's turned inward, Grenier said, "My little boy was in the dirt this morning and my wife sent a picture. And it’s not only that you learn so much — there’s a lot of mental health challenges in our world and I think it’s our disconnect from the earth — but my son is also learning a lot of like, the natural biome; the bacterias that he’s getting and the immunity information that he’s getting is so important for his health."
Grenier also talked about how he's changed since becoming a dad, sharing, "I don’t know if my body can contain the love. I need more [space]."
"It’s so expansive that I feel like my body is going to burst. I’m so in love with this kid. He’s just absolutely beautiful. And I’m so proud of him already and all he does is poop," he laughed.
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Grenier agreed with Kotb and Bush Hager that parenting teaches you about something larger than yourself.
"I realize that I’m living out into the future and that I become infinite when I get to teach him and show him, and he gets to carry on my genes into the future," he said.
"So whereas before I was living a very finite life where I was afraid a death and I was trying to get it all in and I was very ego-based. And now I realize I get to live all the way out into the future because he’s going to actually take on the future."
That mentality has also changed his approach to his career, noting, "I’m only really taking roles that are aligned with my dharma and that I can be proud of because I want my kid to be able to watch whatever I do and be proud of Dad."
The couple tied the knot spontaneously, eloping in a romantic ceremony in the Morrocan desert in June 2022.
"It wasn't planned," the actor told PEOPLE exclusively at the time. "We eloped in the Atlas Mountains while on vacation with friends in Morocco."
He continued, "We embraced the serendipity of the moment and made the decision to tie the knot — literally, we didn't have rings so used string for rings."
Grenier and Roemmele have been linked since 2017, though they've rarely commented on their relationship or appeared together publicly.
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