Jeremy Renner doesn’t often open up about his personal life, but when he does, he has nothing but great things to say about his role as a father to his 4-year-old daughter, Ava. The ‘Avengers’ star recently shared his thoughts on fatherhood and his hopes for Ava in the future.
Speaking to Nobleman Magazine, Jeremy said his biggest hope is that Ava finds a partner that will hopefully be a version of himself, if not better.
He told the publication, “I think my job as a father is make it impossible for her to find the version of a man that I will show her. That’s my job every day. To be consistent, like the stone in the garden. Sometimes it sucks to be the stone but you need to be there. I want to impart self-assuredness, confidence. How to find beauty in her self and how to problem solve and overcome things.”
Jeremy, who co-parents Ava with his ex-partner Sonni Pacheco, adds that he also wants his daughter to experience adversity. He also wants her to know that as she gets older, he won’t always be there. And that’s why Jeremy wants to make sure that as Ava gets older, she’ll be able to handle life matters on her own.
He continued, “Whether or not she ends up being a mini-me or not, that’s just my ego, I want her to realize who she really is. I want to put her in front of things and have the experience where she has to make decisions. I want her to experience adversity because I think struggle is so important. I want to show her unconditional love and support as well. Growing up I knew that no matter what my parents would love and support me, even if that didn’t completely understand what acting was, I knew they had my back.”